Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cherry Tomatoes: 3 Flameless Recipes To Try With Kids

Summer vacations!!
And most of us are already scratching our heads to find out the ways to keep our kids engaged in some creative activities all the time. But please don't bother them with too many activity classes. Let them enjoy their childhood and try to create memories by spending some quality times with them. Here I have an easy way to keep them involved and at the same time inculcate some good qualities in them. Watch the video below and let me know your views!!


I grew cherry tomatoes in my balcony garden a few months ago and now it was the time to harvest them. I had some vegan recipes in my mind and thought I would involve my son too as these are fireless/flameless recipes and can be tried with kids. Ingredients I used are all highly nutritious and when kids prepare food by themselves then they are tempted to taste and finish it all and that's a win-win situation for parents.
Three flameless recipes that I tried with my son are:

Cherry Tomato Fireless Recipes


1. Cherry Tomato Appetizer:
We used cherry tomatoes and soaked almonds but you can use grapes, berries or cheese balls in place of almond. Using a toothpick, spear a cherry tomato then soaked almond/berry/grape/cheese and then again cherry tomato. Place it on a plate and garnish with chocolate spread.
Nutritional Value:
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, protein and fiber, almonds are a good source of vitamin E, Vit. B2, phosphorus, magnesium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Cherry Tomato Recipes


2. Cherry Tomato Salad:
Cherry tomatoes, cubed cottage cheese, cilantro, lemon, salt & pepper are the ingredients we used in making this very easy but delicious salad. We mixed all the ingredients and the healthy salad was ready.
Nutritional Value:
You get a good dose of vitamins and minerals with cherry tomatoes, Cottage cheese is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals, cilantro is rich in antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins and dietary fiber while lemon contains vitamin C, citric acid which aids in digestion, minerals and fiber.

Cherry Tomato Recipes


3. Cherry Tomato Mini Pizza:
Whole wheat bread, herb cheese spread, cheese slice, cucumber slices, cubed cottage cheese, cherry tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper are all we needed to make our mini bread pizzas. First, we spread herb cheese and then placed a cheese slice on the bread and topped it with cucumber, cubed cottage cheese and cherry tomatoes. Sprinkled oregano, salt and pepper to taste and then placed in a microwave oven and grilled it for 9 mins. on high power.
Nutritional Value:
Now you know the nutritional values of cherry tomatoes and cottage cheese. I will go ahead and tell you about cheese spread and cheese slice well, these are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals but are also high in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium so it is not advisable to use these cheese products if you are obese or have heart/kidney disease. Cucumber is a low-calorie vegetable and contains lots of water and dietary fiber hence aids in weight loss and digestion. It is also a good source of vitamin A, Vit.C, Vit. K and minerals. Best thing to eat in summers to beat the heat.

Cherry Tomato Recipes

Please do share your ideas on how you keep your kids busy during their summer vacations. I hope you liked the video. I'm coming up with the next one soon. So stay tuned!!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Design Decor & Disha Inspired Indian Art Gallery Wall

Time and again, I have shared with y'all 
the joy of being a blogger and how my blogging+vlogging are taking me to another level. I leave no stone unturned when it comes to creating the content for my blog and now my YouTube channel too. And I really feel that I have achieved something in my life when I get to know that my work inspires so many people out there. It feels great to have my hard work pay off!!

Wall Decor Ideas


Today with me I have one of my wonderful blog readers from Bangalore who got inspired by my Indian Art Gallery Wall that you see in the image above and created one in her home. Dear readers here is a tete-a-tete with Smrity, a working woman, avid crafter, decor & DIY enthusiast and an artist too.

"My Name is Smrity Bhawna and I am from Bangalore.
I am working with Tata Communications Ltd as a Service Manager.
I am passionate about arts and crafts. Over the years I have learned many useful crafts such as Canvas painting, paper quilling, crafts using waste materials, Glass paintings, Anchor stitch etc…Also, I love to spend my time in my balcony garden." 


Here are some beautiful silhouette paintings done by Smrity.

Acrylic Paintings

"I've been passionate about my hobbies. It's fun to stay busy with stuff that makes one happy. Since childhood, I love to draw and paint. Sharing you one of my childhood story, when I used to travel hill stations, I was carrying my drawing book along with paints to capture serene beauty as painting. As time moved on and as days progress my life started becoming hectic with more personal and professional responsibilities but because of my passion, it kept motivating me to balance my hobby with my busy life."

Did I mention this Buddha silhouette painting is my favourite!!


Silhouette Painting


"My hobbies are a stress buster for me. After hard day something is required to make you happy. My family supports me to continue with my passion and we manage all work together to avoid anyone being carried away by loads of responsibilities."

Indian Art Gallery
"After seeing Disha's post regarding Indian Art Gallery wall I got the idea to decorate my wall too with my paintings."
Gallery Wall


Here is a closer look at the paintings on both the walls in the living room.

Gallery Wall Ideas


Wall Decor Ideas

MY GARDEN- BEST CORNER OF MY HOUSE
"My small try to beautify my garden with Wall Paintings."


Balcony Garden


Balcony Garden


"My favourite corner of the house where I spend most of my time. My beautiful and colorful Garden…BEST PLACE in my AASHIYANA."

Best Out of Waste
"When everyone is trying to reduce, reuse, and recycle, these green recycling crafts are a simple and fun way to do this. Besides, instead of taking all your old magazines, newspaper, bottles or CDs to a recycling centre, you can make little gifts for your friends. So, don’t throw out that stack of papers or other wastes."


Recycling


This brings me to the end of this blog. I hope you enjoyed all the creative work done by Smrity. Leave a line or two for her in the comment box to let her know how we care about each other and how we are ready to encourage and support each other.

Signing off for now and I'll be coming back soon with another awesome blog. Stick around!!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY African Basket Inspired Planter

I am back with a DIY after a long time and you'll love this.
Today I'll show you how you can make African rope basket yourself and can use it in various ways. I am using it as a planter and totally loving it. It has turned out pretty awesome. 

African Basket Inspired Planter

Watch the video below and in case you have any queries leave me a comment here or on my YouTube channel and I'll answer them as soon as I read them.




I am quite happy with this DIY project and playing around with the African basket inspired planter. These baskets are in trend these days. Whether you are giving a bohemian, African or jungalow touch to your decor this DIY African basket will never disappoint you in achieving the look. Here is how it is sitting pretty in my home now.

African Basket Inspired Planter

I have created this small seating in my home office and this African rope basket is a perfect addition here. It is blending quite well with the color palette. 

African Basket Inspired Planter


Patterns on this African basket are inspired by Turkish Kilim. I really hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will be giving it a try. If you do then please do share the picture with me and I'll be glad to feature you on my FB and Instagram pages. 
See y'all soon with a wall inspired by 3D's Indian Art Gallery Wall. Stick around!!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Napkin Folding Ideas

Hello Peeps!!
Summers have already started in my part of the world and summer means lots of fun
with family and friends and with that we are ready to host lots of parties at home and I just love throwing as well as attending summer soirees. No matter lunch or dinner, formal or informal I always make sure that my table looks elegant and gets the due attention. Do you also want to set such table for all the parties that you are planning to host in summers then watch my latest video on Napkin Folding Ideas below. 




The above napkin folding ideas that are suitable for all the occasions. Here are some tips to fold napkins perfectly and beautifully:

1. Select the napkin that looks perfect with particular fold like plain napkins are good for leaf, rose and bow folds but the patterned ones are suitable for fan fold and one with border or laces are perfect for leaf, fan and bow napkin fold.


Summer Party Ideas


2. Before you go ahead make sure all the napkins are washed and ironed so that fold looks neat and perfect.

Summer Party Ideas

3.  Fan, bow rose and leaf napkin folds are actually suitable for all the occasions. Though leaf and fan are more suitable for summers, rose for valentine's Day, bow for formal dinner parties!!

Summer Soiree

4. Make sure that everything on the table is color coordinated and creates a cohesive look.

Now if you are looking to buy some placemats, napkins, napkin rings and table linen below are the products that handpicked for you. Click the link and shop to your heart's content.  Happy Shopping!!

Printed Cotton Napkin Set    Solid Color Cotton Napkin Set     Red Dinner Napkin Set

Placemat & Napkin Set        Table Runner & Placemats Set      Bamboo Placemats

Cotton Table Linen, Table Runner & Placemat Set                    Cotton Placemat & Napkin Set

Silver Plated Napkin Ring Set    Beaded Napkin Ring set         Willow Leaf Napkin Ring Set

Butterfly Napkin Ring

Stay tuned I will be sharing a space inspired by 3D's Indian Art Gallery Wall.
Happy decorating!!





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Home Tour: Kshama Shenoy

Today's guest on 3D is special. 
After reading my previous blog on "Indian Art Gallery Wall Reveal" Kshama Shenoy from Mysore enquired if she could share images of her home. I shared my mail id and
she instantly sent me the images of her very pretty abode. Then we had a long cellphone conversation and I experienced my fan moment when she excitedly disclosed that she couldn't believe she is talking to me and that she never misses a post from 3D and reads all the posts word by word. She added, "I love your style and the ideas you share are so simple and doable that we all can connect to it." I felt encouraged and blessed, All I can say is a BIG THANK YOU!! Well, Kshama I am not a celebrity, I am doing what I love the most and I try to give my 100% in whatever I do!!

Indian Home

Now I'll take y'all to Mysore, a city in Karnataka known for its opulent Mysore palace. Situated in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills this bustling city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is rich in traditions. Taking the cue from the city itself Kshama has decorated her home with arts and handicrafts of India. Come on in and soak in the beauty of her home as she takes us through her collected and well-curated home.
Hi, I am Kshama Shenoy from Mysore and I have been living here since past 25 years with my husband Arun Shenoy and two sons Arjun and Arinjay Shenoy. 
This is the entrance to my home. Once you step in this is what you see on the wall. I am a great devotee of Krishna and on my visit to Guruvayur temple in Kerala I picked up these Kathakali masks and then I hung them in a group on the wall to create a pleasing and inviting environment. 

Indian Decor

Let's take a step further and we are in a long corridor that leads us to the living room. This corridor was an empty space until Kshama spotted these beautiful wall planters in a store called HomeStop in Bangalore. Store owner explained that these planters can be hung on a wall or can be placed on a surface as well. So Kshama decided to hang these planters on the corridor wall and the color combination and orientation of these planters on the wall are done by her husband. When I posted this picture on my Instagram account many people were curious to know how to hang them on a wall. So I asked Kshama to explain the process,
"These planters have a hole at the back so I just drilled the holes in this wall and hung them on the nail. Plants are actually placed in a cup and then I inserted that cup in the wall planter. I pull out the cups often to water the plants and then place it back. Every single person who visits us is sure to ask about these planters. The Tara statue on the console table was on a sale and is a great find from one of the stores in Bangalore. The console table I picked up from the furniture exhibition. I instantly fell in love with the intricate carving and lighting that it has so I bought it. The corridor was quite monotonous so to break the monotony I placed the console here and knick-knacks on it are the pieces I picked from various places. There is a place close to Mysore called Sri Narsipura that I visit quite often to pick up the brass items from one of the stores that exclusively sales all brass items".

Indian Home Decor

This huge Kathakali mask hung in the same corridor in below picture also has a beautiful memory associated with it. Kshama told me that on her visit to Guruvayur temple when she came out of the temple she suddenly felt like she should own a huge Kathakali mask too and she reached out to the fellow who was selling the masks and this is what happened next,
"The guy was talking to me in Malayalam and couldn't understand a word then too I managed to explain to him that I want a huge Kathakali mask delivered to my place and convinced him to share his bank account details and then once the money was transferred he sent me the mask and thankfully it arrived in a single piece."

Indian Home Decor


Here is one more view of the same corridor from a different angle. One side of this corridor is a home theatre and the other side is the living room. 

Indian Home Tour

Seen below is the image of Kshama's living room and her passion for Indian arts and crafts shows through every corner of her home. I asked about her collection of curious and this is what she said,
My style of decorating depicts various traditions of different countries. Special thanks to my boys also in selecting unique items that have made my house a beautiful home. The veena that is lying under the coffee table is a find from a small exhibition called Deepotsava/Deepsaundarya. On the right side of the table top are Ram and Seeta figurine and on the left is Goddess Saraswati in wood that Raj picked for me from Bali. Raj has an Indian handicraft store called Kalash in Bangalore. He always makes it a point to call me and ask whether I want something whenever he visits places like Bali and Indonesia. There is one more nice fellow called Raghavendra in Bangalore, I send him the pictures I find nice on your blog and ask him if he could get something like that for me and he makes sure that he finds the exact same piece. 

Indian Home Decor

Below is one more corner of Kshama's living room that reflects how she likes to weave a story in all the corners and how she loves to mix and match the different elements. Upon asking about the figurines flanking the vintage looking brass lamp she said,
"One is called the wisdom god and the other is called the victory god. These are from Kushalnagar, a town few KMs away from Mysore where one of my friends live. And having these two figurines is like Victory god is always there to make us victorious and wisdom god is there to give us all the wisdom. The vintage looking brass lamp is from FabIndia. Hand painted terracotta pieces are from Kolhapur. On the way to Kolhapur with my family, I spotted a small shop and just shouted stop and jumped off the car. There was a beautiful huge Purandara/Vitthala statue was sitting in the front of the shop and my boys were like "Maa please don't pick that up because if you do we'll be out of the car and only Purandara will be there in the car." 
I think that's how we transform a house into a home with so many stories associated with each piece. 

Indian Decor

Kshama read something about blue pottery on my blog and then she contacted someone in Jaipur and got herself these beautiful ceramic plates. Puppet is from Bali 

Indian Curios Collection

Her sons are as equally talented. Below are the sketches done by her elder son Arjun who is self taught artist. These sketches are framed now and found a place on one of the walls in her home. I must say he is a blessed artist. 


Below is the shelf filled with Tara figurines. The small brass head is from FabIndia and all the Taras are picked up from a place close to Kushalnagar called Bylakuppe where Tibetan society is there. Kshama has made lots of friends there and those ladies keep calling her to let her know what new has arrived and that's how this huge collection built up. 

Brass Tara Figurines

Some more brass knick-knacks that are adorning the corners in her home. 



Now let's take a peek inside her bedroom to be surprised by the idea of hanging beautiful brass throne/simhasana of deity hanging from the ceiling and beautifully complementing the picture of Krishna. Now, who would have thought of this excellent idea? But then Kshama has a different story to share here,
"When I spotted this brass throne everything in my mind was clear as to how I'll decorate it and I asked the shopkeeper if he has a long brass chain so that I can hang it from the ceiling and fortunately he had the chain. When I came back home I got all the scolding from my husband upon seeing the nails in my hand he told me not again, you are spoiling my home with all these holes and nails. But once it was done my husband was very happy. Brass musical figurines placed on the bedside table are again from a small brass shop in Sri Narsipura." 

Indian Home Decor

Now we are in the kitchen and this place has also got the same attention as the other rooms in her home when it comes to displaying the collection of curios. Did you notice those plump chubby chefs placed on the countertop? Let's know what's the story associated with them. 
"So when I visited my sister-in-law in Goa I got to know about a store where they customise the things for you. I saw this ceramic chef in his store and got a few of them customised for myself. I love collecting miniature kitchen sets and you can see them inside the glass cabinet. Wall decor pieces in the kitchen are from various places like U.S. Dubai, London and Sri Lanka. So it's a kind of memory wall in my kitchen. I love my home and my home is my best friend. It takes a lot of my energy to keep everything clean and just love doing up my home."

Indian Home Decor

Now we are stepping out in Kshama's very beautiful garden. The first thing you see here is this beautiful yellow niche in the wall and Kshama's collection of masks that are making quite a statement here.  

Indian Decor

Please hold your breath as you are going to see the garden that you must have imagined while reading stories like Cinderella and Snow White in your childhood. A tiny pond filled with water lilies and surrounded by cute tiny animal and dotted with white pebbles is nothing short of a fairy garden. The little girl is supposed to be a garden fairy. All these lovely garden accessories are from a garden store in Bangalore called Hybiscus. 

Garden Decor

Even her garden has all the things from different parts of India. The boat in below pictures is picked up from Kerala, all the other tiny creatures are from Bangalore. 

Garden Decor

These beautiful wall planters in her garden have a story too. She saw a post on my blog and did some research and she managed to find out the contact details of a garden store in Delhi called Sondha. She then sent the pictures to Vinita Nath, who owns the store and that's how she got her sea horse and owl planters all the way from Delhi to Mysore. 

Indian Home Decor

Don't you find the chubby elephants, pig and cow just too adorable in below image. Don't miss the cute snails. 

Indian Home Decor


Indian Home Decor

In the last Kshama adds that everyday before going to bed it is her ritual to go through all the home decor blogs and then only she could sleep peacefully. Here is what she said,
I am an avid reader of home decor blogs which helps me in enhancing my decor skills. 

Kshama we totally enjoyed this virtual tour of your collected and curated home. Wish you all the very best in all your future endeavours. Dear readers, I hope you too enjoyed this home tour. You can leave us a line in the comment box. In case you are craving for more such home tours click right here.

I'll see you with my new YouTube video very soon!!
Happy Decorating!!






Saturday, April 8, 2017

Indian Art Gallery Wall Reveal

I had been working on transforming one of the walls in my living room since last year and
it's time for the big REVEAL!!

Yes, it took me quite long to give a makeover to the focal wall in my living room and it's due to the fact that I have so many things to do and sometimes I find it really hard to manage everything single-handedly. Now coming to the wall decor, I have this focal wall in my living room that makes the first impression as one enters the home. So I decided to decorate it in a way that it reflects my love for my country India and its rich cultural heritage. I think I did justice to the wall and was able to bring out the true essence of India which is happy, warm, vibrant and inviting.
Before we go ahead and read the entire story, I request you to watch the video below that I shot especially for 3D readers and don't forget to like, comment, share and subscribe it will give me immense pleasure to connect with y'all there too. I am coming up with one more useful video quite soon :)

I hope you enjoyed watching the video. Now let's move on to the story of this transformation. First I will show you the before image of the same wall. It will give you an idea how my design sensibilities have improved and how my decorating style has evolved over the time and how a simple change in wall decor can make all the difference in overall look and feel of the space. Below is a before picture of the same wall.

Wall Decor

Here is a recent look and did I spend a fortune in decorating this wall. No, not at all!! I am a huge fan of DIYs and my eternal love for Indian art forms led me to paint all these exquisite folk paintings which cost me nothing and the only money I spent in decorating this wall was getting all the paintings framed which cost me around 1k bucks!! Yes, so I spent only 1k in giving a makeover to this wall. Pretty amazing, isn't it.

[My OCD is making me restless after realising that one of the frames in below image is a bit tilted and how I want to fix it]

Wall Decor

Here is one more old shot from a different angle.

Gallery Wall Ideas

And here is the recent one from the same angle as above. Yes, you noticed it right, I have given a makeover to my sofas also and it turned out pretty well too. 

Wall Decorating Ideas

The color burst that these paintings have added to my living room give me the opportunity to play with colors and quite often I just pick few colors from the paintings and match them with the cushions for beautifully color coordinated and well-composed look of the room. Don't you agree!

Wall Decor

If you are craving for more wall decor ideas click right here.
That's all from me. Coming up next is an extremely beautiful home tour so stick around!!
Happy Decorating!!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wall Stories: Wall Of Masks & Wall Of Memories

After two very well received blogs on "Wall Stories" time to move on to the third blog and no, this is not the last in this series contrary to what I had said in my previous post as I'm still receiving requests to feature more walls. So as and when time allows I'll be coming back with all the amazing walls and their stories. 

Wall Of Masks And Memories

In case you missed reading the previous wall stories then below are the links for you:

Today with me are some of my talented and dear friends and they are sharing how they incorporate memories in their decor and how a wall can be dedicated to proudly display the collection of masks picked from the different places. Let's meet them and know who they are!
Gayathri has been living in US since past ten years. She is a home decor enthusiast and is passionate about collecting brass artefacts for her home. 
Pinky Shah lives in Ontario, Canada. She is a brass aficionado, I have never seen such stunning and always sparkling brass artefacts as Pinky has. Her home is as beautiful as her decor accessories are. Hemal lives in Kenya, East Africa. She has a strong liking for handmade stuff which is quite evident in her home. Her home is a warm and inviting place and is a treasure trove of delightful stuff. 
Chitra Seetharaman lives in Illinois, USA. She loves to play “ home dress up” and now she is doing it on a professional level. Her home is an outlet to all her pent up energy that's why she decorates, organises and cleans her home like therapy. 
Deepika has a beautiful home in Texas, USA and what a gorgeous space she keeps. Her color choice and impeccable styling are what I admire a lot. Bindu Joseph is from Kerala, India. She has an amazing sense of decor and styling. Her beautiful abode is full of all things beautiful that can make all decor enthusiasts week in the knees. 
Nirmala Thiyagarajan lives in Washington, USA. Her style of decorating is a mix of styles though the emphasis is on ethnic style. She loves earthy tones, Moroccan decor and Buddha statues. After looking at her home's pictures one can easily call it a little India.
Hina Khurram is joining us from Islamabad, Pakistan. She is a bubbly creative girl. She loves vintage things, pretty homes, doodles and all things colorful. 
Shazina lives in Noida, India. She is a doctor, geneticist, scientist and a dreamer. However, she loves being her creative self. Shaz is passionate about art, paintings, décor and DIYs. 
Shweta Markandeywar lives in Arizona, USA. She is a powerhouse of talent and every nook and corner in her home exudes creativity and warmth in abundance. I can spend hours looking at the images of her beautiful home. 
Deepika Ganeshan lives in Ontario, Canada. She is an intermittent blogger and constant rambler. She creates beautiful pieces of jewellery and is passionate about the same. She is decor enthusiast and loves to create and decorate.
Now that we have met all the talented ladies let's get the ball rolling and see what's in store today. If you wish to know more about them you can click the link that I have embedded in each subheading below. 
Starting with...
*~~~~Wall Of Masks~~~~*

Gayathri's Wall Of Masks:
"My name is Gayathri, I have been living in the US for about 10 years. I have two kids aged 5 and 2.5. I am an auditor by profession. If I am not working or spending time with family, I am re-arranging the house. I am quite passionate about Indian home decor and brass antiques. I set this wall of masks in the theme of Ramayana. the top row is Garuda (left) and Ravana(right), followed by Hanuman in the middle, next row is Rama(left) and Sita(right), followed by a cow Surabhi which is the daughter of sage Kashyapa and Krodhavasa, the daughter of Daksha."

Wall Decor
Image: Gayathri(bgayathri)

Pinky's Wall Of Masks:
"My husband and I are emotional creatures when it comes to the home front and we both are deeply affected by our surroundings. Our home is an expression of our individuality and a vessel of memories we created. So, when our newly done basement unlocked many fresh opportunities for us to reveal more of our personality and passion, we both started brewing creative schemes for this new space. My vision for a gallery wall of masks suited perfectly for a fashionable focal point. After pondering over, we both finally nailed another gallery wall in our home. Each mask here on this mask wall tells a story! The wall is not only an ode to all those beautiful years we have spent in Africa but it also reminds us of an unforgettable holiday or our travel to an exotic island from where we never fail to collect a piece to add our mounting collection of masks. While the rest of the walls are done in a warm grey shade the gallery wall is given a lick of bright hue to make masks stand out. Now every time we pass the wall, we both proudly smug about being bold enough to experiment something new and rewrite the rule book of the gallery wall with our personal touch".

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Pinky (pinkzpassion)

"My feature wall is in a long hallway which connects our living room with the bedrooms. This area is difficult to photograph as it is narrow. To work my way around this and add interest, I have tried to create a vista which ends in a focal point. On one side of the corridor are my collection of masks and favourite objects and at the far end of the corridor is a focal point featuring a bright artwork."

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Hemal (hemalpaliwal)
"This kind of vista helps me tie the space together with the help of bright colours. I have masks from Kenya, Ghana, Jamaica, SriLanka and Indonesia in my collection. The small table under the masks houses my favourite objects which I keep rotating from time to time. Currently, beaded dolls from Cameroon are adding prettiness to this space. Bright rugs finish the look."

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Hemal
"This is my wanderlust wall. This wall is filled with our travel memories and artefacts. Each item here was handpicked to be displayed right here on this wall.
Clockwise - Ram Sita was a special find from Bali, Tara the bronze face is from Srilanka, The wooden lady with the basket from Thailand and the colorful lady at the bottom was from Puerto Rico. The wanderlust wall mural is from amazon. My hope is to fill this wall one day with all our special finds."

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Chitra (artfullystagedabode)
"This is my favourite wall that I colour matched it with a beautiful uppada saree hand embroidered with chikku muggu ( kolam) designs that my mom had sent for our housewarming. The many moods of this green throughout the day is breathtaking and always feels anew.  I am glad that I chose Green over my husband's choice of a blue-black :) The rustic bench is a find from a Dallas-based Indian furniture store. The Madhubani painting is a wedding gift from friends, the horse is a HomeGoods find. The throw is from FabIndia and the kalamkari cushions are from my own online store Isan. The masks are from Khazana, a Minneapolis Indian decor store. The Buddha, red urli and the elephant tassels are from world market".

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Deepika (saffronanddaisies)

*~~~~Wall Of Memories~~~~*

Bindu's Wall Of Memories:
"Speaking about this gallery wall it is wrapped up with a lot of memories. Most of the things are bought during my travels. Floral painting is done by myself, the stick you see above the painting is used to control the elephants (earlier we used to have elephants) and it's kept for its remembrance, the lion head is a door knocker, the frame around is an antique one which I painted into golden colour, the bugs are actually table top accessory which I have stuck into a board with help of gum and hung it, the little man (tribal man) see there is gifted by my sister from South Africa."

Wall Of Memories
Image: Bindu (bindujoseph77)
 "I think this wall is not completed yet there is a long way to go. This wall is on the way to upstairs, each and every time when I pass this view definitely gives me a lot of pleasure and happiness."

Wall Decor Ideas
Closer look at Bindu's wall of memories

"This specific little wall in my bedroom that I recently updated has now become very close to my heart. Here, I have tried to incorporate my babies' precious first pictures. I was left with quite a few pictures from all the sonograms I had during my three pregnancies, I always knew I should be doing much more with them than just tuck them away inside. I picked out a few and created a collage frame with their first footprints and loved the idea of framing the black and white photos with a fun bright background and voila my 3 masterpieces were ready to be put up. My precious first memories of my little peanuts now framed forever here. A perfect sight I wake up to every single day and be thankful for. 

Wall Decor Ideas
Image: Nirmala (ocher.cottage)
"I finished the look with some complementing decorative accents and a carved wood floor mirror that makes a dramatic statement. A cluster of things I love and adore belong here now. When Disha asked me to write about my design philosophy I realised I didn't really have one that easily came to my mind. It pretty much should be delightful to me and to people who encounter it. I love the process of designing and keep reminding myself that design is never perfect rather organic. I follow no specific rules and change the decor to suit myself. My decorating style has been ever evolving,  while I can call it eclectic I see myself being drawn to ethnic Indian which I guess is reflected here."

Wall Of Memories
Image: Nirmala
"Life is Short' but sweet we make it ourselves... I have this insane love for bright colors and interiors so I got this living room wall done in Yellow color!
That just cheers me up seeing it 100 times in a day and then to top it up, I have this love for frames... so I started putting memories up on that yellow wall and I felt I had to put some other elements along with the frames to hold it more and to give it a kind of a vintage look too... so added the blue pottery plates and made this rustic frame myself that's right in the middle and last edition in the yellow wall is the plate that says "flip-flop till u drop" that a friend got from America and I decided it will bring a little retro touch to it so it got up too... 😊 decorating this wall is a never ending process!!And it might sound crazy but I have always admired the house of the seven dwarfs and the house of those three bears in Goldilocks so I tried making my home look cosier and warm just like that! 😊


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Image: Hina (vinatge_colors_handmade)

"When I and S bought our first home together, we were experiencing many 'firsts'. Our home, our baby our new jobs. We wanted to set it up so perfectly. 
 The accent wall in the living room was the focus.  I bought this mirror from a local art exhibition at Saharanpur. It compliments our wooden furniture perfectly. I little knicks and knacks are mostly from our travels across the globe. 
I would want to thanks Disha for this great post that lets me share my love for pretty things.Can't wait to see what's more in store". 

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Image: Shaz (shazinas)
Shweta's Wall Of Memories:
"A family is what makes a home truly special and for us a memory wall celebrates the family as a whole.
While each person has a space in the house that allows him to show off his own personality, we have a wall in our house going upstairs which holds and represents all of the good times we had over the years and the memories we created to cherish forever.
I have a black and white theme going on with all the prints and photos perfect place to display my favourites and we all love our staircase wall gallery."

Wall Of Memories
Image: Shweta (shweta_hm)

Deepika's Wall Of Memories:
"This wall is in the corridor space on the top floor of the house just as you come up the stairs and leads to the reading nook. Though I don't get a lot of time to sit in the reading nook, I wanted a gallery wall with some vacation memories for when I do have the time to sit and read or take a breather. Hence, the idea of the travel gallery wall."

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Image: Deepika (deepika_ganeshan)
"This contains framed prints from our trip to Jamaica ( a picture of me and my son in the pool, a picture of my son with a beautiful macaw parrot perching in his head), watercolour prints from photos I took when we were in Sri Lanka (a row of fishing boats moored on a sandy beach, the pagoda with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze in Kandy, a flower stall outside the Sacred Buddhist temple selling beautifully lotus flowers, and tumbling vines from our hotel grounds). The most recent additions are a memory box I made from our trip to Greece ( containing pictures of the nice lady who always made me Nutella crepes, a beautiful red flower pot, a Greek grandpa who owned a beautiful iron works studio with whom my son forged an instant connection. This memory box also contains a beautiful smooth polished stone that the Greek grandpa gave my son as a souvenir). I was lucky enough to find some beautiful whitewashed frames with iron rings - these seemed perfect for framing pictures of Santorini."

Wall Of Memories
Image: Deepika
With this, we come to the end of today's wall stories. Hope you all enjoyed and would have found some inspirations too. Next, I'll be coming up with 'Garden Wall Stories' so if you think you have a beautifully decorated wall in your garden that can fit this feature you can write to me here!!
Happy Decorating Lovely Folks!!


 

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