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This post is a shortlist of select 5 Home Centre Sofas that will liven up your living room. Who knew buying a sofa would be an overwhelming, store-hopping, and time consuming exercise? One of the toughest decisions in furnishing for us has been to buy a sofa for the living room because everyone in the family has a say.  We are divided on that single piece of furniture where we rest our rear as we can’t seem to agree on the colour, size, comfort, or style.  And when everything is perfect, the price isn’t. This must be every family’s saga,…

This post is a collation of budget-friendly ideas to cover open shelves for storage in your home and hide the clutter. Summer is the time when a lot of families in transferable jobs move before the next school session starts. Someone reached out to me on Facebook asking for suggestions of how to hide open shelves in a rental home. When I thought hard, I realized, this was not an isolated issue to just rental homes. People in permanent homes face this issue, too. As I’m writing this post, I look straight into a rack of open shelves beneath our…

Luxury property in Raheja Exotica Madh Island Money can’t buy happiness, but I’d cheer up much faster sipping a margarita by the pool if I didn’t have errands to run or worry about getting the house cleaned. One such luxurious project that offers the best money can buy is Raheja Exotica Madh Island. Like someone said, if money can’t buy happiness, you simply didn’t know where to go shopping. I’d have to agree to that, and so will you. Today’s well-traveled generation with high disposable incomes yearns to escape to the good life; to a luxurious home away from the hustle-bustle of…

Kanjivaram sari. Kansa thali.  Madhubani art. Kantha stitch. Pochampally weave. Tanjore painting. There is a slice of Indian heritage in each of these objects. We take pride in heirloom as they adorn the walls of our homes and occupy our chests,  passed down from one generation to the other. After all, “in the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” Today, I’m talking about one such brand: Sihasn. Sihasn is a celebration of the sense of identity we look from the past in our daily lives – a reminder of who we…

This post is in collaboration with Studio Kook. Everyone likes buying new things and new furniture is no exception. The benefit of modern furniture is that they tend to make an efficient use of space. The latest furniture design models help you create a living setup that’s completely customized to your space. This means a good balance of form and function.  Renowned furniture designers have also transformed the furniture industry by introducing new concepts and designs. Apart from simple colour schemes, homeowners can now have multi-functional kitchen organiser, partition furniture, computer table/study table, wall bookshelf, center table online. The choice…

4 hours, 31 minutes. That’s the time I spent researching to buy a rug/dhurrie online. That was before  House of Ekam sent me this beautiful embroidered cotton rug. Thanks to the time tracker application on my browser that documents how (un)wisely I spend my time. In my defense, I was being over cautious after the last rug fiasco; I had recently bought a navy handwoven dhurrie at an exhibition that has now turned into light grey. “Your thoughts become things.” Rhonda Byrne Do you believe in the universe your thoughts? Now, I have reason to. But, you know what I…

I have lived in Bangalore for nearly 20 years now. When I first moved to this city, there were no malls. Weekend entertainment and shopping meant trips to the trinity: MG Road, Brigade and Commercial Street. A lot has changed over the years.: the crowd is still young in these places, but dwindling. Metro has taken away the beauty of MG Road. I still go here at least once every three months for old times sake and when I need a break. Indira Nagar, where we lived, was a quaint neighborhood that offered nothing in terms of shopping. There have been…

I visited NVT Life Square this past weekend, a project I’ve been meaning to see in person for long. The project has been in the limelight for receiving multiple awards as the most premium villa property, so it piqued my interest. This post is an objective review of the property from two perspectives: plan and location. I’ll not be getting into approval details, pricing etc. NVT Life Square is a villa project located about a Km off Four Points Sheraton, on the Whitefield Main Road. Project Details: Area: 5 acres No. of units: 65 villas Type: 4 BHK Combination of…

Long before online shopping and malls came to town, one’s go-to place for bulk shopping, festival shopping, home furnishing, or even electronics were the wholesale markets. They were the pulse of the city, its identity, and in many trend-setters; the goods came here first before they hit the display windows of retailers. One honed the life skills of identifying good quality stuff, navigating through the crowded streets jostling shoulders with hawkers and window shoppers alike, and the art of of bargaining in these  narrow by-lanes. Every city in this country has its own famed wholesale market; a street dedicated to…

Even though there are recommendations, there is no hard or fast rule that says that you need a particular number of hours of sleep in order to rejuvenate your body. You need enough to feel awake, be aware and also be able to think creatively. Sleeping disorders are becoming more common today and credit goes to the fact that people are trying to do more by extending their work hours into their sleep time. But the reality is that, when you sleep for the required number of hours, your mind is more active and you can finish your work efficiently…