Hi, I’m Meera, lover of (just the right amount of) colour, and advocate of design longevity. Since moving into our home a couple of years ago, I have been decorating my home as and when time allows with two little children. Restricted by small budgets, I am always looking for creative ways to achieve beautiful looks for little cost, and in the process have tried some DIY projects which I share on this blog, along with room makeoversdesign and styling tips and what inspires me.

My living room

I describe my style as:
– contemporary mixed with a little vintage
– comfortable and inviting, not too precious
– a balance of light and dark
– budget-friendly elevated by an investment piece or two and touches of gold
– brought to life with plants
In short, I call it Relaxed Urban.

My dining room

I am really proud to have been featured in several online and printed publications such as Apartment Therapy, Domino, Lonny, BuzzFeed, High In Style magazine, Estila magazine and IKEAHACKERS.NET: 25 Biggest and Best Projects book, to name a few.

My bedroom

First Sense is all about creative inspiration and tips to make your home gorgeous, fun and personal to you. I hope you find it inspiring! If you’d like to, you can subscribe to this blog on Bloglovin’ or by email (on sidebar). In between blog posts, I can be found on Instagram. Do come and join me there if you haven’t already!