Category: INSPIRATION

Current trends or simple design aspects to be inspired by a space.


I’m Featured in This Month’s Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

I was thrilled when Better Homes and Gardens approached me to be a part of their Diwali issue. Seeing your name in print gives the thrills that few other things match up to; it’s one of those things that makes you drive across town to pick up a copy and flaunt it on the coffee table. I’m a huge fan of decor and interior magazines…



21 ideas to dress your home this Diwali

fresh flowers and candles

Fresh flowers. Nostalgic scents of sweets wafting from the kitchen.

The fragrance from hand-poured scented candles dominating the air.

Eye-catching rangolis at the entrance. Vibrant cushions.

Opulent silverware. Corners decked with lacquered brassware.

Polished copperware reused as vases.

Shimmering candles alongside earthy diyas.

Glittering festive wear. And an overload of memories from…



A Festive Makeover of Your Home This Season

festive makeover ideas

 

Tired of the old way of decorating home, searching hard but still not feeling elated?

If hassle-free home makeover is your idea to breathe easy during this time, then, find out about a seamless way to decorate the beautiful abode. In other words, discover the…



Craving for a retro look? 6 design lessons to steal from Karachi Cafe

Karachi Cafe in Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Brief by the client: Imagine a vintage cafe to serve canteen-style finger food and traditional India chai.

Retro? Check.

Feel of the 50s? Of course.

Eerily comfortable and familiar? No doubt.

Nostalgia? You bet.

I’ve spent the past hour ooh-aahing over this space. Yes,…



This visually stunning guest house goes bombastic with masks, statues, and murals

masks

yali

The TPCL guest house in Fort Kochi designed by Design Combine Architects and Designers makes a big impact visually because of…



Luxe moment: Join me as I can’t stop crushing over poster beds

poster bed

Hola! Let’s begin with a small activity, shall we?

If you are at home, walk up to your bedroom. Plonk yourself on the bed.

Who do you love the most in this world?

Close your eyes. Take your time to think.

Who was it? Let me guess:…



Bye-bye flat artwork. Say hello to the 3d wall panels for that WOW factor.

3d wall panel

This post is sponsored by WallArt.

Can you choose a theme for this room above?

Perhaps, NO.

Because, is it modern? Yes.

Rustic? Yes.

Vintage? Yes.

There are beautifully chosen hints that define every theme you can think of in this little corner. Yet, they…



8 tips for creating a stairway gallery wall

Creating a stairway gallery wall is often seen as a challenging project. The angled, small space makes it tricky, and there’s a risk of things go badly wrong at the slightest mishap. Daunted by these thoughts, many people choose to shy away from this task….



Deconstructing a study makeover

a study makeover

What are one’s choices for using a 150-sq.ft room? If you are imaginative, it can be multi-utilitarian: a study by day, guest room when you have guests, entertainment room by night.  The choices are endless when you flex your creative muscles as Sandesh Prabhu proves with this brilliant transformation…



Home decor: 4 ways to use the humble cycle as a conversation starter

Who doesn’t love bicycles? Isn’t it one of our first proud accomplishments as a child when we learn to bike without the side support wheels and then enthrall/show-off to parents riding without the support of hands. As we grow, it is replaced by motorcycle and the four wheels. Oh well, when the waistline grows with age, a fancy bicycle slowly makes its way back into the…