On Dia Mirza’s 38 birthday, 38 photos that will take you inside her beautiful home
Actress Dia Mirza — a longtime advocate for a clean, green lifestyle — turns 38 today. If you've been thinking about doing up your home and need home decor ideas, you can't miss these 38 Instagram photos from the birthday girl's environment-friendly Mumbai apartment.
If you've ever checked out Dia Mirza's Instagram page, you'd already know that she is exceptionally passionate about clean and sustainable living. Long before sustainability became a topic of discussion, Dia Mirza was spreading the word about environmental causes. The actress and activist, who celebrates her 38th birthday today, lets her love and concern for the environment reflect in her everyday choices — she's strongly opposed to products that come in plastic containers, carries a metal water bottle everywhere, and only uses fabric bags:
In addition to supporting environmentally conscious brands and initiatives, the longtime advocate for a clean, green lifestyle has gone a step further by being more mindful about designing her home. Nestled in Mumbai's well-known Bandra neighbourhood, Dia Mirza's residence is an environment-friendly space that she, along with her ex-husband, director Sahil Sangha, renovated keeping sustainability in mind. With warm wooden flooring, white-washed brick walls and larger-than-life windows that bring in the sunshine and positive vibes, Dia Mirza's home is a space full of interior design inspiration. On her birthday, here's a virtual tour of Dia Mirza's picture-perfect, environment-friendly Mumbai home.
Dia Mirza's favourite spot at home
The first thing you'll notice about Dia Mirza's home is its warm, inviting vibe. The nature lover's Pali Hill apartment focuses on bringing the outdoors in, and every room in the house has a window-garden filled to the brim with lush, green plants that do more than just look pretty. Sitting by one of the largest windows in her home, Dia Mirza once revealed in an interview, “I sit here for hours thinking about how much pride and joy it gives me that in my own small way I can contribute towards keeping our birds alive.” The actor's window gardens feature hanging bird feeders and water, which attract a slew of living creatures. “For a long time people were alarmed by the fact that they didn't see sparrows in the city anymore," she continued in the video interview. “In an urban jungle, it's always important and nice to have some form of wildlife. So this is one of my favourite spots in the world.” Mirza loves sharing pictures of this particular corner of her home on Instagram, and some photos and videos even show parrots flocking together outside her window. To maintain that rustic aesthetic, you'll spot many barely-painted brick walls in the house, along with throws, cushions and sofas in an earthy palette of ivory and black.
The story behind a very special piece of furniture
Channelling an unmistakable eclectic vibe, Dia Mirza's Mumbai apartment showcases her love for earthy elements, block prints and distressed, rustic surfaces. One piece of furniture that holds a special place in her heart is a dinner wagon, by which she often likes to take her OOTD pictures before heading out. The star once revealed that keeping sustainability in mind, she and her ex-husband Sahil Sangha chose to create the dinner wagon using wood from old doors that were no longer in use. “We actually sat down ourselves and painted it and polished the paint off to give it that distressed look,” she said. Bringing the corner together perfectly are hand-picked decor pieces like a wooden-framed mirror, plants and an intricately woven rug.
All the pretty trinkets you'll spot in Dia Mirza's apartment
Dia Mirza's inviting living room — where she often spends time working out, sitting by the window to catch sight of parrots, or just hanging out with friends and family — includes white couches laden with patterned cushions. One corridor in her home features multiple childhood photographs, all displayed in minimal black frames. Her home is littered with Pinterest-worthy decor elements that add a personal touch to each room. You'll spot several surfaces decorated with little plants, angel figurines and sculptures of elephants and horses, and carved wooden table lamps flood every corner with warm, yellow light.
Dia Mirza's home is full of beautiful art pieces
If you're an art enthusiast, a home like Dia Mirza's is an absolute visual treat. It's hard to find a spot in her home that doesn't feature interesting artwork. The actress seems to have a taste for all kinds of canvas creations; her living room is home to a painting of a man riding a horse, one vibrant yellow piece showcases cherry blossoms and Buddha, and yet another, darker artwork depicts two women by a window. But that's not all. To give her home a little more of that personal touch, Mirza has also painted the wall of her bathroom herself. Her mural features colourful little birds and perfectly painted branches of flowers, giving the bathroom a dreamy, whimsical feel.
Check out Dia Mirza's home library
Given her love for reading, Dia Mirza has a very special part of her Mumbai apartment dedicated to her favourite books. While you'll spot novels all over her home, this particular corner is one of Mirza's favourites, and often doubles as an entertaining space for her guests as well. A stylish outfit calls for a stylish background to pose in and Dia Mirza often uses this simple, sophisticated spot for her Instagram photos. Most of the minimally carved white shelves house rows and rows of books (think encyclopaedias, books on cinema, and even some on world history).
(All photos courtesy Dia Mirza's official Instagram handle.)