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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 color for a space. It could be simple, creative, wacky, but these pictures move us. So why not begin the new year on that note with the before-afters of not a single room, but an entire home. Yes, you read that…

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 beautiful homes that tickled our imagination and inspired us in ways to deck a corner of our homes. Here are the top five homes that you all liked the most going by the views,  comments here and…

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 home tour or given much of a glimpse into my home after we moved in. All images taken by me.

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, were sourced from Fabindia. The Sheesham wood furniture for the bedroom came from Ghitorniand a few pieces from Pepperfry. She turns to Fabindia for artifacts as well. A frequent shopper from lifestyle exhibitions and cottage industries, Snighda believes one…

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, the home in its earlier avatar was crying for restoration and a style upgrade to keep up with the times. Livspace worked on the renovation of entryway, living, dining, kitchen, puja room, and the powder room. The before pictures would have made us appreciate the makeover.…

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 brick walls does marries various style beautifully transcending from one to the other effortlessly. It’s as easy to entertain in this space as to pull up your legs and sink in that uber-comfortable sofa wrapped in a…

“Give me the blues to drive away the blues”. Said who? Me, of course. Blue for me symbolizes positivity. 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 with three balconies belongs to the Magos, and has been designed by Livspace. The apartment elevates blue to another level incorporating it everywhere from furnishings and wall color to furniture and artwork. Key takeaways from this project: Make space when there is no space: space need…

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this image. I get yours will too if you see how this space looked like before it went under the hammer. A mindblowing transformation that aimed to bring together the cooking, grilling, and entertaining part close to each other. This balcony is part of an apartment that belongs to an entrepreneur and a lawyer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Yes, this is the balcony that gave way to that bright, jaw-dropping entertaining space. I believe there should be one space in your home where you can let your hair down and entertain your…

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, but I’d like to believe it was looking at all those fresh vegetables and fruits in the Central vegetable market in Bahrain. I wondered what kind of a country it would be that grew these gorgeous oranges. When I saw images of this beautiful property in Cyprus on Instagram, my memories…

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 comes to mixing colors, materials, and textures. If a neutral beige defines the walls of this verandah, one would be completely surprised by the cobalt blue of the enclosed terrace. The project description says that “the…