MyHomeMyStyle: ‘My home is a happy, stress-free and productive space.’

Gretchen Ferrao-Walker

Radhika Shenoi Sethi describes herself as a private banker who works to fund her love of travel, books and décor. Her passion for the third deepened post marriage, when she and her husband moved into a rental apartment in Mumbai. Over the last three years, she has thoughtfully curated her home interiors with design elements, old and new — like a one-of-a-kind, distressed bar from a factory in Rajasthan. “I enjoy creating a space that feels like it has been filled with special items collected throughout a lifetime,” says Radhika who turns to design blogs, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration.

The 500-square-foot studio is decorated in a primarily neutral palette with natural textures and the occasional colour pop. Areas are demarcated via functional, furniture pieces. “In lockdown, I realised how essential it is for my home to be a happy, stress-free and productive space. So I brought a little Hygge into my home [by first], decluttering the space and then adding candles, indoor plants, soft furnishings, books and rugs,” says Radhika.

(Radhika Shenoi Sethi is a private banker who lives in Mumbai with her husband. Find her on Instagram @the.whimsicallife Images: Courtesy the homeowner.)

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Episode 1: 'Our home revolves around our cats'

Episode 2: ‘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'

Episode 15: 'A home is never truly complete. There is so much that inspires me to create new spaces

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Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As we spend more time at home, and put more effort into 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.