This Diwali..

Get inspired 
What is inspiring me these days
Stunning moodboards
To inspire creativity 
And a love for all things beautiful and festive
From me to you
[click to enlarge the pics]
 Love the contemporary twist to the saree/dhoti. Complemented by Lakshmi Ganesh in Madhubani, and a Kutch woman decorating her home
The elegance of subtlety
 Ah! The visual delight of this mood board! Peacock and it’s hues in gorgeous forms
The eternal painting by Raja Ravi Varma of Goddess Laxmi, and Hamsa from Morocco, interpreted as the Indian sign of ‘blessing’ in this mood board. On the left, fresco from Rajasthan with mughal motifs
Rich and edgy textile and fashion, goes well with the simplicity of a traditional puja thaali
Jewel tones, with the woman balancing it out with a simple chiffon saree and silver adornments
[The central image is from The Unreal Bride]
Colors and textures that spell festivity!
 Warm tones of mustard and orange, and the love of Radha and Krishna in this miniature painting
The brilliance of her native jewelry and the twinkle of fairy lights. Diwali is upon us, folks 🙂
Do tell me how you like the visual inpsiration
And what it inspired you to create 🙂
Oh, and do grab the Femina Issue for Oct 30th, 2013. I have a two page spread on creative ways to do up your home on Diwali. More ideas for Diwali, people! 
[Images from: 1, 2, 3 and Pinterest]


  1. Hiiii…. all r beautiful 🙂 . loved d gorgeous lady in white saree..:).loved d pic decorated with dia .. haldi and flowers…

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  3. Beautiful post and colors.Best up luck…

  4. Anonymous

    Bhavna, you are an amazing blogger !! I simply love your blog, the writtings, the pictures and the creativity. The way you express your ideas, simply fabulous. So much inspiring, you are 🙂
    And yeah, I have read your article on Diwali in Femina issue.
    Also, once your home was featured in Femina, I loved that, so much vibrance, so much indian 🙂
    Keep us posted with your good works.
    Would love to meet you some day, in person ! 🙂

    -Paromita (Kolkata)

  5. beautiful colors and textures

  6. Dear Bhavna,
    i´m just about to start a fashion collection inspired by indian motifs and textils… and so isn´t any wonder that you are the number one on my blogroll.
    I am overwhelmed by the richness of colours and ornaments in your beautiful pictures…. and so interesting seeing pictures of indian fashion magazines.
    JeanneSousan , Germany

  7. These images are so beautiful and inspiring! Your blog is fantastic, by the way! 🙂

  8. So wonderful, colorful and impressive pictures! I will come back to visit your blog.
    Best regards from Germany

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  11. Lovely Bhavna! Happy diwali to you!


  12. Stunning! Wanted to frame most and put them around the house…

  13. Anonymous

    Do you click your own pictures, they are splendid.

  14. Very sophisticated mood board with great images. Super impressive!

  15. It is beautiful ! a real inspiration for me also. A real sense of beauty and details.

  16. These images are stunning!
    What are you doing this Diwali?

  17. Awesomeness, as always!

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