Category: Home tour

Tours of real homes


A Staging and Interior Stylist Welcomes Us into Her Sprawling Chicago Home

living room

I read somewhere recently that pictures of before-after makeover of homes are a huge hit with readers because when the transformation is visually appealing, it leaves a huge impact. Often, we are inspired to try an idea or two like painting a cabinet, or a triangle decal to a wall, or picking a certain patterned fabric in a certain…



Readers’ Choice: Here are the top five homes you loved in 2017.


It’s that time of the year to recap. You know, best of everything.  Let me start with a few numbers.

71 – the number of posts published this year, and by far the most active year on dress your home.

21. That’s the number of homes featured on the blog this year.

It would be nice to reminisce and refresh the memory of some…



Makeover Tip: Discover That One Thing Which Changes The Look of a Room Instantly

Take a pick.

What is that one thing if you change in a room will alter its look beyond recognition?

Wall color? May be. But can you change it every week?

Artifacts? Possibly.

Rugs? Umm.

But, for maximum impact, invest in good quality textiles. Think cushion covers, slip covers for sofa, curtains, mats, table runners, bed covers. I’ll show you some examples of how to harness the power of textiles by changing…



Corners of my home

Corner table

I did a photo shoot recently for a brand that I’m associated with. This association is different in the sense that I do not promote any of their products. It’s all about capturing the various corners of the home as it is to reflect the theme. Presenting a few pictures here as I realized I have not done a…



Tour a Gurgaon Home Decorated with Finds from FabIndia

Foyer

Name: Snigdha
Location: Ghaziabad, UP
Size: 1365 square feet, 3 BHK
Years lived in: owned since 2016

Today, we tour the home of Snigdha and her family, who live in an apartment in a posh society in Indrapuram, Ghaziabad. The family shifted last year from Chennai. Snigdha, a fan of all things Fabindia, decorated the apartment herself. All the furniture for her living room, she says,…



A Sprawling Mumbai Home Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

White brick wall spacious home in Mumbai

Siddharth Kothari shares this 3-bedroom, 2,000 sq. feet apartment in Mumbai with his parents, Pradip and Nila. Yes, you read it right. In Marine Drive, Mumbai. I wouldn’t be surprised if your jaws dropped on seeing the square footage. They have called this space their home for more than five decades. Needless to say,…



A cozy home that embraces brick walls and gives us hygge goals

Home with a brick wall

Stylish, yet cozy? Check.

Warm, yet trendy? Check.

Rustic, yet modern comforts? Check.

Spacious with a compact feeling?Check.

Flooded with light with the warmth of wood? Of course.

Can the style be defined? No.

Flaunts character with a stamp of personality? You bet.

How can such an amalgamation of styles work in a home? You’ve got to see how this home with exposed…



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…



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,…



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…

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