Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Photo Shoot and a wake up call ...



 Past two days have been crazy ... I had an appointment for an interview and a photoshoot at home ... it was a very reluctant, yes ... because somewhere in the maze of all things we get involved in... in settling in, I let go off a lot of doing up in the house ... it was a wake up call and a great one ...

 ... I felt completely guilty and pathetic at the same time ... quite like the same feeling when you bake a cake and it collapses on you in the middle of the baking ... ;)

 ... God! I have a new home  ... I have to attend to making it look all gorgeous and the works ... aaah! ... phew!  ... o.k I haven't ... bet atleast some of you may share my sentiments ... :)

 ... its ironic ... but I actually love having guests and friends over ... keeps sloppy people like me in the check ... ;)

 ... it was a lot of last minute huffing and puffing  ... and truck loads of flowers  ;)... and the plants ...

 ... I really love the moment I carried the plants in ... they fit right in ...and  yep! I do a load of heavy dutywork around the place ... an ex-tomboy ... there you see, that 's why ladies have big cars and not because it makes them feel powerful on the road ... ;) ...o.k so that bit is actually fun tooo ... :)

 ... I was beginning to get concerned about the proportion of the space ... some how all the furniture looked dwarfed in this house ... the ol' trick with oversized plants ...worked just fine ... and am I glad ... got a great deal on those palms and ... suddenly the room feels a lot more snug and comfy ...

... everthing said and done about design ... but the look is just not complete if you don't add those small details ... they are the last straw literally ... styling ... its almost as if you need those props to complete the look. In our homes ... its the lil' things that compliment the space ... and the more they have to do with you ... the more it feels home ...
... as somebody said and all design schools and pundits always preach ... success of any design is all in the details ... yep!  ... it is ...
Does this post make you ... contemplative ... as my situation was ... do you love a wake up call ... I really need one everynow and then ... do share your thoughts ... would love to know what you feel ... :):)

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi rajee,

Am a silent admirer of ur blog , ur aesthetic style of bringing together all the elemnts!! Luved ur gorgeous side table with elephant legs ...where did u buy it?

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thankyou for coming over and leaving me your comments ... I often do wonder about the silent anonymous readers ...:)
The table you love ... its an inherited piece from my husbands side ... though I do remember seeing similar pieces some where ... the day I come across a source ... restassured you'll hear about it on the blog ... :)
Hoping to hear more often from you ... :)

Bennita said...

Simply fabulous. Thanks for the sneak preview of your beautiful home. Knowing you, I bet it will only get better and better. I love all the plants and flowers and especially the lovely silver kettle cum flower vase.......My favourite!! Keep going!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Stunning Rajee!!!
My fav, the tank shells and the jar with the glads:-) Yes, we all need a wake up call and I have enjoyed yours!!

Shanthi said...

Nice home Rajee. The wall with paintings is awesome. The brass and silver pots as flower holders are too good. Wish you many many cherished moments in the new home.

Sound Horn Please said...

Gosh! Everything looks absolutely gorgeous Rajee! Particularly the image of the metal vases and the huge glass vase with white flowers on the floor. Lovely!

Shweta said...

The plants are gorgeous. Take care of the beauties. I always feel that a home is never complete till you have some plants indoors. The flowers are gorgeous. And with your touch everywhere, the house looks stunning !!
Now waiting for some pictures of your lil garden / lawn.

Your Life Channel said...

What a sight for sore eyes - just gorgeous! You have fabulous taste, Rajee. Thanks for the utterly delicious eye candy.

Anonymous said...

I know EXACTLY the feeling you're feeling/going through today.. I have organized a three day open house exhibition for a new Emboridered Linen product I'm testing the waters if I should import from Vietnam or not.. anyway.. three days of all and sundry trapsying (300 invites went out.. how many will come?) through my house, and my house is also not ready for it! Thankfully i have till Thursday next week.. help.. what can you suggest I improve on?.. can I email you some pics of my loungeroom.. I need to display a bedroom/dining room with the linen range.. aah, why do we get involved like this Rajee?.. I too love it mind you... Jean from Brisbane.. jeanw@thecapeclub.com ps.. I love all your flowers you've done..plus your coffee tablescape.. well done Indeed a wake up call.

purplehomes said...

Rajee thanks for this beautiful tour of your warm and lovely home:) i so enjoyed being inside your home. Hope the photo shoot went off all good. Love,P

MindfulMeanderer said...

Beautiful!!!! :)

Monica said...

Hey Rajee,

Very pretty , I really love those green and white chairs in seating arrangement ( I think they r assorted na ???) But they sink so beautifully with overall arrangement.

All d best wid shoot

Monica

sharkara jain said...

The pictures are beautiful as usual Rajee, was wondering if you have completed your cluster wall...I am looking forward some more frequent posts from you...it's always a delight to read them..
Take care :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Bennita,
Wow... thankyou for all the lovely compliments ... the silver piece ... one of my fav.'s too ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anu,
Ah! HA! ... all fauji brats think alike ... ;)Thankyou for always dropping by and the having all goody words for the posts ...;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shanti,
Thankyou so much ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi there @ sound horn please,
I do love loads of shapes and textures in a room ... :)Adds a personal element to the room... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shweta,
The summers are what I am scared of ... when the A.C is not on ... the heat in the room can really kill these beautiful plants of mine ... :(
I am working around the garden ... not in a good shape to blog about... with two dogs and a kid ... plus some goofups here and there ... ;) ... hoping spring fairies to work some magic in my garden ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi there @ Your Life Channel,
Truly appreciate your lovely words ... I do hope you'd make time to leave me your comments and suggestions as often as you can ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Jean,
Hope your open house is coing along just wonderful ... I really enjoyed my home after this wake up call ... ;) ... thankyou ...:)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Prachi,
Do plan and drpo by some time ... bring Sara too ... Sarah would love it ... as for the photo shoot still waiting to see the results ... ;)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Shruti,
Thankyou ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Monica,
Almost all my pieces are assorted ... I enjoy co-ordinating them ... the matchy- math thingy doesn't quite happen with me ... ;) Thankyou sooo much ... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sharkara,
The cluster wall is still on going in fact the way I want it ... is to always have scope there for some new and fresh additions ... but I'll definitely do some more posts about the cluster walls ... :)

Vinita Ram said...

Dear Rajee,

It's been a long time since I enjoyed the visuals of a site so much. I am an avid collector myself and always need a wake up call to refresh the look - then it's changing the paintings, rugs, pulling out forgotten pottery and vases. A lot of fun, love being a magpie! Thanks for the wake up call and the very inspiring visuals. You have great taste and an intuitive sense of design!

V Ram

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Vinita,
Thankyou ... its sure nice to be loved and appreciated ... but yep! honestly every now and then I realise ... woopsie ... we have a mess ...:) ... I think I am going through that moment these days ...th eplace needs some real desperate overhauling ... :)) I need color on the walls ... now I think I am sure feelingbetter ...:)
Thanks for writing in to me ...:))

Vinita Ram said...

Hi Rajee,

Thanks for responding to each note, that's very nice. May I ask you for the name of the artist of the red woman painting is?

Regards,

Vinita

Rajee Sood said...

lol ... Vinita ... that would be an artist called Rajee Sood ... :):)

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