Eight Ways to Get a Sparkling Bathroom

a clean bathroom

Domino

A little caveat before I begin this post: it’s not the feel-good type that you are used to seeing on this page. It’s one of those get-down-and-dirty posts but something e can’t live without. If you’re game, continue reading and I promise there are great pictures in the end :)

What is the one thing that…



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, I do swing from my minimalist end of the spectrum to this far extreme if it has an…



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 its unhindered use of life-size masks, murals and statues dotting its walls. The guest house comprises two independent apartments on the top-most floor. The building itself is over 20 years old. The…



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: was it your parents, child, spouse?

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I was expecting, “Myself”. As in you. Now, look around, do you…



Linen alert: are the allergens cocooned in your pillows making you sick?

luxury linen

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…



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 all complement each other like hand in glove. Another brilliant illustration of the concept is replayed in the corner…



Shop with me: 7 picks for your home to make it boho-chic.

I’m sure you’ve noticed a flurry of posts centered around the bohemian theme. It took immense self-control to shake the bohemian fever grappling me. But, I guess I’m not done.

When I spotted this brand called Bohemiana on Pepperfry, I just couldn’t control myself making it the theme for this Friday Shopping post. So here we go folks. Why hold back..it’s the festive season after all and…



Restrained interiors of this palatial Kolkata home exudes warmth with a personal touch

abin Design Studio

So often you step into homes and wonder if it is someone’s home, or an exhibit of the interior designer’s craft — to be showcased for guests, prospective clients, and magazines.

They lack the warmth, personal touch, and comfort. I wonder, “Who gets to make the final call when it comes to the comfort of furniture – the designer or…



Pilgrimage Spaces: Tour the store to see a slice of India

Indian handicrafts in South Africa

Your world can end in the blink of an eye. One event, one unexpected twist of fate… and suddenly the world as you knew it… is gone. Forever. All that you held dear, all that you held close… is washed away in a sea of distant memory. Life… is cruel. Of this, I have no doubt….



Let’s Shop: Set up your guest bed room under Rs.99,000

queen bed with swivel lamp

The Friday shopping series this week comes with a twist. Instead of curating products within a price range, I thought why not set up an entire room. This is more along the lines of “Shop the look” you may find on many sites, but this is more comprehensive in that products are curated from multiple sites…

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