Sunday, January 24, 2021

Maadhumita's Curated Abode in Singapore

I am delighted to begin my first post of the year 2021 with a Home Tour. Maadhumita's Mukherjee's home in Singapore  evokes an old world charm  that is infused with an impeccable personal style. It is like walking into a beautifully curated space with the most delightful accessories. 

It is a warm and elegant home, well layered with textures and patterns that all blend together perfectly.  I asked Maadhumita to describe her style in her own words so here goes.

"We have been away from India for the last 35 years, but my heart and soul are still there. My love for antiques or vintage items came from growing up in colonial homes on the outskirts of Kolkata. Those were huge bungalows with wooden staircases, verandas with balustrades and filled with polished teakwood furniture. Scouting for old teakwood furniture is my passion. I have brought home many old broken-down pieces of furniture and restored them. My four-poster Burma teak bed is an antique which I picked up from one of the shops selling old furniture in Kolkata. The city used to be a haven for old furniture but nowadays it’s difficult to get genuine pieces.  Despite that, I still browse the shops, scouting for vintage artifacts. Vintage things appeal to me. The walls of my home are covered with paintings and unique traditional pieces like framed prabhavalis. These artworks create a focal point and give the room a finished look. Artworks can be photographs, simple fabrics that are framed or even children’s drawings. They don’t need to be expensive. 

My husband and I started collecting quite early. We used to buy artworks of unknown artists who are quite famous now. Only later did I go for more well-known contemporary artists from Bengal. Fresh flowers and indoor plants give my home a fresh look. 

I have learned a lot from my mother. She was a big inspiration. She used to keep a beautiful home. I start with a neutral palette and add cushions, artifacts, carpets and lamps to introduce color to my rooms.

After living in Singapore for many years I have come to appreciate handicrafts from Thailand, Myanmar, China and Vietnam. I have a collection of bells from Thailand and Myanmar. Additionally,  Chinese calligraphy brushes with lovely handles are on my coffee table.  I also have wooden lotuses from Chiang Mai hanging above my bed. Each piece is beautifully handcrafted.

My home in Kolkata is ready and we plan to go back very soon"

What a fascinating journey don't you think? Thank you Maadhumita for sharing your haven with the readers of My Dream Canvas. Wishing you all the best for your journey back to Kolkata. I am sure you will weave your magic there too. MDC will be waiting for a home tour part 2 from India :) It was hard to pick a favorite nook in her home as every corner is a delightful mosaic of interesting and colorful pieces.

My own love for vintage and colonial pieces made me instantly connect with so much of her home :) Do follow her on Instagram where she shares snippets of her home. Sharing a few images from her lovely abode on the blog today.....

This painting of Durga has my heart :)


I love this vignette with the lovely bells.

Images : Maadhumita Mukherjee and subject to copyright.


Annie das said...

Madhumita's home has always been my favourite. It screams of elegance and eclectic chic. So glad that you have featured her home. So well deserved. Looking forward to her new home tour now.

Mohua Chakraborty said...

Maadhumita's home is decorated with so much love and keen aesthetics!

My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you so much for stopping by to read the feature.

My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Annie. Yes her home is truly gorgeous­čśŐ

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