Friday, November 25, 2011

Chandan Dubey's Beautiful Home - Part 1

There are people for whom beauty is a value and even a muse. Such is their commitment to her that in every choice that they make she is apparent. And that is when something magical happens, Beauty decided to grace these spaces and is present as an almost tanglible presence. This can have some strange effects. This is the 1st time that I was meeting Chandan Dubey and many a time when I was having a conversation with her, I would get distracted by the sunlight catching the dull sheen of an antique tray, or see something equally charming, forcing me to pick up my camera mid-sentence. Which without doubt made me a very ill mannered guest. But such is the power of a space lovingly put together, where no corner is ignored and possessions are lovingly collected till they have a voice all of their own. Chandan Dubey is no stranger to all of us, I met her many years ago 1st on flickr and then read her blog, Girl About Home, and once she shifted to Bombay, she came for my exhibition. I have long been a fan of her table scapes and how she puts them together. So we planned and plotted and finally met this month at her place and what a beautiful time we had, speaking of blogging and our lives and circuitous career paths.

Speaking of Chandan's home, it was amazing to see so much colour used so intelligently and in balance. Another delight was seeing how seamlessly Chandan's framed photography, her art and furniture from Hongkong and India came together.













There was no way I could have fitted all of Chandan's stunning home into one post, so stay tuned for the gorgeous part 2.

25 comments:

aracne said...

Nice, nice colours and decoration, I like the accurate details, what a lovely post! (Oh, the old burmese bags...)

Purvi said...

beautiful and very tastefully done.... absolutely in love with the first bedroom :)

eve's lungs said...

Such a beautiful house and such superb use of Indian handicrafts and textiles . Eagerly waiting for Part II !

Kala said...

OMG...I am in love with Chandan's home. Such vibrancy and joy in every corner, so beautifully put together:)

desiderata said...

Gorgeous - one of my favourite houses I've seen yet in India. Where might I find a Kantha bedspread like this?

Aarohi Singh said...

Absolutely delightful home Chandan:-)
Beautiful post Vineeta...waiting for part two!!

indian yarn said...

the chair in picture 13 - gorgeous- is this old world furniture?

Jyotsna Wase said...

"pyaar tohaar, deewar hamaar" hahha.. SO awesome!

Nayana@Cherishdreamlive said...

I love love Chandan's home...had a glimpse of it at her lovely blog...love each and everything...colors so gorgeous...waiting for part 2:)

Devi said...

Suchhhh a beautiful house!!! Lovely pictures!!!!!!!

GB said...

Wow. Love each picture, each word. Beautifully crafted post, Vineeta. And the subject matter leaves me speechless. Those three bags on hooks look just like art--I've seen it done before, but never with so much flair.

In a class of its own.

Shalini said...

Love the way you have used color in your home Chandan.

brinda said...

AWESOME!!...cant wait for the part 2!!!

Dave said...

What can I say...so beautiful!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Absolutely gorgeous home Chandan!
Lovely post Vineeta :-)

Sound Horn Please said...

Have been following glimpses of Chandan's home on GAH with avid interest. Chandan- L.O.V.E your bold usage of color (and the colors you've chosen) and all those lovely textiles you own. I'm envious that Vineeta got to tour it in person :) Looking forward to part 2!

Patricia Torres said...

*sigh*... The colours totally take my breathe away.. Absolutely stunning!! beauty in every corner.. every nook.. and every little element she possess!! Thats a magical touch!!

Actually By Chance said...

Beautiful home Chandan:-)
Loved the post Vineeta...waiting for part two!

Sangitha said...

only wishful if it wld have been my home!! stunning.
Lovely home u have Chandan and thanks Vineeta that we could have a peak!!

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