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This post is about a rustic chic villa located in the dreamy beach village of Kihim, Maharashtra. Designed by Kavan Shah Design Studio (KSDS), it is a nice reset to take us closer to nature; away from the prim and proper interiors you’ve been seeing of late here. Project Name: The Verandah Designed by: Kavan Shah Design Studio Location: Kihim, Maharashtra Type: Villa Design Aesthetic: Rustic Chic One day when we retire, we would like to go back to a community and surrounding like this that is free of pretenses, non-stop chatter, and a high maintenance house. A house where…

A traditional cottage in the hills of Ooty gets a space planning and decor refresh. Designed and decorated by its owner, Navaneetha, it is a fine balance of modern architecture and traditional aesthetically appealing decor in its new avatar. When I saw this image of solid wood chairs, the glistening Tanjore painting in the  backdrop on the dark-hued staircase landing, the ornamental staircase balustrade, and a treasure trove of brass finery on a carved wooden chest, I knew that dil would maange more. I was aching to see the rest of the home, and Navaneetha threw open the doors to her…

Step into this contemporary apartment so peppy and colorful that it will perk up your mood instantly. MuseLAB, an end-to-end interior design firm based in Mumbai, has designed this vibrant and colorful apartment for a young couple. Who lives here: Kishore Jain and his family Location: Byculla, Mumbai Brief: to connect a newly acquired 600 q.ft space to their existing 2-BHK Size/Type: 600 sq.ft addition to the existing 2 BHK apartment Designer: MuseLAB Design Aesthetic: Contemporary Time taken to complete the project: 4.5 months The Jains’ were originally living in a 2-BHK apartment. When they acquired the neighboring 1-BHK 600 sq.ft apartment,…

Opposites are not contradictory, they are complementary ~ Niels Bohr This house is a testament to that; it defies all the rules of design by proudly embracing exceptions. Home to a family of seven spanning two generations, this 5-BHK apartment in Mumbai has been one of the most ambitious projects conceptualized and executed by Mumbai-based interior design firm MuseLAB till date.  Step into the blissfully decorated family home of Jasem Pirani, one of the founders of MuseLAB. Designing a house for yourself or your parents puts you in a unique architect-client relationship. When presented with this opportunity – we jumped right at…

This home tour has been one year in the making. To the date. So it is indeed special and I wanted it to go up before the year ended. Please welcome yourselves as Preethe throws opens the doors to her 640 sq.ft apartment in downtown San Francisco that she shares with her husband. Who lives here: Preethe Hemanth Natarajan with her husband Location: San Francisco Size: 640 sq.ft. Design Aesthetic: Ethnic Indian with a blend of modernity Small spaces are always a delight to explore as the mystery unravels of how people utilize every inch of real estate available. One…

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.…

This 2.5 BHK show apartment is in an affordable housing society, but decorated to give a modern luxurious feel.  Who lives here: Show flat Type: 2.5 BHK apartment Size: 60 sq.meter Location: Rajkot, Gujarat. India Architects: Shivraj Patel & Shruti Malani of Intrinsic Designs Year Completed: 2018 Intrinsic Designs has designed this show / model apartment for a large-scale affordable residential multi dwelling project in Rajkot, a city that is seeing an unprecedented growth in Gujarat currently. Though it is affordable housing project, the architects decided to design and style it aesthetically in pastel colors and warmer tones for furniture to give it…

You saw the first part of this magnificent skewed house sitting on a busy street, designed by Studio Lagom. Enveloped by a sprawling landscaped garden, it is camouflaged to the outside world in a barrier of wooden facade and green creepers. Today, I take you inside this modern bungalow with equivalently envious interiors that blurs the line between the inside and the outside. Given the generous footprint of the house, the house edges towards a darker color palette to bring in warmth. Use white or light colors for a house this large, and you would only make it impersonal. The…