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The French Art of Passimenterie

Happy New Year readers! I would like to focus on a trend that is all set to gain popularity this year. The craft of Passimenterie, which was highlighted in my last blog. The French word is new to me but the art is not.  Curiosity for the beautiful craft has probed me to delve a little further. What exactly is it? Passimenterie is the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, coloured silk,…

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Home Interior Trends for 2019

Looking to renovate or design in 2019? Then consider these up and coming trends set by industry market leaders. floral patterned wallpaper – oversized floral patterned wallpaper in bold colours are looking to take centre stage. An attention grabbing focal point indeed jewelled tones – this trend peeps its head now and again. This rich seductive colour pallete can be enhanced using textures such as velvets and silks along with decor accessories and rugs. On the other hand, it can…

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How to choose the right artwork

Artwork for any interior, residential or commercial, is a must have and our clients are advised accordingly. Art is a cohesive element that brings together a space and so necessary in an interior as it injects instant life and character. For some designers, it is art that designs a space meaning that art comes  first and then the fabrics, the colours and finishes. I am not normally presented with art prior to the designing process, so selection comes in the…

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Lighting trends to consider this season

With Diwali just around the corner, Indian homes go through a major spring clean in order to bring in the new year and welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Also known as The Goddess of wealth and fortune. Illumination is an integral part of this tradition. If you are considering updating your fixtures, then you may want to consider current lighting trends. Just like in the fashion world, lighting trends are constantly changing too. It’s an effective and time saving way to enhance your…

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Interior designing for AirBnB

With success stories of Airbnb afloat, more and more of us are experimenting with our own personal spaces with hope of earning that extra buck or two. With home rental market increasing day by day, having a competitive edge couldn’t be more vital. And one way of achieving this is through interior designing. Interior designing costs may set off alarm bells but done carefully and within budget, it can really bring positive results. Today’s discerning customer knows exactly what they’re…

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Extra Space means Extra Drama

Discovering a whole load of space above a false ceiling is a revelation of sorts.  I was lucky enough to experience this recently. The site was a male changing room of a gym and fitness centre. A double height ceiling is an architectural element. It will always add dimensional drama. And in turn transform an ordinary space into an extraordinary one. I was aware the grid ceiling was there to conceal a beam. But what I didn’t know was the…

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India Design 2014 breathes luxury

Last weekend, Pepperfry.com, who recently appointed me as one of their design gurus invited me to attend a prestigious interior design show featuring Delhi’s finest luxury brands – India Design 2014. Located at the NSIC grounds in Okhla, New Delhi, the exhibition was no like other I had visited. We were welcomed by a fully carpeted open air concourse dotted with pagoda styled marquees and quaint food stalls with their not to be missed designer seating. Situated on its right,…

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Current Trends To Show Off This Season

The Explorer trend has been edging its way into the interior designing and decoration scene for some time but it is now that it is currently grabbing a lot of attention. As the name suggests, it’s is all about global travel which of course incorporates the more obvious maps and globes in their many forms. But this trend has evolved to include items such as scientific instruments, bell jars and terrariums, as well as botanical influences, giving the look much more of a Christopher Columbus. The colours…

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Home Interior – Paint It Right!

Choosing the right paint color for a wall can be quite a challenge. The industry’s leaders, Dulux, Asian Paints and Nerolac, offer such a huge range you just don’t know where to start. You can start with a reference point in that room, for example a piece of artwork or sofa, curtain fabric. Most paint stores have a colour matching machine – you may have come across a particular colour that you just have to have but it’s not available…

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A Few Tips To Help You While Shopping For Tiles

Tiles….what size, colour, finish?? With the vast choice of tiles available today, selection can be quite a task. Bathrooms and kitchens primarily have seen an injection of new designs and materials recently.  So what’s new? Technology has propelled tile design to another level. Methods such as digital printing and ink jet printing are transforming less expensive tiles like porcelain and ceramic and giving them looks of marble, limestone, granite, stone, and wood. Wood finish is gaining immense popularity, particularly petrified,…

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