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Chatting With the west elm Winner

As promised, we're going to take some time in the next few weeks to chat with Kavi484, who has won the west elm sweepstakes, worth $5,000 in west elm merchandise.

Over the next few weeks, we'll bring you some interview questions with Kavi484, to learn more about her personal style, take a peek into her current digs, and find out how winning the sweepstakes will change her home life!

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CasaSugar: How would you describe your home décor style?

Kavi484: My décor style definitely tends toward dark woods, rich textures, and earthy, bold colors. I guess you could call it “ethnic” if you wanted to describe it using a single adjective. My parents are from India, and I have definitely been influenced by an Indian aesthetic in the colors and styles that I like. Both the way I dress and the way I would decorate a home reflect that heritage – I wear lots of bright colors and bold patterns, often mixed together, and that is how I would decorate my home as well. I also like to wear bold makeup and tons of jewelry, and similarly I tend to have lots of knickknacks and accessories in my home. I have a big collection of Indian textiles I’ve been amassing since college, just waiting to be put to use in my “grown-up” home after I graduate from law school! They are in a mix of colors, patterns, and textures, which is very “me.”

I also love to sew, and have often put that skill to use in decorating. In college, I made curtains for my apartment out of an old silk sari that once belonged to my roommate’s mother – a deep teal with magenta borders and gold threadwork. I’ve also sewed slipcovers for chairs, duvet covers for my bed, etc. I have a pair of Isaac Mizrahi for Target tea towels with that bold, photographic pink poppy on them (the one he also put on a duvet cover) that are just waiting to be made into throw pillow covers!

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