Thursday, November 27, 2014

Diwali Snippets: Shashwatee Raut

Diwali is over, I know but still lot of visitors are visiting my blog for Diwali Decor Ideas. So today I am sharing some lovely and very beautiful Diwali snippets that one of my very creative readers sent me. You must have seen Shashwatee Raut's beautifully done balcony garden earlier on my blog, today you will see few nooks and corners of her home bathed in warm light during Diwali. Here's how she explains about her Diwali decor.

"I am a research scholar of Economics….art, craft and cooking are my passion. A week before Diwali I tried to at least dedicate an hour daily for Diwali preparation and some DIY projects. I made some candle diyas…these are super easy to make and super easy to light up."

I love to decorate but prefer those items which are not too expensive.

Tray in red and beige is made out of thermocol sheet and gift wrapping paper. Tray with rose petals is also handmade it was a dry fruits tray of brown colour, gave it a new look with some work using white Portland cement, golden acrylic paint and few Kundans.

Hand painted Diyas & some floating tea lights!!

Homemade Chocolates as Diwali gifts and some homemade sweets and Namkeens to tickle the taste buds of guests. 

Diwali is incomplete without these delicacies. I think she has done a great job. From handmade decor stuff to homemade sweets everything needs a big round of applause. Well done Shashwatee!!

Dear readers stay tuned as you will be meeting with an extraordinary talent in my next post. For post about 'Garden Winter Care' you have to wait a little more :)
Thank you for being patient !!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Engrave And Cherish Your Memories

We don't remember days, we remember moments, we make memories. Memories are timeless treasures of the heart. 

"Memory is a way of holding onto 
the things you Love,
the things you are,
the things you never want to lose."
                                               Kevin Arnold

We make memories with our loved ones but how do you immortalize them, how do you cherish them. Want to know how I immortalize them. I engrave and cherish!! Let me introduce you to an amazing online store that helps you in cherishing memories that last forever, it's 
Engrave gives you option to personalize and engrave your photos in various ways. Choose your picture, add a message/quote in your choice of fonts, add beautiful corners to enhance the look of engraved plaque (you can even choose different kind of plaques too, wooden, cherry red silver leaf, brown silver leaf and many other options) and you are done!! Just check out their website once and I bet you will be exploring everything you see there. In a few simple steps you can personalize your picture, artwork, quotes and lot more. 
There is everything for everyone. See what I chose from Engrave. This beautiful elephant canvas print is adorning my living room. It's majestic.


Canvas print quality is excellent. Colours and patterns are just beautiful.


Closer look of the canvas print to give you idea how beautiful it is. Click on the picture for better view,


And what else....yes I got one more thing. This is something I am going to cherish all my life. I got my family picture engraved with a message that says our story :) Isn't it beautiful. I know now you can't resist and want to personalize and engrave your picture. Go on dear and get it done. Believe me you will going to love it. 


A closer look. My husband who is not very fond of art and decor :( found this piece amazing and unique. Now he wants to take this plaque to his office to place it on his table because he truly loved it. Message etched on to the wooden plaque is very clear and easily readable.


Text I added on plaque has our (my family members') name hidden in it. Now you got some guessing work here :)
Engrave has a nice collection of plaques, canvas prints, name plates, clocks, vinyl decals, kitchenware, lamps, coasters and what not. I know dear readers now have got a place where you can easily choose gifts for everyone, for every occasion.  


I can't take my eyes off this beauty. It has lovely message, beautiful corners and image of my loved ones. The feeling is inexplicable. Big thanks to Engrave for helping me immortalize my memories.

And to let you all know, this lovely orange watering can is a gift from my dear friend and fellow blogger Vandana. Thanks Vandana, it's beautiful:)

P.S. : All the images and views expressed here are mine though complementary gifts are provided by 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Home Tour: Ruma Ghosh

Many of my readers wanted me to showcase beautiful ethnic Indian homes in my blog
So today I am showcasing a very beautiful eclectic home of Ruma Ghosh. You must have seen an image of this home earlier in my Youtube video: Yeh Mera Ghar. Now let's take a tour of this soulful home without any delay. 

Indian Interiors

In Ruma's own words...
"At present, we live in a 5000sq ft penthouse in Greater Noida. 
I guess people from the North-east have some aesthetic DNA, and I am no different. I say so because if you travel through the states of North-east you will find very few houses which do not have flower plants lining their front. You will find blood red begonias growing out of rusted tins & jars yet placed beautifully in front of a thatched house. Its a common sight to see local forest orchids hanging out of trees or stumps of a tree adorning houses in quaint little villages of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam to name a few". 

Below is the image of her living room. The painting in the background depicts The Pushkar Mela done by her friend, Sagarika Sen.

Living Room

Colorful cushions set the perfect backdrop for turquoise Buddha in her living room that exudes serenity. The combination of warm and cool colors make for an interesting ambiance. 

Ethnic Indian Decor

Now take a look at another side of her living room. Beautifully carved wooden chest and magnificent Ganesha statue near foyer add perfect ethnic Indian touch, emanates prosperity and auspiciousness and make an inviting and eye-pleasing display. 

Living Room

Large sliding doors offer ample daylight and fresh air through out the day. Cubical sofa with attention grabbing cushions make a beautiful statement piece. 

Eclectic Home

"I get inspiration from all sorts of things, it could be a distressed old wooden bench a queer looking pot or a beautiful plant. To me it is immaterial whether I am living in a rented accommodation or a place of my own, the house which shelters me and my family of three boys and a wonderful husband from wind, rain and scorching sun has to be loved and taken care of. Decorating my home is my way of saying " I love you Home".

A very beautiful collection of brasswares certainly adds the lot of character and speaks volume about Ruma's aesthetic sense.

Ethnic Indian Decor

In below image v
intage "Time" Magazines' cover page covers the wall in the dining room, photo frame kept near table lamp was a DIY project by one of my sons. I immortalized it by putting a toddler snap of my husband, Arnab & the painting in the last is a wedding gift from a very dear friend, a painter who is quite a household name in Singapore now. This is one of her initial paintings when she had just started.

Indian Paintings

Her love for paintings and framed pictures is clearly visible in all these images. Some more gallery walls.


Lamps & Lanterns

"Born amidst the pristine green and gentle rolling hills of a tea garden I guess my first vision through the windows of our bungalow was of the well manicured and lovingly laid garden of my mother. Those days furniture were minimalist mostly consists of cane and other beautiful woods procured locally. However, even without the designer furniture,at a glance everything around us was balanced and beautiful. I guess that laid the foundation of my love for decorating home".


"Flowers that I have grown at different point of time".


Marriage boosted this feeling as my hubby Arnab is blessed with a keen sense of art and does a neat job of painting and fixing a lot of my stuff at home. As luck would have we had to shift home many a time and together we have always ended up creating a new look for all the places that we have lived in. I guess that too helped in coming up with new ideas.

Guest Bedroom

Below is a picture collage of this year's Diwali celebration.

Diwali Decor

I am totally in love with her decor style and beautifully done up home. What about you dear readers, what do you think of this beautiful home...tell me...I am all ears :) I hope you enjoyed this home tour as much as I did.

For more such beautiful pictures, decor tips and DIY ideas follow me on Instagram (click here)

Stay tuned and I will be showing you something very special. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!

P.S. All the images are provided by Ruma Ghosh and subject to copyright. Please do not copy any picture without her permission.

Design Decor & Disha: An Indian Decor Blog

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Indian Homes

I love everything about our country India. The food, people, festivals, different languages, various art forms and most importantly beautifully done homes that emanate warmth. Recently I was looking for some Indian home decor inspiration on my Venue tab and found some fascinating images. Sharing some of eye candies straight from my Dell Venue tab

Isn't this a mesmerizing corner with all the Buddha head in different sizes clubbed together with other statues and idols. 

Buddha Head
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I really liked the distressed wood cabinet in this Asian home.
Indian Decor
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One more beautiful cabinet. Did you notice how beautifully Ivy is placed here.
Indian Rustic Cabinet
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Low seating, carved arches and portraits add the touch of Mughal decor

Indian Inspired Decor
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The simplicity of this India inspired bedroom is what makes it feast for the eyes. 

India Inspired Decor
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Now who doesn't want a nook like this one. So vibrant and looks so comfy.
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Flooring, seating and picture wall add wow factor in this room. Agree...!!
Indian Decor Inspiration
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Oh I have so many eye candies but will share them later. Giving some rest to my Venue tab as it has worked a lot and helped me in blogging a lot.

See you all very soon with a very special home tour :) Stay tuned!!

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