Do I have a treat in store for you today! We're going to be traveling to Parul Sharma's Mumbai home an inspiration-laden home tour! Some of you may remember Parul's home tour on Priya's blog. Well Parul has been busy, very busy since! She's added a new cutie to her family, she's published a new book, she's had a few run-ins with a yoga instructor who apparently needs to run his own boot camp, and she's been decorating(!!!) I don't know how she does it (all), but OMG, the results are astounding! Now, I have to admit that I'm a recent entrant into her loooong list of devoted followers (yes, I know, I was hiding under a rock all this time!), but Parul's blog has quickly become one of my must-reads! It isn't everyone who can make you guffaw-out-loud (GOL--new terminology!) and leave you with a lump in your throat. Oh, she's good! Settle into your comfy seat, grab-a-bag-of-popcorn-and-supersized-fizzy-drink good! And this is the entrance to her lovely home.....
LOVE that carved mirror. The brass hooks are from a recent trip to Kerala. Tealight-lantern--she confesses to be addicted to tealights!
I love that wooden vase! Her walls spill golden warmth and sunshine--love that color!
She recently added some impressionist prints and shelves to her dining area.
The dining room with fresh flowers. She loves greenery and has managed to create her own oasis in the middle of the fast-paced jam-packed city!
An assortment of frames, a vintage map (print), a newspaper article, a vintage (reproduction) clock. Who says good design needs big moolah?
Love how the print just pops against the Amul-butter yellow wall!
What a neat way to store those magazines--I love baskets!
I'll let her do the talking here..."I wanted these words for the longest time. I left out the '& Carry On' bit. As long as I am calm, I will carry on no?" :D
Her new writing desk, where many more stories will be told!!
Her son's room; love those window treatments. The little guy is crazy for race cars, can you tell?
I just have to include this picture--her green oasis and "ghanta singh", her huge brass bell, that travelled all the way from Jaisalmer with her!
Ghanta is a much-beloved part of her household!! :) You can catch more pictures of her home here and here.
Don't you just love her fun quirky personality? You can always visit her blog, and if you want something that makes you smile till your cheeks ache, you must grab a copy of her new book "By the Water Cooler".
And if you hurry, you can enter a contest to win one of five SIGNED copies of her new book!! Contest ends October 31st, so make sure you enter now! (You don't need to have a blog, and it's open round the globe!). Get the deets here!
Credits: All Pictures courtesy Parul Sharma.
*This post title is inspired by Ruskin Bond's memoirs.