Thursday, March 25, 2010

a house for two

today i am sharing with you images of my house in Pune..its a large 2 BHK with 2 balconies and a dry balcony.
we, my husband and i live on the outskirts of Pune..close to the Bombay Pune Highway since it is closer to my husband's workplace.
the whole housing complex is beautiful complete with a fully functional sports club (swimming pool, tennis, squash and basketball courts, Table tennis, carom and yoga room, a fully equipped gym and greenery :).
two days after moving to Pune we got a call from our landlady asking us to vacate the flat since she was going to shift back into her house...we were extremely disappointed with our luck....but then we found a house in the same complex that we love so much and it was all for the better...the house is pretty much the same in layout except that we now have two balconies instead of one in our previous house and the rooms are much larger...the only thing i miss is the niche in the kitchen wall...which you will see in come of the pics here..

the house is fairly minimal and largely functional and we'd like to keep it that way for a while...i like it...let me know if you do too!






















40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a simple and beautiful house. Best wishes.

Bindu

Sreelu said...

How beautiful ,clean and simple Kanika, loved your stationary as well .

Patricia Torres said...

Its simply gorgeous... elegant & amazing.. What more could you ask for?

Kanika Bahl said...

Hi Patricia...thank you for the beautiful comment..how are you?

Thank you Sreelu and bindu :)

i love how the house is shaping up too!!

Cheers
Kanika

The Ketchup Girl said...

i loved the little knick-knacks kept kept in every corner. very cosy, very stylish, calm, clutter-free, soothing!

Kanika Bahl said...

hey ketchup girl! thanks :D

nikheel said...

Beautiful house Kanika! Nice and spacious. Loved the chairs, where from?

Kanika Bahl said...

hey Nikheel!
thanks
the chairs are from Furniture Bazaar, the furniture division of big bazaar...they a have a decent selection of these designer outdoor chairs (they even have a chair called Eames) and they are at super affordable prices!

~Undercover Diva said...

lovely home! i like that you've kept it so breezy and uncluttered :)

Ashutosh said...

The drawing room looks amazing. Just the way I would like mine to be, thats whenever I have a flat of my own :(

Kanika Bahl said...

Thank you for the love undercover diva and thanks ashutosh..i'm sure you'll have the house of your dreams soon!

Iniyaal said...

A lovely home... So simple, neat and beautiful. Makes me dream of getting married soon and setting up my own home :)

Shuchita said...

Spotted the miniature print of The Great Wave and knew I'd love your design style :-)
I love Katsushika Hokusai too !!

Maybe we can meet (and I can gush like a drooling fan) the next time I'm in Pune (probably this June)...

Kanika Bahl said...

hey shuchita!
thank you for your lovely comment...sure i'd love to meet you whenever you are in Pune...just let me know!

keep in touch!
i'm off to check out your blogs!
love
kanika

Chica said...

I loved the bottle lamp..did u get it from pune ? also the key chain holder and the pencils. If any of these r from Pune do lemme know ..wud like to buy :) Lovely house...very elegant !

Kanika Bahl said...

Hey Chica, the pencils are jonathan adler, the bottle lamp was a gift in delhi and the key chain holder is from delhi haat...there was an exhibition on...

thanks for your comment!!
kanika

Kanika Bahl said...

Hey Chica, the pencils are jonathan adler, the bottle lamp was a gift in delhi and the key chain holder is from delhi haat...there was an exhibition on...

thanks for your comment!!
kanika

Meera Vasudev Srinivasan said...

minimal, uncluttered and mess free! absolutely beautiful!

Chica said...

ooh nothing from pune sadly !

Vinita said...

Hi Kanika,

First time on your blog. Came thru "the Key bunch.

Lovely house as others have said. What got me most was the spotless. clean, shiny floors. How do you manage to keep it so clean.

Also the lamp, the key hanger and the pens are lovely. Especially the lamp... the terracotta frog and the other piece are so cute.

Really like the simple, calm uncluttered look of the space and how everything ties together effortlessly. The photographs reflect a lived in look as opposed to some houses which pretty much look like a furniture store where everything seems to be on display.

The pooja corner is so serene. the silver idols give a zen like quality to your home.

Kanika Bahl said...

Hi Vinita!

Thank you for your lovely comment!
About the floors...well the first criteria for both my husband and i when going in for a rented house was a relatively newer construction and clean lines. I had told my husband that I would prefer an absolutely empty house with only the essential wood work.
Thankfully we were able to find this lovely house and it came with simple beige vitrified tiles that are super easy to clean. I ensure that I have clean foot mats outside the main entrance and all the bathrooms etc at all times.By keeping the shoe rack close to the entrance I have ensured that we remove our shoes (that we wear outside) on entering the house and then when inside we have house slippers..it is very simple really :)

Thank you again for stopping by..hope to see more of you here :)
Love
Kanika

the mad momma said...

what a lovely home. i cant imagine any young couple wanting anything more

http://themadmomma.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! love the clean,uncluttered look and the lots of white and black. Love the balcony and the light that comes in from it!

Surya said...

Love your house Kanika!

Leelawadee said...

I love the beauty in the simplicity of your home..
Thanks for sharing this to us..

Jutamas

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

love the simplicity kanika

anita said...

Love ur home.

from the pencils,coffee table,rugs,lights,cushions to everything.sweet :)

anita said...

Love ur home.

from the pencils,coffee table,rugs,lights,cushions to everything.sweet :)

Domestic Goddess said...

Hello Kanika,
Came through Keybunch. First time here. Beautiful house. Thanks for sharing this beauty in simplicity. Best wishes.

Soorya said...

Hi Kanika,
Reached here through KeyBunch. You have a lovely home and I loved that lamp.. its so unique :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Kanika,

Beautiful blog, fresh-cozy and simple house!!!!

Pl. visit my new blog on Indian Decor:

http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com/

With all best wishes

Sanghamitra.

Aditya said...

Great stuff. Welcome to Pune and all the best! Visit our store SURAJ near Bund Garden sometime (30424067).

Kanika Bahl said...

Thank you Aditya!
i'd love to visit your store..whats it about?

cheers
Kanika

varsha said...

Hey Kanika,

ItZ mInDbLoWiNg!!!!

Your taste is splendid... Every bit my dream house is here... Its beautiful, awesome, fascinating, every other similar adjectives in the english dictionary holds good for this work!!

Loving it... Keep rocking!!

AlL tHe BeSt!!!

~j~ said...

Stumbled upon this post thanks to thekeybunch.com and I must say you have an excellent sense of design and space. Love everything about the way you've done your home up.

PS: I have the same Toto's coaster. Stole the souvenir during a lovely evening with a friend there :)

Kanika Bahl said...

Thanks Varsha and J for visiting!
I am glad you liked what you saw!


Cheers
Kanika

Anonymous said...

My first look at your home and my mind went ..."WOW!!!". Minimalistic yet classy and lovely... :)
-Poonam
http://www.lovegoodthings.blogspot.com

rinks said...

hi Kannika,
simply love ur style!!
i came to ur blog thru masala chai....
ur home looks so so neat...love ur minimalist layout!!
r u in mahindra woods?? ( just a guess as i am in park street)
I loved the bottle lamp..pencils..key hanger...and all!!
riddhi

Vandana said...

Hi Kanika,I came across your blog through The Key Bunch....Lovely home you've set up!warm,cozy and inviting.....and what I love best is that your place is not furniture-heavy!

Sunita Dutta said...

Hi Kanika,

I loved the way you have kept your house. Particularly the daris.. i too have recently shifted from delhi to pune and really miss the delhi markets.. can you tell me where can we get daris here and also the sitting arrangement that you have in cane. where can i get those? is there any market in pune which is a must-visit for home decor in pune? please let me know..