Monday, October 1, 2012

Home Tour (A Collector's Haven)

I am happy to bring back my favorite series on MDC......."Home Tours". Moushumi Palits's home in London is a collectors haven! When Moushumi sent me a few pictures of her home for the Stories to Share series, I had to ask her to send me more :) Here is a little bit about about Moushumi in her own words. " I love decorating and am also a junk collector who loves to bring back little memories from each of my travels".

Moushumi is also a fellow blogger and blog at Rainbows and Cloudbursts. Make sure you check out her lovely site. A mother of twins, a decor enthusiast and an avid photographer.......she is a gal after my own heart!!

Welcome to Moushumi's eclectic abode in London.My favorite picture from her house is this close up of her antique Tibetan apothecary cabinet........





A shot of her living room. Here is a full view of the cabinet above. This cabinet is one of her most precious possessions. The wooden Buddha is from Thailand and the chairs are called Emperor chairs and are from China........




Another of my favorite shots of Moushumi's home. A framed hand woven tapestry from one of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago and a kilim from Turkey on the floor gives this space a colourful and vibrant look.........

What a lovely idea!!!



The dining table itself is an old door that she got cut into a table. The table has a rough and rustic surface that adds to the charm. The lady who sold her the table added 4 wooden flowers on the edges to soften the rustic look.

It really is a stunning table...............





A picture of her beautiful bench made of teak. Moushumi found this quite by  accident while driving through a narrow lane in Jakarta. There is an amusing story that goes with it :) She found the bench coated in dust and the shopkeeper was using it to take his afternoon siesta. Moushumi says that she was determined to have it . She bargained for the first time in her life and finally brought it home........

Her story sounds very similar to what happened to me in Bali :)




An usual find from Indonesia........a beautiful diya......




Her favorite corner in her kitchen area where she unwinds during the day........





I hope you have enjoyed visiting Moushumi's home. I had a hard time picking only eight images from the collection of photographs she sent me. Every inch of her home looks well loved and you can clearly feel her passion for decorating.

Thank you Moushumi for sharing your home with the readers of MDC. Please leave your comments for Moushumi and I will make sure she gets to see them and answers any questions you might have.


Images: Copyright Moushumi Palit.

18 comments:

Alpana said...

Hi,

I would appreciate if you could post some pics of her home....Thanks

Love love love it....

reshma sharma said...

I am so happy to see Moushumi's home on MDC. She is a totally adorable and a lovable person and not only great with interiors, she's a great cook, photographer and a wonderful mother and oh I forgot to add, a great writer too. Moush , lovely home . I know you will take this warmth along with you wherever you go :)

Sudha said...

cant believe she put together such a lovely home in UK :)...everything is so precious and drool worthy

Alpana said...

I meant some more with a full view of her living room.

Priti said...

What a beautiful home Moushumi owns! I am going to "steal" the framed tapestry idea. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Sharon said...

lovely home - but this post was like an appetizer - waiting for the main course and dessert to be served:)

love
sharon

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

beautiful house!!!!!

Amrita Tripathy said...

lovely collection and so apt is your title..!

Shanthi said...

Lovely home Moushmi! and thanks Anu for sharing it.

kanchana said...

tho i have never met Moushumi...she is in my writing course. I am in Mumbai and she in London. In our mails, I refer her as M...not inspired by Bond!! till date i just knew that M is a fab photographer and a good writer...M...wot a house. truly beautiful!! hope to meet u in person some day, see your beautiful home...wow!!

The Cute Corner House said...

Just awesome...Love the way she has styled her home with different facets of Buddha..One of my favourite subjects too..And that Bench from Jakarta...
*I DIED*

Rama said...

Lovely....awesome!!! words fail. Your house looks super duper gorgeous!!!
Congratulations Moush, you have done a fantastic job!

Moushumi - Rainbows and Cloudbursts said...

Thank you so so much everyone! Spent the day cooking for a dinner party so finally saw all these comments and all I can say is I am going to be on cloud nine for the rest of the week! :)
Thank you once again Anu! :)
Alpana, I will put some pictures up on my FB page. Soon. :)
Priti, please do not get a glass put on the tapestry when you get it framed. Will make it really heavy and unstable. This is what the frame guy who framed it for me advised me!
Rama, thanks sweets!
Kanchana, Reshma, seriously you guys are God's gift to my ego! :)
The Cute Corner House - ha ha. I *died* too when I saw that bench. It literally called out to me! Stopped the car and ran to it! :)

Manju said...

The decor is awesome my dear sis and so are the pictures. Many a times I have been to your home and each time I have been enamored by the of your decor and warmth of your heart. You are the best and I am really proud of you.

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

beautiful moushmi..nice to know you through Anu..

Soupi said...

lovely home

Ruby said...

Wonderful house Moushumi,thanks Anu for sharing.

A Treat for the Senses said...

You have a beautiful home Moushami ! Love your sense of style. Inspiring, to say the least ! Karishma.

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