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Photoessay: Being Earthy Chic – cane, wicker and rattan in home decor

With words like ‘sustainability’ and ‘environment friendly’ becoming buzz words in every sphere of our lives, home décor cannot be left far behind.  It is therefore no surprise that designers today are increasingly using materials that are natural and eco-friendly.  Earthy chic and rustic materials like cane and wicker are seeing a comeback like never… Continue reading Photoessay: Being Earthy Chic – cane, wicker and rattan in home decor

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Guest Post: Interior Design as a Celebration of Culture

Are you proud of your ethnic heritage? Why not include elements from your culture in your home decoration? With a bit of planning and some lucky finds, you can create an environment that feels like home, even if your native country or community is miles away. Keeping the sights, sounds and elements of your culture… Continue reading Guest Post: Interior Design as a Celebration of Culture

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Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it – Robert Swan, Author. There are no two ways about the fact that, sustainability is a way of life considering the current times we live in.  While the trend of going ‘green’, ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ has grown way beyond the… Continue reading Home decor: Tips for sustainable yet chic styling ideas

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Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

India is a potpourri of exotic designs, rich colours, intricate crafts, embroidered tapestry and intricate patterns. The diverse repository of our craftwork ranges from painstakingly moulded clay statuettes, jewel encrusted murals, handwoven embroidery, exquisite mirror work, wooden toys, gold-leaf paintings to block printed fabrics, to name a few. Each style of craft is deeply rooted… Continue reading Ethnic Indian vibes: Traditional art and craft in home décor

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Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

It is often said that first impressions are the lasting impressions.  The Foyer area of the house or the entryway is the gateway to your home and gives one the first impression of your abode. Hence, it is imperative that it is warm and welcoming as this is the area where you leave the outside… Continue reading Home Decor: Ideas for a stunning foyer area or entryway

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Stop and smell the roses: Fresh flowers in home decor

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul – Luther Burbank Few décor elements are more powerful and invigorating than a bunch of fresh flowers.  An ideal ‘accessory’ that can instantly add life, colour and panache to any space, fresh flowers can do wonders to… Continue reading Stop and smell the roses: Fresh flowers in home decor

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Home Interiors: Diwali decor with muted hues and a pastel palette

The countdown to one of the most important and popular Indian festivals, Deepavali aka Diwali, is here and it is a time for celebration, hope and an ode to new beginnings.  It is also that time of the year when you dress up your entire house.  No mention of Diwali is complete without the customary… Continue reading Home Interiors: Diwali decor with muted hues and a pastel palette

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Welcoming Winter vibes: home decor ideas for winter

Misty mornings, a nip in the air, additional layering, thicker drapes and the need to stay warm and cozy.  Well, these are just some of the signs of the end of autumn and the onset of winter.   A time where one longs to stay put on the couch while enjoying a book with piping hot… Continue reading Welcoming Winter vibes: home decor ideas for winter

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A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings

It is the time of the year again where the shops are awash with colour, sales are aplenty, roads are choc-o-bloc with shoppers and there is an air of celebration on the streets.   Well, it is the festival season with Diwali and Christmas just around the corner.  A time for ‘new beginnings, cheer and hope.  And… Continue reading A guide to festive home decor: a time to usher in the good tidings