Monday, 29 October 2018

Fountainhead of all things Beautiful !

I owe an immense lot to writing and blogging!

Blogging birthed limegreenwalls and the other blogs I write. What began as a space for uninhibited reflection and, as I now see, as a placeholder to sustain my connection with the outside after a 15-year long hectic Corporate life,  became a medium to help pause, think and spontaneously weave stories at every life stage. Blogging aided my sharing of myself in a highly personalised medium, in sharing my preoccupations both visually & textually—of timelessness inside an activity-laden day—with the world outside of my own little silo. This love-connection continued for years and within the discipline of life, writing a blog-post has been a luxury, an urge and often a getaway from the mundane, inescapable parts of a much altered life—bearing, birthing and bringing up a sunny boy, moving to a new Country twice over and the intrepidness of building a new career from ground-up! Even while the new vocation was being stitched together blogging remained a Fountainhead of inspiration in myriad ways.  

And then entered Facebook and the bigger poacher Instagram - convenience, instant expression, gratification from a highly orchestrate-able audience, hi-resolution visual appeal has gradually eroded my instinct and propensity for longer, laborious expression in prose, particularly on this Blog. The erosion has continued until near total eclipse despite a constant awareness of my culpability in this drift from prose to shorthand. :)

With this post I am simply hoping to break the stalemate! I really am, Peeps, and Thank you for being here all this while! <3 <3

Various vignettes of my home on different days and seasons this year.

And a Happy Diwali ahead!




















Friday, 20 July 2018

Drama, Lighting and small spaces

Just back from our vacation in Barcelona and our first stay in a Loft Space. This gorgeous loft, full of light, in a totally renovated 19th century flour mill factory, in 'El Poblenou', Barcelona's trendiest quarter, was our home for more than a week and decisively stole my heart. The stay brought alive many musings that my mad-mind is muddled with every so often.  

Well into our 40s, we often deliberate on our retirement home. We have homes in Mumbai and Pune, but neither quite fit into the quietude, vibe or charm that our dreams of retiring in are made of. Having lived in some of the most beautiful homes in and around the country, we often find ourselves dial back into how we felt in a certain home or space, how we would monopolise some living areas or how certain parts of a home was left unused.These ruminations mostly veer towards how the best corners, spaces and cumulative good vibes of all these homes can help bring to life a Home, wishfully, by magic :)

While these musings are ripe again, the Loft crystallised some elements of such a home for me. Apart from some obvious take-aways like a home need not be big (which we will deliberately ignore in the final scheme!) Drama and Lighting are the two new entrants into my sensibility. And here I share some pics to tell you my story.

The Loft is on a high floor, truly luminous, with huge windows overviewing the city, with plenty of sunlight. Despite the ample play of natural light, the decor incorporated chic statement lighting that brought in drama and impact.





The quaint and ample sleeping space partitioned by a wall sized wardrobe
fully equipped compact kitchen space
The charmingly refurbished factory ceiling adds its charm 
And as you would have guessed, this up-cycled memorabilia 'n book shelf I intend to copy as closely as possible. Made of discarded wine crates!








View of the Torre Agbar and the Tibidabo Mountain, from the windows!

All photographs are clicked by me and copyrighted to www.limegreenwalls.blogspot.com


Thursday, 17 August 2017

15 days of Delhi

Some precious and random vignettes from the 15 days I spent at home in Delhi; when I barely stepped out, merely and totally absorbed Mom's new home, visited my siblings' and their beautiful homes and found the Zen flirtatious and happy inside.

Don't miss some of the prettiest DIY ideas for planting, potting and styling plants for the indoors and outdoors and innovative green-scaping (Courtesy : Arishi Greens) 

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A Jhoola for your succulents; why not <3




fabulous DIY to hanging up potted plants

Don't miss the li'l mushroom and the crane with the mighty beak

 
Hanging up bells and and diyas on brackets of varied metallic colors never goes out of style. Styling interiors is also about finding the right corners and crevices to hang things from. It adds beautifully to the dimension of the space and adds a perspective to the item being put up.


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The serenity of my parental home remains undiluted, the familiar furniture retains their warmth

The memory wall that brought many smiles to my Mom


Evocative placement of outdoor craft on green swatches 
Just how quaint is this DIY potting


The terrace that cohabits Zen and fantastic green-scaping


Did I ever tell you about my love of Doorways and Hallways. At Mom's.
A view of the living room

Succulents that I brought back home 
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