Monday, April 18, 2011

What is a home?

What is a home? We all strive for an ideal home, but what does that really mean? I like to think of it as a journey.......your home represents who you are and what you become over the years. A friend that knows your deepest secrets, it knows all that's good and all that's bad :-) I know I am rambling...........but then that's just the way I am! Don't we all love our home and think of it as our safe haven? My home is far from perfect and I like it that way. The family room, the kitchen, the loft and all our bedroom's........practically the entire house  is the kid's playground :-) However, I must admit that I protect my living room a bit zealously!! It's very rarely used and only when we entertain. Surprisingly, everyone at home respects this space. It's the only area in my house where you will not see toys thrown around! This was not always the case. The kids did venture in there with curiosity and there were damages..................but I am happy to share that the fascination has worn off :-)

When the rest of the house feels like a tornado has hit it..............my living room is my sanctuary :-) I like to believe that over the years my family feels the same way. We can all live in hope :-) What do you feel?  Does it help to define spaces?

 



Images: My home

33 comments:

tarabhatt said...

beautiful vase and buddha...

Amrita Tripathy said...

waah... thats lovely...! so great feel just by reading ur blog.. wondering if i get to visit it it real..! :P

SuhaelAmrita said...

Wow! Besides the obvious jaw droping moment looking at the lavender carnetions in the silver pot; I loved your lamp! Your house is so beautiful...you must be such a beautiful human too!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely display. The vase and flowers are beautiful!

Geetha said...

Oh Anu...love the 'hurricane lamp' table lamp! Silver are awesome as always! Specially when the rates have rocketed up! ;-)

Geetha said...

And yes well said! In ours, we spend most of our time in the living room. And you can see stuff around even over there. But my daughter does clear up hers thankfully!:-)

Kanelstrand said...

It is good that you can manage to have at least one room in order! But isn't it always like that when you have kids :)

Shanthi said...

WOW I just that love that Lantern lamp.

Rekha said...

Oh boy, I am so in love with those flowers and the buddha...please do link this gorgeous post to the Spring Summer Fest @ The Key Bunch.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Dear Anu ... Your photos are lovely and it's nice that there is respect for that one space in your home! Home is where the heart is, that's what I always say!

Tampha said...

What lovely ambience! Loved your blog & collection of photos :) looking forward to your posts

Emreen said...

Lovely lovely images.... Love the flower arrangement...the silver vases... and the buddha..

GB said...

Lovely pictures. Unfortunately my living room is by the entrance to the house and a section of it is a high-traffic area for kids. I've sort of cordoned off an area of the living room, my only sanctuary (apart from the home office) but I so know what you mean! Legos are the bane of my existence!

Shalini said...

Oh yes, I like to define my spaces too, and hopefully will be able to once Elisha is older as well. A little peaceful corner is a good reprieve from a hectic day.

Yamini Kaur said...

Love the whole setting of the table.. you are genius !! Wish you'd take assignments to do up people's home.. do you or have you thought about it ?

Hobby time said...

I simply love the lamp. There is always that Indian touch to every deco of yours with that wow factor of style.

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Very well said, Anu.

Your living room corner looks gorgeous, love your silver vase and other wares. The buddha statue is so calm....adds to the sanctuary feel.

Poppy said...

Hi Anu, I'm your fan and follower... I love how beautiful the pink carnation looks next to those awesome silver collection.. very pretty vignette.. Have a great week.. drop in and say hello when you get a chance!!

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Sudha said...

can your pictures be any more perfect :)

Susan said...

Love your photos, Anu. I feel it's important to make one's home a reflection of our personalities. To me, I must also surround myself with beauty. Home, to me, is a a safe haven----a place where I can go to rest and relax. Susan

Marnie said...

Beautiful photographs (as usual)
x Marnie {3pickles}

Stacy Curran said...

Anu, thank you or your comment on my blog! I am so glad you directed me here....I love this blog! I'm following yo on google friends, hope you can do the same for me! Thanks again
Stacy @ www.conspicuousstyle.com

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Lovely pictures of your living room. We all need a spot that makes feel all good inside. thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower now.

bj said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that amazing lamp. Beautiful photos....:)
I am a new follower.
xo bj

sueskitchen said...

Beautiful inspiration Anu...thank you!

Rachana Saurabh said...

Lovely arrangement Anu

suruchi said...

Hi Anu,
You have a beautiful blog...so much to read and also feast the eyes on...
I’m loving it:-)
And these pics of your home are fab and show some meticulous care, no matter what you say:-)

G. S. said...

I always try to keep my living room area company ready. The lavender flowers with the silver is beautiful!
Thanks for the nice comment.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again. :D I was logged in gmail not my blog account when left message. Thought I would let you know.

Pat said...

These images are absolutely gorgrous. The vignette, breathtaking!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

Sue said...

I used to be of the mind set that my home should be "picture perfect" and ready for company at any given time. I have since relaxed and now live comfortably. If there are books and quilts all about, it now looks lived in and comfy to me. LOL
Love that lantern lamp of yours! ~ Sue

abeachcottage said...

Lovely post and love that lamp! :) Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

Roopini V said...

Lovely arrangement :) Great pieces... I am in love with your blog, it inspires me a lot.
Roopini,
Let's Make It Lovely

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