Decor diaries have always been one of my favourite features on P&B ; and when I took a look at this cute little apartment created by Rukmini from the blog Trumatter , I knew we had to get her to talk about it on Peachesandblush. Over to her now (details of where everything is from can be found at the end of this blog post)

“I chose white, black and grey for our Mumbai apartment as opposed to colours. I’m often asked as to how can I not love colours; specially that I am from India. Now here’s the thing : India is beautiful and full of colours. But to be able to absorb all those overwhelming shades, you’d need a break from it! There is so much vibrancy all around me everyday that when I come home, I want rest from all the overwhelmingness of it all. I want a space that completely detaches me from the world outside. And yet if you look closely my home is every bit Indian. From copper “Pooja” utensils to Jaipuri cushions- it’s only the colour scheme that changed. Not the essence!

The best part about white is that it’s certainly a safe bet. You cannot go wrong with white no matter what. As a matter of fact I think a coat of white makes anything look fresh and beautiful. The hardest part about white: well, it can run the chance of being boring. I know what you were expecting. That it runs the chance of getting dirty right? Honestly, that’s not the hard part at all. Nothing some washing can’t sort.

My home is a mix of extremes. Our current furniture is all teak within and custom made by my mother in law. The lights are vintage and the pendant gong is by The Purple Turtles. But then my dining nook all in all costs about 3000 bucks and it is assembled. The table and chair I picked up from road side stalls selling second hand furniture. My dining also doubles up as my work station (one of my favourite corners of the house).

Balcony Transformation

 

I absolutely love sitting in my hammock and grabbing a cuppa. I think under 1000 rupees, this has turned out to be quite a stunner. As for decor, I chose something simple, dreamy and uncomplicated. No rugs for me because I stay on the 9th floor with a whole lot of dust and breeze flowing in so I kept it open. I love fairy lights so I strung them irregularly over my money plants overhead.

I love adding plants to my tables. It’s like the instant cheer up for any drab corner. Each table in my home has some kind of green and it makes it all look very soothing. Another essential of comfortable decor. I think if you are busy and don’t want to dedicate too much time, opt for cacti and succulents. Just a weekly shower and you’re sorted for the week.”

Wooden Furniture : Made from Teak, customised by carpenter and painted white | SofaUrban Ladder | Dining room Furniture : Local second hand furniture stalls, lace table cover | Wall plates : Green ones (right) by Cyahi and rest (left) vintage belong to my mom-in-law | Concrete Table Lamp : The Purple Turtles | Hanging Pendant Lamp : The Purple TurtlesCushions : Mirror work from Jaipur + Suzani pillows | Curtains : Amazon and Limeroad | Pitchers and planters : Pink Flamingo Pitcher by Chumbak, rest are terracotta and ceramic locally sourced | Lamp with Tassels : My mom in law crafted it for me, I added the tassels :) | Plants : Local nursery |


Rukmini is the stylist and designer behind decor blog Trumatter. Follow her on Instagram for ideas that are easy, doable and pocket friendly.


 

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