Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Here a quick look at our Harry Potter themed tree. We've got a few owl ornaments, acceptance letters from Hogwarts, keys, snitches and even an owl topper.

My older daughter is mad about Potter, so this was specially for her!!

Signing off for the year now, see you in the new year! :)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The Attic Furniture Exhibition

Inviting you all to a very unique furniture exhibition in Dubai:

The Attic in collaboration with The Indigo Trails & Mukul Goyal,
A4 Space, Al Serkal Avenue
Al Quoz, Dubai
Opening : 15th November to 22nd November

The exhibition will display unique pieces of furniture, soft furnishing and home décor  from India.

The Attic specialises in unique Indian hand-crafted furniture and brings a mix of eclectic, funky, ethnic and industrial furniture to the Middle East... at prices to suit every pocket! The Attic makes ample use of recycled wood and metal, and brings to the table pieces as unique as a Bar made out of a truck front. A brand born in Dubai and a firm believer in the concept of "if you like it, buy it”, The Attic is passionate about providing genuine value to our customers to meet their needs of a beautiful home and living space.

The Indigo Trails is a free-spirited, nomadic and global brand. Without being chained to the conventional “ethnic” look, The Indigo Trails gives you the freedom to express the Bohemian gypsy in you. Passionate about the myriad handcrafting techniques and styles of the world, this brand curates little pieces, reflections and embraces the various hues of this diversity. Whether it is a print, stamp, curve or filigree, The Indigo Trails lifestyle is delightfully exotic and colourful. The Indigo Trails takes inspiration from this diversely beautiful melting pot called Dubai to bring the world of Bohemia to you.

The Mukul Goyal range is distinctive and stylish; funky and functional; and takes gift giving to new heights with the exclusive range of desktop accessories, drink-ware, serving ware and decorative home accents. The mystique of metal is explored with chromed brass being the medium of choice. The items are complemented and embellished with black aluminum, stainless steel, wood, fine bone china and even granite.

Let me know if you visit The Attic, I'd love to hear your reviews. Email me on coloursdekor@gmail.com

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sand Art at Malaga

I've seen nothing like this before.. so had to do a special post. Isn't this simply wow... 

The artist spent the whole day doing this, and when we came back that route in the evening, he had this up... 

He would put water on it, every once in a way, for it to remain moist. 

He said, it would remain like this for a few days.

See... there he is putting some water.. 

Can you see the detailed work? *sigh*.. Tell me.. its impressive!! 

Are you as impressed as I am?

Monday, 5 October 2015

Malaga Balconies

There is something about Spain, something about Malaga, and something about these balconies that I totally fell in love with... 

See how lovely these balconies are..

Decorated with plates.. in blue pottery... 

Plants and planters were everywhere in Malaga.. 

So green... so beautiful... 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Beauties at Malaga

Málaga is a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches. But looming over that modern skyline are the city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule, along with a soaring Renaissance cathedral, nicknamed La Manquita ("one-armed woman") because one of its towers was curiously left unbuilt.

Malaga has lovely walking ways with simply amazing places to stop... 

Look at this below, its simply beautiful. 

The above pic is the metal grills on a door. What impressive work!! 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Simple beauties at Granada

Here is a simple post on the beauties ... some things at Granada that I simply loved.. 

Granada, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía, has many important examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation of Spain. It’s best known for the Alhambra, a grand, sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompassing royal palaces, serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.

I'll go back some day for sure *smiles*

Monday, 28 September 2015

The Alhambra Granada 10

My last post on the Alhambra at the Granada is a round up of all the beauties there... 
Do visit their site to see the other spots & places

So if you ever happen to be in Spain, do visit the Al Hambra Granada. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Alhambra Granada 9

Are you bored?? I sure hope not!! 

In the Nasrid Palaces, this area on the outside is called the Palace of the Lions.

When Mohammed V succeeded his father Yusuf I, he did more than just finishing the alterations that his father had started. He actually started building what would become his great work of art, the marvellous legacy he left us in the Alhambra: the Palace of the Lions (Palacio de los Leones). This palace comprised the private chambers of the royal family and it was built in the angle formed by the Baths (Baños) and the Court of the Myrtles (Patio de los Arrayanes). 

In this palace is where Nasrid art achieved its greatest degree of magnificence. The beauty of this palace shows incomparable sensibility and harmony. Light, water, colours and exquisite decoration turn this palace into a marvellous pleasure for the senses. The abstract and geometric decoration steps back in this palace for a more naturalistic style to dominate, as the result of the Christian influence, which was even stronger due to the friendship between Mohammed V and the Christian king Pedro I, the Cruel One. 

The palace comprises a central patio surrounded by several galleries with columns in the way a Christian cloister would be. From the central patio you may access the different halls: the Hall of the Mocarabes (Sala de los Mocárabes) to the west, the Hall of the Kings (Sala de los Reyes) to the east, the Hall of the Two Sisters (Sala de Dos Hermanas), the Hall of the Ajimeces (Sala de los Ajimeces) and Daraxa's Mirador (Mirador de Daraxa) to the north and the Hall of the Abencerrajes (Sala de los Abencerrajes) and the Harem (Harén) to the south.

Didn't I warn you that every pillar ... I fell in love with... will be on this blog.. *smiles*