Bone Inlay

Monday, 24 February 2014

I happened to see one of the most beautiful forms of art on my last trip to design/source. Bone Inlay is an art that was introduced to India in the sixteenth-century by a Mughal princess from North Africa. Basically, the design is intricately hand-cut, and inlaid with camel bone. The best part is that no two pieces are the same. Here's a glimpse of how its made.

if you are looking for a bone inlay chest or coffee table or a mirror- you know whom to message. That's right- stop by at Room Therapy

New York House Tour

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Second house tour in a fortnight .

 I love house tours. Especially when the home owner/renter puts in so much effort to do up every nook and corner- just like this one. 

My friend had posted a picture of her cousin's blue couch on Instagram. The minute I saw it; I knew we had a future.....YEAH! All the way from New York, moreroomtherapy in association with my friend and her cousin present to you a house with so much soul!

eclectic living room with hand painted art by Nita's mom; awesome blue couch; must say I love the cushions very much too

tchotchke tray; courtesy: travel finds

embroidered lamp from a street fair

table for two; table cloth from India

1 desk and 1 chair; love the colours of the table and lamp

jewellery stop

thrift store bar stools

Thanks for the pics & the captions Rach and Nita.
Thanks Nita for letting me post about your lovely home.
Much appreciated!

more bottle therapy

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

I am ecstatic. This post is my 140th post and today is moreroomtherapy's ONE year anniversary. It was on this day 12 months ago that I wrote my first post. To this day, it has been one of the best decisions of my life. No no no......! I am not at all a dramatic person; barring the occasional days I rehearse and perform on stage.  

 It's just that this blog has brought me so much money, fame and happiness {only the later one is fully true and the fame part is not a lie}. Seriously though, blogging has been super fun. Apart from decor tips, I love posting the DIY's and posting about my travels. It's almost like I look forward to writing a new post. It's been a great journey. I am truly grateful to all my diligent followers. I will be posting some pictures of the best posts from last year, but for now I decided to reminisce my very first post bottles and decor.  And to dedicate to this awesome post- I present to you - More Bottle Therapy!

 This is almost the most easy DIY, i have done till date. All you need is:
  • bottles (as many as you want)
  • enamel paint - any colour [Yes! Asian Paints would be the best-est option, those guys really know how to help you make your home beautiful]
  • syringe (ya, the one's doctors and nurses use..bigger the better)
  • turpentine and a waste cloth 

So here's what you do.
  • fill the syringe with enamel paint
  • push it into the bottle and release the paint
  • turn the bottle around to spread the paint
  • drip the excess paint off and clean up the patches of excess paint with the turpentine
  • let the bottles dry in the sun and preferably for 24 hours or more 
  • add your favorite accessories; flowers/photos/candles  

bottles drying to look their best

And just like that we spent hardly any money and achieved more bottle therapy.These bottles are great as center pieces, scattered around the house, indoors- outdoors, in bathrooms. Asian Paints Home Soloutions enables you to  make your home beautiful! Don't you think?

 don't you love it?! that makes two of us now!
pictures: i took them and ashwin edited them