All things retro

While browsing via my latest adda (hindi for: a place where you hangout), I came across rooms, all scanned from magazines, that had Retro and/or India written all over them. You would know what my next thought was – I have to share these gems with you! (sorry, the images are a bit grainy…)The swing (jhoola) – common feature in traditional Indian homes. This room seems to be from a haveli

The crowded corner and center table 🙂

Low stools (moodha) – you can find these selling along the highways, especially in the north and central India

Beautiful latticed wooden screen. Below the low sitting arrangement is footwear: kolhapuri chappals and mojris

Love these wooden shutters!

Different forms of low diwan style sitting in the following pics:

The charpoy!

Bright rugs, on the floor or on the wall..Cosy sitting nook in the form of a niche (aala)

The canopy is a stylised form of very typical design used in the tents for weddings..

Gorgeous bedrooms..

[Source: the nomadic sun]

And how can I leave the retro without a song? This epitomises the 80’s for me 😉

P.S: thanks for your emails in response to my last post. Blogger is still excruciatingly slow for me, but atleast the images are getting uploaded. And I will take your suggestion about dropping in a mail to blogger – hopefully that should help.


  1. i am so inspired by all of these interiors! love the touch of modernism in a lot of them too. a very creative combination!

    ps- LOVE this blog!

  2. soo cute..

  3. Oh my……….this is all just *fabulous*. I could happily live in all of these rooms!

  4. Stunning.

  5. sim

    This is too good ..must say …. would you also do the desigining stuff … m just planning for my roon in bangalore … can u hep ..??

  6. Oh too much! Sensory overload! Makes me feel bad for not doing up my house nicely 🙂 But seriously, great hanging out corners (my fav is the crowded corner with the low table) and beautiful pics.

  7. Soo beautiful!!

    xx alice

  8. Love the ambience of these pictures…one of my trend themes encorporates this interior style….. love it!Thank you Bx

  9. I have to admit, if you were to ask me about Indian themes, these would probably not be the first examples I come up with. Even so, the interiors look absolutely stunning. I would love to live in these Indian designs.

  10. Riveting! Love the warm rich colors and interesting textures.

    It's been so long since the last time I visited. I had been a lazy bloggy' lady but am' so glad to peek in here and be welcomed by your joyous inspirations!

  11. lovely inspiration….

  12. Oh, I love that jhoola. And the wooden shutters with those florets of light are just dream-worthy.

  13. Anonymous

    Nice pics! BTW, love your new header. Very nice!

  14. Ilove each of them. The canpy is a your Blog sucha nice way to start my day when looking at it.

  15. Specially I like the tipography on the white wall, it's nice

  16. So beautiful it hurts to look at them…number 1 especially…

  17. First time here through usual blog hopping, and I am wonderstuck your taste for decoration and those lovely pictures! I am going to be around this blog for a long long time to come 🙂

  18. lee

    Ohlala! I love these inspirational photos!!thanks!

  19. Oh my! What an amazing set of photos- very inspiring!!! Love looking through them , just wish I was able to step into some of them!! I spent a year living in Nepal and some of these rooms bring me back to point in my life. Have only today come across your blog, think I will be visiting again!

  20. Ann

    Love these images. India has a special place in my imagination and, as a quiltmaker, is a constant source of inspiration. Thank You, Ann.

  21. Delicious! I smiled at some of the images because I have the ones in my files too….cool post:-)

  22. Ann

    They are all gorgeous, relaxing, and inviting:) Thanks for sharing

  23. Nice pics, as always! Like Sunita, I am drawn to the simplest picture here, of the cutout windows. Absolutely stunning!

  24. Ann

    That second pic is sooooo me, I love clutter and way too much artwork going on! It works, the proof is in the pic! The pristine white bedroom is to die for – but I have to wonder how many people need to be employed to keep it so spotless! =)

  25. All are beautiful…Love the details and colors.Definitely my style!

  26. Those wooden shutters are gorgeous! I love that play of light. I've been planning on something similar for my apartment but had no idea how it would look when done. This is a good reference point. Thanks!

  27. I want a swing too!A great addition to any homes, have you got one in yours?

  28. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing! It's the home of my dreams..

  29. Must thank you for the Funkytown link. Been listening to it on an endless loop! 😛

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