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A huge artwork graces the wall in the long foyer leading up to the living room. When you look closer at the pastel modern artwork, it adds further depth and dimension to the space so much so that my eyes were fixated on the piece and not looking at what lies beyond. Step into this sophisticated 1,775 sq.ft apartment off Mumbai, designed by Gaurav Kharkhar associates for the Nanesha family. About the project Who lives here: Naneshas Type: Apartment Size: 1,775 sq.ft; 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms Location: Lalbaug Lived in: Since 2018 Designed by:  Gaurav Kharkar (Principal Architect) &…

This is a luxurious, contemporary home for businessman designed by P & D Associates. Often, we see a mix of design styles in a home like traditional + contemporary, or traditional + modern, or ethnic + modern. But, this is contemporary in every aspect from furniture to walls and colours. About the project Who lives here: a businessman and his family Size: 2647 sq.ft Location: Surat Designed by: P & D associates Design Aesthetic: Contemporary The house sticks to the colour palette of blue, grey, and black. Artifacts and furniture pieces in saturated hues like red and deep blue make…

This home tour has been in the making for several months. But, it was worth the wait as I imagine you will be scrolling up and down in excitement, making notes of the sources for furniture, rugs, cushions, and well, a whole lot. Asha and Sudhir’s serene home in Bangalore is a showcase of the couple’s impeccable taste in natural materials – from wood to bamboo — sourced from all over the world. Who lives here: Asha, Sudhir and their son Location: Whitefield, Bangalore Size: ~4,500 sq.ft Type: Villa, rented Design aesthetic: earthy, warm and rustic Originally from Kerala and…

Workshop Inc. designed this show apartment in Bangalore for Arvind Skylands. It has an unmistakable comfortable, lived-in vibe unlike the ostentatious, over-the-top interiors you see at model apartments. There is often a gaping gap between the sample apartment you see and the house you move in after interiors. The interior designers have bridged this gap by designing it as a space potential residents could visualize as being their home, rather than a glamorous, unattainable display house. About the project: Who lives here: Show apartment at Arvind Skylands Location: Yelahanka, Bangalore Size: 950 sq.ft Type: 3 BHK Apartment Completed in: 2017 Duration: 4…

This is a glimpse into a sample house designed by VPA in Gandhinagar. The design is a beautiful amalgamation of traditional + modern styles. Some corners like the pooja room with the lotus motifs and temple bells feel so personal and welcoming that it is difficult to stamp it as a show house. The sample apartment is an end-to-end marketing tool in itself to lure prospective buyers showcasing the potential of the space beyond the obvious. Do watch out for the lotus theme in the apartment from artwork to artifacts. About the project Who lives here: Sample House Location: Gandhinagar…

Located in Surat, Gujarat, this 3,300 sq.ft apartment belongs to the Khajanchi family. Designed by architectural firm, The Company of Design, the elegantly decorated home is a sight for sore eyes. About the project: Who lives here: Khajanchi family Location : Surat, Gujarat Carpet Area: 3300 sq.ft Designed by : Niel Parekh, Pooja Shah, Devyani Minocha of The Company of Design Completion year : 2018 Design aesthetic: Contemporary functional Brief The young couple wanted a contemporary functional house for their kids and parents. At the same time, the house needed to be a canvas to showcase the century old paintings and…

We have another Mumbai apartment today designed by Studio Node that is traditional in design but modern in outlook and comfort. Remember the hugely popular 800 sq.ft vibrant blue apartment designed by them?  The style of this apartment is something all of us will instantly relate to. If you ask any new homeowner, what kind of a design style do you prefer, it’s unrealistic to expect a clear answer like “modern,” rustic”, or “contemporary”. Even when you do get a straight answer, the ideas in one’s head are always a combination of elements we’ve related to or aspired to some…

For Insta aficionados, “The Yellow Dwelling” needs no introduction. So you will be thrilled to step into the owners’ homes today. For the rest, The Yellow Dwelling is a furnishing and home decor store in Bangalore founded by Abhinayah and Nandakumar. The process of designing and sourcing materials for their first home led to the birth of The Yellow Dwelling. Their home is a mix of rustic elements and furnishings in pastel colours. I hand over the reins to Abhinayah to take us through her lovely little home in Bangalore that she shares with Nandakumar and her son. The row house…

This post is about a rustic chic villa located in the dreamy beach village of Kihim, Maharashtra. Designed by Kavan Shah Design Studio (KSDS), it is a nice reset to take us closer to nature; away from the prim and proper interiors you’ve been seeing of late here. Project Name: The Verandah Designed by: Kavan Shah Design Studio Location: Kihim, Maharashtra Type: Villa Design Aesthetic: Rustic Chic One day when we retire, we would like to go back to a community and surrounding like this that is free of pretenses, non-stop chatter, and a high maintenance house. A house where…

A traditional cottage in the hills of Ooty gets a space planning and decor refresh. Designed and decorated by its owner, Navaneetha, it is a fine balance of modern architecture and traditional aesthetically appealing decor in its new avatar. When I saw this image of solid wood chairs, the glistening Tanjore painting in the  backdrop on the dark-hued staircase landing, the ornamental staircase balustrade, and a treasure trove of brass finery on a carved wooden chest, I knew that dil would maange more. I was aching to see the rest of the home, and Navaneetha threw open the doors to her…