Home Reveal # 1

I've always looked at mantles from around the homes of my fellow bloggers and always wished I had a fireplace, only to use the mantle for decorating!

When I was redoing my living-dining room, I had no idea I would have one! (What kind of a dumb architect am I?)

My initial plan was to paint something similar to this painting in between the H-shaped wall unit...


Is is a painting in Cafe Mondegar in Mumbai by one of my favorite painters - Mario Miranda.

But when the cabinet was ready. I did not want to go ahead with my initial plan.

Instead I used the horizontal unit as a mantle!


It really turned out better than I had visualized.

This is a complete view of my Dining area.


Just thought I'd mention... The dining table must be almost a 100 years old! It belonged to my MIL's father (handed down to him by his father) which she used as a desk. I loved it so much that I overlooked the fact that its height is not quite enough to use a dining table and still use it!
Looking at the snap, I feel I need a new table runner. Dont you agree?

And the Living area

Since we have a formal living room downstairs (in my in-law's house) which we use for formal guests, we only needed a place where friends could plonk! This was perfect!

See the pillows I made

and my gorgeous elephant!

Welcome home, friends!!!

P.S. More reveals to follow... :)

Cheers!!!

5 Comments

  1. I love the mantle but i love the dining table more. I am hunting for a small table that could fit in my small kitchen....this one looks perfect :).

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  2. LOVE that warli in your living area--that diwan looks really cozy too (my mom has the same cover for a diwan in the TV room. :)

    Your dining room looks wonderful, very user-friendly!

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  3. It's so nice to see your house come together - renovating takes so much time and effort, but the rewards are many, right?

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  4. Hi Shruti! Thanks for your response! Following you too now! LOVE that cabinet, your home looks beautiful!

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  5. I love the way you are using the cabinet as a mantle. It creates a wonderful focal point.

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