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