#MyHomeMyStyle: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'

Gretchen Ferrao-Walker

While Noora D’Mello is not keen on labels, she loosely defines her home interiors style as bohemian. “I don't let labels stop me from using whatever I please to make my apartment look and feel like a home,” she elaborates.

As a florist and die-hard DIYer, her days in quarantine have been peppered with little projects – several of which, involve plants! She is grateful for her balcony garden that’s thriving with the ‘plant babies’ she has nourished over the years. “My family is really keeping my spirits up! I'm very grateful that we are home, safe. A normal day for us includes gardening in the morning, a look at the progress of our propagation station. We all enjoy pitching in to cook our meals; we do bake a lot (keeps my kiddo, Nyah, entertained). Then a home workout and night rituals,” she says.

The balcony is where Noora and her family have spent a lot of time over the last two months. It offers them a piece of the sky and views of the local park with its resident canines, both of which, she misses dearly. She’s currently waiting for the seal on her building to be lifted so she can renew her daily ritual of feeding the street pups.

(Noora is a Mumbai-based florist who specializes in wedding floral design, bespoke bouquets and curated corporate gifts. Find her on Instagram @the_happy_florist)

Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'

Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’

Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'

Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'

Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’

Episode 6: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'

Episode 7: 'We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint.'

Episode 8: ‘The lockdown let us spend a lot of time at our small place, which is made with love and positive vibes’

Episode 9: 'My typical day during lockdown is quite engaging. I have started to revisit many of my old hobbies'

Episode 10: 'One thing you can’t miss is our love for the colour blue in right doses and our love for plants.'

Episode 11: 'Lived around the world; but there's no place like home!'

Episode 12: 'I enjoy mixing and matching & introducing a sudden pop of colour.'

Episode 13: 'We tend to change things up quite often so the layout is different every month'

Episode 14: 'I have created a minimalist country style with ethnic influences'


Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.