Hello everyone! I am back with Design talks. And guess who do we have with us this time? The lovely Sharon and the fantastic Rekha. And the timing could not have been better. Its their blog’s second anniversary!! So join me in wishing them loads & loads of inspiring posts and many many years of happy blogging!
Oo…and before we get engrossed in our little tête-à-tête, if you have missed any of the earlier Design talks interviews, catch them here. Also if you’d like me to feature your favorite design blogger just drop me a mail and I promise to get them here!
Well, to begin with our readers would love to know the amazing team behind “The Key Bunch”? Sharon & Rekha please tell us something about yourself, your family & of course what do you do in life other than coming up with such inspiring posts day after day?
I love the having time for chocolate & coffee bit!! How about you Rekha?
Rekha: I am a freelance writer with an architect hubby, Sridhar and 2 kiddos – Sanjanaa and Sidharth. I have a new found love for baking and love experimenting in the kitchen. I am also a fitness freak, I never get bored reading about health and fitness.
Hmm…that’s neat because I am sure with fitness as your second love you never need to worry about the calories from your first love, baking! What is really interesting about your blog is that the two of you run it together. How did you guys meet? And when & why did you decide to blog together?
said, we met online when we were working for a US-based firm. The fact that both of us were and are passionate about design gave us the idea of putting up a blog together. Sharon
That is very interesting indeed. What more can wish but to work with colleagues who turn into friends & bloggers because of common interests! So
what is it that you admire about Rekha the most? Sharon
Your turn Rekha.
Rekha: I admire her confidence and the ability to network with people easily (obviously, these are the qualities I lack).
Now those are some things that you like about each other but when blogging together, are there times when you have differences in opinions about where you see your blog going? How do you resolve issues like that?
Rekha: Ditto! Of course, there are bound to be issues that we don’t always agree upon. While we agree to disagree on some issues, other issues get resolved when one of us manage to convince the other. J
The Key Bunch “opens doors to beautiful homes, offices and spaces”. We’d love to know what is it that opens your mind to new thoughts, new ideas & inspires you.
Rekha: I get excited when I see anything that is well designed and executed. Magazine features, inspiring pictures on the internet and design blogs give me ideas and thoughts.
Taking a cue from what you just said. There are so many wonderful design blogs around us. We’d like to know the ones you heart. Indian & International both please.
Rekha: I like all the design blogs we follow on our blog. Each blog is special in its own way and that’s the beauty of blogging.
True that it is, so many blogs for inspiration and so little time. And then there are magazines. We are so sure that come every 1st you guys must be dying to get hold of fresh issues of your fav mags! So which are the ones that find their way to your bedside tables?
Rekha: True, I would love to lay my hands on every single design magazine. Having an in house architect has its won advantages; this is one of them–getting to read most of the magazines. J
Rekha: Most of the accessories I love were picked up from exhibitions – Sri Lankan Mask, terracotta tiles, terracotta mirror, blue and yellow tortoise, hand painted marble plate, colorful Rajasthan puppets, terracotta idol of a woman, hand painted accessory box.
To wrap up, any tips for the readers for an instant makeover...you know when unexpected guests call up to say hey we’ll be there in exactly ten minutes.
Rekha: Put away all the unsightly things, bring in some fresh flowers, add some potted plants and you are set to welcome the guests.
Thanks Sharon & Rekha. It was a pleasure speaking to both of you. Once again, a very happy blog anniversary and here’s to many more!
Image : thekeybunch