Ankita Rai has always been mad about home décor and interior design. However, it was motherhood that encouraged her to showcase her decorating skills on social. “I started documenting my passion two years back, when I created my son’s nursery,” says the self-taught home stylist whose residence has been featured by decor brands and design publications alike.
Based in Lucknow, the sprawling 35-year-old bungalow has been home to Ankita since she married 12 years ago. “I did all the styling myself and my husband supported me wherever he could. Usually, I visualise the whole setup and note down what I need. I then divide it in to what I can do myself and needs to be outsourced. Until the whole look is finalised, I don’t buy stuff,” she explains.
When asked to define her home interiors style, Ankita says, it’s a continuously evolving one. She enjoys DIY projects, more so when it's with her toddler. They recently decorated a candle together. Last year, she made the most of her time indoors. “The lockdown was an opportunity to do small home makeovers,” she says. The results show on her Instagram grid that’s filled with vibrant ideas for just about every nook and corner of the home.
(Ankita Rai is a homemaker and home stylist who lives in Lucknow with her husband, their toddler and her in-laws. Find her on Instagram @ankita.s.rai)