Treend Alert: Broken plan living
With more of us now working from home, possibly for the long- term, households want personal space for office, study and leisure all divided and separate, this is possible with ‘Broken plan living’.
Interior design styles you need to know.
You may be wondering why anyone needs to know interior design styles. After all, your taste is also a style.
Deconstructivism in Architecture
Often misunderstood because deconstructivism literally translates to breaking down or demolishing, for structural reasons or otherwise.
What is Neotenic Design?
The absolute last thing you want in your home is something to looks ‘child like’. But not according to designer Justin Donnelly, who was the creative genius behind ‘neotenic’ design in architecture
The Interior trend forecast for 2021
As we are at the end of 2020 and at the precipice of 2021, there’s one thing in common with everyone in the world, the global pandemic has taken over the entire year of 2020
Interiorscaping-Inspiration for unique indoor landscape
In previous articles, we had talked about bringing the outdoors in, but we haven't explored just how to do this yet.
Top mistakes made in Kitchen design
Designing the kitchen of any house, can often lead to a lot of confusion. Mostly because, the most important place of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen, and the user has a lot of options and readily available ideas in the market.
A general guide to Vaastu for your home
There is nothing anyone wants more than a happy, calm house filled with prosperity and happiness, Vaastu science may be a way to achieve this balance.
The Interior trend round up of 2020
Here are some of 2020's interior trends that have flown under the radar that have made quite a presence in the interior design community.
COVID-19 - work at home solutions
Going to work is a luxury that none of us can afford during the ongoing global pandemic.
Sustainability on a smaller scale- achievable for houses
Sustainability is a double-edged sword.... how can you balance sustainable practices while maintaining costs in a regular household?
Trend Alert: Biophilic Design
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in a myriad of dramatic and unprecedented ways.
These twin houses located in Banjara hills, Hyderabad, are designed for the families of a brother and sister by architect Sudhir Reddy.
Beauty of Building Materials
Building materials have a great impact on Architecture. They have a strong visual impact and also contribute to the structural stability of the building.
Luxurious options with low cost alternatives
Interior design without a doubt is the one area of architecture where you can spend as much as you want to, to achieve the look that you are after.
Bold and Beautiful
The three floored building, with its angular lines and grey and white colour elevation, is an exception to the normal perception of house elevation and is clearly influenced by the architectural style known as Deconstructivism.
Retro revival- 70’s design trends for the modern retro
In recent times, homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious resulting in a change in their choice of interiors.
Tips to create a Transitional Kitchen
If you are thinking of renovating or remodelling your kitchen, chances are that you came across the term ‘Transitional kitchens’.
Top mistakes made in living room design
When you want to create the perfect living room, usually the layout starts with things that you already have.
Traditional Indian Woodcrafts
The craft of working with wood in India has evolved and been perfected over time.
Wabi-Sabi – Embracing the imperfections
Recently when I was watching an interview with a prominent celebrity, they referred to their home as having “wabi-sabi vibes”.
Tips to make any space look and feel larger
Many of us now a days living in major cities, find ourselves short on living spaces.
Modern Bohemian Home
This beautiful penthouse is designed by the architect Lakshmi Nori as her retirement house. Built on top of her 50 year old childhood home, this penthouse is an expression of her love for design, simplicity and practicality in detailing.
The 5 elements of landscape design
There are 5 fundamental design elements to landscape design. These principles are the building blocks to success in landscape architecture, they lay the foundation to building your elements.
Fads that don't fade with time
When it comes to interior design there are macro trends and micro trends. With the latter being the topic of discussion here.
Small Houses with Big Hearts
My aunt’s house in Saidabad colony is a treasure trove of beautiful childhood memories.
Interior design for Wellness
The interior design of a space can have a profound impact on the users’ state of mind.
Urban rooftop garden
Imagine honing a love for gardening and not having a backyard. Now with concrete taking over all the major urban cities, there is much left to be desired when it comes to green.
A room by room guide to lighting
For so many, lighting is an afterthought when it comes to our home design.
Home of an enviornmentalist
This house belongs to an educationist, environmental activist and an ardent tree lover Kobita.
Scandinavian Design Trend
Of all the interior design trends that are out there, none resonates more than the Scandinavian Trend for 2019.
The house at Domalguda is a well-crafted house, where the old and new come together to create a new modern vocabulary.
Steps to develop a landscape design
There are certain steps in designing a house, just as there are to designing a landscape or even doing the Interiors of a house.
Transform Traditional to Trendy
Owning a traditional house is great but when your home is ageing fast, it's a great idea to modernise it to match some of the latest trends. The term ‘trendy’ encapsulates with it a range of different styles in the world of contemporary design.
Affordable material alternatives
Along with the many expenses that go into building a house, few understand the expense of material for interior design. There is always the belief that more expensive means better quality.
Art Deco Style in 2019
The Art Deco style originated in Paris around the 1920s and manifested across the spectrum of Painting, Graphic Arts, Architecture and even cinema. Art Deco saw its height of popularity during the 1920s and 1930s.
Net Zero Energy Buildings
The need for sustainable living may have been a matter of choice some years ago, but in present times, with Global warming and Climate change, it is no longer a choice but a necessity.
Design tips for your landscape
Have you ever heard of trends and tips for your Interiors, or architecture? With the advent of different technologies and the availability of a wide spectrum of new knowledge, landscape enthusiasts are upping their game as well.
Working with an Interior Designer
Giving your home a perfect look may be one of your biggest dreams. But when it comes down to the tools and techniques needed to implement this dream, most will usually fall short.
The Traditional Art Form of home decoration
A house is a personal space, where architecture and art go hand in hand in creating an emotional space we call home.
8 Different patterns you can use with tile
An exquisite material that everyone undoubtedly has in their home is Tile. When there are a plethora of options available in the market, it is quite a task to choose the perfect tile.
How to care for houseplants
One of the best ways to accessorise any indoor space is to put a houseplant. It immediately adds life and calmness to any room.
Impression: Functional Art for Home Architecture
On the outside, this house looks like any other typical building but just wait until you step through the doors.
How to: Small gardens in Small spaces
You don't need a whole lot of space for a garden. People tend to imagine a sprawling backyard or a wide front yard for lawns and a garden.
IMPRESSION – A glimpse into a vintage home in Hyderabad
I have been to this house once and have never forgotten it since. The spaces inside this house left an unforgettable impression of warmth and homely comfort coupled with elegant beauty.
Jack and Jill bathrooms - What you need to know.
There is definitely no other room that is more personal than the bathroom. This is where we require our privacy and it sometimes may seem like a luxury for every bedroom to come with an attached bathroom.
Trend Alert: Shabby Chic
Shabby chic interior design is a unique trend that may be emphasised with a soft, pastel, comfortable worn look.
Low maintenance lawn ideas for summer
Lawns have enjoyed their spot in the limelight of Landscape Architecture for decades, and they continue to do so.
Multigenerational homes in the new age
What are multigenerational houses? Simply put, it is a more global term for the word we are accustomed to in India as ‘Joint family’.
Bringing in French style interior design
‘French’ style of interior design cannot simply be encapsulated into one interior style. Whether your enamoured with Classic French Interiors, French Mid-Century or even the lesser know French country Design, there is something for everyone.
Ways to inject colour into your home- with the hottest colour palette of 2019
Bold colours make a great addition to your interiors, but these colours may intimidate quite a few people due to their bright presence.
Purchasing a home? What to look for
In the hunt for the perfect home, it is easy to get swept away with details and distractions that may make any home appealing to the buyer.
Top mistakes to avoid when designing your Kitchen
Apart from Cooking and Cleaning, a lot of activity takes place in your kitchen.
Top Interior Design trends for the New Year 2019
We are at the brink of stepping into 2019. With a new year come new trends in interior designing and some antiquated trends
Turn your Powder room from ordinary to extraordinary
Typically, we pay attention to all the spaces in our house or apartment, and design them to reflect our style.
Factors To Consider When Choosing Your Architect
You have decided to build your dream house. Your immediate next step should be to hire an architect who can turn your dream into a reality.
Top 6 mistakes made in bathroom design
Every room in your house has a special reason and use to it. But there are two rooms which are most complicated.
10 classic rules in Interior design to unfollow
If you want to succeed in designing your home, following guiding principles and design rules are foolproof ways.
The Crittall style is back
With the advent of open plan living, internal screens and efficiency in space are big contenders while also considering aesthetics.
Skylights- Maximize natural light in your home
A skylight is a feature that makes a major impact in both interior design and exterior design.
Materials to protect your home in style
When making a lasting impression with architecture, we must always remember that everything starts with the exterior.
Common design mistakes in the bedroom
As with any facet of life, each of us has our own taste in interior design. While there are rules to follow when it comes to interior design
Styling Shibori- A textile art
Shibori is the Japanese art of manual resist-dyeing – it ‘resists’ or prevents the dye from reaching the entire cloth by binding, twisting, wrapping or even folding.
Architectural Planning - Interiors
When starting a home building project, there is an extensive amount of physical planning that has to take place to adjust the different activities and spaces within your home.
Mastering that Moroccan Mood
Moroccan-style home décor is one of the most popular interior design trends this season. This trend is all about embracing rich, exotic, bold look and patterns.
Indoor water features
Water features, indoor? According to Feng Shui, flowing water symbolises prosperity and wealth.
Concrete at its versatile best
We have spoken about a lot of polarizing interior design trends in this article series. But when you think about it, what is one of the most basic materials that you absolutely need to build your house? Concrete, of course.
10 most important ways to remodel on a budget
Remodelling can be a daunting task and when it comes to accessorising, there are greater hurdles to be faced.
Tips for siblings sharing a bedroom
Many considerations have to be taken into account when planning a space in which children share a space.
Rattan or Rotan is the name of a species of ‘climbing palm plant’ native to Southeast Asia. The climbing habit of this plant gives it the associative flexible character to the woody stem.
Tips on creating your ideal Puja Room
The puja or prayer room is a sacred space in most Indian homes. Puja rooms are special areas within the house that are dedicated to meditation, spiritual worship, and prayer. A puja room can be as simple or as intricate as you want it to be.
Terrazzo after half a millennium!
‘Terrazzo’ is an Italian word used to describe flooring. Terrazzo flooring is the characteristic marble flooring seen in Venetian houses. Terrazzo first originated in Italy over 500 years ago.
The top 5 window treatments
Windows are often the best element of any room, offering light and a glimpse of the outside world. In tropical countries like ours, there are times when the light becomes unbearably hot, or the glimpse is a close-up of your neighbor! The immediate fix to this problem is drapery.
Traditional terracotta with a twist
This earth-born material has been used in architecture for over 5000 years, yet it inspires us even today. With its rustic charm, terracotta (terra cotta, meaning ‘baked earth’ in Latin) is a natural material with an earthy tone.
Copper in Interior Design
One of the top interior design trends for this year is copper. The combination of copper and modern decor is a trend to keep an eye on, at the moment. This copper trend seems to be going strong with no signs of slowing anytime soon.
Feng Shui in interior design
According to the principles of Feng Shui, to create a harmonious home, you need to be sure that there a good energy flow in every room. In Chinese, “Feng” means "wind" and “Shui” means "water".
How to transform your home like an interior designer
Interior design is more of an art than a science. Remodeling can be a daunting task and when it comes to interior design and accessorizing, there are greater hurdles to be faced.
The many ways to treat your wall right!
An accent or feature wall is a wall that has a more ‘standout’ look and feel compared to other walls in a room. When thinking of walls, the first thing that typically pops into..
Create a timeless children’s bedroom
There is no space like the children’s room in any house. This is a space that needs to be constantly redone, from when the room is a nursery, to a toddler’s den, to a kid’s room to a teen’s room.
Tips on maximizing your living space
With compact living on the rise in urban spaces, the biggest challenge that home owners face is, ‘How do you make a small room feel spacious’. The good news is that you can successfully turn a small space into mimicking a larger one.
COLOUR COLOUR… WHICH COLOUR?
When you are building your dream house, one of the biggest questions is, how do I paint the different spaces in my home? The basic notion is that colour and light can manipulate how we perceive the size of an object and space.
Progress in technology has detached us from our environment. But a good summer shower, bringing the temperatures down, never fails to make everyone look up at the sky and wonder about this amazing gift of nature – rain!
Vastu Shastra in Landscape
Did you know that Vastu Shastra is not confined to architecture and interiors? Garden vastu remains one of the most overlooked sections.
Succulents - The answer to Indian summers
Regardless of the spaces available inside and outside our residences, there is one challenge that everyone must overcome this coming summer, i.e. the scarcity of water
Starting an edible garden!
Spaces like a terrace or a balcony are common additions to our homes. They are the spaces prone to getting good sun and so have a great chance for housing an edible garden.
13 plants to bring home right now!
For these plants, you don’t need a terrace or a balcony, all you need is a little bit of space inside your home. Once you’ve decided to have plants indoors, it’s all about the species as well as the placement of the plants.
5 ways to getting a greener home
Whether you live in a high rise apartment, an independent home or even a gated community, there are unlimited benefits to introducing an element of green to your home interior.
INNOVATIVE GREEN WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT
We have some innovative design ideas in which you can continue to stay green even in the summer.
Types of Cement
A lot of raw materials go into the construction of your dream home, one of which is cement. Cement is used in almost
How to Store Cement
Cement is the most essential raw material for your home construction. But most people don’t have enough information
LEGAL BEFORE YOU LEAP
Home buying is a task of a lifetime. It requires planning, research, consultation, finding proper channels of finance, paperwork and a truck load of patience
VASTU SHASTRA – THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS & PROSPERITY
Vastu is not a myth or a superstition as many in the modern world would like to believe. Vastu is a science developed centuries ago for designing buildings like palaces