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