It’s Mother's Day this 11th of May. The earliest celebration recorded comes from ancient Greece where a spring festival was dedicated to Rhea, the mother of gods. As this day approaches, let's honor the special women in our lives with a gift or sentiment. Make this the best Mother's Day she's every had- plan it out with your family members, decide upon a gift, devise a plan of action for the day (breakfast in bed could be a start), give her the day off and focus on Mom the entire day.
If your mother likes to decorate, chances are she could use a splash of color to re-vamp the kitchen, or a new accessory for her living room. Have you heard her obsess about a new traditional bedspread or garden pots? Help her enjoy her time in the garden with beautiful gardening pots and fun accessories for the outdoors. Think about what will truly delight your mother this year, and select something that is just for her.
We at Sanskriti Lifestyle have one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted designs of sofas, beds, chest-of-drawers and wardrobes that are strikingly beautiful and timeless. We also have a trendy home decor line, reflective of the richness of Indian handicrafts, and artisanal jewelry and fashion accessories. This Mother’s day, allow us to help you choose the special gift for the special woman in your life.
India has a rich heritage of weaving. The origin of Indian textiles can be traced to the Indus valley civilization where the people used cotton for weaving their garments. Information about Indian textiles can be garnered from the various stories, epics, and even sculptures existing today. Manufacturing of cotton and silk has always been the main industry in India. With the changing trends, textile weaving in India has evolved too. The demand for the sari might have gone down, but there has been an increase in the weaving of scarves and shawls.
No longer is a scarf used just as an add-on. From a staple fashion piece in the 50s and 60s, to one of the simplest, classiest and trendiest choice of accessories, scarves have now evolved as an accessory. From using scarves for hair protection, scarves are now being used to make a fashion statement. You now have scarves in all colors and patterns to suit your taste…sheer, thick , florals, checks, long, short- there’s plenty to choose from.
Each and every region of India contributes in creating textile tradition. The hilly region of North India produces a rich variety of woolen textiles. The barren and semi barren regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat usually prefers embroidered bright colored textiles whereas the coastal areas prefer light colored fabrics -cotton and silk textiles are very popular over there.
Come browse through the collection of scarves at our store Sanskriti Lifestyle in Pune, and choose from a wide range of hand woven,traditional and trendy designs!
The color yellow is strongly associated with the harvest season in India. If you are just opening up to the idea of using yellow in your home décor, start small- maybe flowers, or cushions for starters. Yellow is a vital color for Feng Shui- it is the color of happiness and warmth. From butter to lemon to mustard yellow, Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune can help you choose your shade of yellow for your home.
For a space inspired by a bright summer day, start with a sunny yellow wall color in your hall. Or paint the table stand a shade of yellow. Even coffee tables can serve as an oasis of color. In either case, the color adds energy and luminosity to the room. Use splashes of yellowor gold in your bedrooms- these are intimate and important places and it’s important to have the right energy. The head-board can be a bright shade of yellow; use yellow ceramic vases to add a dash of color. Add in a wall hanging with a yellow frame in your dining room. Another way to bring in happiness with the color is by adding yellow curtains. Linens of different shades of yellow can be used too! Yellowin the kitchen brings in the element of fire, and is also known to aid digestion. Why not use jars and pots in yellow? Or a simple object like a toaster can be painted yellow! You can bring yellow into your homes with the wall color, the color of a chair or the color of the upholstery, depending upon the overall home-décor.
For good Feng Shui, every home needs a bit of yellow. The association with this color is always positive. Find your best yellow - from a deep mustard yellow to a soft butter yellow, there are so many to choose from - and see it transform your home into a brighter and happier place.
Furniture designers are slowly re-discovering the allure of mirrored pieces. They enhance architecture, blending with almost any interior, and add an illusion of space.
Maximize the style of a room with a well-placed mirror. With so many shapes, styles and designs of mirrors available in the market nowadays, mirrors are a versatile decorative element that do wonders to the definition and decoration of a room. Illuminate a dark corner by placing a mirror in the room; add a touch of elegance and drama to the interiors by putting up a mirror on the wall. Decorate your living room with mirrors- this is the first room the visitor’s see- allow your mirrors to create a bright and spacious effect. Use vintage style mirrors in your bedroom for a traditional and artistic effect.
There are no rules when it comes to decorating with mirrors. There’s a mirror for every taste- be it traditional or modern, express your creativity with your style. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune can help you with a wide range of unique (mirrored) decorative items and furniture.
Show off your creative skills with some unique and amazing DIY home decor ideas. Imagine giving an absolute new feel to your home just by re-using some of the old materials lying around!
We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can guide you with a few ideas to get creative and revamp your home-décor with unique tables. Re-purpose old objects into unique pieces of furniture. Make a trip to the local flee market and look for good quality wooden doors and windows. Get a carpenter to polish it and add legs. Know that these pieces need some work to strip off that old paint, buff and polish. Factor this into your costs. Your hard work will be rewarded- there's nothing more beautiful than a burnished, golden teak wood surface with its distinct concentric rings. Add a glass table-top for a retro, quirky charm. At the same time, since you're using recycled wood, everyone's a winner.
Feel more adventurous? Use vintage luggage bags and wicker work picnic baskets as side tables. Even old drum sets can be used to make tables for backyard parties. Remember, your home decor can be as unique as you want to make it.
Travelling is a beautiful journey of the mind, body and soul. Our journeys contribute to our personality, and affect our lifestyles. Allow your homes to reflect the cultural heritage of your travels. Adapting from the ancient country of rich mythology, Greece, one finds an easy way to make their home look chic
Greek décor spells elegance. A vast expanse of refined white in the furniture and walls, contrasting with deep purple and cobalt blue; the combination is like a breath of fresh air. Corinthian columns with laurels flowing out of them, beautiful vanity chairs, and monochrome dinner setting complete the authentic rustic Greek interiors.
Silky white walls with a sudden burst of cobalt blue. A vibrant piece of abstract art, a long neck vase and a white antique column as a side table. A cobalt blue table cloth covering the white dining table set. Translucent lamps emitting a soft yellow light- The combination of white and blue can do wonders to your home. It defines class and elegance.The sheer simplicity and beauty of the combination of colors can make your homes stand out. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune can assist you with vibrant contemporary furniture to suit your style.
Holi is just a few days away, and it’s time to spruce up your homes with a make-over! Here’s an easy guide to a simple, easy and creative make-over:
Start from the basics- add flowers. They uplift the mood, and add zing to the interiors. Garlands of marigold decorating the entrance would make your home look inviting. Add colorful flowers in your dining room and kitchen to take on the festivities in full vigor.
Change the table covers- do not forget to put together color coordinated napkins and matching crockery. Add vibrant upholstery to the old chairs, and throw in a few cushions to turn the monochrome look into a vivacious one.
Adorn the walls with colorful wall hangings. Change the curtains and the bed sheets- look for something floral and bright. You could also opt for a solid neon color which could instantly change the vibe of your room.
Paint the wall a new color. Or you can dedicate the wall to special pictures. Maybe pictures taken from Holi Celebrations in the past is an idea!
Make your homes come alive with colors this Holi! We at Sanskriti Lifestyle,Pune can help you revamp your home this Holi with our wide range of hand-crafted and unique Indian furniture, as well as our trending Home Décordesigns.
International Women’s Day is a day to recognize contributions made by women in all facets of life. It celebrates womanhood, and pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of women across the globe. It is of high significance here in India where until recently, social pressures limited women to managing their households. Thankfully, things are a lot different today. We are now walking shoulder-to-shoulder with men, and have achieved a new sense of dignity and self-worth. Sure, there are still glass ceilings, but that's a battle the western world world is fighting too.
Indian women like Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Mary Kom, and Priyanka Chopra have made their mark in their fields. Not only have they been great role models for other Indians, they have also changed the way the world sees Indian women.
Let’s dedicate this day to celebrating the identity of the strong force of women who has shaped and guided our lives. A very happy Women's Day to all women from us at SANSKRITI LIFESTYLE. Seen here is a pair of pants, bold, but with a traditional woven detailing. Our sense of style, whether in fashion or in furniture, is a blend of the traditional and the modern, reflective of our country's present sensibilities.
Beadwork is an age-old art form from Gujarat. Unlike many handicrafts that were a means of livelihood for predominantly male craftsmen, traditionally beadwork was primarily a hobby that the women of the house engaged in.
Like the name suggests, little glass beads are used to create tapestries. Artists painstakingly sow together row upon row of beads. Precise calculations are used to create beautiful, geometric designs. The motifs range from flowers and animals to traditional symbols like the swastik and 'kalash', a brass bowl with mango leaves and a coconut used during ceremonies. Featured below is a fan, where the geometric pattern is perfectly arranged around a circle, each triangle containing the same number of beads as the others. Beadwork is used to make bags, torans (a decorative strip that hangs across the top of the door), boxes, caps and belts.
Is enough being done to ensure demand for this art form? For this unique Indian art form to survive,it needs to be applied to a larger variety of our day-to-day life. Do you have suggestions for us? Go ahead and tell us what other beadwork items you'd like to see.
Bonding over breakfast can never go out of style. This is your time to sit back and relax after all the hard work of the week. Take some time to deliberate. Slow down the pace. How, you ask? Try al fresco dining!
Choose an interesting breakfast spot, maybe a covered section of your balcony. Pick light iron garden furniture, preferably in fun colours. Sanskriti Lifestyle has a variety of brightly-painted garden chairs that work well for small spaces.
But don’t forget to personalize your space, add some unique handicraft or art you picked up on a favorite holiday. Adopt home décor that helps enhance your lifestyle.
Venue for shoot: Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune
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