VLiving x Dwell by Chitra
Someone once said, ‘think of the home as an extension of yourself’ and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to Chitra Menon whose house in US, Maryland is a joy for eyes that love color.
We are not surprised when she defines her home style as ‘boho eclectic’ as every nook features accent pieces which justify her affinity for handicrafts and arts tied together with unique color palettes.
Chitra on how she discovered her love for home decor…
“When we got a house and moved into the new space, I was so excited to make my dream home. That’s when the inner decorator in me woke up and identified the choices which reflect my personal sense of style. The goal was to make a comfortable, happy home.”
Decorating her home has proven to be a rather successful creative outlet for Chitra as she can see her vision of a unique but comfortable home coming together almost perfectly with the choices she has made so far.
Self Expression Over Minimalism
“I want my house to be a visual reminder of my favorite objects collected over the course of time”, says Chitra. Though she loves a vivid and eclectic home for herself, she also recognises the importance of creating a personalized living environment with well balanced mood boosting surroundings that help calm the mind and appeal to one’s visual senses.
For some that may be fuss free, simple homes with clean lines and monochromatic palettes and for others like her, that may be open spaces with pops of color and a bohemian flair.
Chitra on her intuition for this year…
Chitra has observed an upward trend for bold colors, patterns and textured fabrics which she says could dominate home decor styles in 2022. “I see a lot of colorful kitchens and bold pops of colors in decor elements. Incorporating more plants and natural material in the decor are going to be big in the coming year”, she says.
As working from home gets normalized, multifunctional spaces and furniture trends which support the home office culture are also going to be worth the investment in 2022, according to her.
V Living in Chitra’s home…
Comfort, style, visual aspects and budget are key factors for her when buying any item for her home. Chitra spends much time in doing research and selecting pieces that fit effortlessly into her vision of her perfect home.
Matching Set Of V Living’s Aqua Floral Cushion Cover and Pouf Cover
“V living has always been there from the start of my home decor journey. I love the colors, quality and diversity of the products they offer. One thing that always caught my attention when I look for the products in the V Living website is the variety of options they have with regard to the prints and patterns and the work.” A thrilling prospect for us, Chitra also points out that textures, pillows, throws and curtains in her home from V Living always garner her the most compliments.
Though she is fond of all her pillow covers bought from V Living, the stylized floral aqua pillow cover and matching Pouf purchased back in 2015 make for her personal favorites from the brand. She is also fond of her V Living Indigo Shibori curtains and says that these colorful pom pom garlands add a ‘fun and versatile’ look to her space. In addition, Chitra also has her eyes set on this V Living Reversible Bohemian Quilted Bedspread with fringes and one day would love to own every colorful pillow cover from the brand.
Few Items from Chitra’s V Living Wish List
On Her Horizon for 2022…
With a new paint job and restyling of the family living room on her bucket list, 2022 is looking like another big year for Chitra when it comes to realizing her dreams of the perfect abode. Clearly, her home is her passion project and it is patrons like Chitra who inspire us to create unique collections for the V Living tribe, season after season.