Trend Alert: find out how Roman numerals are ruling the walls

Metal wall clock with Roman numerals

A certain metal clock with Roman numerals is the rage now. You’ll see many recently designed homes flaunting it with aplomb. These clocks are almost like an anchor, the center of attraction because of their size and character; your eyes are naturally drawn towards them.  If you are the one who loves decorating by trends,…



DIY: A Plastic Planter Gets a Fancy Makeover

Planter makeover

The DIY bug has bit me. The itch to do something around the house lies dormant in action with ideas just swarming in the head all the time. But, when it gets active, there’s no stopping. I like it this way because projects that should have got done months ago are all done in a week’s time.

Presenting to you…



Inside a Mumbai Home With a Moroccan Touch

Inside a Mumbai home designed by Livspace

“Give me the blues to drive away the blues”. Said who? Me, of course. Blue for me symbolizes mood upliftment. And, here’s a home that celebrates this exuberant color in its various hues, tints, and shades; add a Moroccan touch to it and you can assured of a stunner.

This 2-bedroom, 1000 sq.ft Mumbai apartment…



Friday Shopping: 5 picks for the home to make everyday a festival!

5 decor picks for the home

Golden votives and glittering runners come out during Diwali.

Scented candles and fragrant potpourri adorn the tables during Christmas.

Our homes look and feel good; this rubs on our moods and the environment is exuberant. Why can’t this celebration last forever? Think about it; the decor is in our control. How about carefully curating…



Trend Alert: Add that rustic touch to your home with hanging cane lamps

Rattan lamps

Juggling style and comfort is akin to the Vrikshasana pose in yoga. You focus on a point and you get the balance right. The posture in itself is beautiful. Let the focus waver and you find yourself dancing from one side to the other. We like the comfort of the fabric sofas, but decide to wait a few years until the…



A balcony gets a beautiful makeover to entertain guests

Terrace and balcony makeover

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this image. I get yours will too if you see how this space looked like before it went under the hammer. A mindblowing transformation that aimed to bring together the cooking, grilling, and entertaining part close to each other. This balcony is part of an apartment that belongs…



Vacation time: This coastal, light-flooded villa in Cyprus will steal your heart

Bedroom at Villa Meraki

Villa Meraki

As a kid, I was fascinated by atlases. Yes, there was a time (5th grade?) when I knew all the countries/capitals in Africa and South America. However, there were two places that I longed to visit: Cyprus and Austria. I’m really not sure where the seeds for Cyprus were sown,…



I’m Featured in This Month’s Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

I was thrilled when Better Homes and Gardens approached me to be a part of their Diwali issue. Seeing your name in print gives the thrills that few other things match up to; it’s one of those things that makes you drive across town to pick up a copy and flaunt it on the coffee table. I’m a huge fan of decor and interior magazines and can’t…



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 Orange Lane is a study in contrasts. The home cannot be classified to sport a single theme; the home proudly wears the personalities of its owners on its sleeve. The boundaries are pushed and rules defied when it…



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 up the…

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