Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Le Café

The fact that ours is an open house is no secret...it's open to family, friends, friends of friends and most of the times even strangers. We love having people over and we hardly ever wait for an occasion to do so. Impromptu dinners, long drinking sessions, heart to hearts over steaming cups of tea and coffee are a regular feature. So I decided to give my dining room a cafe-styled look. It  most certainly is so in terms of decor and spirit, and on a good day I might even consider taking your order!

I didn't really wait to check with my restaurateur husband on what he felt about me making his home look like his work place, but he's not complaining yet so that's good. Welcome to my cafe. It's located in the heart of the apartment - the the entryway, the kitchen, the study, the master bedroom and the guest bedroom all open into this space. It truly is the place where everyone comes together.


What you can see on the walls are framed advertising layouts, funny poster phrases and my most favourite, menu cards! These have been picked up by me while having meals at various restaurants across the world. No, I am not a kleptomaniac, just a fan. So you will only see menus from the places I like!



Some other features include a two-sided railway clock, a kitchen themed message board, a framed tea cup, a few wall-mounted brackets and various jars and bottles that come and go... 

All I need now is a blackboard with the 'menu for the day' scribbled on it, and that's getting done as we speak. So come on over anytime you like.

13 comments:

  1. Sahana....what a charming space you have created! Loved the double sided clock( I'm getting one of those!), the framed half cup and the ofcourse, your dining table looks gorgeous! I'm definitely inviting myself over whenever I'm in Bombay:)

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  2. Hey,
    Great job with the decor. like it a lot. Especially the Menus... Maybe I will also become a fan of that sort..Your place looks sooo clean too. Anshul

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  3. Sahana !!! next time in Mumbai will sure come to your cafe. What a warm invite that was and shows the kind of person you are. I like that plate hanging in different colors :-). Lovely lovely. Are you done with all the rooms now. Oh boy! I want to see more of them :-)

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  4. Thanks guys! You are all welcome to come over anytime you're in my city!

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  5. Now that is one cool idea...the different menu cards! Really clever! OK, now I know where to go when I visit Mumbai! Your house is looking better and better Sahana!

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  6. lovely:) your home is so inviting:)

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  7. which part of Bombay are you in?? :D i would love to have loads of chai while drooling over the message board, frames and brackets! :) :)

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  8. lovely decor for your in home cafe.Enjoyed all the other posts that I had missed previously :)

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  9. Love! All the knick-knacks, notes to myself, and the very idea of framing menu cards!

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  10. Lovely as usual SS! My living room looks something like this. Except its filled with movie posters and New Yorky relevant posters :) Note to myself- need to start stealing menus from all my fave restaurants here if I ever do leave!

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  11. OH WOW!! I love.. love this post.. sooooooooooooooo super cute!!

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  12. Oh wow!! sooooooo pretty!! I love love your cafe style setting.. amazing!!

    And I love the railway clock.. you have.. I've been eyeing it for a while.. everywhere.. :-)

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