Recent Articles

Kitchens India: Advantages of chimney or cooker hood

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

An electric chimney is an essential feature in the kitchen. No matter how modern or elegant the design of your kitchen is, if it’s filled with fumes and odours and covered in grease and grime that ensues from the cooking process, the beauty and functionality of the space will drop. An electric chimney is also […]

Continue Reading

Green India: Bringing the outdoor in

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A connect with nature instantly transforms even dullest of interior spaces. It goes without saying that nature has a calming effect on our senses. Sprawling lawns/beautiful garden surrounding the house with every room/space having a visual connect with the outdoor area is indeed a luxury that effectively brings the outdoor in. However, space constraints need […]

Continue Reading

Ceiling design India: Ceiling design – concepts

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

There are various concepts that may be implemented while designing ceilings, giving them a new dimension in terms of style and feasibility. Ceiling design may be straight, angled, sloped, dome shaped, convex or concave, undulating, oddly shaped etc. Wooden ceilings in various styles add warmth and sophistication to the décor of the room. Let us […]

Continue Reading

Bedrooms India: Beds with storage – Pros and Cons

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

The most important and essential piece of furniture in a bedroom is the bed. When it comes to choosing beds for your home, you are in a quandary due to the amazing range of options – right? Some of you might be intrigued to learn that beds with storage score high on the wish list […]

Continue Reading

Bathrooms India: Bathtub design concepts

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A bathtub increases the luxury quotient of a bathroom. A good soak in the tub helps in relieving stress and aids in rejuvenating the tired body. There are ardent fans of showers and then there are die-hard worshippers of tub baths; many feel that their bath ritual is incomplete without a good soak in the […]

Continue Reading

Furniture India: Bamboo furniture in India

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Bamboo furniture has been around for ages in India, especially in the North- eastern part of the country. The North-eastern states of India (Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur etc) are the leading producers of bamboo followed by some other states like Orissa, Maharashtra, Bihar, UP, Andhra, West-Bengal etc. Bamboo (known as the wood of the poor) […]

Continue Reading

Air-conditioning India: Air-conditioning options for the home – wiring and fitting

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

In India, most areas experience severe weather conditions – hot and in some areas humid weather in summers and cold winters. There are regions that also suffer hot and humid weather throughout the year as well. Very few regions within the country are blessed with moderate and pleasant weather throughout or at least most part […]

Continue Reading

Wall Decor India: Creating a gallery wall – tips and ideas

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A gallery wall is a good décor idea, to add character and depth to a space. In many cases it aids in personalising the space in addition to improving the aesthetics of the room. You can create a gallery wall in any area of your home – the foyer, living room, dining room, bedroom, family […]

Continue Reading

Colours India: Colour and mood in interiors

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Colour is said to affect our moods – some favourably and others adversely. Before choosing the colour palette for your home, it would be a good idea to scrutinise the various colours and accumulate some knowledge about their effects on human psychology. More often than not we choose colours for our home, picking our favourites. […]

Continue Reading

Furniture Design: Choosing the right kind of outdoor furniture

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Furniture for spaces like terraces, gardens, patios, balconies, pool-side areas and porches should be chosen with care as these will be placed either in completely uncovered outdoor spaces or partially covered areas and will be exposed to the elements of nature. These days there are many manufacturers specialising in outdoor furniture and the customer has […]

Continue Reading

Furnishings India: Choosing fabric for sofas

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A beautiful couch will look even more appealing if it is upholstered in the right kind of fabric. By right kind I mean one that will suit the design and style of the sofa as well as complement the overall style/theme/décor of the space. There are some other points to consider as well, while choosing […]

Continue Reading

Lighting Design: Chandeliers and pendant lights

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

It is common knowledge that lighting is an integral part of design and that it has the power to enhance and uplift décor and design. There are different types of lighting and many types/styles of lights to suit various spaces and requirements. General lighting and task lighting is required in most spaces and a beautiful […]

Continue Reading

Handles India: Choosing handles for your wardrobes or cabinets

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

The aesthetics of wardrobes and cabinets can be made or marred by the type of handles they sport. This may sound strange to many, but this is true! If you can spend days or even months deliberating on designs for wardrobes and cabinets, wouldn’t it be silly not to spare a little time and thought […]

Continue Reading

Sofa beds India: Choosing a sofa bed and its benefits

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A sofa or couch modified to double up as a bed is called a sofa bed. A sofa bed, thus serves dual purposes – sofa by day and bed by night, if required. This piece of furniture is a favourite among many home owners due to its benefits. A sofa bed becomes a valuable piece […]

Continue Reading

Ceiling Design India: Ceiling – advantages of false ceiling

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

False ceiling hangs a little distance away from the roof and is therefore referred to as drop ceiling or suspended ceiling as well. Due to the space between the roof and the false ceiling, there are certain advantages. False ceiling is easy to install and is done once the roofing is complete. It is also […]

Continue Reading

Furnishings India: Cushions and their use in home decor

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

They are indeed small when compared to many other elements in home décor – but they are small in size alone; in stature cushions and throw pillows are no less than some of their counterparts in interiors. Sometimes, it’s the little things that add character and dimension to a space and cushions do that and […]

Continue Reading

Balconies India: Balcony design ideas

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A balcony is a blessing in disguise, especially for people who live in apartments/high-rises, woefully deprived of the luxury of a green patch or open space. Irrespective of the size, a balcony may be designed to suit your personal needs, transforming it into a garden to exercise your green thumb, an entertainment area or your […]

Continue Reading

House Design: Advantages of getting the layout right in designing a home

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

More often than not, for many of us buying/building a home is a life time investment. You would be investing a considerable amount of money in your home; getting the layout right would spare you from additional costs in the future. If the layout is not right, you would feel like making renovations and this […]

Continue Reading

Bathrooms India: Bathroom counter-tops – options and how to select

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

An essential fixture in bathrooms, countertops need to be chosen with care. Before looking at the various options in bathroom countertops lets zip through the points to keep in mind while selecting countertops for bathrooms. Take a good look at your bathroom design and also the size of your bathroom before rushing off to pick […]

Continue Reading

Interior design India: Advantages of a breakfast room

| 24 July 2015 | 0 Comments

A breakfast room is indeed a valued addition to any home. This space, as the name suggests is used to serve the first and most important meal of the day, which is the breakfast. A breakfast room co-exists with the main dining space, the latter is used for serving all meals. In some homes, where […]

Continue Reading