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Before interior pictures became a rage on Pinterest and Instagram, one’s go-to source for decor inspiration and drool-worthy home pictures were magazines. GoodHomes monthly editions from over the years has occupied an enviable real estate on our book shelf with folded pages for later reference of the best decorated homes. I just don’t have the heart to give them away. If there’s one thing I miss now, then it is the lack of their food/recipes section.
This post is a roundup of my favorite homes (in no particular order) from this year featured in the Real Homes section of GoodHomes. Go on, drool, pin and enjoy!
#1 Rhea Vazirani’s Refreshing Mumbai Home
IC: Binisha Ajmera
This refreshing and luxurious Mumbai home designed by Richa Bahl appeared in the January issue. The sprawling home is flanked by sea on one side and greenery on the other.
Highlights of the space: simple design influenced by travels across Europe, a brick dining wall, and the calming effect of pastel green walls.
#2 Shruti and Subhash’s Urban Jungle in Chennai
IC: Shrutilaya Ramanathan
You’ve seen Subhash and Shruti’s hand-drawn wall here on the blog. Their 1,750 sq.ft urban jungle home in Chennai was featured in the March issue. The young couple had over 72 plants in their home at one point. The walls of their home also served as a canvas for hand-drawn murals and many DIY projects.
The May issue was hard to put down – a bumper edition. I found myself flipping through the section of real homes back and forth wanting to soak it all in. Each one different in style yet equally captivating.
#3 Rohit and Urmee’s Stories-Filled Home
IC: Binisha Ajmera
Architect Rohit and Urmee Mankar’s home in Mumbai featured in this issue. The walls of their home come alive with the stories of their travels, modern and heritage pieces collected over the years, and the chalkboard wall in the kids’ room. The highlight of this home is the green kota stone flooring and a dramatic gallery wall against black background in the bedroom.
#4 A 4,500 Sq.ft Mediterranean Style Hyderabad Home
Another spectacular house featured in the May issue was a 4,500 sq.ft home on the outskirts of Hyderabad designed by Neeta Kumar of Inhabit and Karen Vidal of Design Vidal.
Highlight of the house: reclaimed teak wood flooring, a modern taken on Mediterranean design, arches and vintage ceiling beams.
#5 A Cosy Mumbai Home with Quirky Prints and Block Printed Furniture
IC: Chintan Meghani
This cosy apartment for a young couple and their two girls designed by Quirk Studio featured in the July issue. The highlight of this space is the block fabric prints used to upholster furniture in the living room, the gallery wall over a muted wallpaper, floral wallpaper in the girls’ room and quirky patterns throughout the home.
This secluded villa in the wilderness belonging to Hotelier Willem Smit featured in Morocco featured in the August issue. Built using stone, concrete and wood beams, the home lets the beauty of the space and its breathtaking environs with an uninhibited view of the Atlantic take center stage. Th eclectic home sports mid-century furniture and vibrant art.
#7 A Maximalist Home in Mumbai Fusing Old World Charm + Modern Art
While minimalism has many takers, there are few that are unabashed about embracing maximalism with aplomb that it is a delight to watch.
I’ve featured PS Design’s work at the Thakur residence here before and you all loved it. This 1,500 sq.ft home in Mumbai executed by PS Design featured in the September issue is a collector’s delight. The walls are decorated with antique art and wooden panels. There many highlights in this home like the upholstered bed in orange chenille fabric or pieces sourced from flea markets around the country.
#8 A Seaside Apartment in Mahim That Is a Riot of Colors Yet Calm
IC: Pulkit Sehgal
This apartment in the seaside suburban city of Mahim designed by Chaitali Parekh-Mehta appeared in the October issue. It is dramatically colorful and serenely calm at the same time. With the windows open, you can feel the breeze coming through.
Highlight of this house is the riot of colors all over, prints, a two-way bookshelf, a blazing red wall and a hand painted quote.
#9 A City-Inspired Eclectic Weekend Pad of a Frequent Traveler
IC: Shamanth Patil
I have prints of the Chicago skyline hanging over my bed; it makes me nostalgic. If you are someone that feels alive and associates deeply with the smells and scents of a city, then you will get this weekend pad designed for a frequent globe-trotter by Smita Thomas of Multitude of Sins. She is known for her whimsical and vibrant designs as if the walls come alive. This home featured in the December issue.
The highlight of this house are artworks inspired by the life-size street murals of London, NYC and Sydney.
#10 An Art Deco + Scandinavian Style Home
This art deco + Scandinivian style minimalist home is a renovated old art deco bungalow in Mumbai. Designed by Kunal Barve, this project featured in the December issue. Using natural materials, it is a confluence of Nordic and boho style retaining as much as of the old architecture as possible that gives it a warm touch.
The December issue was by far one of my favorite issues with so many marvelous home tours from designers known to push the boundary for their design styles.