Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Meena's SivalayaDesigns & The Shop At MDC

My Dream Canvas gives me the opportunity to share the work of some of the nicest and most talented people from around the world.  Meena Sriram and MDC have had a long association and its wonderful to feature her again today! Meena is a lady with immense talent and creativity. Last year in September, I also featured Meena's mom beautiful home in Coorg, India. You can view the post here.

Meena has recently tried her hand at brush lettering and hand lettering . This is her latest passion and she is completely in love with this art form. Her interest has lead her to start her Etsy store and her work is also available at a  Gear Bubble store called SivalayaDesigns. This is where she is selling 
original pieces of hand lettering art . Her aim is to try her hand at digital downloads as well.

Thanks Meena for sharing your work with my readers. We wish all the very best in your new venture!

Here are some samples of her work and they are delightful.......










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My little online boutique has launched its Spring collection. Click HERE to visit the store!







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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trends vs Sentimentality

Summer is making its way through to my neck of the woods! I am sorry for missing in action! I have ben busy with my parents in town. It was my mother's 70th birthday last month and my entire family gathered at my place to celebrate the big day. I feel to fortunate that we were able to make this happen. As the years are passing by family time seems to have become one of the most important things I want to focus on.


My new hardwood floors have brought about a change in me! While, I always felt the need to declutter, I feel the need even more so now! I want my home to feel bright and airy. People always ask " What's your style" For me, its simple, comfort combined with style and the desire to surround myself with the things I love is my thing:) Often magazines and bloggers comment on what style is in and what's out! While it makes for an interesting read, I often wonder if you would throw out something just because its no longer trendy. What if you love it and enjoy looking at it everyday? What are your thoughts? How does one settle the tussle between trends vs sentimentality?

Are you striking the right balance? Do share your thoughts....






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Monday, April 16, 2018

Inspiring Interiors on MDC

A picture is more than a thousand words and this one certainly is!! I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this lovely image of a SoHo loft in New York. The faded elegance and the distressed patina of the brick wall, to the beautiful fiddle leaf plant to the lovely pop of color against the white chair......there is so much to love!

To know more about this exquisitely curated home and its talented owners click here!  What are some of your favorite elements from the three spaces featured below? My list is endless but I would love to know yours :)

Here's wishing you a very Happy Monday and an awesome week ahead!! Stay tuned for a regular series called Inspiring Interiors right here on MDC!!







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Saturday, April 7, 2018

April Showers & A Lovely Weekend


I wish my weekend could look as dreamy as this.......alas I have tonnes of spring cleaning to do and we are heading for some stormy weather as well.  However, I can certainly wish you a lovely weekend filled with magic and some day dreaming.....

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