‘MY FAV ROOM’ EPISODE 6: TOUR OF A SHABBY CHIC APARTMENT IN INDIA
Welcome back! If this is your first time visiting, let me give you a quick run through! ‘My Fav Room Tours’, is a spin off of the original #howirent tours. Every week I’ll be be interviewing renters from all over the world who will be giving us a personal tour of their favorite rooms, as well as sharing their renting journey and how they’ve been spending their time during this isolation period (as a result of COVID) . You can check out previous room tours here, or catch up with the #howirent home tours here.
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MEET THE RENTER:
“The point is, we like renting . . we don’t want to be stuck with a home loan for now. ‘
Lives in : Mumbai, India.
About: A full time lifestyle blogger at trumatter.in. She documents the little things that makes life easy and beautiful in small spaces.
Renting For : 5 years. Has stayed in rented apartments for most her solo and married life.
Top Tip for Renters: Invest in furniture than can be moved around your home easily!
WATCH THE FULL ROOM TOUR:
READ THE INTERVIEW:
What is your favorite room in the house?
To be honest, I love my bedroom just as much but if I must pick, it’s the living room!
Why is this your favourite room?
Probably because I work around here a lot and as a family spend a lot of time here, we watch tv, we play music etc. My dining table doubles as my workshop, my painting desk and my shooting desk.
The room also has huge french windows and allows a lot of natural light which in general makes me feel very joyful. In these difficult times it blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors.
How have you decorated it? I.e what style?
I’d say, fresh, contemporary meets beach style! We wanted the room to look as open and bright as possible so we started with lots of white and added lots of blue and organic materials like wood, rattan and hyacinth. But I pendulum a lot!
From shabby chic accents to farmhouse kitsch and sometimes lot of plants- while keeping the layout and base same. I also work with a lot of whites and neutrals, and natural materials when it comes to my home because I love the fresh organic ambiance it renders.
Is there anything in this room that you are particularly proud of?
The coffee table, the DIY hat stand/rack/hook and the mirror. When I started staying solo in Bombay in 2009, I got the table and the mirror from a second hand market and it’s been with me for 11 years now. I literally go back in time when I am near them. As for the hat rack, I thought that branch was very pretty and it did look quite nice when I put it up though a certain someone did give me the eye and that unsaid, “god, she is out collecting trash again” look.
How have you been using this room during self-isolation?
The TV is in this room- bang opposite the day bed- so yeah, chips-me and TV! The trio is in a harmonious marriage.
But then I quit my job last year and have been working from home (and happily self isolating) for about a year now so I generally have a routine – most of which involves this room. I shoot on the table, the kitchen is right next and of course the cats like to hang around here too..so I’d say, just about perfectly.
One word to describe how this room makes you feel today?
What do you think of Rukmini’s Living Room?
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