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Brick walls are not uncommon; they come in many avatars from red to white, and wallpaper to natural. But, to have an entire apartment clad in red brick walls couple with exposed RCC for ceiling and natural stone flooring? That’s the real deal – a whole package for making others envious of your gorgeous home. This 2,290 sq.ft apartment in Ahmedabad designed by The Grid Architects fits the bill for owner’s pride, neighbor’s envy perfectly. It ticks the boxes for an industrial style apartment just as much as an old townhouse. About the project: Location: Ahmedabad Size: 2,290 sq.ft Type:…

Lighting can elevate your decor or push it into the shadows. I learned this the hard way by focusing all our efforts and money on furniture, wardrobe and furnishings, and not including lighting as part of a holistic design. Rookie mistake. Even if your interiors are mediocre, good lighting has the power to shine, literally, your home. So do allocate at least 15% of your interior costs for lighting. And yes, a single space will need different kinds such as spot lights, chandeliers, wall lamps because they are for different purposes. This post is a collection of 15 lighting ideas…

A globe-trotting, young business couple assigned the task of designing a functional, contemporary home to Inceppt Design Studio. Instead of restricting themselves to a single theme, the well-traveled couple wanted the home to be a blend of several styles with each room reflecting the aesthetic preferences of its occupant, and reminiscent of their travels. About the project: Who lives here: Location: Parkland , Vapi Year built: 2018-2019 Size: 6000 sq feet Type: Residence with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms Designed by: INCEPPT – THE DESIGN STUDIO , SURATAR Kunal Engineer, ID Pinal Engineer, ID Devang Kuperkar, AR Urmi Panchal Image courtesy: Nikhil Patel Budget: 1.35 crores. The couple travel extensively for work around the globe and wanted a simple, modern,…

This post is a compilation of select contemporary TV & entertainment unit design ideas most of which are from the homes featured here. So the themes are primarily modern, contemporary and minimalist for the most part. You will find the interior designer details along with a link to the rest of the home below each design. There are three areas that are of prime importance to any one designing or renovating their home – living room, kitchen and pooja room. In the living room / family room, the design of the entertainment unit or the TV unit attracts most attention because…

This 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai is inspired by the rich art and crafts of the Kutch region. It is designed by HBR Architects and showcases a mix of traditional art and modern design.  The kids room dressed in shades of blue is so stunning you will want to scroll up and down. Who lives here: A family hailing from Kutch Location: Mulund, Mumbai Type: Apartment Size: 1,200 sq.ft, 3 BHK. Converted into a 2 BHK Designed by: HBR Architects Design Aesthetic: Contemporary design with a touch of traditional art The client hails from Kutch and wanted his apartment’s architecture…

If you’ve just returned from a winter vacation to a disheveled bedroom and already missing out on the cloud-like pillows, clean white cotton bed sheets, plush hotel digs, and fluffy robe, you don’t have to start booking a new holiday getaway just yet. Just wait a while! Giving a luxury look to your home can be a less expensive and easier affair than you have ever thought it to be. Yes, you read that absolutely right! The best thing is that you are not expected here to already enter into a war-zone situation and make dramatic changes like the world…

This post is all about my new find: a super-easy way to display my child’s artwork. We, as parents, are proud of our child’s artwork. To the world, it may appear as random coloring or formless shapes. But, we treasure the first drawing, don’t we? With every passing year, the pile grows, and they get better at their creations, too. At the end of the school year, when they return the folder from school, I stack them in the closet. I have seen various versions of displaying children’s artwork — hanging from strings of wire using wooden clips, wire mesh…

Last week, when I posted these pictures of brass lamps on my Instagram stories, I was overwhelmed by the queries from you all as to where these shops were.  This post is a celebration and curation of several similar ones I found online. Brass. Bronze. Bell metal. Copper. We identify with these. After ooh-aahing over the glittering candles and shining lanterns, our hearts finally find solace only in shining those antique brass and bronze lamps for the festive season, or floating marigolds in copper vessels with flowers.; that’s our identity, so why shy away from it. Last week, I was visiting…

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the festivals we look forward to the most at home, after Diwali. I can’t remember when it started or how. But, for as long as I can remember, we have always brought home a clay Ganesha to be immersed a few days later — it varies year after year when you immerse. During the few years we were in Pune, it was all the more fun. Over the past decade, of course, the way we celebrate has also changed drastically – being more environment conscious now. The colored Ganesha you see below is from over…

Théorie is the brainchild of Unnati Pingle. It is a pop-up exhibition of bespoke pieces of furniture and art, the first of which was held over two days in October last year in Hyderabad. The event was a culmination of sorts of what Unnati had been working on for over a year. What is Théorie all about? When I asked Unnati what was Théorie about, this is what she had to say: Théorie was transpired of the uncharted. It is curating bespoke pieces of furniture and art. What makes the brand special is that each piece is unique and exquisite, with no attempt…