My Story

DUTCH BY BIRTH, INDIAN BY HERITAGE

Both my business and I. My family is MY WORLD. Brought up by a single-mom, really tight with my sister, now blessed to be a mom to 2 adorable girls of my own, with the most supportive husband ever (!!!).
I am CRAZY about dancing. I LOVE doing up my home. I walk into a house and start knocking down walls in my mind. I kind of want to buy another house, just so that I have another place to do up, not like I even got round to completing my own.
I came across some of these brands from India when searching for ideas, inspiration and products for my home. Nothing like going back to your roots. Combining Western aesthetics with Indian colours, design and crafts is what I am all about. Best of both worlds. Since then I am constantly looking for and discovering many more interesting designers and brands in India.
So what did I do? Left the corporate world to follow my dream.
Quit during my second maternity leave. Yes, yikes (!!!)... talk about taking a plunge.

And now I have embarked on my entrepreneurial journey. It has been a year of unlearning and discovering. I continue to freelance (helping other brands & businesses), whilst setting up and now running my own business.

With this platform I want to give you the flavour of Indian design.

Monica Sharma-Patnekar

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