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My dream house

Living in a rental house comes with its limitations. You need to toe the line drawn by the landlords. Also, you tend to be frugal in your decor needs, saving it all for "the own house". However, of late, I've been dreaming of setting up my own house quite a bit. I have been spending ridiculous amounts of time glued to the computer screen drooling over the gorgeously done up homes that get featured on these wonderful Indian decor blogs (stalking the interior decoration blogs can be quite addictive!). It is such a pleasure to have even a glimpse of the featured lovely corners, exquisite artworks on the wall, the furniture, fabrics that have been used to perfection; and most importantly to understand how much of thought, passion and effort has gone in to provide the personal touch that truly makes a house a home.

I have come to realize that I love the Indian ethnic style the best. The ethnic decor with traditional brass and wooden artifacts adorning the nooks and corners, give a very warm and inviting feel to a home. As I give my imagination wings, I can visualize the dream house in my mind. Before I cut my imagination flight short citing practical or logical reasons and lose the picture entirely, I thought I should put it down here. For, who knows, this could just become a reality!

My dream house is one that has:




Warm hues of Orange and Yellow- I think I'll have different shades of these on my walls or have a single wall painted in bright Orange against other Yellow walls for a dramatic effect.






Brass and wooden artifacts-My dream house will have plenty of these, complete with consoles, side tables, book-racks, bells, vases and trinkets.


Ethnic furniture- a mix and match of stuff that don't overpower the space, instead add up to a cozy feel, yet adequate enough when people come over.


Lots of green corners- Ok, now I do not have a green thumb but I'd definitely like to surround my balcony and interiors with some lovely flowers and green plants.

A nice traditional swing- yes, even if it is a small one, I do want to own one that adds charm and glamour to my living room.

Whether I am able to translate the dream completely or in part, only time will tell. I also know that it is the people in flesh rather than the pieces of art (however good ) that make a warm home. However, I hope I'm able to put my best efforts to create a visually appealing home too :-)

*All images are courtesy google.com. 



“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”-Unknown


Completely agree!

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  1. Hey Uma.. Best of luck!! You seem to be working hard to create a "visually appealing" home!!

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    1. Thank you, Radhika! May your words come true :-)

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  2. you will build one much much better than all those snaps :D and yes it will be filled with love and dreams :D

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  3. Uma, you are quite daring to have a hue of yellow and orange ..:)I love bright colors, But donno if I would dare to paint my home with them..Well, good luck with your designs and wishing you all the very best to make your dreams come true..:) Cheers!!

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    1. hahaha...I just read the post again and yes, all Orange walls do seem like a bold proposition. Changed the line accordingly..I actually have one bright wall against other subtle surroundings in mind..but I do like the picture too :-)

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  4. Enjoyed getting a glimpse of your dream home .. My best wishes that it comes true :)
    My sis almost did a doctorate on interiors when they bought a house and has decorated it very tastefully .. She was also bowled over by the traditional decor but they are really expensive .. So for now, she is content with a minimalist modern interior design and the traditional decor features in the wish list for future :)

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    1. lol on almost a Phd in interiors. I think, even I'm coming close to submitting my thesis ;-). I know, these antique pieces cost a bomb..wish I had ancestors to hand me down these beauties as a part of the heirloom! :-(...sigh! ;-)

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  5. Hi Uma,

    You know I had read once in one of the Chicken Soup books that for any dream you see you should visualize it more often...it does come true.... I am sure the way you are working very soon you will have your dream home - AMEN!

    Lovely pictures, wishing you all the luck and happiness always :)

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    1. Oh! makes me want to visualize even better then ;-)
      thanks, Me :-))))

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  6. Whenever you will do your house, I am sure you will do it tastefully as the pictures suggest. And i hope it happens soon. :)

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    1. aah..feels so good to hear this..thanks, Jas :-)))

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  7. Best wishes.Your taste is both elegant and aesthetic.May your dream house materialize soon.

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  8. I love oranges and yellows too...earth colours butt brighter. And would go for traditional indian decor anyday. Like your ideas for the dream house - am sure they would fructify real soon!

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    1. wow, you too??? thanks so much, Aparna :-)

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  9. If I had a house like that, I wouldnt live there, I would just lock it up, go everyday once and admire it and come back :) loved your ideas :)

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  10. Uma,wow your imagination will certainly brighten up your house. I love the combination of orange and yellow too. I have it in my living room :).

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    1. wow, I love the combination..thanks, Rachna for the lovely words..:-)

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  11. hey Uma, am hoping it happens soon for you and you can make your dream come true!! I too prefer traditional setting over a modern minimalist one, though for Mumbai matchboxes, ahem, flats I think they can be a bit overwhelming! Yet again your post did not show on my reader and I have resorted to landing on your blog to check for new posts:)

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    1. thanks, Vibha..yes, most apartments these days permit a minimalist design only, the way they are designed..:-)
      I have also been facing the update problem with certain blogs..:-(

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  12. :) Enssssssssooooooooyyyy

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  13. and her's wishing and praying that the imagination comes to live sooooooooooon ..

    loved the colors

    Bikram's

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    1. thank you so much, Bikram :-))))))

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  14. Wish and hope that your dream comes true :)

    P.S A swing is a part of my dream home too

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    1. hey thanks, Jayashree..:-) A swing is a lovely thing, I'd say :-)

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  15. i loooooooooooooove the Indian Ethnic style too. and those brassy products are worth dying for! I so agree with the limitations of being in a rental house. you can never really do it up according to your tastes! I have my dream house in mind too. and I keep dreaming about it! Except for the furniture, i think our likes match.

    PS. If I come to Bangalore for my dream house, I am heading Indya Kaleidoscope! I am so waiting to check them out!

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    1. I am eyeing shops like Indyakaliedoscope too :-)

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  16. ohh and yeh, Ihave grown up with a swing. like always, I am making sure i have that even if we dont hve the rest of the furniture!

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  17. I love your ideas for decor! I wish I could add colour to my walls, but I'm too chicken. And I love Indian decor too. Esp gorgeous wooden furniture!

    Off toj check out the blogs you have mentioned.

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    1. Hey Smitha,
      thank you so much..glad you like it...do check out the blogs..they are awesome. You might even get ideas for your house from there :-)

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  18. Have you read "Ask and it shall be given"? It is similar to "The Secret". One of the activities that they say is to collect pictures of all that you want , how you want your house to be, etc. Apparently, you will attract these things into your life in the process :-)
    Don't forget to invite me for the house warming, ok?

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    1. Hey Bindu, don't know how I forgot to reply to your comment here! Totally agree with what you say here. My house is very close to how I dreamed. All the encouragement and positive vibes that I got from my blog readers helped me get there. Thanks! and you are most welcome to my home :-)

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