I read somewhere that “home is never a place but always a feeling… forget the roof and shelter – home is a beating heart, a warm touch and a reflection of the owner’s soul”… Isn’t it true? That is exactly what I felt as I browsed through Karishma’s beautiful home… It was a reflection of her soul, personality, her tastes and full of character. I personally love the beautiful mix of different culture and her love for Asian décor. Her home reflects her love to art, colour, travel and textiles. Her décor is accentuated with fresh flowers, books and numerous artifacts from around the world. Her outdoor space is beautiful where I can just sit with a bottomless glass of wine and just unwind and read a book.
Lets hear more from Karishma and learn more about her source of inspiration and browse through her beautiful home!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My family’s ancestral roots are from Jodhpur but I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I have studied commercial arts and have worked in various ad agencies before moving to Gurgaon after my marriage. We spent many years in Gurgaon where I worked with a design and marketing consulting company, post which we moved to Singapore for a few years. I currently live in San Francisco along with my husband and two year old daughter.
What is your décor style?
Passion and interest for home décor runs in the family. Both my mother and my mother in law have great taste in décor. My mother in law is an artist herself and makes fantastic Tanjore painting, some of which adorn our house. My husband and I admire artifacts, many of which we have collected during our travels & vacations.
The décor of our home is influenced by Asian themes, be it trinkets from a small flea market in Bali; pineapple based decorative from Hawaii, Malay influenced designs from KL, terracotta warriors from China or an exclusive designer piece from Singapore. I love colors! For me colors play a very important role in making a setup look beautiful and lively. A good balance of colors, décor and furniture can enhance any dull corner of your home.
I love anything ethnic with an Asian décor and style. I feel they are colorful, traditional and vibrant. Hence, you will see them in all corners of my home. Cute little things are my favorite, I collects them from wherever I can.
Your favorite space.
My favorite corner in my home is my front porch and my garden where I enjoy my daily cup of tea in the beautiful California weather. I love playing with my daughter in the garden.
Any tips for our décor lovers out there?
A beautiful home always demands cleanliness.. my décor tips are fresh flowers (always work and bring positivity and happiness), good use of prints, and enjoy experimenting!
Thank you Karishma for opening your beautiful home for us and giving us tons of inspiration to take away!
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