Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cozy corners in my home in Zürich...

This time I am sharing something different from the usual post of dining table decor .. Change feels very refreshing!! So today I am sharing my previous apartment in Zürich ..the cozy corners .. table tops.. everything besides dining table decor!!




My home decor would be best described as Indian/Asian decor with European influence.The first picture is of my living room..My living room revolved around the fireplace.. My fireplace mantel decor changed according to the seasons.. This particular picture is taken early this year when it was snowing.. My glass reindeer in his striking pose made it all look so merry to me..




This second picture is from the entrance to the living room .. I have tell you that I do not have much of  a green thumb ..yes thats right..you might wonder I see so many plants which look green and happy.. I think they are best and the most strongest and durable plants of all..This one is peace lily which apart from purifying the air , stays alive for many days without water..(at least mine did..lol) The paintings on the wall are mine.. The coziest corner for me was on the sofa ..I kept my laptop on its arm and surfed your beautiful blogs from there!!






This was the most peaceful corner in my house..with the Buddha statue ..behind are  wooden coasters I had brought from Malaysia. I am finally planning to use them for what are meant to be used as- coasters:)




Later on I changed its decor with some of my new paintings of Ganesha and it was the most relaxing and peaceful place in the home for both of us.. 






So finally some table top decor..Sharing today are my bedside table decor.. simple and practical..  I have a bad habit of sitting on the bed while painting..Its a creative corner:)) Luckily never splashed color here and there:) The Golden Pothos or silver vine grew in a reused jam bottle to which I tied a green ribbon..! The clock is a replica of the royal French clock..a souvenir from Paris. 






The other room had these lamps on the bedside table which I had decorated.. I got bored of the plain lamp shades so I just jazzed them up. Just so I don't get bored of this side, I made the other side with different pattern. The carved box is from India ..matryoshka dolls from Moscow..and the kiola is from Sydney and the bed linen is from Usa( I think JC penny)




The other side of the lamp shades..



Lastly this is the window sill near one of the corner windows where I could spend hours whenever I had time looking at the magnificent ZüriSee or lake Zürich.. 



On a clear full moon night we would sit there watching the moon ... its beautiful  reflection in the water.. It was very romantic!! Below is the picture of the view in summer..






Hope you guys liked the cozy corners.. table tops.. and other things in my home!! I loved my home in Zürich.. It was the only thing I felt sad before leaving.. But thats the part of being a global citizen:) I am looking forward to decorating my new home ... It would be fun!!


Check my tutorial here to see more to jazz up with lamps, carpets and coasters with ribbons and borders.. 














22 comments:

TheKeyBunch said...

Lovely post Purnima, lovely corners..and hey, the paintings are really nice..that's the advantage of being an artist, u don;t have to spend a bomb on art :)

An Open Book said...

U have such a beautiful home..loved everything esp the living space..
And that view is to die for:)

Smita Srivastava said...

Wow what a beautiful house ... the lovely paintings add a wonderful spirit to make it a perfect Home !!
Love the Ganesha n the women with children paintings...

notyet100 said...

liked all of ur paintings,.;-)
specially Ganesha,.:-)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Such a lovely home...that orchid is GORGEOUS!!

Blessings!
Gail

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv ur site....and the interiors in the pics...am following you as I m so so interested in home decors

Patricia Torres said...

Purnima.. i feel honoured.. what a lovely post.. What a gorgeous home you had in Zurich!! simply awesome!! I love the mix of things I see in there... from your paintings.. to the little curious everywhere.. I also spot a warli on the fireplace... I've always wanted a home with a fire place.. Only thing.. living in Dubai.. its not something that you see... (in any home).. I love the fusion of indian/ asian/ european.. or rather.. anything close to your heart.. Makes your home have a heart and soul of its own.. A true artists home.. :-)

Lovely.. Lovely.. You've made my day by showing us these pics.. :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a lovely home. So sleek and modern and decorated so beautifully. I love your vignettes and all the pretty art work. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Swati said...

Hey Purnima.....never realized that you were an artist till I started going through your blogs....very very impressive photos of your house and you have decorated it very beautifully....would love to see what you have done with your new house....

Swati

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Purnima,
A very lovely home..cozy, bright and artistic!..loved all your art works..and the indo-asian-european mix'n decor:)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hope you are enjoying here in Singapore too!:)...now following your blog:)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thank you very very much all of you!! you are very sweet!! your comments made my day!!! Thanks!!!!
@Patty: my pleasure!
@saghamitra: Thanks for the follow!!

Sanctified Spaces said...

Lovely fireplace and a lovely home tour

JooJoo said...

Wonderful sweet home! It has a very warm feeling to it, full of cute and charming objects! xo :)

Rebecca said...

Love seeing your home-so different from what we usually see-so many interesting and pretty things!

GB said...

Such a pretty space! Now we can look forward to posts of your new home ;)!!!

Where did you move to?

Barbara said...

Just lovely corners - so peaceful feeling.

Sound Horn Please said...

Wow! Such a beautiful home! I LOVED looking through the photos.. i actually looked through them twice, in case I missed out all the small details :) And of course beautiful paintings! Really looking forward to the photos of the new house..

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks sanctifiedspace,JooJoo, Rebecca, Gagan, Barbara, SOundhornplease!!!
@GB: I moved to Singapore since start of this month:)

Entertaining Women said...

Your home is lovely, and that view would be so hard to forfeit. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. I look forward to seeing what you create in your new abode. Cherry Kay

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Kay!!

arul said...

simple and creative pics thanks about home

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