Back to Roots: Heritage meets modern in this 3200 sq.ft home

Terrace

Loud and bold.

Rustic and chic.

Old and new.

Heritage and modern.

This 3,200 sq. ft home designed by Shabnam Gupta of the renowned design firm…



21 ideas to dress your home this Diwali

fresh flowers and candles

Fresh flowers. Nostalgic scents of sweets wafting from the kitchen.

The fragrance from hand-poured scented candles dominating the air.

Eye-catching rangolis at the entrance. Vibrant cushions.

Opulent silverware. Corners decked with lacquered brassware.

Polished copperware reused as vases.

Shimmering candles alongside earthy diyas.

Glittering festive wear. And an overload of memories from the yesteryears.

It’s a date with divinity, and that pretty much sums…



A Festive Makeover of Your Home This Season

festive makeover ideas

 

Tired of the old way of decorating home, searching hard but still not feeling elated?

If hassle-free home makeover is your idea to breathe easy during this time, then, find out about a seamless way to decorate the beautiful abode. In other words, discover the beautiful world of Tangerine.

Say yes! to the festive home feat…



Last Minute Diwali Shopping Ideas for your Home

Are you loving the lights, colors, and the frenzy all around for Diwali? The street corners are lined with intricate diyas and the malls are glittering in bright colors. The choices as a consumer are endless to dress our homes this season.

In case you were caught up in cleaning and shopping for clothes and didn’t get around to shopping for the home, I have put together…



This apartment in Hyderabad with a spectacular view reeks of sophistication

dining

The AH residence in Hyderabad designed by Aamir and Hameeda reeks of class. Every object, every piece of furniture, every artifact fits like a hand in glove as if it were crafted for this space. The color palette is an understated beige to grey that complements the dark and moody furniture and furnishings. The theme vacillates beautifully between modern and rustic…



Eight Ways to Get a Sparkling Bathroom

a clean bathroom

Domino

A little caveat before I begin this post: it’s not the feel-good type that you are used to seeing on this page. It’s one of those get-down-and-dirty posts but something e can’t live without. If you’re game, continue reading and I promise there are great pictures in the end :)

What is the one…



Craving for a retro look? 6 design lessons to steal from Karachi Cafe

Karachi Cafe in Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Brief by the client: Imagine a vintage cafe to serve canteen-style finger food and traditional India chai.

Retro? Check.

Feel of the 50s? Of course.

Eerily comfortable and familiar? No doubt.

Nostalgia? You bet.

I’ve spent the past hour ooh-aahing over this space. Yes, I do swing from my minimalist end of the spectrum to this far extreme if it…



This visually stunning guest house goes bombastic with masks, statues, and murals

masks

yali

The TPCL guest house in Fort Kochi designed by Design Combine Architects and Designers makes a big impact visually because of its unhindered use of life-size masks, murals and statues dotting its walls. The guest house comprises two independent apartments on the top-most floor. The building itself is over 20 years…



Luxe moment: Join me as I can’t stop crushing over poster beds

poster bed

Hola! Let’s begin with a small activity, shall we?

If you are at home, walk up to your bedroom. Plonk yourself on the bed.

Who do you love the most in this world?

Close your eyes. Take your time to think.

Who was it? Let me guess: was it your parents, child, spouse?

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I was expecting, “Myself”. As in you. Now, look around,…



Linen alert: are the allergens cocooned in your pillows making you sick?

luxury linen

Ah-choo, Ah-choo! Is it in the air, or are the allergens cocooned in your bed sheets?

The bedroom is also your private sanctuary; one that must reflect your tastes; one where can you indulge in the pleasures of life; that one place where how you feel takes precedence over appearance. Yes, looks matter less as this space…

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