Thursday, February 22, 2018

Indian Balcony Decor: Preeti Deshmukh

In our fast-paced life, all we need is a space in our homes where we can relax and unwind. Tiny or huge, our balconies can serve that purpose very well. Balcony does more than just add to the aesthetics of your home. It gives you the opportunity to maximize your living space, it can be a romantic nook, another dining spot, a place to relax, read or chill with friends. 
I have a guest on my blog today who not only utilized her balcony space wisely but also turned it into a small retreat. Preeti Deshmukh from Nashik is with us today and she'll be telling us how she transformed her balcony into a beautiful relaxing spot and that too on a low budget.

Balcony Decor Ideas

"It was my dream to have a big balcony in my home so when we were planning to buy an apartment, well-ventilated rooms and a space for relaxation was our first priority. We were fortunate that we found a spacious flat with a huge balcony attached to the living room and a separate utility area attached to the kitchen where I can hang clothes to dry."

Balcony Decor Ideas

The first thing that Preeti decided was the theme of her balcony and it was "traditional Indian". Next up was a seating arrangement and Preeti had an astounding idea of putting up a swing. She adds,
"Since the theme was traditional, swing or Chaupala was a perfect addition to my balcony. So I got it custom made and added beautiful cushions to create a  pleasing and comfortable sit out on the balcony."

Balcony Decor Ideas

Next step was to perk up the dull looking walls and keeping the traditional Indian theme in mind, Preeti decided to do Warli painting on the walls. But executing this idea wasn't that easy for her. This is what she shared, 
"The idea of painting Warli art was quite fascinating but I wasn't confident enough to do it myself so I asked my sister-in-law who not only paints well but is a skilled calligrapher too. She liked the idea and was ready to help me."

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"We knew nothing about Warli art so we did a lot of research, read about the art form on the internet, visited some places where Warli was done and took photographs for reference. But then we didn't know anything about what kind of paint we should be using. Then my cousin Shweta Deshmukh who is an architect and lives in Pune came to our rescue. She gave us all the technical knowledge which was necessary to start our Warli project and we were good to go now." 

Balcony Decor Ideas

As you must have read my previous blogs on Warli or might have watched my video tutorial on Warli painting, I have mentioned that Warli painting depicts the social life of Warli tribe. So keeping this fact in mind Preeti and her sister-in-law painted day-to-day activities of village people. 
"We painted Sun, Vasudev, Tulsi puja to illustrate morning scene in a typical village on one wall and painted moon, men returning to home from fields, a lady cooking food etc.to portray the dusk hours on another wall."

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"As Warli painting also depicts celebrations so we decided to paint a scene of a wedding ceremony on another wall where we showed a groom mounted on a horse and a coy bride sitting in a palanquin and everyone else is dancing and enjoying. Painting Warli on the entire parapet wall and a part of balcony wall was really a tough job but then my family and relatives helped me a lot through out the painting project." 

Warli Painting

After the Warli project was done, it was time to add accessories and to make the entire balcony come alive. Preeti shares,
"I bought accessories like masks, lamp, parrot and giraffe planter for my balcony from an exhibition. Hanging bells I bought from Pune."

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Balcony Decor Ideas

Preeti is a plant lover and has a big green thumb. She has planted a variety of plants in her balcony. She even created a fairy garden.

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She is so creative when it comes to reusing, recycling or up-cycling a stuff. Using her son's broken study desk and some pebbles, she created a beautiful piece of art that you see in below picture. Now you know you just need to look around with your keen eyes to unearth the hidden treasure that you already have in your home.

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Balcony Decor Ideas

With a proper plan and careful execution of it, Preeti was successful in creating the most relaxing and dreamy balcony space for herself that she had dreamed of once upon a time. 


Balcony Decor Ideas

Transformation of a dull and stark balcony space into an irresistible outdoor retreat was not an easy task for Preeti. She tells it took nearly a year to turn her balcony into a lush looking sanctuary. Now she feels proud of herself every time she gets compliments from guests.

Balcony Decor Ideas

Preeti believes that the process of transforming a house into a home takes a long time and you should try to enjoy every step along the way.

Balcony Decor Ideas

This was all about decorating a balcony space in a traditional Indian way. I hope Preeti's balcony inspired you to create your own calming retreat. Thanks Preeti for sharing the lovely images and the balcony transformation story with us. Wish you and your family love, luck & sunshine.
Dear readers, if you are looking for some more Balcony Decorating Ideas then click here.
I'm shooting one more video this week so stay tuned! Till then connect with me here:








Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Home Tour: Kapila & Sonal Banerjee Part-I

It's been quite a long that I posted here on my blog and you all probably know why! Because I'm focusing more on my Youtube channel as people prefer to watch the videos rather than reading a complete blog and I too found this medium more powerful to convey a message and it also presents quick and rich content. But that doesn't mean I'll discontinue blogging. Well, that isn't gonna happen:) and that's why here I am with a lovely post!! 
Today once again I bring to you the home tour of Kapila Banerjee that you must have seen earlier on my blog and on my YT channel (In case you want to watch it on YouTube then Click Here) but since a lot of you wanted to pin the images so here it is, the Part-I of Kapila & Sonal Banerjee's home. Happy pinning!! Also, now you can shop the home decor products that you see in this post, I have added the link below every image.
Let's start from the entrance to her home which is as impressive as the rest of the home. Kapila has created a space to keep some decor accents by putting up a beautiful wall shelf. On the shelf are cute tiny pots that add dimension to an otherwise plain and dull wall. I just love how decor accessories in different geometric shapes are complimenting each other and all the colors making the entrance so full of energy.

Indian Home Tour

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Beautifully carved huge wooden vases offsetting the shimmer of brass planter and creating such a pleasant setting. 

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What you see in below picture is a beautiful collection of tiny cute planters displayed beautifully at the entrance that sure will steal your heart. 

Indian Home Tour

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The moment you enter the home you can feel the warmth and the positivity that envelops you and you find yourself soaking in the beauty of Kapila's home. Accent wall in tangerine color sets the perfect backdrop for all the carved wooden pieces in dark tone. Wooden masks are from Kenya, Africa where Kapila has lived for four years. Antique wooden pillars are restored from an eighty-year-old home and only a keen eye like Kapila's can give such pieces their righteous place. Next to these pillars are quite an unusual pair of candlestands flanking the console. Console is adorned with brass knick-knacks to add Indianness. You should watch the video to see all the minute details on these carved wooden pieces. Ornate mirror above the console completes the setup and makes the foyer a warm and welcoming space. 

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Here is another picture of the same space from a different angle to show you the intricacy of the carving on wooden pillars and mirror frame.

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Step into the living room and you are greeted with this view. An angel picked from their travels and a beautiful brass hanging diya above it make an eye-pleasing display. If you notice the lamp behind Ganesha idol carefully then you will realize how unusual it is. The lamp is actually a unique find made of brass and the lampshade is brass and stained glass. I never saw such lamp before. Kapila's home is full of treasures around the world so your eyes keep wandering and admiring the beauty of every piece. For an instance, the brass chariot right next to the angel is what I really liked a lot. 

Indian Home Tour

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Keeping the accent color in mind Kapila has beautifully infused tangerine in her living room. Look at the sofa and the painting above it and you know what I am talking about. That's how an accent color helps in pulling the room together. Kapila told me that she keeps changing the cushions according to the season and ocassion. 

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Here is a wider view of the living room. 

Indian Home Tour

I clicked so many pictures and there are so many beautiful pieces in Kapila's home that my words wouldn't be adequate to describe the beauty of her home. So I am leaving you with the images. 

Indian Home Tour

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All the beautiful craved wooden furniture pieces and decor accessories are from Kenya, Africa. Teal Buddha on leaf is again a souvenir her husband picked from his travels. Intricately carved wooden piece that looks like a capsized boat is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 

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Indian Home Tour

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Rather than choosing contemporary style sofa for her living room, Kapila has opted for tradition Indian seating. Rajasthani Chowkies are a work of artistic craftmanship. Fuchsia cushions complement tangerine in living room beautifully. 

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Indian Home Tour

Below is an extremely beautiful vintage temple that has been converted into a shelf to display the collection of curios.

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Here is a closer look and you can see all the lovely tealights, Rajasthani musicians and various lanterns enhancing the beauty of this temple.

Indian Home Tour

This brings me to the end of this home tour. Hope you enoyed this blog and if you are craving for more then click here to check out other home tours. I am receiving lots of queries asking when I'll be publishing the second part of Kapila & Sonal's video home tour, I'm working on it folks and you'll see it next week probably on Monday. 
Till then connect with me here.



Monday, December 18, 2017

DIY Tassel Earrnigs | Trendy Jewelry

I have shared many crafts here on 3D and all of them were related to home decor and gardening
but today I'm sharing a DIY related to fashion and you are gonna love it. So today I have a tutorial for you on DIY tassel earrings. 

DIY Tassel

Be it fashion or home decor, tassels are very much in trend and add some boho vibes without fail. It's super easy to make them and once you know how to make tassel you can make lots of stuff like tassel necklace, tassel bracelet, tassel earrings and you can add tassels on throws, pillows, cushions, drapes, dupattas, dresses and even on footwears too. Watch the video below to learn how you can make three different types of tassel earrings. I have shown Hoop tassel earrings, interwoven tassel earrings and fringe tassel earrings.


Supplies:
  • Silk thread/embroidery thread
  • Round nose plier
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Earring hooks
  • Jump rings
  • Eyepins
  • Headpins
  • Beads
  • Cardboard

Procedure: 
For complete tutorial watch the video above. 
Tips:
Here are some tips to make your work easier. You can take any thread like embroidery thread, silk thread or wool to make tassels. While wrapping thread around cardboard don't wrap it too tight or too loose just keep it uniform. While making knots try to hide them inside tassel head. After making knots leave few inches of thread (usually the length of the tassel) and then cut it. Otherwise, there are chances that knot will open later. If the threads in tassel are too wavy then either hang the tassel above steam for a few seconds or just use a hair straightener to iron it. If tassels become dirty wash them gently with a mild soap and straighten them as mentioned above. 
Below are the pictures of the tassel earrings I made. 

Hoop Tassel earrings

DIY Tassel Earrings

Interwoven Tassel earrings


DIY Tassel Earrings

Fringe Tassel Earrings


DIY Tassel Earrings



Hope you all like the tutorial. Do let me know which one you are gonna make. Click here to check out my previous DIYs.
I am working on some videos so stay tuned!!
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Wall Makeover On A Budget

Walls in my home are my blank canvases. Every now and then I just love to paint them in colors of my imagination. Like I said earlier, for me decorating isn't about how much money I spend to bring in class and elegance but it's more about how beautifully and effortlessly I am able to use my creativity, use what I already have and make my home reflect my personality. 



When it comes to decorating, I just love to do everything myself that gives me immense satisfaction and joy that it brings is incomparable. So below is the video of my recent wall makeover project, please watch and let me know your views.
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This wall was in a bad shape and desperately needed my attention. Bohemian and African decor was on my mind since long so I tried to mix both the styles and totally loved the outcome.
Below are some before and after images.

African And Bohemian Decor
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African Bohemian Decor
After

African And Bohemian Decor
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African Bohemian Wall Decor
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African And Bohemian Decor
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 African Bohemian Wall Decor After
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As you can see the wall makeover is doable and easy on the pocket too. All the rope baskets are handmade and bamboo basket and fan give such an authentic African flavour to the decor.
Bohemian decor is all about mixing and matching the colors, patterns and textures and that's what I love to do when it comes to home decor.

African| Bohemian Decor
Bamboo lamp in below picture paired with tribal figurines is so African while string light inside the lamp and a touch of green create a perfect Bohemian look.
African Decor
Bamboo Lamp
Also, I am totally in love with this DIY bamboo pendant lamp. The idea struck when I was doing the research on African Decor. I wasn't sure whether I would be able to find the right shape of lampshades or not but luckily I found exactly what I wanted.

  African Bohemian Wall Decor
Basket Wall | Bamboo Lamps
Hope you all liked the wall makeover. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Does it look like African | Bohemian wall decor to you!!

Stay tuned to know what's in store for you.
Till then connect with me here.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Diwali Snippets & DIY Festive Decor With 3D Neon Liners


The most exhilarating and joyous time of the year is here. 
 My Diwali is literally incomplete without the DIYs and I wanted to do something unique, extraordinary and that's easy on the pocket too. I am completely bored of the very common yellow, orange, pink, purple, gold and silver color palette. I was dreaming of a whole new color palette this year and that's when I heard about Fevicryl's newly launched 3D liners and guess what now I can #AddExtraToTheOrdinary and my color palette problem is sorted too because the 3D liners come in neon colors. So this Diwali #TurnOnTheNeon



Below is the video where I have shown how you can spice up your room decor without burning a hole in your pocket using these 3D Neon Liners. 




Now let's check out how I decorated my home for Diwali using 3D Neon Liners. I jazzed up some plain and dull looking stuff and it was super amazing to see how beautifully they turned out. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

These 3D Neon liners come in four vibrant colors and can be used on various surfaces like metal, wood, glass, fabric, terracotta, plastic etc. Here is how I used these 3D neon pens on various surfaces.
Since Diwali is incomplete without the diyas (earthen lamps), I thought of jazzing up the plain terracotta diyas using 3D neon liners. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

The pen shape of the neon liners makes them super convenient to use. I made some easy designs on the diyas and let them dry for 2 hours. This Diwali DIY was so easy that it took me only 10 mins to add the extra to the ordinary and below is the outcome. Tell me how do you like it. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


Next, I tried the 3D neon liners on a clay surface. I had some small clay pots or matkis and I wanted to do something with them So I painted the matkis using acrylic colors, added some acrylic stones and perked them up using 3D neon liners.

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


I love how neon colors just pop against the contrasting background and create a lively and cheerful ambience.
Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


I placed some beautiful tealights on matkis(Clay pot) and here is how I styled them with a string light and some fresh marigold. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

The third surface I tried 3D neon liners on is glass. You know I had stained lots of glass bottles and jars so I thought why not add an extra dimension to these plain bottles. I made some fun patterns on the bottle and voila!! 
You know what the ink of these neon pens is waterproof so I can wash these bottles if they get dirty. But of course, it can't be scrubbed. I placed string light and flowers in the bottle and gave it a company of serene Buddha figurine and the whole setup created some mesmerizing effect.

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

Here's the next surface, a cardboard. I cut out the circle of 7 inches diameter, fixed a tealight in the centre, stuck some acrylic stones and glammed it up with 3D neon pens. 

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Here is how I styled them. I placed the tealight on a bamboo placemat, spread some tuberose(rajnigandha) randomly around the tealights and this vignette appealed not only to visual senses but also to olfactory senses. 

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

It is always so exciting to receive the gifts on any occasion but if the gift box also has some personal touch then it just doubles the joy. So here's my tip, take any gift box and wrap it with a wrapping paper (you can use brown paper too. Believe me it looks good) and make any design of your choice or a monogram with 3D neon liner and let it dry for 2-3 hrs. Your unique gift box is ready!!!

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners

See how it makes a world of difference. These 3D liners are so useful that I am planning to give them as a gift to all my creative friends this Diwali. Isn't it a good idea.  

Hobby Ideas 3D Neon Liners


So grab your set of Fevicryl 3D neon liners from HobbyIdeas website before they are out of stock.
Also, you can participate in an ongoing #TurnOnTheNeon challenge by Hobby Ideas that ends on 30th Nov. Just take anything ordinary and add extra to it to make it look extraordinary using 3D Neon Liners. Share your picture on Instagram or FB and tag @hobbyideasindia and use #TurnOnTheNeon hashtag. Lucky winners get a chance to win gift vouchers from Hobby Ideas.
Wish you good Luck!

Till then connect with me here.
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