We come to the last part of Meera’s home tour with a visit to the basement (omg, they have a basement!) and their study/office space. Let’s visit the basement first..
“I am not sure if basements are a predominantly Midwest thing. We have a finished, walkout basement. The previous owners built a beautiful patio that you can walk out to. The lady was also an avid gardener. This summer I hope to take an interest in the outdoor spaces and plant more flowers. This is our basement living area. It’s where my son plays his X-box or my daughter will have her friends over. There are several areas that we have yet to figure out a purpose for in the basement.
Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time
The alphabet art is a Pottery Barn-inspired DIY. The original was very expensive and by the time it went on sale, I lost out on the item to other eager discount buyers! So I made this by studying various tutorials on on-line. I love alphabets and numbers. That’s a collage made of letterpress alphabets that I purchased from Etsy and mounted into a shadow box from Ikea. And in my ode to Bombay, the city I will always love, is a vintage map of Bombay! I got this from my father-in-law. It was stuffed into one of the drawers at their home in Bombay,
Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time
I hope you spotted my taxi meter, the one that is destined for a DIY map in  the future. And of course, my love for tea- the brass kettle with the tea glass candles! ” – Meera

Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time

Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time
And lastly the home office! “This was one of our first departures from white- when we painted this room grey. I would love more drama in color throughout the home but it’s not yet part of our comfort zone! The study has Pottery Barn furniture and a few vintage items.
Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time
“The fire engine and the working steam engine were purchases from a local museum that was closing down. This little-known museum was a few miles down from our home and not very well advertised.  It was filled with scaled models of automobiles and engines collected over years. When the collector passed away, his family decided to sell/ auction the various items and use the money for various charitable causes that the gentleman was involved in. We were lucky to snag these two items.”- Meera
Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time Meera in Michigan/ Home Tour/ Once Upon A Tea Time
With that, we conclude the tour! I loved that it was personal and so beautifully curated. If you have any questions for Meera, feel free to write in the comments section. Thank you, Meera, for sharing!
Image credits: Meera D’souza

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