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Tuesday, July 22

Simplicity...

I came across an Argentinian design magazine Espacio Living and loved what I found there. Simple, classic homes and design. Effective use of colors and a knack of finding aesthetic appeal in day to day objects. Sharing some of the images that I liked the best...

A beautiful colonial home surrounded by greenery







Nature comes in through the massive glass panes. Love the old style sewing machine and thread spools in the table!
















While I am ambivalent about the color of the wall, I liked the effect of everything else put together















Umm...this bathroom reminds me of Merchant-Ivory movies..

















Incredible colors! I am becoming more and more tempted to re-paint my off-white walls

















Kitschy! I can imagine how pretty this door would look in the evenings with the lights lit up!














Summer nights in this room...gentle breeze, and some mosquitoes for company ;-). Love the effect of a dreamy mosquito net..












The hanging paper lantern is of one of the most simple and common of designs, but still looks so pretty and perfect in the setting








A section in the e-zine covered coastal design. All things white and blue. Rugged, well lived in, made up of straw and things the sea brings to the shore occasionally. And perfect for simple living!






I have the urge to sandpaper all the wooden furniture in my home when I look at this! And paint them white! The two small settees are very common in India too. They are called moodha here..









Detail of one of the walls. Do you know how to make paper boats? Find a quick tutorial here! :)














Who?
Who could resist this room? I can't!










Love the wall lights and the shell thingie. And am wishing and hoping that the fish up on the wall isn't a real one... (it can't be..right? You can't stuff up fishes and hang them up. ... Or, can you?)










Ready for some fining dining? The kilim rug underneath will warm your feet as the food warms your bellies!













All images from Espacio Living

20 comments:

karina said...

This is one of my favorites mags, the web is no so complete but if you like it visit my blog I have scanned some articles very interesting.

ayusure? said...

amazing stuff bhavana...i m also designing spaces for sesame street india( gali gali sim sim) and m based in Gurgaon for that...

Christine said...

lovely images - definitely paint your walls in colors that make you happy.
Christine
Boston

eternalvoyageur said...

I am de-lurking to tell you that I am a regular, no, I mean addicted reader of your blog.
Any chance you'd do some posts on rules and guidelines of decorating in the Indian style ? Sometimes it's hard to find the balance between rich & colourful and chaotic & cluttered. Also, in Europe it's hard to find absolutely everything in Idnian style (unless you are stinking rich), and so I'd love tips on mixing Indian touches with Ikea-style furniture.

Bhavna said...

Thanks Karina! I am off to your blog :)


Thanks Ayush! Where in Gurgaon is Sesame street coming up?

Hello Christine! Yes, I am just waiting for the monsoon to get over before I start the paint project :)

Bhavna said...

Hello Eternalvoyageur! Thank you..I like addicted readers! ;-)

That is a great idea! You got my cells ticking...the grey ones and the creative ones :). Let me try do a post on what you have asked for this week...

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Great post...I ,too, will check out the mag and above blog. All the pix are of homes so real and lived in !

Yep...lovin' your blog!

Jerez said...

Nice to see homes in other parts of the world. I have a nice book..A Home in The world, you'd like it, includes tree houses, and all types of homes and decorations, more primitive styles, but reallly interesting.

I bet you'd also like the book..Natural Fashion Tribal decoration from Africa, these are not homes, but the design will sweep you off your feet!

Your blog is delicious!

At Home Redesigns said...

So pretty...enjoyed the little getaway in my mind...

Meander said...

you're right that bathroom is divine!

Ashley L. said...

i love this post! these rooms are so inspiring! i especially love the first picture! the exterior is perfect! thank you for sharing ;)

studio wellspring said...

oh i adore espacio living ~ always so inspiring & lovely!

Shireena said...

I like what you say about the mosquito net. It is so true about the dreamy quality of them (the nets not the mosquitos ;) ). I would want a mosquito net even if I lived in a place that never had the awful critters just because I love the whimsical look about them. Hmmm, a canopy bed comes to mind. I'll puruse your archives for some good pictures of them...

dushy said...

I am simply wowed.Where on earth are these places?
Keep it all up and on the blog too

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

bhavana...wanted you to know that I posted about a link I found on your blog...and mentioned your great blog!!

Bhavna said...

Wow, thanks a bunch Linda! Hugs :-)

Thanks Dushy. Hope you are doing well :)


Good to hear from you Angie! I would actually love to see the real magazine too and not just the online version :)

Bhavna said...

Aren't they dreamy Shireena? Though now with all the easier mosquito repellent techniques available, I haven't got a net at home as yet :(. Am thinking of converting my bed to a poster bed (stick 4 bamboo sticks on fours corners, and paint them!), and then get a mosquito net! Or sheer fabric. Or drapes... :D

Bhavna said...

You are very welcome Ashley! Good to hear from you again :)

Ah! the bathroom Meander. It has that quaint colonial feel to it..

Thank you Jerez (Sherry)! I will look out for the book :-)

Hi Mary! Glad you could join me in the outing :)

Lynne said...

very peaceful, simple and so relaxed.

eternalvoyageur said...

Thanks Bhavna ! I'd also love DIY tutorials (either your own, or links). I often find Indian stuff at the flea markets in germany, but other than that it's hard to bu anything in the stores, except really kitchy pseudo-Indian stuff. So, I really need ideas on how to make my own stuff !

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