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Home Tour – Walk into my home with Sapna Franswah

One of my favorite parts about home tours is I get invited into stranger homes with a lot of love and warmth well mosty virtually :) .. Ok I am not complaining  BUT only if you could send over some nice cake and chocolate  cookies please !
Sapna’s home is simple, beautiful and extremely charming – I also plan to steal this bed and a particular chair from that house if I don’t receive a chocolate truffle cake by tomorrow morning . Sigh …
Oh btw  here is fun thing to listen to . Imagine Pratibha Patil doing this ? You remember her don’t you ?
Sapna over to you and thank you for inviting all of us to your beautiful house …I Love the little Hyderabadi elements in the decor.
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Most of my furniture is designed by me and I have my carpenters who did a fabulous job. Few of the wardrobes are second hand. I went to the old areas of the city and bought it from people who were disposing off furniture..teak furniture. Purchased them for a steal and got them repaired and polished.
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I love space and as you can see my house is not crammed at all. There is a lot of space which makes it not only airy and bright but also easy to clean.
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I personally do not like woodwork (plywood) and I prefer furniture that can be moved around.
My living is a mix of contemporary and Eclectic…in fact most of the room styles are bohemian and eclectic.  My dining area is more ethnic a mix between british colonial and traditional hyderabadi. And since I absolutely love the color blue…you can see a lot of my accessories and upholstery in blue.
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I changed my work area twice…I love where it is now..it is my space..my heaven. This area adds a lot of color to my house. I try my best not to keep to furniture that is totally color coordinated. I try to do that with my clients interiors as well.
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My bed/cot is one of a kind. Its carved and has a gothic feel to it and the carpenters did a fab job.
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I used a grey granite looking floor tiles to give the house a rustic look.My living is smaller than other rooms in my house. To give an illusion of a bigger space, I used the same color floor tiles…cladding tiles on the wall. The room looks more spacious.
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I have colored few of the furniture pieces myself. And most of the paintings you see on the walls are made by me.

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Kids’ room – a family full of talented musicians !

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The garden area credit totally goes to my father.
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A lot of my friends and family make one common comment..that my home is very welcoming and comfortable. And that’s what I always wanted.
PITR : We also discovered an interesting bunch of Indian ethnic art and textiles here .
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