Wednesday 2 February 2011

Nooks and crannies of our London house.....

Since moving to London I have been promising my family and friends to share some photos of our house. Had taken some way back but have been too lazy to post them. Recently during Christmas our friend Anurita took some lovely shots of the house, so finally with her photos and mine I have assembled a virtual tour of our not-so-new-London home.
Our house from the front after a heavy snowfall....
The entrance.... too stark and white....
Some Christmas lights, a Buddhist flag and we are set.... I had bought these hanging birds from Sarojini Nagar Market, New Delhi way back in 2002 when I first moved into Ganga Hostel to make my hostel room a little cheerful. Almost a decade later and after travelling half way around the world they are still cheering me up...the little bell we picked up for Christmas....

A closer look at the lights....
The drawing room....our landlord provided these super comfy black sofas and the stark white curtains....touch of turquoise was Indranil's idea....I wanted a profusion of earth colours likes reds, greens and yellows...but I gave in when we found these Indian cushion covers from a gift store....layering the curtains with turquoise ones was my idea.....and now I love this colour scheme.....
We were searching for a special lamp...not the usual ones found in home store chains in the UK....after going through all the choices, we decided to innovate and this is the result.....
This elephant hanging has been part of my life since my Delhi days....

The fire place while we were setting up the house...not there yet....
A rug can make all the difference in the world....found this matching rug from the same shop....


 In the absence of logs, we decided to make do with some candles....
Kitchen and eating area...
 
Our dinning table, soon after moving in...

Kitchen window from outside...
Our sitting area in the garden. All this place needs is a barbeque machine and summer!

The garden which I confess I have been neglecting.
Our bench for enjoying morning cup of tea....cannot wait for summer!

1 comment:

  1. what!!! no rooms!!! i was lookg forward to a glimpse of the bed room!!!

    ReplyDelete

Hey there, thanks for your comment, let me take a peek and I will soon post it. Cheers!