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Creating memories that transcend generations with furniture from Furnicheer. Interior trends, like fast fashion, come and go but there’s a good reason traditional furniture like the four-post beds and wooden jhoolas are sought after in modern homes. Mumbai-based furniture brand Furnicheer makes such classic hard wood furniture with a modern touch that stands the test of time. Their website just got a brand new look and coming up soon is an exciting feature. Read on to find out. Hard wood furniture pieces are revered in India for their propensity. The nostalgic feeling of growing up around them in grandparent’s homes…

This 4-bedroom bungalow in Agra wears colours on its sleeves walls with ruthless confidence that will keep you riveted – wanting to stop, and turn back again and again. Designed by Varija Bajaj for a family of three, in an age of contemporary homes, it’s not often you come across a Indian house that is innately so colourful, ornate, and decked up as if it is Diwali tomorrow. The timing seems just about right to feature this home. If it’s not a bit of a stretch, I’d associated some parts of the house synonymous to the grandeur of a palace.…

Artificial grass for balcony is the new rage among apartment dwellers. The green grass gives a real lush look to the space often making up for the lack of a garden. I get a ton of queries from people moving into new homes asking for quotes for laying artificial grass or if I can refer any vendors who would do the same. A while ago, I had featured Xanadu Organic Gardens. I asked the following questions on your behalf about the pre-requisites for laying artificial grass, how much it will cost so you can budget accordingly. XOG answers them for…

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…

This holiday bungalow in Lonavala gets its free-spirited design from Hakuna Matata / Lion King. Fancy that! Designed by architect firm Design Inc., this home is part of a high-end bungalow scheme with a neat modern structure that was already in place. The architects have accentuated the fluid design with quirky pieces of furniture, subdued lighting, and life-size sculptures that seem to have their own conversation going on. It’s a fun place to tour and am sure much more fun for the family to hang out and let their hair down. Don’t miss the poem at the end which the…

Seen from the curb, this unassuming modern residence sitting at the intersection of two busy thoroughfares in Vadodara, appears as a cluster of concrete cubes. The 5,000 sq.ft bungalow, named “Nirat” which literally means satisfied, has been designed by Usine Studio for a business family. Contentment is a state we all, as humans, aspire to attain irrespective of our social status. Free of clutter and irrelevant frills, the house has set a good foundation to foster the feelings of inner peace and fulfillment. Project Details: Who lives here: a businessman and his family Location: Vadodara Built-up Area: 5000 Sq. Ft. Type:…

Tathastu, a word of Sanskrit origin often heard in mythological series to grant a wish, literally means “so be it”. This concrete-and-red brick facade mansion in Nadiad, Gujarat is the family home of Subhash Shah, a civil engineer by profession. Designed by ACE  Associates, the simplistic facade belies the tastefully-decorated sprawling house inside. If you are wondering what the surprise bedroom element is, you will have to scroll down to see what fancies you! About the project: Name: Tathasthu Who lives here: Mr. Subhash Shah , his wife and two teenage daughters Location: Nadiad, Gujarat Year built: 2019 Size: 5,378 sq.ft…

When you do quality work, execute professionally and deliver on time, there will be no dearth of work.  This is particularly true for interior designers and architects. And commendable work, seldom escapes unnoticed.  This is true in the case of H+J Studio who have executed seven projects in Ratnaakar Beaumonde, an ultra-luxury apartment in Ahmedabad. This apartment is their eighth project.  But, it also presents a strange conundrum.  When you design interiors for many apartments in the same community,  there is an invisible pressure to push the envelope and create a unique design. Often, with no drastic changes in layouts…

This is part of a series of posts that takes you through the whole process of getting interiors done for your home – whether it is new or renovation. In this post, two interior designers tell you how much to budget/allocate for interiors of your home. “What is your budget?” “What is your budget?” “What is your budget?” We had no frigging clue. And you know how frustrating it is to keep hearing a question when you are not clued in. This is one question that all interior designers ask you and sometimes even begin with when you approach them…

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space . On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.   Zaha Hadid This magnificent house spread over 5,600 sq.ft plot of land in Vadodara is home to Hemal Shah and his family. Designed and constructed by KN Associates, the cement-and-brick facade mansion soaring into the sky wraps around its surroundings with a familiar ease. Everything is grand about this home: literally and figuratively. About the project: Who lives here: Mr. Hemal Shah and his family of five Location: Vadodara Year built: 2017 Size: 9,066 sq.ft…