Hello and welcome! I’m Ananda, a home and garden designer, artist and lifestyle blogger living in coastal Southern California with my wonderful husband, who never ceases to amaze me everyday with his sweetness and generosity.
I am inspired by the gorgeous nature around me, and the amazing people I encounter on and off the infinite internet. This blog is my happy place to connect with like-minded people, and to celebrate life, beauty and creativity.
I spent six fun-filled years in art school, exploring nature and painting. When I got my MFA, my only career ambition was “What kind of job allows one to be outside?” ( To be honest, this ambition has not changed, and dreams do come true! ) Through some fool’s luck and synchronicity, I met my mentor, a visionary designer in San Francisco Bay Area, who guided me to find my passion in green design and landscape architecture.
When I started this blog in 2014, I never thought it would be visited by millions for home, garden and DIY inspirations. I hope A Piece of Rainbow becomes your trusted resource and good friend for living creatively and loving each delicious moment of life.
I see our universe as a connected web of life. Our role as designers is to create places and objects of beauty and harmony, to enhance the well-being of not only humans, but all species of life.
Among all the design projects I have worked on from unique residences to international resorts, I find myself most inspired by creations that are spontaneous, fresh, and coming from hearts of individuals living their unique life experiences.
A few good places to start exploring if you are new here-
This blog is dedicated to all lovers and explorers of life. We are all artists and designers, only the medium differs. When we embrace our creativity, and fly on the wings of imagination, we fill our individual homes with joy, and we make our planet Earth the beautiful place that it is meant to be.
Please feel free to send me a message in the bottle,
or email. PLEASE read the FAQs below first!
Q: ” Can we feature your post? We will use one image, an excerpt, and link back to your original post .”
A: Yes if the links are do-follow , and thank you! 🙂
Q: ” Can we pin your posts? “
A: Pin all you want, 24/7.
Q: ” I am having trouble with a download! “
A: If you are a subscriber, there’s a big button at the bottom of each weekly newsletter that takes you to a page with ALL downloads. If it’s a broken link in a new post, please let me know. Most of the files on this site has been downloaded thousands of times. Sometimes a browser can act differently. Try ask a few friends to download and email the file to you.
Q: ” Do you accept gust posts? I would like to contribute content to your site. “
A: Thank you! Although I am not taking guest posts at this time, if you have a great tip or diy tutorial that you want to share, please feel free to send me a link. I am always happy to feature awesome projects in my round-up posts.
Q: ” We have an awesome infographic / resource / article! Would you like to share it on your site? “
A: I am only featuring original, actual DIY projects at this time. Sorry, no infographics or any paid links. If you have great DIY projects with step by step photos, we are always happy to check it out and possibly feature it!
Q: ” I have a question about a DIY project.”
A: We always reply to comments when they are relevant questions and good tips. It would be wonderful if you could leave it as a comment on a post. This way it will benefit other people too. 🙂
Other questions not answered above? Please email us at ananda at apieceofrainbow dot com with a clear subject line.
We might not be able to reply to all emails, but we always appreciate your questions and suggestions!