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Weekly Giveaway

| 11 August 2014 | 8 Comments
Weekly Giveaway

The weekly giveaway is based on the concept of reader recommendations. We have a theme for each week and you need to post you recommendations using the comment form below the post. Every week, we choose our favourite comment and the winner gets a shopping voucher from one of the online shopping sites given below. […]

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India Leather furniture: Pros and Cons

| 16 July 2014 | 0 Comments
India Leather furniture: Pros and Cons

Leather furniture is preferred by many for its classy looks as well as other virtues in its favour. However, there are some factors which also go against leather furniture. Let us take a look at the pros and cons of leather furniture. Leather furniture India Cons: Leather furniture may get uncomfortable for the user, in […]

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Flooring India: Options

| 16 July 2014 | 0 Comments
Flooring India: Options

Generally, it is found that certain types of flooring are preferred in certain countries and it is not uncommon to see varying preferences even within a particular country. Flooring preferences are influenced largely by climatic conditions, availability of materials and also by trends/styles. The factor mentioned last seems to be influencing preferences more and more […]

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Types of wall texturing finishes

| 12 July 2014 | 0 Comments
Types of wall texturing finishes

Walls are no longer architectural elements that just support the roof or enclose the space – they have become design elements that enhance the space or are showcased as accents. Wall texturing is one among the many options when it comes to dressing up your walls. There are various types of wall textures, applicable to […]

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Home Bar Design Ideas

| 11 July 2014 | 0 Comments
Home Bar Design Ideas

Lifestyles have changed and so has the perception of dream homes. Having a home bar is no more a privilege enjoyed by a select few. Many more home owners from a cross section of the society have joined the bandwagon. A home bar will not only help you entertain in style, but also enable you […]

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How to maintain carpets and cleaning tips for rugs

| 3 July 2014 | 0 Comments
How to maintain carpets and cleaning tips for rugs

Maintain Carpets: Tips and solutions Vaccum new carpets to remove loose fibres and snip off any piece of fibre that stands above the surface, keeping it level with the other tufts. Never pull it out – it will damage the carpet. In the case of fitted carpets, a slight odour emanating from the underlay or […]

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Carpets and Rugs India

| 23 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Carpets and Rugs India

Carpets and Rugs India Carpets play a major role in interior design and décor – decorative as well as functional. Many a time the rug in a space becomes the core of the design – where other elements and furnishings are chosen in tandem with the carpet. In some cases (especially where the carpet is […]

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Home Furnishings India: Obsessions

| 21 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Home Furnishings India: Obsessions

Home furnishings India How has the market changed in the past two decades? Well, the market has expanded to encompass a large number of players. So, yes people have caused carpets to become an interior décor product from being a family heritage. Now, people change their carpets often as the machine-made carpets are cheap and […]

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Obsessions: Carpets India

| 21 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Obsessions: Carpets India

Ashish Dhingra is the Founder and Managing Director of this renowned company. In this interview, he shares his journey in the world of rugs and home furnishings. How did your journey in this industry begin? I undertook distributorship of curtains and upholstery from Reliance in their Harmony division in the Northern India province in 1988, […]

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Carpet Designer India: Obsessions

| 21 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Carpet Designer India: Obsessions

Carpet Designer India Obsessions is a 5-million-dollar enterprise, providing world class carpets, bath and home accessories. With the biggest collection of hand as well as machine-made carpets under one roof, this parent company for Envogue Furnishings and Furnitex has been in the business of  home furnishings in India for 15 years. With an exclusive store covering […]

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Gateway Hotel in Chennai: Hospitality Interior Design

| 13 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Gateway Hotel in Chennai: Hospitality Interior Design

The curvature in the seating adds visual interest and breaks the linear focus of the interior where large expanse of screen work are used as partitions and panelling for ceilings and walls. Hotel in Chennai The comfortable lounge seating upholstered in camel is offset by decorative pillows in purple that draw your attention to the […]

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Hotels India: Gateway Chennai

| 13 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Hotels India: Gateway Chennai

Oriental influences are evident in the extensive use of lattice screens throughout the luxury boutique hotel, while the modern art in black and white adds an Asian dimension to a predominantly modern setting. The dark marble flooring serves to accentuate the crisp white and defines the lines of the furniture in espresso veneer. Hotels India […]

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Hotel Interior Design: Gateway Chennai

| 13 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Hotel Interior Design: Gateway Chennai

The Taj Group of Hotels needs no introduction – they run the largest hotel chain in India. Well-established in the hospitality industry, the group has unveiled different brands of hotels and resorts over the years, targeting clients across various strata. In 2008, they unveiled a new brand – The Gateway Hotels and Resorts, and with […]

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Delhi interior designer: Nanee Suites

| 11 June 2014 | 3 Comments
Delhi interior designer: Nanee Suites

Ankita Jain is the Founder, Principal and Design Director of Ankita Jain Design Associates (AJD), architecture and interior design consultants. AJD is a multi-disciplinary interior design firm in Delhi. With many projects covering genres such as residential, high-end apartments, show flats, boutique hotels, spa-salons, retail stores, club houses and offices to their credit, AJD has […]

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Boutique hotel Delhi: Nanee Suites

| 11 June 2014 | 0 Comments
Boutique hotel Delhi: Nanee Suites

Shot-blasted granite with wooden louvers as well as batten and smoke veneer panelling are used in the common areas of this boutique hotel. The rich browns of wood along with the grey intermingle to created understated elegance. Jihva —the dining lounge — offers mouth watering vegetarian cuisine. The monochromatic black and white palette in the […]

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India interior design: Contemporary interiors by Studio AVT

| 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments
India interior design: Contemporary interiors by Studio AVT

India interior design The greenery in front of the apartment was drawn into the visual framework while planning the renovations. The space was de-cluttered and rectangular spaces were created in a seamless pattern with some civil alterations. Clever design also facilitates lots of storage in the dining as well as bedrooms at the rear. Thematic […]

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Bedroom decor ideas by Studio AVT

| 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments
Bedroom decor ideas by Studio AVT

“Planning is such that as the door opens, you reach an open foyer acting as a threshold between the inside and the outside. The living and the dining area run along the foyer, the space distinctions are designed to be felt at only the ceiling level with the play of level differences at many places […]

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Interior Design Ideas: Modern apartment by Studio AVT

| 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments
Interior Design Ideas: Modern apartment by Studio AVT

“Minimalism can be seen on the shelf behind the sofa in the living room where a dedicated space for books and novels is created through a depression on the plank. The center table is a square shaped piece with voids and planks on the horizontal axis of varying depth that also caters to hidden storages […]

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Delhi interior design of an apartment by Studio AVT

| 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments
Delhi interior design of an apartment by Studio AVT

Delhi interior design Studio An-V-Thot Architects Pvt.Ltd. was founded in 2009 by architects Ankita Sweety and Pratyoosh Chandan. The name An-V- Thot which means ‘followed by a thought’ is derived from two words – ‘anvit’ which means followed by in Sanskrit and ‘thought’ (English). The motto of Studio AVT, in their words is — “We […]

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Delhi restaurant: Fio Cookhouse

| 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments
Delhi restaurant: Fio Cookhouse

Delhi Restaurant As Fio Cookhouse is housed under the busy Nehru Place metro station, one would expect at least faint sounds or vibrations if not high decibel din. Well, here lies the beauty of the architecture and design – the place is so tranquil and calm that it is hard to believe that a metro […]

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