A word of Substance

I have been thinking of posting about this blog by Alice- A WORD OF SUBSTANCE for a while now.
But was somehow delayed.

Alice has a great flare for writing and interestingly she writes on objects we see everyday- from a hard disk to an USB cable etc. And its great to see how she puts her thought behind such objects giving a very wonderful meaning to the object.

She has written on one of my Pictures which was published sometime back – here and the subject is THE BALLOON.

Small portion of the article-

“People used to think I was light and airy. They thought I would end up stuck in a crowded room full of people trying to have a good time night after night until I eventually deflated. They never knew I had ambitions. I wanted to make it to the top. I wanted to be more than just a fluttering socialite who was made to look pretty.

One afternoon when I was walked across the street, I fell in love with the sky. He was such an ocean of curiosity and independence. Unlike the ceilings I kept bumping up against, he was something different. He was mysterious and somewhat blue which made him all the more fascinating to somebody like me…….”

You can check out the complete post here.


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Modern Nursery Ideas

Recently  while browsing the internet for ideas for nursery, I stumbled across some interesting looks which are fun and modern. Wall arts are great feature to add.

Some interesting colour combinations you must have thought of (if you are expecting and wondering how to do go about the nursery) but not sure how to use them, so I have rounded up some for you.


This subtle galaxy design crib set is available at Dwell Studio .

And i love the globe mobile hangings.


The yellow & grey can also look great together. Retro abstract prints can be an option too.


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Subtle pastel colours always comes to our mind when we think of new born’s room. But blue and pink together can never be thought of. Here so interestingly both the colours have been used. Whether its a baby boy or baby girl..this decor goes perfectly well.


Wall arts are great to add as it imparts a different touch to the decor. Domino has some great wall arts to offer but they ship only in US. But you can always check their collection to get an idea.

Below the dragonfly wallpaper has become my favourite. With the art frames and abstract rug retro has been achieved.



Brilliant use of Orange with black and white.


Pops of orange and yellow coupled with striking blue background.

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The blue and red colour – Dark colours for nursery?? Sure?? Even I thought the same before but after seeing these ideas it changed my perception. In fact I like this more than the rest.


Another subtle colour for baby boy. Great idea how Patterned wall paper on one wall can be combined with the other wall with an wall art.


Some fun elements to keep in the nursery.

Photos from www.decoist.com

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Doll up your Dining Room

I am keen in sharing this post as lately I have been intimidated by long  tables used in the dining area.

Just creatively work on the surroundings and you can end up with amazing look with your plain table.Work with different finish and different decor pieces and see the change. Long tables are apt for any look might it be rustic look, sophisticated or even bohemian.

Here goes some of my favourite looks-

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Bohemian dining set up with colourful chair seats and crafty hanging lampshades.

And I love the decor piece in the center. Old vintage books piled up and displayed in an artistic way.


Artistic setting – transparent chairs added to impart a spacious look. Smart idea for small spaces.

And the nice upholstered chair just gives a tasteful look with the simple wooden table.




Sophisticate dining set up with marble top , beautiful flowers and elegant lighting.


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Cosy set up with beautiful carved chairs and handmade shade.

The stripes and the colours just enhances the look.



Rustic look for a countryside home.


Pretty table set up even to enjoy food in your backyard. The old table is so nicely used, with the paints coming off it just adds  character to the whole dining set up. and the Chairs of course enhances the look more. So if you have an old table think twice before throwing it away!!


enjoy !!

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rooms with grey couches copy

I have a grey couch and was looking for some decor options for living room with grey couch. And I came across some lovely colour options to go with grey. (After all its not a boring colour !). If you have a colourful taste then you can give a dash of colour to the monochromatic decor with accent decor pieces. With grey you can experiment with colours like Rust, Pastel colour tones, Fuchsia, Blue etc.



Its interesting to see combination of soft green, grey & white…gives a quite bit of country side feeling with rustic wooden furnitures around.


The scandinavian simplistic decors however are my favourites.

With a minimalistic look and with few decor pieces I love the outcome of the monochromatic setting.

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Retro Kitchen

Retro accessories have always been mine favourites. I stumbled across some accessories for kitchen and thought of compiling them all and making a post for you guys.


photo courtsey: http://www.victorias-vintage.co.uk

Soft pastel colour utility accessories in the kitchen…beautifies the area..


SMEG is the brand which makes these retro fridges. You can also get them in different sizes and colours.

These are available online but be prepared to shell out some extra money for these lovely refrigerators.


The red one just enhances the simple decor..


Lovely white SMEG refrigerator in a modern setting…

Photo courtsey: http://www.lovingmyjetlag.blogspot.com


photo courtsey: http://www.victorias-vintage.co.uk




How can you not have a retro radio with this  setting…this is a must have.




johnlewisSMEG also has these lovely pastel colour kitchen appliances to indulge in. The pastel pink mixer is from Selfridges and the sleek bin is from John Lewis.








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I was going through some my pictures i took while visiting the grand fort in Jodhpur. And here I pulled out some pictures for you where one cannot stop admiring the grand windows of the forts; with splendid architecture and intense detailing.

Immense admiration i have for the artisans behind these work.

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