Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dream Bathrooms

Today I realized that I have covered every room in my blog (kitchen, living room, Dining and bedroom) except for bathrooms... wonder why... My dream bathroom is one place where I escape into my thoughts with no distractions. For some it’s a place to unwind after a long day at work. So why not have a bathroom makeover to get that dream bathroom! Consider it like an important part of your home and spruce it up with some good lighting, photographs, a good mirror, colour and some indoor plants. Lonny shows some simple yet creative ways for a Bathroom makeover.

Click here to view more on how to be creative for a bathroom makeover.

Images via Lonny

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Relax Mode

Hello everyone. How is your week going? I am down with flu and hence I am unable to blog much today. So I am going to just take rest, feel better and get back to you as soon as I can. I am going to leave you with two pictures from Lonny, my current favourite online magazine.

A beautiful rustic bedroom in neutral colour

How about breakfast in bed.. which is just what I need……

Images via Lonny

Sunday, January 27, 2013

360 Degrees

360 degrees is a great fine dining place started here in Oman and I was so bowled by the ambience and interiors. As you enter you can see the theme reflected in the seating arrangement and the design of the dining area is well spread out and on different levels. There have two outdoor lounges for Sheesha with spectacular view. And their food is good and they have the best Sushi in town. I have heard a lot about their Live Teppanyaki that will take you to the next level and that’s next in my agenda. Click here to access their website.

Images taken by me

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moroccan Indulgence

Anyone share my obsession with Moroccan interiors?? This is my second post on Moroccan inspired interiors and Moroccan inspiration can never tire me out. I handpicked a few pictures with Moroccan interiors from Houzz. I love the feel of each room. Every part of the room is exotic in its own way with beautiful decorative elements like colourful rug, beautiful lanterns, patterns and vibrant colours.

Click here to read my previous post on Moroccan Inspiration.

Images via Houzz

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Urban Ladder

I stumbled upon this great online furniture store that has some unique designs and great furnishing ideas called Urban Ladder which is based in India. Click here to flip through their contemporary furniture designs and you are bound to find something that will fit in your home perfectly.

A bright outdoor furniture

Honeycomb Bookshelf

A gorgeous bar unit

A Quirky Chest of Drawers

A storage bin

A transforming ladder-chair

Images via Urban Ladder

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Banoffie Pie

My first recipe for New Year is a divine combination of whipped cream, toffee, banana slices and pastry base made from biscuits and butter. This pie is easy to make, hard to resist, rich and delicious. I’ve made this twice and it was such a hit with my family and friends. I hope you are tempted enough to try this simple recipe.

Recipe adapted from Edible Garden


8 digestive biscuits

1 tbsp butter, melted

1/2 cup dulce de leche or 1 can Nestlé Carnation Caramel

1 ripe banana

1/2 cup whipping cream

A piece of chocolate (optional) or Cocoa Powder


Crush digestive biscuits in a food processor (or place them in a plastic bag, seal and crush with a rolling pin) -taking care not to make them too fine.

Melt butter in a saucepan or microwave.

Mix butter with biscuit crumbs.

Press into a round flan dish or tin and refrigerate it till it sets.

Warm the caramel or dulce de leche (if It’s taken out straight from the fridge) in microwave until its soft to spread.( don’t heat it)

Pour over biscuit base and spread evenly.

Slice bananas and arrange evenly over the top.

Transfer the whipping cream into a bowl and beat until thick.

Spread over the sliced bananas.

You can sprinkle some cocoa powder or add some grated chocolate over the cream layer. (I used cocoa powder)

Place back in fridge until ready to serve.


If you are not a fan of banana, you can replace it with raspberries.

You can use crushed Oreo biscuits instead of digestive biscuits for chocolate flavor.

Images are taken by me

Monday, January 14, 2013


Have you ever gone through Wisteria online store? They have an amazing eclectic mix of furniture, accessories, antiques and other home décor items. Browsing through their catalog is a colourful feast for my eyes. Even though they are a bit pricey, its one those feel good online catalogue where you can just flip through and feel comforted. Click here to view their catalog.

My favourite - Time out stool, its perfect for my daughter!

Images via Wisteria

Saturday, January 12, 2013

House of the Month – A home filled with Sophistication and Style

Today’s house that I am going to feature is located in an uptown residential area here in Oman and its one of the few that I have come across that oozes sophistication, beauty and style. I couldn’t get enough of this house tour. The interiors were a beautiful blend of colours, art and elegant furniture.I love the balance the owners have maintained in each room.

Enjoy the home tour!

A beautiful Sculpture in the living room

Colourful Cubes of Drawers

Their Chic Office room

I love this dressing Mirror thats got a lovely sliding cabinet!

Images sent by the owner (names undisclosed as per their request)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Asian Style Interiors

Asian style interiors are a magnificent blend of styles that reflect remarkable craftsmanship, exotic appeal and vibrancy of tones. Amalgamation of different designs from India, Arab or even the minimalistic influence of Japan can give a dramatic effect to your space.

Have a look at my handpicked pictures from Houzz that portrays Asian influence.

Images via Houzz