Welcome to a home of neutrals and pleasant surprises at every turn. A healthy marriage of warm neutrals and controlled splashes of quirkiness and color. An expat calls this sprawling apartment in Mumbai his home. Designed by SwitchOver Studio, it is contemporary and minimalism at its best. There is nothing that stands out at first until you take a closer look for the Indian touch in accessories and furniture. Boy, did it surprise me to so much of Raj Kapoor? Yes, that’s the unexpected element in this house. Read on to pleasantly discover how and where. Also, watch out for…

Space is a luxury not many are privy to in Mumbai.  This 3,600 sq.ft penthouse in Mumbai, fortunate to have enough square footage, has been designed by Studio Lagom to capitalize on natural light and space. The result is an enchanting home spread over two levels with a slice of nature inside, hidden doors camouflaging mammoth storage from plain sight, and a distinctive staircase whose walls are peppered with hand-drawn Gond paintings. The home has been aptly dubbed “the house of hidden doors” by the architects. About the project: Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra Size: 3,600 sq.ft Type: Owned, apartment Architecture & design…

This is the second part of the Mediterranean style apartment in Surat. The focus of this post is on the furniture in the home – designed by Design ni Dukaan. Furnishings and furniture used in the house are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of this project – the two key elements that silently give it a coherent look true to the Mediterranean style without stealing the limelight. This is perhaps the first home tour I’m featuring  that has two parts. The reason is I wanted to emphasize how important it is to consider furnishings and furniture as part of the interior process…

This post is about a simple makeover project I did last week in my son’s room that took all of 30 minutes and costed less than Rs. 2,000. It went on to become a huge hit among ‘grammers. The funny thing is all the materials for the project lay buried deep in the closet but never saw the light of the day. Last week, I came out of the decorating slumber to do this makeover project. I wonder what was the inertia for over three years because this project was intended to be done before we moved in. The son…