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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.


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


Use multiple round trays to make your main diya thali


Diya pattern decorated with flowers


Floating petals as your table centre piece


Festive colourful cushions


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


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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