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Decor hacks: How to create a no-fuss living room where your friends will want to hang out in

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How often do you entertain friends? Is it always a formal get together or is it laid back enough for anyone to feel at home instantly?

Do you worry too much before inviting friends/neighbors for a cup of tea together because there is no cozy nook?

A research in 2016 concluded that people who had a strong connection to their community…



Planning to buy a new home? How to plan your finances to afford your dream home

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This post is a slight deviation from the pretty pictures of breathtaking homes you often see here. My day job has been all about investment management and financial education, in general. Both finance and interiors, are close to my heart and that is precisely what this post will be about.

If you are in the market for buying a new house,…



Oasis Tiles India: How to choose tiles for your home

vitrified tiles

One of the often asked questions/email queries from the readers of the blog is on tiles. You may wonder why a common topic such as tiles would pique the interest of so many people. Often, the seemingly simple ones are the ones that take up the most time when you are building a home. The questions I get range from…



Paint them rich- let your dining room walls come alive

There is nothing more indelible than spending time with our loved ones. In this fast paced world,working day in and out,the only time we get to relax and share a laughter is the dinner time,at  the dining table.

Now that having a meal together has become the only chance of sharing your time ,everything about the time has to be special.The food of course will do its bit…



Goldilocks: the classic fairy tale retold

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

– Albert Einstein

The title of the post is intriguing, isn’t it?

What do you reckon this is about? Take a guess.

Of course, it’s a story with a twist. Fairy tale to modern day.

One wonderful thing about becoming a parent is you get an opportunity to…



Safety First

To put the importance of a secure house into perspective, let me take you back to one night in August 2002. Recently married, my husband and I we had just moved into a new house in a slightly secluded neighborhood. Before you let your thoughts run amok, I must clarify that the concrete jungle that has transformed Bangalore’s lush greenscape and skyline was nowhere in sight then.

Which…



Under 30 minutes: How to transform your home to adorn a festive look

Can you transform the monochromatic look of your living room in under 30 minutes? Or, if you were looking to render a festive look to your home, how would you do it? All this, without spending a lot on repainting the walls, buying curtains, accessories, or make your credit card bill run into pages the next month?

A friend of my husband was visiting us last Saturday from…



Kitchen Wall Tiles: Help me find these aqua tiles

We all have a vision of how certain spaces in our new house will be some day. Even if you are not planning to move into a new home, this image could be a compelling reason to renovate the space. It could be as simple as pink cushions against a white sofa, or a easy chair in the balcony to read, or a quiet space in the house…



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…



For the love of white

 

Freedom

How are you folks doing this summer? I’ve never had so much fun in April-May the past few years…it’s been all about digging my head deep into five volumes of books for the exam always fell on the first Sunday of June, and when it was time to let my hair down, the school reopened.  Freedom is what I associate this…

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