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November 2015

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Diwali Decor Inspiration

Diwali is in a few days and there is a lot to do and organise. When it comes to decor ideas, there is so much inspiration on the internet for major festivals however when it comes to Diwali I do not find inspiring decor ideas. So here is my little attempt to archive decor ideas from pervious year’s Diwali celebrations at home. Hope you enjoy my mood board.

Happy Diwali.

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Use bright marigold flowers over a rustic design tile.

 

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Rangoli is a must on Diwali. Make sure you do one and decorate with diyas

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Use your existing living room furniture and create a Diwali theme using candles, flowers and idols

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Rangoli on floor decorated with diyas and flowers

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Use of copper ware to keep Diwali sweets

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Use multiple round trays to make your main diya thali

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Use multiple round trays to make your main diya thali

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Diya pattern decorated with flowers

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Floating petals as your table centre piece

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Festive colourful cushions

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Red, Gold inspired table decor

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Brighten up your winter Diwali by using colourful outdoor lights

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Decorate idols with flowers

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Diwali Festive Outfit Delight

 

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Past few weeks have been pretty action packed for me. I was away in India for about ten days sans my kids. It was a very emotional trip for me and I am glad that I managed to achieve what I set out for. Now back in London and gearing up for Diwali. Diwali calls for a festive Indian wardrobe and sometimes London doesn’t offer you many choices when it comes to shopping for your Indian wardrobe. I feel that what we have on offer here is very different from my personal taste and liking. But now that I have discovered Jyoti Chandhok label, I feel reassured that good Indian design can now be easily accessible in London. Jyoti’s studio in suburbs of North London is a storehouse of intricate hand embroidery and luxurious fabrics. She stocks ready to wear range and takes custom orders too. I was spoilt for choices when I visited her to choose my festive outfit for Diwali to feature on the blog.

I choose this maroon velvet lehenga with a wide gotta border. As Jyoti says it’s a ‘suchha border’, meaning pure gotta made from real gold threads as opposed to machine made gotta which uses metal threads as substitute. The velvet in the outfit gives it a very regal look and is apt for a winter festive event. I am wearing the lehenga with a beautiful gold embroidered blouse and matching maroon dupatta. Also wearing jewellery which I picked up from Khan Market during my trip to India.

For this blog shoot I have collaborated with a talented photographer mum

Joelene Davis. You can find her on Instagarm here

Joelene has done a brilliant job and has truly captured the essence of this outfit. Moving forward I will try and do more theme based shoots and capture fashion stories in beautiful surroundings.

Diwali is on 11th November and I wish you all a very prosperous Diwali. I know it is a working day but do try and take half day or sneak out early to enjoy this lovely festival with family and friends.

Lehenga : Jyoti Chandhok 

Shoes , Jewellery – personal collection

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