This past week my visit to Apartment Therapy was a real treat. Looks like the winter has taken a step back and it’s pretty cold and gray out here. So I was in need of some bright colors…that could inspire me for the rest of the week and I found the perfect dose of inspiration here at Apartment Therapy.
They featured a fabulous store De-Cor in Pasadena, California, owned by Deepali Pareek and packed with the most amazing handcrafted artifacts, hand woven textiles and the most gorgeous traditional furnishings from India. The moment you step into the store, it feels like you’ve come into a whole new world of colors.
I love the layout of the store. It has been designed to look like an open warehouse. Wooden roof and walls…simple perfection!
I have to admit I am a huge fan of gorgeous cushions and pillows; and De-Cor has a whole lot of them. Beautiful textiles in gorgeous traditional designs that depict the true colors of India are the first ones that catch the eye…motifs and floral patterns all packed with colors of life. See what wonders thread and color could do together…
De-Cor also has a beautiful collection of other antique and vintage items…hand carved furniture and other architectural elements too.
I’m loving this vintage three door window panel…it truly illustrates the old architectural culture and heritage of Indo-Pak subcontinent. This one is from a private mansion (Haveli) in Rajasthan, and there still are many many like this one in the old mansions in both the countries…and they all are one of a kind!
Thank you for reading this post I hope you liked it and if you did leave your feedback in the comments below and also, share your ideas about home decor. I would love to hear them and drew some inspiration. Thank you!