Thursday, December 02, 2010

Once Upon a Time…

…in 1003, Hatat House, Muscat, a boy and a girl lived with their little baby girl, Rimi.

92They travelled far and near places together, brought back home mementos, memories and photographs. Together they put them up on walls that chronicled their life and times as a couple and as new parents.

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In between her untamed writing, illustrious career, lustrous wanderings and magnificent musings, the girl made her home breathtakingly beautiful. Even the Sun that shone in the Oman sky would wait impatiently every morning for her to open her windows…

1 1213 7Her greens glowed in all their glory and her baithak oozed the radiance of a newly formed rainbow.

14 16 1518 This was once the home of Soma Ghosh, her husband and their daughter. They lived in Muscat, Oman, then.

1110 The Ghoshs now live in Bombay, India. Which means that we also get to see Soma’s Hiranandani home.

I promised to be patient with Soma till she sends the new set of photos. I know you will be too. Just because Soma has a uniquely charming way of welcoming everyone into her home. And then she kills them with her 1000 watt smile.

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All photographs in this post are © Soma Ghosh. Do not steal or copy, ‘coz remember her electrifying smile? You will be forever denied of it, if you do.

21 comments:

Soma Ghosh said...

Your words and your ability to see beauty even in the mundane is infectious Pree. Thank you! You really made my home feel and look so beautiful!

GB said...

Dear god---this is gorgeous---bookmarking this post for future inspiration Pree.

Soma---one word- wow.

PS: hurry up with the follow-up post. HAVE to see more!

nithya said...

hey soma,very nice.. it was really nice living in hatat house.....i still remember bbq we had in your house....

Patricia Torres said...

What a gorgeous... warm.... loving home.. Love the tones of this home.. So so awesome!! Now I cant wait to see more pics.... quick.. quick.. Soma... quick!!

madhurima said...

Dear Rainbow...
The journey through your 'clicked'down the memory lane was simply enthralling...mone pore gelo sei botrish tolar akashchumbi te dekha kora...kacher manush kachei thake se dekha hok na hok..moner bhasa to pouchei jae,tai na?

Sulagna said...

Wow what a beautiful home...Waiting eagerly to see some more !!

Tanvi said...

Your descriptive skills and imaginations are too contagious.I absolutely love this home and the warmth that has transcended in the pictures too.Cant wait to see more :)

Kamini said...

Your fabulous way with words is so perfect for this gorgeous home! So full of light and warmth....waiting waiting for the next set of pics!

hfs-class-va said...

Wow, this has been so beautifully put together, there is no room for improvisation. You bet it is infectious since I have also been inspired by soma to add some greens and hopefully she'll guide me.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Both the Photos as well as your description made a stupendous blog. Loved every bit of it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful home, loved ur description and enjoyed the virtual visit..

GB said...

Back again--had to say that little bicycle stole me heart!

aruna said...

ditto to all that pree said and as someone who has been lucky enough to have seen the mumbai home ,i can only add that a veritable visual treat awaits you all. so soma pls do the needful pronto !! and a pic of you with the killer smile would be the icing on that treat !!

Satrupa said...

I was dying to leave a word for this beutiful home and the lovely description .... guess there was some technical hitch. But finally I am here :-)
Pree's words n Soma's beautiful nest is a treat to the eyes n soul !!

Cheers,
Satrupa

Eterna said...

Very beautiful home..I like the concept of having lot of green plants around the home..and the teak furniture..nice!

purplehomes said...

wow! what a gorgeous home! And your words described it so beautifully. Waiting for the pictures of your Mumbai home Soma!

Anu Gummaraju said...

LOVEly! Warmth, so much of it.

Pinku said...

beautiful!!!


waiting for the bombay pictures now

anu said...

very nice flow good article....
very nice flow good article....
very nice flow good article....
very nice flow good article....
very nice flow good article....

Sudha said...

so out of the worlD :) nice cozy corners and inspiring collectibles :)...Super awesome Soma and Pree love your story telling :)

Sound Horn Please said...

This just has to be my most favourite post of the week, no month! I am going to save a copy of this post as a guide on how to write beautifully!