GoodHomes July Issue: Ideas for every room

Whatever is well conceived is clearly said,
And the words to say it flow with ease. — Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

I read this quote yesterday in context of why Satya Nadella needs an editor. Now, as I read the prologue from GoodHomes’ editor Ronitaa, I know what this quote means. What it means to write succinctly; how to convey emotions through words and let the reader visualize what it took to put this issue together.  She talks about the challenges she and her team faced this month while giving the magazine a new look. And boy, have they succeeded!

I enjoyed reading it; it’s visually appealing; as always, packed with tons of information over where to shop. On the flip side, I must admit the home tours featured earlier were something each one of us could relate to.

A few pages I LOVED:

Yellow is my favorite color this season…I associate it with freshness.

yellow

This is the second time within a week that I’m seeing a room decorated in black. When done right, there’s nothing that can beat its sophistication. The one I saw over the weekend had a four poster bed, black curtains with gilded tassels, silk soft furnishings, and a hard wood flooring. Zero accessories. And now, this one flips to the other side of the spectrum and goes for the rugged look. With black, you can either keep it sleek and modern, or pair it painted furniture and a weathered cabinet like this one.

black roon

 

Ikat, like so many things from good ole’ past, has found its way everywhere: from crockery and cushion to rugs and saris. This is your resource guide.

ikat

My kind of color palette: white + pops of color

white+color

Isn’t this a cool idea if your child loves fancy cars?

cars

How do you deck up a plain bathroom? Two things that caught my eye: the mugs with greens, and the colorful accessories.

bathroom

Browse the issue and tell me what caught your eye, while I go to gt my cup of ginger tea! It’s raining here in Bangalore.

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Good Homes, July ’14

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