Author Archives: ChennaiDecor

ChalkBoard Gyan

ChalkBoards add spunk in life! Especially, I love the way vintage chalkboards can be used as a human connect. I was lucky to have discovered a 35 year old chalkboard during a major cleaning up act at home.  The little … Continue reading

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Designer Rangoli Stickers

Rangolis with a modern twist. Yeah! I’m liking these designer stickers ; they offer myriad opportunities to decorate your houses. Go, give it a try,  this festive season. These stickers were hand-made by a friend of mine in Bangalore. Looks … Continue reading

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Antique Cheer – The famed Coffee Filter

Raided my Grandma’s cupboard & lo! got this wonderful piece of old Coffee-Filter. The brass coffee filter is a cool decor item; spreads beauty & charm around. Instead of dumping old utensils in the attic, try using it as a … Continue reading

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Anjali Design

Anjali Venkat from Anjali Design works the hell out of Glass among other materials. The instant I saw the Kabadiwali – horizontal green glass – holder, I became a fan of her art work. Follow Anjali Design in Facebook. Loads … Continue reading

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Antique Decor Utensil from Tamilnadu

The obsession with antique utensils continue… Managed to get hold of my GrandMa’s every-day-use – Paruppu Sombu. In the days of fire-wood stove, Paruppu Sombu was the utensil which was used to cook the dal (paruppu). It could withstand heat … Continue reading

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Home Tour – 1

Came across this lovely home tour in apartment therapy.  Its really a riot of colours but a there is a soothing feel along.

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Terracotta Garden Elephants

Want to add a zing to your regular potted plants? – go ahead & add Terracotta Miniatures. The elephants enrich the entire garden look and enhance the earthen feel. Our balcony plants gotta new company!  

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Candles, Diyas, Light, Happiness..

Light a lamp & the mood changes instantly. For Good. Play with the candles, diyas, traditional vilakkus and brighten up the regular corners of your house. Got a small glass utility in Lifestyle & it worked like a charm, when … Continue reading

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Ahilya Fort – MadhyaPradesh

Wow! Definitely a must visit place in India. Ahilya fort is Rani Ahilya Bai’s (who ruled Indore) Wada palace; it was built in 1766 – a typical example of the Maratha architecture of the period. Onceuponateatime.blogspot.com has an intro to … Continue reading

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Paavai Vilakku – Royal Decor

Couldn’t resist the purchase of these two ‘paavai vilakku‘s. Paavai Vilakku (Tamil) literally means Girl with the Lamp. Once again this decor item is available in copper, brass, etc. They add a royal touch to any mundane corner. They come … Continue reading

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