In pursuit of clean air? Here’s how you can protect your family from smog and air pollution

Air pollution

windows

The basics of one’s existence is roti, kapda, aur makaan, all of which one needs to earn a living. As we became economically progressive, who would have thought until a decade ago that a free commodity, such as air, will get dearer. The air in Delhi and other metros, or the lack of one,…



Here’s What You Can Shop At The Home Centre Sale To Make your Home Look a Million Bucks

OK. Before I begin, let me set the record straight. This is not a sponsored post.

I have always been in awe of the gold jeweled products at Home Centre, especially around the festive season. Nothing does as much justice to your home as the golden votives, tea light holders or the blingy placemats. And truth be told, they burn a hole in your pocket if you go shopping…



Reviving the House Hunt Series

a bohemian room

There are quite a few of you out there who have written to me recently asking for recommendations of ready-to-move in properties. As a buyer, this “find-a-new-home” project is one that sucks the time, energy and miles out of home chasers, testing their patience and perseverance, and proves as an acid test to see if the money…



In Pursuit of Wellness: a 4 part series

Wellness

Your wellness and your illness, your joy and your misery, all come from within. If you want well being, it is time to turn inward – Sadhguru

WE hit an all-time low this past year in terms of my family’s health. From mid-August until December, I could count with my fingers the number of days my 11-year-old was well. One bout…



Trend Alert: Mark your memories and plan your escapes by decorating walls with maps

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.

Agree?

I tend to.

Imagine a wall in your home sporting a outline of the world map that is punctuated with several markers. That’s exactly what a well-traveled couple in Portland, Oregon did when they made a garage their home; now, it doesn’t require imagination to guess where the conversations steer towards…



A Staging and Interior Stylist Welcomes Us into Her Sprawling Chicago Home

living room

I read somewhere recently that pictures of before-after makeover of homes are a huge hit with readers because when the transformation is visually appealing, it leaves a huge impact. Often, we are inspired to try an idea or two like painting a cabinet, or a triangle decal to a wall, or picking a certain patterned fabric in a certain…



Readers’ Choice: Here are the top five homes you loved in 2017.


It’s that time of the year to recap. You know, best of everything.  Let me start with a few numbers.

71 – the number of posts published this year, and by far the most active year on dress your home.

21. That’s the number of homes featured on the blog this year.

It would be nice to reminisce and refresh the memory of some…



An Interior Designer Shares Over 10 Pooja Room / Mandir Designs For Your Home

Pooja room with pillars

When designing the interiors of a new home, two spaces that take up due time and consideration are the pooja room /mandir and the kitchen within the constraints of space and direction. Today, I have Bangalore-based interior designer Jyothika Baleri of Destination Designs sharing over 10 pooja room designs executed in her projects. Over to…



Easy Decor Ideas to Dress Your Home This Holiday Season

Corner decor

The holiday season is upon us. If you haven’t had the time to plan to deck your home, do not fret. You can rustle up things found around your home to dress it up beautifully in no time. Here are few ideas all shot at various corners of my home in no time:

Gather a bunch of candles and light…



Makeover Tip: Discover That One Thing Which Changes The Look of a Room Instantly

Take a pick.

What is that one thing if you change in a room will alter its look beyond recognition?

Wall color? May be. But can you change it every week?

Artifacts? Possibly.

Rugs? Umm.

But, for maximum impact, invest in good quality textiles. Think cushion covers, slip covers for sofa, curtains, mats, table runners, bed covers. I’ll show you some examples of how to harness the power of textiles by changing…

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