Category: Design

A Sophisticated Apartment in an Upscale Neighborhood in Hyderabad where Contemporary Meets Tradition

living room

This is the second home in a row I’m featuring that’s designed by Unnati Pingle. Unnati has designed this home for…



Stosa Cucine Opens its Doors to a New Store in Bangalore

rustic modular kitchen

My love for modular kitchens and kitchen design is no secret.

The more you see, the more you want. That’s the paradox of choice. From experience, seeking professional help to channel one’s requirements into a product is essential for a kitchen. The thin line between fancy wants and needs is blurred.

Imagine my excitement on receiving an invite to…



Home Tour: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Mumbai That Will Take your Breath Away

Ethnic foyer with a wooden swing

 

If only looks could kill, I’d be dead right now.

Yes, good design makes me go weak. And with a foyer as gorgeous as this, wonder what drama lies behind those arched niches.

Presenting to you today the first home tour of this year. This home called “The Urban Retreat” is conceptualized and executed by…



Best of 2016: You’ll Love These 5 Jaw-Dropping Homes from Architectural Digest

Sometimes you take a liking to a particular magazine, website, tune that you keep flipping/playing it over and over again. There is no formula to decipher this fondness; it just clicks and stays in the head space for days, sometimes weeks. That’s how it is with AD for me now.

I’ve compiled five of the most interesting homes on AD in 2016. They all share a…



Furdo: review

I have been reviewing every service provider that we have worked with over the course of moving into our new home. This one has been long pending.

Circa 2015.

One lazy Sunday afternoon in July.

Someone sent me the link to Furdo. First reactions: the concept was novel; the theme names were catchy; designs interesting, and cost reasonable.

Pricing and when did I avail their service?

July 2015: One thing…



10 Stunning Rooms from Houzify (Bonus: Curated from real homes)

How is the weather in your part of the world? The days are sunny and the nights are cold, here in Bangalore. My son is under the weather for the past three days. So post lunch, we pulled ourselves to the terrace to soak in the winter sun while I passed on some TLC to the plants, and he started feeling much better. Nothing beats…



The Story of a Customized Bookshelf

large modular book shelf

This is not a sponsored post.

If there is one piece in our home that has our signatures stamped in its design, then it has to be the bookshelf. The piece sits majestically in the first floor living. This post is a story of how the bookshelf got crafted.

My husband was particular he wanted something different…



Home Tour: A Modern Interpretation of the Traditional Courtyard

courtyard

Another gem from AD that celebrates the courtyard. Courtyard is that one coveted element of architecture of the bygone era we would all like to hold dear.  You can see the courtyard making a comeback in many individual homes with different interpretations. For centuries, it has been known by different names in different parts of the subcontinent, some…



Home Tour: Step Inside This 600 Sq. Ft. Renovated Home

renovated apartment by Mangesh Lungare

AD is a treasure trove of homes that excel in design. I was floored by the renovation of this 600-sq. ft apartment in Mahim belonging to Nikhil and Rima Bhende. Before-after pictures alongside would have accentuated the breathtaking transformation.

Location: Mahim

Area: 600 sq. ft

No. of rooms: Living, 2 bed rooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and…



Home Tour: Manisha and Ajay’s Colorful Haven Featured in GoodHomes

colorful home

Where do you go to (my lovely ~~~ too much Peter Sarstedt over the weekend) for interior inspiration?

Blogs? Facebook groups? Or good old magazines?

My favorite go-to place for home tours is the GoodHomes magazine. I have some of the best issues stacked on my coffee table in the living room. It’s been a while since I have…

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