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IC: ddecor.com This post is a collection of 12 pretty floral patterns in fabrics that feel good to wear and dress your home with this summer.  Mercury is soaring. It’s only 7:00 a.m. As I draw the curtains in my living room, it’s blinding with light from the morning sun streaming through the tall windows. The season of aam panna, chaach, and lemonade is here. As are chikans and something light and loose to wear. Well, how about the home: do you dress your home like you would dress yourself ? As much as I like the layers and cosiness of…

Hennessey Venom, Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera, and the Lamborghni Aventador. When the son moved on from watching Pokemon to Top Gear and The Grand Tour on TV, these fancy car names entered my humble lexicon of automobiles. The lure? Well, even for the uninitiated, such speeds of 0 to 60 mph in 2 seconds can be a thrill. Add to it the killer aerodynamic looks, dashing colors, and what you are signing up for is no dearth of adrenaline in the room. And raging hormones! Would it too far-fetched to imagine such aerodynamic designs in a humble ceiling fan? I…

I am always on the look out for bargain finds online. In particular, the ones that look like they cost a limb, but are easy on the pocket. Well, I thank heavens for the day I introduced my mother to the world of online shopping. Every day, she shares a new find with me. Yesterday, she pointed me to 6 glass jars available on Home Centre, and another wholesale crockery store in Chennai where you get 250 ml spice jars for Rs.17. If that’s not a steal, I don’t know what is. This post is inspired by that little tete-a-tete…

OK. Before I begin, let me set the record straight. This is not a sponsored post. I have always been in awe of the gold jeweled products at Home Centre, especially around the festive season. Nothing does as much justice to your home as the golden votives, tea light holders or the blingy placemats. And truth be told, they burn a hole in your pocket if you go shopping during the season. So I like to stock up the prices are half for these products never go out of style. I stopped by Home Centre, Phoenix Marketcity last evening and made…

I can feel the holiday mood in the air. You ask, already? I know we still have a week left, but I feel celebration is in the head. And for us, it starts off early December because the son’s birthday falls a week before Christmas and we are busy planning the party, getting gifts, etc. We like to make a big deal out of it. With the malls decked up pretty, and the lights/wreaths adorning store fronts (big and small), along the road, we know it’s the holiday season. I spend a lot of time gazing what is on display…

Have you ever felt like you wanted a wand to rewind time to a point – sort of as in “Back to the Future” movie to do things differently so that the outcome is different? Be it career, relationships, parenting, or in my case today, the purchases I make for the home. How trivial, you think? Well, the thought of a second chance is comforting that perhaps everything will pan out better (than before) in the end. At the risk of repeating myself, I’m describing my living room again. The living room is west-facing, sports a double-height ceiling, and opens…

Golden votives and glittering runners come out during Diwali. Scented candles and fragrant potpourri adorn the tables during Christmas. Our homes look and feel good; this rubs on our moods and the environment is exuberant. Why can’t this celebration last forever? Think about it; the decor is in our control. How about carefully curating pieces that can be a part of your styling all through the year. I came across this site called “Bubble Wrap” that has tastefully selected decor, lighting, and home linen products. Not overwhelming in making a choice. I like this kind of shopping. I put together five…

Are you loving the lights, colors, and the frenzy all around for Diwali? The street corners are lined with intricate diyas and the malls are glittering in bright colors. The choices as a consumer are endless to dress our homes this season. In case you were caught up in cleaning and shopping for clothes and didn’t get around to shopping for the home, I have put together a few essentials that will instantly bring in the much-needed glitz and glamour to your home. Most of them are priced below Rs.600. Let’s get shopping! Hurricane candle holder for Rs.1,149. Purple glass lucilla…

Ah-choo, Ah-choo! Is it in the air, or are the allergens cocooned in your bed sheets? The bedroom is also your private sanctuary; one that must reflect your tastes; one where can you indulge in the pleasures of life; that one place where how you feel takes precedence over appearance. Yes, looks matter less as this space is not on display. It’s also that one place where you can loosen your purse strings to choose items that pamper your senses. Like good scented candles, a satin bedsheet, a beautiful throw. It’s a double whammy when the linen is non-allergenic and…

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 all complement each other like hand in glove. Another brilliant illustration of the concept is replayed in the corner below weaving another story. The versatile 3D wall art is the common string tying the two rooms bringing in that element of freshness, that WOW factor.  This got me thinking into a wall makeover. The picture…