Friday Shopping: 5 picks for the home to make everyday a festival!

5 decor picks for the home

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…



Trend Alert: Add that rustic touch to your home with hanging cane lamps

Rattan lamps

Juggling style and comfort is akin to the Vrikshasana pose in yoga. You focus on a point and you get the balance right. The posture in itself is beautiful. Let the focus waver and you find yourself dancing from one side to the other. We like the comfort of the fabric sofas, but decide to wait a few years until the…



A balcony gets a beautiful makeover to entertain guests

Terrace and balcony makeover

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…



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,…



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 and can’t…



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…



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 the yesteryears.

It’s a date with divinity, and that pretty much sums up the…



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 beautiful world of Tangerine.

Say yes! to the festive home feat in bright…



Last Minute Diwali Shopping Ideas for your Home

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…



This apartment in Hyderabad with a spectacular view reeks of sophistication

dining

The AH residence in Hyderabad designed by Aamir and Hameeda reeks of class. Every object, every piece of furniture, every artifact fits like a hand in glove as if it were crafted for this space. The color palette is an understated beige to grey that complements the dark and moody furniture and furnishings. The theme vacillates beautifully between modern and rustic elements without letting…

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