If this saree was a room...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wedding festivities are fast approaching and I'm digging all this texture & pattern in these outfits and rooms.
Lovely blue texture on this Khaadi design featured on South Asian Bride is also playful in this blue room  featured here.
Some vibrant red perhaps? Another beautiful Khaadi creation on South Asian Bride and a bold office space by Hot Dog Decor.

If you Had to pick....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where do you chill out with your friends if you absolutely HAD to pick?
This bright white? All that art makes my knees weak. Jiun Ho Design via Decorati.
Or gorgeous grey? I know, windows to die for. Design by Douglas Design Studio via Decorati.

Monday Must Have...on a Tuesday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I'm not a huge tea light fan. Who knows why really.  I think I was traumatized from my sister J's wedding when we have to gift wrap 700 of them as giveaways. Anyway, I digress... now these porcelain tea lights from Graham & Green below I could seriously get use. They are beautiful. I love the bright white exteriors and how the colour glows from within. A total summer find I say.
I would have to have all of them I think. Porcelain Tea Light Holders from Graham and Green.
Cute right? Darn, I love that lantern and tray too. Available at Graham & Green.

In a blink and its over....

Monday, June 27, 2011

my weekend that is. Wow did that go by fast. I did manage a Saturday afternoon jaunt to Toronto's Queen Street (it actually felt like date with my hubby which never happens)! I'll debut some of my finds soon. Of course a little birthday celebration for my baby D which involved a trip to the movie theatre and lots of cars and cake. Have a good Monday folks.
Yum. This week is going to be good. 

Forget weddings, bridal showers and birthdays...I'm still thinking about this chair

Friday, June 24, 2011

I want this chair. I will get this chair. I'm practically dreaming about it and bugging hubby to death about getting one. I will try really hard to escape this weekend to see if I love sitting in it as much as I love looking at it (you know...act like function really matters here).  Escape is the key word here...Happy Friday folks.
These shell chairs are like mini sculptures! Image via Yatzer.
Look how great this pair looks? Image via Flickr.
Oh ya, hubby this belongs in our home. People wish me luck and maybe I can bring one of these home! Image via HGTV.

If you HAD to pick....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alright people...you must be getting tired of all my 'family updates'. Back to good looking rooms right? So today's dilemma-you are craving colourful stripes. Do you go for bold coloured walls or pimp out your floor? What would you pick if you absolutely had to pick?
Crazy coloured walls? Image via Decorati.

Or a  pimped our colourful floor? Image via Nate Berkus.

My little D turns 3....

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to my beautiful little boy today who turns 3 years old. Where did three years go? D you are full of charisma and so much charm....you make me so very happy to be you mama. You have the best smile ever.  Happy Birthday my little ladoo.
All dressed up and ready to party. So grown up...seriously people, I can't help but miss his little baby self.  Someone pass me some tissue. Image via me.

Candy coated rainbow....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This weekend was a flurry of activity with my little sister's bridal shower. It was a candy themed shower no less as she loves her candy (plus she is so sweet!). I was tasked to do the candy bar (with the help of my cousin & sister) and seriously, I thought I was some Indian Martha Stewart or something. It is amazing how many hours you can waste researching candy bars on the internet.  Anyways, we were all more than pleased on how it turned out and all the guests loved it. Ladies were smiling, kids were running around and everyone was on a collective sugar high....good party if I do say so myself. Here are some snapshots of the event.
Our fabulous little candy bar!

Little treats for our guests!
Gorgeous cupcakes from Lavish Cupcakes!
Candy coloured cake that was so moist & delicious!
My little sis looking gorgeous in her Mango dress.
She is going to make one beautiful bride! Okay now I'm craving something sweet! All images via me.

My weekend was sweet...

Monday, June 20, 2011

My weekend was real good. Nothing beats being surrounded by so much happiness and of course, yummy treats.  Feeling great now (my cold is pretty much gone) and still on a sugar high from my little sister N's shower. Here is a teaser...more to come this week.
mmmm...they tasted even better than they look. 
Of course the weekend wasn't complete without a happy father's day to both my dad and of course my fabulous hubby. Images via me...artwork by my little girl K.

Positive thinking..

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm tired of this cold. I am determined it will go away today. Positive thinking. Largely because I'm hosting my sister's bridal shower with my mom & sisters tomorrow. I'm praying that good make-up and cold medication will save me. Fingers crossed. Happy Friday folks.
How cute is this? We have a slight rendition of this for our event. As seen as on where else but Martha Stewart.

I could live like this....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Still feel lousy so just one picture today. Yep I could easily relax in bed watching the view. No problem.

Fulcrum Structural Engineering modern bedroom

Spoke to soon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lucky me got a head cold. Yippee...I feel like total crap today (so sad that one night of partying does this to me).  So I'm skipping out on my design post today to try and get some rest (well, sorta kinda, finish work first). Fingers crossed this little bug goes away fast because I'm feeling way too cranky for my own good.

Even this stick figure looks better than me right now. Image via here.

Naughty & Nice...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

So what did I do last weekend you ask? My weekend was absolutely rammed with loads of fun with an artistic themed bachelorette party and a purple explosion bridal shower.  Congrats again to my friend B & my cousin H.  Definitely a weekend full of laughs and way too many yummy baked goods!
Well we started out right with nutritious strawberries!
But that little health kick quickly went away. Some how we ended up indulging in loads of champagne and these little jello shots. Good way to kick start a party. Yes, that is what you think it is.
Our entertainment for the evening (well some of the final products). Mine is the one on the bottom right, in case your wondering. 
Oh next day is full of yummy bridal shower cupcakes.
And of course some cake. wow...so much eating and drinking! How will I ever fit into all my wedding outfits?  All images via me.


If my saree was a room...Creative Index Edition

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hey folks I'm over at Creative Index today for a guest post. How lucky am I? Hope you all go and check out this super chic blog. Have a great Monday!

Pretty is so good sometimes

Friday, June 10, 2011

I was checking out one of my favourite sites Houzz.com and came across a fabulous designer Caitlin Wilson and immediately just soaked up all the gorgeous design candy she offered on her site here. So clean, fresh and so pretty. I need me some pretty this weekend. Happy Friday folks.
This chair, that pillow and those curtains...sigh...gorgeous. I could seriously chill out here. Image via Caitlin Wilson Design.
see? so pretty. Image via Caitlin Wilson Design. Check out her blog too.

You should really backup ....really...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I lost all my pictures on my blackberry so now I'm sad. Stupid me (who works in IT) knows it is a cardinal rule to backup. I just never bothered with my blackberry and I really should have because I took loads of 'in the moment' pics of the kids, Homesense trips and random shots of pretty things. Aww man I just realized I had one of my favourite pics of my son's face covered with toothpaste on there...sorry I digressed. Anyway, I always enjoyed flipping through my BB pics. Defective SIM card was the culprit. Thankfully I still have my Macbook Pro catalogue of pics...but I have recently found out that I need a new hard drive to make these files compatible for backup as it won't work on my current hard drive? Is anyone else say "whaa?' like me. Anyway my shoulders are too tense to figure this out right now.
Ain't that the truth. Cute art via here.

if you HAD to pick....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh let the shine in! So you're craving a little natural light in you room, which bedroom and skylight option would you pick if you absolutely HAD to pick just one?
Way up high? Image via Decor8.
Twice as nice? Image via Ideal Home.

I need big art

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I need a big piece of art people. A few weeks ago hubby & I moved our living room art into the kitchen as it was a better fit. As a result our living room looks like this now.
Empty. I know its not the end of the world (ya, sis I hear you even over the Internet) but it is seriously bothering me. Sorry for the crooked shot. Image via me.

So its driving me insane. I hate that wall (well the whole room now) because of that large gap. Herein lies the problem. I want a big piece of framed art but I can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on it. Sure I can try to DIY it, but I don't wanna. Yes I can make a gallery wall...but I don't want to do that either. Do I sound like a whining child yet? I've tried the Homesense & Winner's options but have found nothing. I've called up Art Interiors..but they practically laughed at my budget (only a few hundred dollars) and my size requirements (ok they didn't really laugh, but offered some smaller options). Why is it so hard to find something affordable that looks like this? Why, why, please somebody tell me why?
We've all seen Carrie & Big's condo in SATC 2...see this looks good? Image via Decorpad.
Okay a little big for my space...I want about 56x48...but you catch my drift right? Image via Yatzer.
Maybe a graphic punch is all I need. This is more what I'm looking for...black and white in a birch frame....image via here.
Yep, I'm leaning toward black and white. Oversized art featured on Canadian House & Home.
This is it! I want it, I want and I want it! (just pretend I am stomping my feet or something for a more dramatic effect). Sorry this one was in my dream house folder and I lost the reference.  Oh well, I guess enough sulking like a baby and time to find a REAL solution...if anyone has any suggestions let me know.

Happy Birthday Dad...

Monday, June 6, 2011

I was about 18 when I was shortlisted for some national university scholarships and went through a lengthy interview process.  I'll never forget one interviewer's question asking who my hero was and why. The person who immediately popped into my mind, without any doubt, was my dad. I explained that whatever hardships my dad went through he remained calm, positive and determined to succeed. I have been lucky that throughout my life my dad has been both a teacher and mentor to me. Even today I really value his insight and perspective on things. He is a great dad and terrific grandfather and today we'll celebrate with some yummy birthday cake....can't wait. Happy Birthday Dad. 
Just  Just says it all. Available on Etsy by cricketandbear.

I want that throw too

Friday, June 3, 2011

Scratch that...I want that throw AND bowl and lamp and dining tables and chairs and even that weird ox thingy sitting on the coffee table.  Happy Friday folks.
I love all the pieces in this room. Great eye candy. Image via nuevo estilo

I could live like this....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Short and sweet today. I was catching up on Marie Claire Maison and spotted this...somewhere in Africa...I think.
I know. Can you imagine? Sadly my french sucks but I think this breathtaking spot is somewhere in Africa. Image via Marieclaremaison
Love that bold wallpaper with that crisp white. Image via Marieclairemaison.
Now that is one sweet storage solution. Image via here.
Someone actually wakes up to this everyday. wow. Thanks Marie Claire Maison

Village decor...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I haven't been to India in a while but some of my fondest memories were with my family lounging around on old rope made daybeds ('munjah' as we called them...sorry I'm spelling this phonetically). These 'munjahs' were used for sleeping, sitting around, you would always find a random bibi (aka 'grandmom') one one of these babies and a pile of vegetables next to her on a tray ready for her to prep in some way or another. I never once thought that these functional pieces back in small Indian villages could actually work here as a design element. So I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this 'munjah' (Charpoiye daybed)  on VivaTerra. I would actually use this in my home. Yep throw it on my deck and bring back that desi village vibe right in my own backyard.
Love the colour. Charpoiye Daybed available at VivaTerra.
Brings back fantastic memories. I miss my Nani ('grandma') now. Available here.