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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happy Basant ... 2019

 Its the day we mark first day of spring in India ... the season of Basant for us ... a very short and sweet one ... but never the less we celebrate it with a lot love. As for our team at Rajee Sood Home ... our window is all ready.

  ... our cushions in bright yellow mark our window with the symbolic Basant Panchami colour.

... last year we had bright yellow flowers all over the outside of the store ... this year ... we brought in tons of greens and these cutsie- toosie buterflies flutters on our glass panels ...

our styling projects get the team so excited ... that this year they just could not wait for me ... while I have been a bit distracted with other projects ... the butterflies were all cut out and ready ... thank God I arrived on time ... or ... else no telling where all they'd be fluttering around. 

Growing up close to nature ... I realise now ... my subconscious craves to see the seasons change.While just a few miles out of the city the mustard fields are burgeoning with yellow colour blossoms... that sway in the gentle breeze ... under the soft winter sun rays. Yess ... yesssss ... nostalgic much ... :))

Well, as for us city dwelling designers ... we bring the nature in ... in our own version.

 Hope you enjoyed a peek into our boutique store window ... here's to a great year and a beautiful spring.

                           ....................        HAPPY BASANT TO YOU ALL         .................

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Passing of a Legend ... Mario Buatta

pic. courtsey ... pinterest

Call him the prince of Chintz ... or the legendery Interior Designer ... either way his signature style is something that leaves an impression on anyone studying the art of Interior Design. For me its been more then 20 yrs ... but it feels like just like yesterday ... sitting in my design school library and going through his books and books about his works ... it was always awe inspiring. Yes, it was intriguing... how a man could have a style so subtle. Sure his love for Chintz is not miss able ... but his use of the colour and details was just as amazing.
His demise sure leaves a void.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rajee Sood Design Studio's and the spirit of design ...

 A bit of tribal in me ... the free spirit ... the bohemian heart and love for all things eclectic. At Rajee Sood Design Studio's we love creating  and  designing  for the urban home ... all that comes, with so much story behind it. 
The embroidered patches have been a story in the making ... a while now. 

The looks we create fit right in ... in homes that are curated ... collected ... where memories are special and passion of the owners shines off every piece.

 As our collections at the boutique grow ... so do the possibilities of mix and match. The entire range of these cushions ...'The Gypsy Soul' ... is now available at the boutique. 

  Available as patches on our chevron jacquard's and also fully embroidered cushions with custom inserts. We pay great attention to details ... the finish  ... without impressing upon the work which is created by a craftsman from lands so far.
A collection of pieces that talk about the gypsy tribes that migrated over centuries ... in regions ranging from central asia  to the costs of the gulf of Kutch. Today the political boundaries separate them ... but their cultural practises and lifestyle still has faint and nostalgic strings attached to their past. And who knows it be our past as well ... all of us who come from this region at some geographical point or the other.

 Their are a few similar stitches ... in pieces that may be from Kutch and then a few from Central Asia ... the selection of bright colours ... at times almost neonish is uncannily similar.
The tassels that come from kuch had more felt like pompoms ... those from Central Asia had beads. As a layman working with pieces that are symbols of cultural heritage ... I love the journey to explore.

The use of silver metallic thread was abundant in Central Asian pieces ... the beaded edging is so intricate ... our modern city karigars refuse to do that kind of harrdwork. Ofcourse, we have the craftsmanship ... but in the fast paced city ... the craftsmen are also chasing quick work. Which makes such detailed handwork more special.

 The colour choices  ... talks of happy people ... the bunches of tiny beads ... make me wonder about the women crafting these details as they sit huddled together lost as deep in the craft they practise as they are in the gossip they catch up on.
These pieces most often are made of threads and fabric that are vegetable dyed ... so we take special care working with them ... lest the colour bleed and ruin the work.

When we get these patches they are not all in the pristine condition. And there comes in the hardwork that our city karigar's put in. Making a very detailed piece ... but crudely finished tribal piece ... into a piece with the finess that a urban home will enjoy.
Each piece that will make its way into your home ... has had craftsmen labour over it ... working and wondering what they may be fashioning. It started out as a piece of cultural expression in a far off remote region ... collected by traders looking for piece of exotica ... stumbled before the eyes of us designers ... tickling out creative souls and here we are bringing to you cushions ... that you can look ... love and admire ... discover your own tales every time your precious pieces are a conversation starter.
 These modern day heirloom pieces are a limited collection. So incase you are looking to have a peek at all our pieces ... drop by our boutique today. Or directly message us at rajeessodhome(at)gmail(dot)com. Ref. 'The Gypsy Soul Collection"

We are located at -

C-42, Nirvana Courtyard,
Gurgaon - 122018

 Ph - 0124 4005007

( Enjoy the experience of shopping at the boutique homestore ... curated by an Interior Design Studio. Call our store to book an appointment today for a personal consulting session. For more details ... e-mail us at rajeesoodhome(at)gmail(dot)com )

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy 1st Birthday to Rajee Sood, a boutique home store...



Our heartfelt thankyou going out to all our readers ... followers  and customers.Thankyou for making our adventurous foray into bric- n - mortar retail such a success.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Nari Shakti Awards 2018 ... Congratulations ... Ambica... :)

Acknowledging the woman who is contributing so much in the art and heritage scene in India. Knowing Ambica and her work ... I am so thrilled to have her share this wonderful news and pictures of the beautiful ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As news of her receiving the Nari Shakti Award reaches me ... it is instant moment of elation. Truly what she does at Art Ichol (www.artichol.com) ... is absolutely worthy of the award she received. It does take a woman of grit and passion to do what she does and has achieved.

Her recent exhibition ' Disappearing Dialogs ' ... at Bikaner House in Delhi ... stands testament to how she brings together so many genre's of art ... preserving the local culture ...  the opportunity to sooo ... many artists to come together  and create such stunning art.
If you are not familiar with Art Ichol ... do find them here on face book and here for their website.

Congratulations on the amazing honour  ... Ambica Sabherwal Beri. You inspire so many of us.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

# Indian Spring ... ;)

 It is always nagging me ... the thought as to why I have given up blogging. Time and again I do come back to try the same hand at it ... but something feels amiss. Well ! I get a lot of queries if I'll get back ...  honestly, I am going to give it a shot again.
So here goes ... sharing another of our rituals you all may be so familiar with. My lil' one and I are so crazy about getting the back flowers and twigs from our sojourns into the world outside... :) ... this time I got these gorgeous blossoms from her school ... yes, the entire school bag full of them ... :)
Here, in North India we have a very short spring ...  it starts on the Basant Panchami Day ( official first day of Indian Spring according to our lunar calendar) ... and we'll probably be done by a little into March.
But the blossoms on the trees around shall be spectacular ...  as these ... from the India Coral tree. Soon to follow are the Semul ( red silk cotton) ... Gul mohar ...  Laburnum. oh! ofcourse the Kachnar (Bauhinia) is blooming like crazy these days ... but I am waiting for that time when forests come alive with the Teshu (Flame of the forest).

Not sure why we jump from winter directly to summer ...  short but truly spectacular is our Indian Spring ... I suddenly have a new found fascination for this time of the year... :)
How about you ...  cause I know I haven't even covered half the blossoms out there ... I do find my self hastagging my posts with spring thoughts as #indianspring ... would love to bring more attention to this gorgeous time of the year here in India ... what do you think ... have you got some great #indianspring stories at your end ... ;)
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