My new Abode.. (Picture Post)

This post is long overdue. Thanks to T and P for reminding me to do this.
The new home is doing wonders to my system. There is this positive energy about the place which has me all pepped up. Touchwood!!!
There is a lot to be done to do up the place. Right now we have the basic structure in place. I will be gradually doing up the house like I want to. Aman has put a budget freeze on any house expenditure for a while. There is a reason for that too which I will share with you eventually.

Lets start with how the setting sun appears from my balcony!!


The first one is the view from the living room balcony and the second is the view from the bedroom balcony.


This is the drawing room and the dining room (notice the curtains !!!)


That’s the sitting area.. The opening on the left is the kitchen


And this is the master bedroom

And these are my prized paintings!!!

I just realized I have no pictures on the Kitchen and the other bedroom.

So this is where I now live. I know a lot has to be done. My drawing room desperalty needs a new rug and some fancy settees. Those cane chairs are actually meant for the balcony.
But like I said its budget freeze as of now as something big will happen soon!!! Keep guessing!!!

Updated – as an afterthought why don’t you all pick it up as a tag. Its simple, take the reader through a virtual tour of your house!! Give it shot.

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37 Responses to My new Abode.. (Picture Post)

  1. Pinku says:

    >hey it looks so very good….and know what i like best? the airyness of the place…all essentials there…yet not cluttered…may I suggest the addition of some indoor plants to prettify the place?

  2. >The greenary outside your home is almost the same as mine. Best-Wishes for sweet-home.Cheers !!!

  3. Solilo says:

    >Its beautiful. Change is always good. Hmm…what’s the surprise? 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    >congratulations on new place. Cynic in Wonderland

  5. Deeps says:

    >Hey,its beautiful!I particularly liked the majlis-the sitting area on the floor!Now c’mon spill the surprise..cant wait to know:)

  6. Jagjit says:

    >Beautifully done. Are you an interior designer, btw? I like the way it’s done up. I’dd need suggestions from you soon. 🙂 🙂

  7. mindspace says:

    >nice nice.. i left long comment earlier but it doesnt show up here :(wattaway !! u leave us guessing all random things. hmmmphhrrr :::D

  8. Iya says:

    >@ Pinku – Thanks!! Yes the place is quite spacious and airy.. plus there is a lot of natural lightning too. These pics are clicked in the afternoon and I have not switched on any light…yes, plants are something I will get soon enough, for the balcony as well as some for keeping indoors..@ Hobo – Thanks!!@ Solilo – thanks, gotta wait for the surprise.. I am keeping my fingers crossed!!@ Cyn – thanks, again anon??@ Deeps – thanks, u guys are so sweet…As for the surprise, let it happen first.. will surely share with u..@ Jagjit – ha, u r being kind.. I am no interior designer and how much I still want to do there…but thanks…

  9. Iya says:

    >@ Tara – please leave ur comment again..i want to read..and surprise it is…actually mom says dont shout about things before they happen so this time i am listening to her..

  10. >Congrats for the change..it looks awesome…i have recently started following ur blog…n i love the way u pen thoughts..simple yet touching…keep writing!Cheers !…Do visit mine!tk care,A

  11. mindspace says:

    >bhaiyya, tareef ki thi bahut sari!!! cant retype.Golden words are not to be repeated.. says mom. hehee..n u hv already whispered abt the things beforehand.. n u know that:)me off to do the guesswork with masood now 😉

  12. Masood says:

    >Ohhoo…check out!!! New home n all. Waah waah…I remember that 29″ TV or rather the chicken we had while watching that TV 😉 Aman, man, imagine…3 yrs down the line I still remember that chicken.Let do a house warming party….Chicken again? What say?! You keep changing house and we keep coming for the chicken!

  13. Iya says:

    >@ Hopeless Romantic – Thank u so much for the kind words.. will see u around..@ Tara – 😦 i love tareef.. mere ko tareef mangta hai..and i know wht u guys are thinking and let me clarify this is not the case…MAsood ka bhi dimag bahut chalta hai…@ Masood – u come dear, we will party everyday.. kya dubai ja ke baitha hai…namma b’lore misses u..and let me tell aman tht u still remember the chicken..he will make some and send it to u ;0

  14. Masood says:

    >Me and Tara are on chat scheming and guessing what could be the surprise. Thinking of bribing Aman to let us in on the secret. How much do you trust your hubby? 😉

  15. Iya says:

    >@ Masood – go try ur luck with him..he wont budge..now u guys have made it so big..and its not what u r thinking.. will update u when we chat..

  16. Monika says:

    >lovely lovely house….whats the surprise girl, we are all curious 🙂 but my mind is running wild and i have a gut feeling i am close 😉

  17. Mumbai Diva says:

    >very nice :)i particularly like the views from both balconies. The house looks large and airy. And I love your dining table.waiting for the surprise to be revealed…… 🙂

  18. >Nice…very nice….and any house with a balcony wins my heart. that little bit of open space to call your own. I love the curtains and how the light shines through them and the painting and the shape of your dinning table. I miss bean bags here. Used to have a couple thrown around my tv area in India. they are so damn bloddy expensive here that it makes sense to buy proper furnitures instead.

  19. Avaran says:

    >oh bng has so much of visible scenery (or ill stick to ‘greenery’) still? hmmm…

  20. Iya says:

    >@ Monika – Thanks, so when r u visiting?As for the surprise, i know what u r thinking but maam such is not the case..will tell u when we chat..@ Mumbai Diva – thanks, now when r u comin’ to b’lore..The surprise is not that big ya, but my putting it here has raised so much expectations..@ A – thanks for appreciating my curtains..they are bloddy expensive but i like them..and i love my bean bag too.. gotta buy some more for me and aman fight over it a lot..@ Avaran – B’lore is pretty green, much nore than any other so called big cities..dunno why u asked that..

  21. Sujata says:

    >Very nice post. Almost wished I was in India. I like your style. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Serendipity says:

    >Very cool. I like the Dining Table! :)Im moving too..this weekend in fact.I love the Egyptian scroll.. A friend (The Nomad from my blog) got me one from her trip to Egypt which has my name in the Heiroglyphic script next to Iicius, the god of love and frienship 🙂

  23. deluded says:

    >and you live where? he askedheaven. she replied

  24. Anonymous says:

    >Nice house and who said u dont like doing household tasks. It’s kept very neatly. A perfect place to relax after a tiring day.

  25. Reflections says:

    >Ur paintings look beautiful!!!!!And ur view looks really good……..u’ll have no problems killing time:-))

  26. >What a lovely home, Iya! I love the decor, specially the curtains and the paintings. The bean bag looks super comfy and the view is to kill for. Great work making the house a home, girl! 🙂

  27. Imp's Mom says:

    >OOOO Luv the curtains & the paintings! Simple, Neat and not over done… I just love it. The view, the bean bag and the dining table…at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I love it :PBeautiful Home Iya!

  28. Solilo says:

    >Iya, I think I know the surprise 😉

  29. >Lovely paintings, and very nice curtains!! I love houses which are clutter free with lots of natural light – yours is like that… And nothing like a pretty view every morning!What’s your surprise?

  30. Mama - Mia says:

    >very very nice! 🙂 i loove the red n white combo of curtains! very pwetty and lovey! :)and the paintings nice too! and how do we come to know about the surprise?! :)cheers!abha

  31. >hey.. nice place. is this whitefield or hosur road or?

  32. Iya says:

    >@ Sujata – it so nice of you to say that, thanks@ Serendipity – wow, u make the painting seem so exotic.. i picked it up from b’lore itself.. @ Deluded – oh man, I am drooling over your comment..@ Anonymous – somehow it feels I know this anonymous person, why don’t you sign off your name next time!!

  33. Iya says:

    >@ Reflections – the problem is I don’t have time to kill  @ Mystic Margarita – thanks lady, how is your home coming along? All set?@ Imps Mom – you are super kind.. so when is ur next trip to Bangalore??

  34. Iya says:

    >@ Solilo – then tell me too!!@ IHM – thank u thank u.. little that I could do and so glad you like it!!!@ Abha – thank u my dear.. the surprise is not at all a big deal.. but the way I wrote makes it look so big.. me guilty.. will discuss when we meet..@ Sneha – thanks, its on Sarjapur Road..

  35. Ekta says:

    >Iya… I dont have anything in particular to mention as I love just everything about your house…:)Ans yes, I would definitely drop a comment on your blogs here on…

  36. Mampi says:

    >i so want to do that, becos i shiftd too.but i want to show off the outdoors more than the indoors for i value that more than anything else.

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