Making the home a sanctuary for the stressed soul


By BAVANI MPhotos By SAMUEL ONG

HOME, it is said, is where the heart is, and one person who truly believes in the saying is B. Sathish Nair. 

The former flight steward said one's abode should be a sanctuary to which he or she could look forward to going after a hard day's work. 

Sathish, seen here holding a sun mirror, believes that one's home should be asanctuary wherein he or she can relax and unwind.

The place should be peaceful and relaxing, and exude a feeling of serenity and harmony. 

“When you are stressed from work and the city’s traffic jam, all you want to do is to come home to a place where you can relax and unwind,” he said. 

Sathish believes that with the right kind of decor and lighting, a home can be made to feel peaceful and calming. 

“A lamp or a painting can do wonders to soothe the soul,” he said. 

Sathish did just that to make his home more cosy and inviting. 

Sun lamps like these add character to the home.

He started off with wooden decorative items, and then added sun mirrors and paintings. 

It made such an impact on his lifestyle that he decided to go into the business of selling unique home decor items to provide others a chance to do up their homes, too. 

Sathish has been selling these products at the GVN Deco bazaar, held in various parts of the city, for the past two years. 

He now plans to move to Scotland and start a business there, so he is running a closing down sale to clear his merchandise. Most of the items are being sold at a 50% discount.  

A lot of the items found at his bazaar are either based on tribal designs or inspired by Indian and Chinese feng shui.  

The unique items include a wooden three-legged frog and a gorgeous Buddha sitting under a bodhi tree, deep in meditation.  

“Items like these do wonders to perk up a person's mood. Some of the Buddha paintings we have are very popular as they inspire calm,” he said.  

The bazaar also offers items such as lamps, sun mirrors, stone art, jewellery and fabric. Most of the items are from Indonesia. 

The sale, from now until June 28, is held at GVN Deco Ethnic Lifestyle (beside Starbucks cafe), Ground Floor, Menara Weld in Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur. For details, call 016-627 8766.  

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