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Meet Ananya Indu Roy: The Lady Who Can Truly Create Treasure From Trash Perfectly

Still in today’s society, a successful woman is often seen through many different judging lenses. Many believe that prospering women in different fields glorify sheer luck, which has helped them to reach the pinnacle of success. The truth however is mostly always far from it.It is actually their sheer hard work, perseverance, self-management skills and love for their craft, which is the cornerstone of success. Their way of looking at things differently defines the difficult decisions they take and that ultimately results in defining the success stories we get to hear and read.

Here we have one such inspiring story of this young woman, Mrs. Ananya Indu Roy who despite having a prospective academic career chose to follow her dreams of art and makeup. Today she is a successful entrepreneur in handmade artifacts. Here is our interview with her.

How did all of these start?

I was good in academics but I was always inclined towards arts and crafts from a very young age. I have participated in numerous competitions at school and college level and have won many prizes and accolades. Post my graduation, I had appeared for TET exam, and have cracked it. It was at this particular period in my life, I had to think about what I wanted to do. Should I pursue the path offered owing to clearing the TET exam or should I follow my interest in arts and crafts. At that point, in my life, I decided to follow my passion and rest they say is history.

My journey as an entrepreneur was completely unplanned. I took this decision to follow my heart and answer my true calling in the field of creativity in 2012. At hindsight, it was an unorthodox decision of not pursuing an academic career and entrepreneurship happened instead. That crucial decision I would say was how it started.

Designing intricate fridge magnets and miniature figurines, as a profession in itself is an out of the box thought, how did you conceive this idea?

Home décor always has me excited. I have traveled to various expos, trade fairs, and exhibitions around the globe and everywhere I have collected those small souvenirs and mementos for home décor. These are things, which I feel fulfills the purpose of home décor and depict the cultural/geographical heritage of a place. In this correlation, I would like to state that I was astonished to find out that there very less home décor items available, which are based on the rich culture of Kolkata and Bengali people. This is when I had this idea where I wanted to promote our culture in my way by creating items for home décor with themes depicting my city and my people and selling them in affordable prices.

It had a very good response and many who bought suggested customizations and shared their ideas for improvisation. Their ideas I have imbibed them in my designs and I feel they have only improved me in my trade.

Were your family supportive of your decision to pursue your interest?

Letting go off a secure future as a Teacher had definitely raised some eyebrows and did cause some conflict within my relatives and over concerned people around me. However, both my parents were supportive of my decision. We had long discussions, we discussed all possible advantages, and downsides of this profession which I was planning to pursue then. Therefore, I was able to make an informed choice thanks to my parents. Their support made me even more determined in my decision.

What were the initial feedback?

From the very beginning, people started praising my creations. My artwork is a reflection of my personality and it really felt good when I saw some happy faces around me loving my work. My customers who are more like my family now are actually my biggest source of inspiration.

What keeps you going?  

I am that kind of a person who is always in search of something new, and love to explore new ways of depicting my culture. I am always in constant search of doing something to match the standards of my own expectations and this zeal of doing something off beat is my biggest motivation that keeps me going.

What are your future aspirations?

My business venture Simply Chic Crafts is already flourishing by God’s grace. Pan India shipping is taking place. We have also started shipping them outside India and we are seeing very good responses from all. I expect this venture to continue growing and hope to fulfill everybody’s expectations.

I am also venturing into making designer handmade soaps and aesthetic home décor accessories, which can actually be customizable as per my customer’s knack and taste.

What is your message for other young entrepreneur and artists?

Do not stop dreaming. Give shape to your dreams by following your heart and every other thing will fall into its place. Turn your drawbacks into your strengths, if you are truthful and loyal in your work then no matter what you do, you will find that you are able to touch the intangible and achieve the impossible.

Enjoy Exquisite Shopping Extravaganza as Ramola Bachchan presents the 5th edition of the luxury home décor exhibition Housefull

The festive season is at its peak and it is that time of the year when the hidden shopaholic in you awakens and you are in the lookout for truly signature items. Well, Ramola Bachchan has some real good news for you, Peeps!

_G7A0174Ramola Bachchan, is a well-known name in curating the fashion & Lifestyle exhibition. After years of hosting multiple editions of Runway Rising- Fashion & Home Décor Exhibition “Housefull”, this OCTOBER, HouseFull – a home decor show, is expected to create a big buzz in the city and gather the crème da le crème to The Ashok, New Delhi on 26th and 27th of October 2018.

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This year the capital will witness participations from established brands as MAC Bruzae, 3M India, Murano Glass, Lexicon Art Gallery, Devika Diwan, Arty Aunt, Vanessa Homez, Gallery Splash and many other leading brands.

DevikaDiwanIDcatalogue-3This two-day home decor show will showcase the latest trends in furniture, home accessories, artworks, soft furnishing, lighting, rugs, outdoor furniture, gift items and much more. HouseFull sees visitors from various fields including architects, interior designers, bulk buyers and real estate companies. The USP of this exhibition according to her lies in how beautifully the show absorbs both, luxury and consumer-friendly brands, making it a show not-to-be-missed. This year’s edition is scheduled pre-Diwali, when most of the home shopping takes place in India. Visitors also include consumer database of over 12,000 elite shoppers that regularly attend their fashion & lifestyle exhibitions.

Studio-Trataka_03According to Entrepreneur Ramola Bachchan ‘’Talent is in in abundance in our country and it is exciting to see the young minds exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit and being a part of HouseFull exhibition.”

Building on the momentum of the last Four years, all the ingredients are in place for another super-successful show.

This Smart, Super Portable Ironing Board Is What Your House Needs Right Now!

Hello Readers. So the monsoon showers have finally shown up and it has been indeed a sigh of relief from the scorching summers. While the showers have been the reason of smiles for many of us, but with them arrives a chain of problems when it comes to simple domestic clothes. One of the main issues is getting your clothes work ready on rainy days. Well, in such cases the ironing board comes to your rescue. At least for me, I usually prefer to get my half-dried clothes nicely dried, ironed and made work ready.

Hence this monsoon I was really looking forward to a nice, sturdy yet cool looking Ironing Board that we can put to use for a flawless ironing.

And finally I chanced to get my hands on the Bonita Mini Table Top Ironing Board that seems to be perfectly tailored for my needs with its immense range of features. So let’s hop on to the reasons why This Ironing Board is the recent home utility product that my space is in love with.

  1. Easy To Carry and Handle

The best feature of this ironing board is that it occupies least amount of space and therefore extremely mobile in nature. It’s easy to fold and store feature makes it a compact product that can easily become your travel companion. With minimum space occupation, this board is truly a smart choice for every home

2.Adds to The Glamour of Your Space

One of the best things that makes the Bonita Ironing Board exclusive and class apart from the commonly available ironing boards is its sober and classy surfaces. The ironing surfaces are available in a variety of designs that make them a cool piece of addition to your room decor. The colors are subtle that amps up the look of your space with a classy touch.

3.Amazing Fabric With Convinient Features

One more appreciable feature is definitely its 100% flawless cotton cover that offers a convenient ironing experience. It also comes with a string and string holder that gives a strong support to the board.

4.Sturdy and Durable

It is Often said that don’t judge the power of a thing by its size. The Bonita Ironing Board Might Be Small and Portable but it’s super sturdy and durable. The superior quality of the board makes it reliable enough for ironing of heavy garments too.

5.Value For Money

The best part is this cute little piece from the house of Bonita is the perfect value for money 💰. Available at a pocket-friendly price of 950 INR, it comes 2 years warranty period.

So folks, if you haven’t purchased this smart,mini piece from Bonita, get your hands on it right now from http://www.bonitaindia.com or any other e-commerce portal like Amazon, Flipkart, Snap deal etc.

Don’t forget to thank me later. 😀🙌🙌🙌🙌

3 ways to use the same bedsheet – but give different looks to your room: Inputs From Expert Sonam Gupta

It’s that time of the year when agai you start preparing afresh for the upcoming year ahead. Christmas celebrations are knocking at the door and yes you definitely need to think somethiBedsheets are a key ingredient in the overall decoration of the room. And, there is away to say it all through a single decorative concept. You might like to use the same bed layover in different combinations to heighten the bedroom décor. A single piece of bedsheet may be able to do it all. All you need to do is try some permutations and combinations and go coordinate the colours, shapes and patterns of the same bed cover with the flow of the room. Depending on your choice of a bedcover, you can decide to alter the look and feel of your room, aplenty.

Here are 3 ways to use the same bedsheet for different looks in your room.

  1. The focal point is the bedsheet you have used. Take into account the colour, design or the pattern and match it up with the extra layer of cushions on the bed. Yes, throws using a lot of cushions is for convenience and fashion together. Don’t just do by laying cushions on the bed. The idea is to use decorative cushion covers which too are amply available.

These cushion-made cover designs and style look fabulous for everyday décor. Take, for example, the Indie-Tadka design covers adding zing and life to your otherwise simple décor. If you are using an Indie Tadka bedcover, then, a perfect match of cushion cover can be found in the self-embroidered Bronze or Red to add sheen to the complete layover. You can try and match different colours to make it vibrant yet not loud and noisy. Try the mix and match with a neutral shade in between a vibrant colour like a red or a purple. It will instantly add the gloss in a subtle and sober way. On an occasion, you can make your choice between the sheen and the shimmering of red and bronze respectively.

2. Again, with a bedsheet at the nucleus, take time to look for duvets and comforters. These are extra layers on the bed and when kept in a nice, folded way, it definitely heightens the look and feel of the complete décor. Such is the layered prominence. They can almost cover a three-fourth portion of the bed before they get wrapped on the bed nicely in the one-neat thick fold.

There are duvet covers available in solids like red and blue will immediately attract attention yet look sober and sleek in their own style. With an Indigo Blue, you will never overdo the bedroom décor. However, your prime stuff, which is the bedsheet, pillow, and now the duvet, should never look displeasing to each other. It is therefore important to try good colour combinations or contrasts, as you may personally prefer. A white base sheet will help you in choosing more vivid colours, while an already bold colour and design on the bedsheet will compel you to choose something soberer like a neutral Wheat or a Desert Safari duvet colour cover.

3. The whole bedsheet décorincluding the pillows, cushions, duvets or as you please it to be, has to be adequately and appropriately matched with the window curtains. It is important since draperies are always of flowing length and add a lot to the grace and elegance of fabrics in the bedroom. Your bed dressing is incomplete if you don’t find a suitable match in the window curtains.

Even if you don’t have too much window length like floor to ceiling, it is still recommended to use high fall curtains, especially on the top. If you keep a bit outwards length, it will create an illusion of grandeur. Do it only if you wish to highlight the bedroom décor using curtains. Even if you use mid-length curtains, it still makes room to match it up with the bedsheet in design and colours. Usually, a multi-coloured bed sheet must be matched with curtains of neutral or a solid colour. Pick up the colour which is most prominent on the bed dressings, like in a multi-colour display there is always a certain shade which gains precedence over the rest. Use that one shade to add aglow to the complete décor of your room.

So here were some brilliant hacks from the connoisseur, Sonam Gupta, the designing head Tangerine.

Design to Sonam is an aesthetic solution. “Everyday continues to inspire me – colour palettes as seen in cityscapes and our surroundings. I am intrigued by textures seen in nature, in humans and all around us. India as a country has always been an inspiration for its rich culture and textiles. We are known for our flamboyant usage of colours and patterns. The country has also carved out a significant spot for itself on the global fashion map.”

“Tangerine Design Studio ; built by colour lovers, storytellers, perfection obsessed quirky designers who aim to bring  fashion to our customers’ lifestyle through a whole new range of Home products thereby giving home a new style identity. Colour has always been the focal point for our collection. I am constantly in sync with the trends and forecast all over the world. The challenge is really to identify and modify the trends to make them suitable for our Indian customers.”

Thank You Sonam for such beautiful inputs.

Decor had never been so simplified before!