Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A home with a heart ......

Hello folks! It's been a really long time since I last posted something here. This favourite place of mine is so neglected at times but today I am going to make it up. So gear up to visit one of the coziest and warmest homes I have come across. We shall knock on the doors of Momi Mazumdar Mukherjee and her family in Mumbai. Before walking into her space here is a little into how we met up. The social media has been a place where I have made friends with some wonderful people. Momi is one such person; talented and warm-hearted. I would always get drawn to her colourful home whenever she posted snapshots of her home in the social media. My wish to see her home grew so strong that one fine day, I requested Momi to show me her home! And the lady obliged! So here it is; a beautiful home of a happy family. Here's some of her thoughts and her HOME :-D......

Style is a personal sensibility which happens; effortlessly, without a thought put in; in everything that one does... Eat, sleep, play, love, dress, travel, cook, live and all other verbs in between.
It is an extension of our beings and personalities.
The more staged it is or borrowed, the more short lived it is and less easy and comfortable it gets.
My innate style of living would fall into a lot of categories : classic, arty, bohemian, preppy, shabby chic, country, contemporary or a mix of two or more depending upon my mood.
Our each house has looked different and has reflected our experiences, our emotions, our travels, our latest hobbies and gifts from friends who travel or create or just remembered us when they went shopping.
This time round I have felt minimalistic in nature, to do away with clutter (organised  please), to do away with excesses, unwanted, and the bright hues which I generally love... Because that's how I feel.... Blame it on the aging process 😀 or maybe just attaining nirvana 😇
Space in the new home has also helped ... After 13 years of living in Hotels or 2BHKs in Bombay, we definitely take space seriously and worship the fact, that we have it now.
So nothing is new really, a mix as always from Chor Bazaar, Good Earth, Local stores of places I visited or stayed in, Fabindia, Ikea, CAC, Freedom Tree, art exhibitions, Artists' studios and  the roadside.... Just with a change of colour palette.
The durries will come in the second phase or when I feel the need for the home to change a bit, or when I like something... The whole process has to be organic.
So that's us; Mahika, me and Basav in terms of space.
P.S. : The smart people judge others by their shoes; the smartest, judge them by their home.

Well, Momi, thank you for that compliment! I am smart :-) :-).... People, wasn't that a gorgeous home? I loved everything about this home; like I said before, warm, cozy with a lived-in feel. Thank you Momi for taking us into your home :-) and showing us around.....
Gorgeous blue! Come on in to take a tour of this ' jolli appartement'......                  
part of the living area, the solid wood creating a warm feel....the interesting knick-knacks adding an element of  quirk.....

a close up of the living area.......

The entry with its 'wall of frame' :-)

Art work, photographs, pretty artifacts grouped together to create a 'look'...... 

Love those colourful tassles :-)

A closer look at the 'wall of frame'.......such an interesting display idea!

vignettes on the coffee table..... I can spot some pretty shells,too!

A well created nook......

 I heart this vignette! Is that a beetel nut cracker? Such artistic pieces !

The perfect corner to curl up with cups of chai and a good book.......

Can't take my eyes off from this gorgeous place! And what a splendid view!

Momi has created such simple yet eye catching vignettes out of common  things! 

Books and knick knacks on display in a green corner!

And do I spot some pretty charcoal paintings?

And one of my favourite spots in the Mukherjee home :-)

Garden accessories make this place a pretty spot!

Pretty colours all around making this place one of the prettiest spots in the house!

Gorgeous, pretty, beautiful, cool, green, and the list goes on and on..........

And we are into the jolly and happy kitchen where many a delightful meal is churned out by the members who  have a love for good food!

Love everything about your cheerful kitchen, Momi :-)

Look at all those colourful glass!

And we come back to the passage......warm and inviting ......the Kathakali mask steals the show!


  1. This home has such a beautiful colorful heart !! Its so vibrant, am in love, V!! Thank You for sharing :) !

    1. Peeli, you are always there to encourage:-)

  2. Woa! Genuinely stylish and yet very accessible and 'lived in'.

    1. Thank you C for stopping by. Glad you liked the home :-)

  3. Loved your write up, as have loved momi' warm home through the pictures she posts on Facebook. ��

    1. Thank you so much Anupama! Am so glad that you liked the tour guide, too :-)

  4. The warmth and creativity shine out of little nooks and corners, as they do, from the words of love and affection for Momi and her home!!! Loved it! Manjri Varde