Welcome to Sweet Magnoliaa Home — your sanctuary for interior design inspiration. I’m Bhawana, your curator and guide on a journey where aesthetics intertwine with personal essence. If your goal is to infuse your home with your unique personality or to bravely explore new styles, you’ve arrived at the perfect destination. Here, we provide a rich tapestry of design ideas, aimed at helping you forge serene spaces that echo joy.
Snapped a selfie moment here – just me, my thoughts, and the camera’s gaze. It’s these spontaneous self-portraits that often capture the real, unscripted me.
Caught on camera: Me, in the midst of a lively photo shoot with model Pratyusha. And yes, it’s impossible to miss – it’s a fabulous hair day too!
My quest for creative freedom led me from the routine of a 9 to 5 to the artistry behind a camera as a commercial jewelry photographer. This was the first step in a path brimming with bold moves and artistic ventures. With a keen eye and a narrative spirit, I founded Sweet Tamarind Pictures, where I brought stories to life, directing ad films with a signature touch of elegance and imagination.
The stillness of the lockdown period sparked a pivotal shift, guiding me towards the philosophy of slow living. It was in this quietude that Sweet Magnoliaa was conceived — a sanctuary where my passion for art and design could flourish and be shared. In the literary realm, my voice found form in ‘Spirituality for You and Me,’ a reflection of my journey into self-discovery and spirituality. Presently, I am immersed in writing ‘From Mundane to Mystical,’ an exploration of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, inviting readers to find magic in the everyday.
Even amidst the bustle of commercial shoots, I’ve always carved out space for personal projects, cherishing the unbridled creativity they unleash. It was through these personal endeavors that I unearthed a passion for abstract photography. Today, my digital artworks transcend traditional boundaries and they’re available as NFTs, offering a piece of my vision to the world. Explore my collection on OpenSea.
Besides, I also nurture a blog, ‘Failing It Up’, which offers support from leaders worldwide. Through this initiative, I embarked on a mission to redefine failure. We’ve interviewed leaders to uncover their journeys, learning how their setbacks have propelled them to their current successes.
Flashback to a decade ago when I swapped my usual candid chaos for a moment of posed perfection, all thanks to my husband’s photography skills. It’s not every day I’m this still for the camera!
In a fleeting snapshot by my husband, here’s a heartwarming moment with my son Aryaman—our smiles say it all, don’t they? Unstaged joy in its purest form.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
If I had to choose, I’d go for the superpower of sparking mindfulness in a snap. Imagine a world where everyone could instantly feel more peaceful, clear-headed, and joyful—now that would be a real game-changer!
What’s something currently on your bucket list?
Travel the globe, one month at a time in each country – that’s the dream! It’s not just about ticking boxes; it’s about soaking up every culture, getting to the heart of every place, and really living the tapestry of our world’s incredible diversity.
What’s one book you absolutely loved reading and why?
One Man’s Company’ hit me like a surprise package at just the right time. Right when I was weighing an offer from an angel investor, this book came in and flipped the script for me. It whispered, ‘Hey, why rush?’ and got me jazzed about growing my business at a chill pace, staying true to what feels right. It’s all about enjoying the ride, not just racing to the finish line.
What’s your go-to choice for background noise or relaxation?
When most reach for music, I dive into podcasts for my slice of zen. There’s something about tuning into ‘On Purpose’ by Jay Shetty that just hits different. It’s like a mental spa day every time I listen.
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show or movie?
Oh, ‘The Intern’ is my go-to! Watching Anne Hathaway hustle as Jules and Robert De Niro bring his A-game as Ben is just the best mix of fun and wisdom. Jules shows me how to turn dreams into reality, while Ben is like that wise friend reminding you to keep it cool and humble. It’s my perfect pick-me-up that packs a punch of inspiration.
What’s your favorite interior design style?
Pick one? That’s like choosing a favorite star in the sky! I’m enamored with them all, and in a perfect world, I’d have a home in every corner of the world, each a testament to the myriad of stunning interior design styles. But that’s where Sweet Magnoliaa comes to my rescue, allowing me to explore every design aesthetic while embracing the simplicity of living light
In this candid shot, I find myself lost in a moment of reflection, the world around me fading into a soft blur.
We’re kicking things up a notch at Sweet Magnoliaa! Think exclusive sneak peeks into some drool-worthy homes, the lowdown on the coolest travel spots, and dreamy stays that’ll have you packing your bags. It’s all about feeding that wanderlust with a side of design heaven. Our mission? To turn Sweet Magnolia into your go-to spot for all things beautiful – a place where discovering new design gems feels like hanging out with good friends.