Friday, March 19, 2010

Divya Vijay's Home in Ranchi

Every once in a while I get a mail from a reader with a beautiful home and when I saw Divya Vijay Ramanan's beautiful home in Ranchi I knew I wanted to share it with all of you. What caught my eye was how harmoniously everything came together in this home & ofcourse the beautiful Krishna Tanjore painting. In Divy'a own words, "I am not sure whether you have seen any Army home- I should have actually sent you a "before" picture too:-) To put it mildly, it was quite sad, but we have tried to beautify it as much as we could! The lights and carpets are to camoflauge the walls and floors :-)" I did ask if she had before pictures, but no such luck :)
The lights throw a glow across the walls, it is interesting that Divya has placed the lamps below the table and not above. The shelves on either side hold her extensive silver collection.
The gold embroidered cushions are from a boutique in Calcutta & the painting is from Divya's moms home town, Tanjore.
"I searched and searched for a carpet (beige, plain and sober) and finally found this one in an exhibition in Ranchi." - Divya
"All the furniture is from an antique sheesham furniture shop in Bikaner, Rajasthan. My husband Vijay picked up all of them when he was there on work."
"Our shot-glass collection are from wherever we have been to or lived -US, Europe, Far East and Africa. Blue and white tea-coasters are from Amsterdam. Ganesha from Bangalore and the tibetan bells are from Leh"
If you have any queries about Divya's home, do leave a comment & she will answer it.

34 comments:

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Lovely!

MindfulMeanderer said...

beautiful! :) the look is so calming.. and love the idea of placing lamps below the side tables!! thank you for sharing them.

Deepa Raman said...

wonderful...the uniformity of the teak based wood colour used is great...tanjore paintings is the best..i write about them in my space at times..they add glamour...

Sudha said...

I have to...loved the way they have grouped their furniture...as vineeta says...it looks harmonious and elegant

Georgianna said...

Oh my, this is a very beautiful place, Vineeta. I especially love the carefully thought out details, such as the display of glasses. And I love seeing a completely different part of the world through your blog! Have a great weekend! xo – g

Design IQ said...

Have lived in fauji homes most of my life :) they do take a lot of work !!!!

Deepa's home is really nice. I love the way she has placed the table lamps on the floor. It gives the room a soft glow and highlights the lines of her exquisite furniture

Note : I IPOD dock looks like it has been kept out of reach from young kids :)

Arch said...

Oh we have lived in huge Army houses when we were growing up and yes, there are many interesting stories, but mostly fond nostalgia:-)


Great to see an Army house..that too done up beautifully:-)

The laps on the floor add so much drama:-)

Thanks for sharing Vineeta.

Arch

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Divya's house is really well put together. I love the way she has displayed her collections, and I also loved her taste (or rather Vijay's) in antique furniture. A warm, beautiful home!

Rekha said...

ooj, my kind of a home..lovely!

Divya said...

Hello All,

It is overwhelming to read your comments. Being a techie, it's a great feeling to get compliments on something related to art!

First of all , a big thanks to Vineeta for featuring my home. I am honoured, to say the least!

Once upon a tea time :- Made my day to see that YOU commented on this. I am a big fan of your blog and it is such a feast for the eyes to just stare at your blog for five minutes at least everyday!

MindfulMeanderer:- Thank you! It was my husband's idea to place the lamps below the table!

Deepa Raman :- Thanks! I have browsed through your blog many times :-)Yes, nothing to beat Tanjore. I was born there.. isn't that cool ? :-)

Sudha:- Thanks a ton!

Georginna :- I love the design blogs just for the fact that I can see the inside of so many homes from across the world!

Design IQ:- how did you even notice the iPod dock? :-) Yes, we have kept it away from all the naughty fauji kids :-)

Arch :- I am glad so many faujis are commenting :-) I am sure you all know the condition of houses when they are given to us.

Rekha:- Thank you!

Cheers,
Divya

Anonymous said...

Stunning Divya, so stunning :)

Guys, I've been looking for furniture makers myself. Do you have any details on this? Like what's the best place in India to get wood furniture like this done in?

Anuradha Varma said...

Wow, your home is stunning. I am an army brat and know how much work goes into these grand homes! Its so nice to see a cantonment home featured here. Thanks Vineeta for a lovely post and Divya for sharing your home.

Gillian said...

A relaxing home indeed, full of beautiful touches! xo

kendalee said...

It's hard to make a place that's not one's own feel so personal and like a home but this one does - beautifully so! Thank you for sharing it :)

Chandan said...

Nice V. Looks like you are exhaling.. Much to our pleasure and amazement you are oh so prolific. Keep them coming!

Divya said...

Anuradha, Sharon, Gillian, kendalee, Chandan!

Thank you all so much!

Divya

nikita said...

Hi Divya,

What a lovely home..Its stunning.I loved the idea of putting the lamps below tables.Loved the carpet.
The antique furniture you have selected is superb.Where did you get it from?You have mentioned its from Bikaner.Can you give me the contact details?

soupi said...

liked your new way of blog presentation, very cool banner and posts, very much inspiring

Divya said...

Hi Nikita,

All this was picked up from a shop in bikaner.. it is not even a proper shop I guess- definitely not one of these great looking furniture boutiques... my husband said it was a warehouse kind of place and he had to actually go into a dusty store room to pick some of the pieces. Husband is out of town for couple of months.. not sure whether he still has the owner's phone number. Let me check with him and get back to you.

Divya

shreekant said...

Hi Divya,
Beautiful Home. The lights under the table are awesome. Great ideas. The collectable on the table are indeed very special.
I also liked the furniture.

Shreekant Chincholikar

Divya said...

Thanks Shreekant! Nice to see YOU commenting here!! talk to you soon.

Divya

Divya said...

Hi Shreekant,
Thanks for your comment. Nice to see your comment here :-) Talk to you guys soon.
Divya

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely home Divya.thanks vineeta for sharing

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely

Divya said...

Thanks so much Lakshmi!

Divya

ramya said...

Dear Divya the way you and your husband have done up your home is very impressive. I travel quite often and should start collecting little artefacts from each place we stay or live for future display in my dream home when we come back to India,some day. Would love to know which furniture shop you went to in Bikaner if possible. Living an army life, your 'bat man'/domestic help probably helps in dusting and cleaning.......a luxury other civilians are slowly having to relinquish.Best Wishes Ramya

Tiina said...

oh my, I love your home! It's so different from our Scandi style, yet we use a lot of influences from Asia and Africa. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

hope you have a lovely day, I'll go browsing for more goodies in your blog!

Tiina
http://elcestockholm.blogspot.com

Divya said...

Ramya.. thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, it is a good idea to collect stuff from every place you visit - I have been doing that over the past ten years.. in fact I rush to the curio shops first before even seeing the place :-) You seem to know about Army life quite a lot. Yes we do have help around the house, so it is definitely easier to maintain the house and entertain guests. Hubby is currently in a non-contactable place.. so I don't have the phone number of the furniture wala.. but here is the website of a similar furniture maker in Bikaner. This guy is slightly more expensive than the other guy, but he seems more professional. Check out the online catalog here. http://www.dmexporter.com/Default.aspx

Divya said...

Thanks Tina. I love Scandinavian designs too! Who doesn't like Ikea right? :-)
Divya

Sndya said...

superb home

Sndya said...

wonderful home

custom homes floor plans said...

I appreciate the fact that even though you have opened up your blog for advertising, you have preserved the beauty of your blog.

raj vijay said...

I saw a amazing website where u can save a lot money. FREEDALAL . COM is India’s fastest growing property website that helps connect buyers and sellers of real estate across the country as well as other key global geographies.Its a amazing website which is 100% brokerage free.

shu sat said...

You still live in Ranchi?