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8 Before & After Ideas to Restore Your Old Furniture

A collection of carefully chosen 8 before & after furniture makeover projects from around the world to inspire you before you stash that old cabinet. Go repaint.furniture makeoverThe genesis of this post is a…



7 Insta-worthy Easter eggs

Easy DIY Easter egg ideas and projects - dyed and colored

Easter is a reminder of how soon time flies. It marks the end of another school year, and the beginning of summer break. With kids home, Easter is a harbinger of a prolonged period of messy homes, and DIY craft and…



A Sprawling Mumbai Home Gets a Scandinavian-Inspired Makeover

White brick wall spacious home in Mumbai

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…



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…



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:…



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…



Home Tour: An Urban Retreat in the Heart of Mumbai That Will Take your Breath Away

Ethnic foyer with a wooden swing

 

If only looks could kill, I’d be dead right now.

Yes, good design makes me go weak. And with a foyer as gorgeous as this, wonder what drama lies behind those arched niches.

Presenting to you…



Bought a new home and losing your sleep over interiors? Plan and budget better with this foolproof checklist.

Averse to planning and budgeting?

Hate numbers?

Don’t fret. Not after you read this post.

One of the oft-asked questions when you approach an interior designer is “What is your budget?” I cannot stress the importance of planning and budgeting for interiors because this is a huge project, one with many variables than buying the house itself. Often, we don’t know how much money we have and are…



How Shivani Dogra Dresses Up Homes

For all you home makeover connoisseurs who ogle at before-after pictures endlessly (like me!), the name Shivani Dogra should flash the famous pictures of her Delhi pad in your mind. Even if her name doesn’t ring a bell, this picture should! Ever since I read about her little renovation project on a budget in BBC GoodHomes, I’ve associated her style with simplicity, uniqueness, use of…



How to deck up your balcony

Good morning! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. When it comes to dressing up one’s balcony and learning a thing or two about container gardening, I look no further than the Nordic region. The design sensibilities, the color scheme (mostly whites offset with colorful furnishings), simple furniture, tall ceilings, and natural stained wood goes with what I believe in : keep it simple.

This post…