The day my baby blog was born, I decided it is going to be on two topics I am really, really passionate about – green beauty and home decor. I have been wanting to do this post for a while now and this moment, as I am writing it down, my heart beats with excitement — because this is my first ever blog post on home decor. I have been giving a lot of thought on what my first post should be about and I finally decided – It’s going to be on our housewarming decor!!
It’s a newly constructed town home and we instantly fell connected as we entered the community during our house search. It was our first ever big investment and we were head over heals with excitement the moment we signed the contract. We used to go to the site every weekend to see how the construction was going on. The empty walls and the cold floors still felt warm and cozy. The unfurnished house still felt like home. With each passing day, grew our love towards it. The house was ready, just in time, as our first wedding anniversary gift <3
Soon came the big day and our housewarming preparations started with placing this beautiful brass Ganesha in the north east corner of the house. Amma got this from India and I was totally fascinated!(Buy similiar Ganesha here )
I searched a lot for that “perfect” Buddha before I came across him on a weekend treasure hunt. His face is very calming and the facial features are sharp and attractive. The moment I laid my eyes on him, I felt very peaceful and so he had to come home with me! And there he is, sitting near the fire place, amidst some tea light candles and flowers.
My sister brought this Rosewood Puja Mandir on her return trip from India and I should admit, the hassle to bring it all the way from India with special packaging and lots of “Fragile” stickers on it was well worth it.
I wanted Marigold flowers to give that traditional oomph to the occasion. My local flower shop usually has them and so I thought to go a day or two before the pooja to buy them. But turns out, we have to order them a week in advance. After lots of phone calls and trips to several Indian floral shops in the city, I somehow managed to get them. Lesson learnt — plan ahead!!
The front door is adorned with beautiful marigolds, roses, mango leaves, string lights and of course, a pumpkin!
I am an amateur at Rangoli, but decided to try my hand for the big day and this is how it turned out. The wind disturbed it a little and i was in a hurry as the puja time was approaching, but overall, i think it looked okay.
Everyone loved these floral rangolis around the Puja Mandir. The staircases and chandeliers were adorned with flower garlands, giving a warm welcome to the guests.
The puja went well and here I am, enjoying every moment, curating our sweet little home with things that are close to our heart and things that reflect our personality. Stay connected as I bring you more décor posts, DIYs and let’s have fun together!