Why do you build me up…

Build me up Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will)
but I love you still I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart


[The Foundations]



This song has absolutely nothing to do with today’s post. It’s just that I have been humming this song since morning and I HAD to get it out of my system by singing it aloud to you! Phew! Feel better already!



And now for the actual post. Today’s post is all about:


Living Rooms from South East Asia!

If you have always wanted to have a living room or a sitting area that reflects the rhythm, serenity, vibrancy and ambiance of South East Asia, look no further. I mean do look further…as in look below, for some awesome inspiration that you can easily adapt for your home. And once you are done, let me know…I’ll send over some coconut water or maybe a cuppa chai to go with your new decor!

Wicker furniture is one of the specialties from South East Asia


Use of stone to bring in a touch of ‘raw’ to an otherwise contemporary straight line room


Fuchsia dominates, with a modern oriental work of art


The simplest of furniture in front of a beautifully panelled wall

Very zen. And very contemporary. Subtle touches like the reclining Buddha, lamps and tropical foliage add to the look

Traditional furniture restored. I think the piece on the left is known as the Java bed..

Comfortable planter lounge chairs, intricate screen/room divider, and a traditional roof

Notice the different forms of Ikat in the pillow covers design

The sitting area is towards the left of these gorgeous stairs

I can feel the warmth of the room, and hear the laughter of friends and family in this room..

Another traditional form of furniture in a more straight line design. You climb up and sit cross legged on the floor cushions

Old benches restored for modern use

Great inspiration on how to transform one wall or a corner of a room for that South East Asian look and feel

All these images are from different villas of Bali (Indonesia).



  1. Whoops! My favorite too acligurl 🙂

    Jenn, you can see from my posts that I have already got the itchy travel feet! 🙂

  2. Wish granted Idjut! 🙂

    Glad to see you happy Melissa! 🙂

  3. I know that feeling Sas! 😉

    Glad you liked them Linda 🙂

  4. Thanks Joni!

    I can hear you humming the song Yoli! 🙂

  5. Oh…that’s so sweet Katie! hugs!

    Yes Lady Luxie…that is one the good things about south-east asian decor…it is really not that hard to put together. All you need is some key decor elements, the right colors, and maybe an incense stick or two for completing the ambience!

  6. your blog/images always makes me want to travel!

  7. very nice pics. i like the planter lounge chairs.

  8. I love that wicker and all those lovely colors!

    I’m so happy to see all that color!


  9. I want to be in that room – 10th picture from top. Like right NOW. Good book, watermelon juice, and soft good music.

  10. The first room and the fourth are my absolute favorites!!!

    Love that song.

  11. hi bhavna,
    I could definitely go for a livingroom like one of these…love the gorgeous ikat pillows and the traditional furniture with the floor pilows…thanks for sharing all these beautiful images..

  12. Sas

    Wow.. sigh…beautiful post :))

    Makes my fingers start to tickle and me wanting to change my interior again hihi

    Take care and have a lovely evening,


  13. I love that song too!!!! and your pictures with all fuschia – so beautiful!!!

    thanks for the comment!

  14. Wow’..the nice thing about this is how functional and really easy it is to put together :>

  15. I can always count on you to “build me up” just by looking at all of your beautiful photos.:)

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