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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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25 Mar

How to include water bodies in your home interiors

Be it curios or décor items from your travel, the world is making its way into your living room! We show you how to own this trend

The presence of water in the form of wall fountains and wall waterfalls can lend your home a soothing vibe. Water bodies have indeed become a popular décor option among new-age couples

 

TRADITIONAL URLI POND

For those who don’t want to splurge on artificial water bodies, a simple urli can do the trick. Available in materials like cement, concrete, ceramic, etc and in a range of designs, these can be accessorised with flowers, stones and pebbles once they are filled with water. “The use of urlis dates back to the Mughal Era when water bodies played an important role in beautifying spaces. Urlis work best to create a simple, yet soothing water body,” says horticulturist and landscape designer Satish Mathur.

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21 Mar

Go glocal with your home decor

Be it curios or décor items from your travel, the world is making its way into your living room! We show you how to own this trend

MATTER OF (ARTE)FACT

The flavour of a destination is evident in the pieces of décor, which you can bring back home with you. Artefacts, which reflect the culture and lifestyle of the country they belong to, are popular travel picks. “When we travel to a new destination, everything is alien and thus, everything looks unique and interesting. Instead of being a compulsive buyer, opt for pieces that you are instantly attracted to and the ones that gel with the overall theme of your home,” says Nipoon Agrawal, Director, Anemos.

TIP: While buying a décor item, think about its utility value. Also, if it’s a bigger piece, then make sure it goes with the theme of your house

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14 Dec

The Indian hearth

India is a treasure trove of ancient arts and handicrafts that flaunt superior technique. And if you’ve long-admired this artistic legacy, then it’s time to open your doors to statement pieces that reverberate with India’s creative spirit

India boasts of some of the finest arts and crafts that are revered the world over. Whether it’s furniture from Kashmir or even Gond art from Madhya Pradesh—every state has unique offerings. While contemporary design is ever popular, an India-inspired home can prove to be a refreshing change.

TRUE TO TRADITION

Blending two very distinct styles— contemporary and ethnic—might seem impossible at first, but it’s easier than it seems. The trick is to create a complementing décor scheme that strikes the right balance between the two. “Smartly integrate classical art and modern furniture into your existing décor. Create different levels and types of seating and incorporate vibrant colours and textures by way of furnishings and upholstery to create a versatile, relaxed and informal ambience, typical of an Indian traditional home,” says Natasha Jain, Co-founder, Bent Chair. Bring in a statement piece such as furniture from Kashmir, shekhawati from Rajasthan or sankheda from Gujarat and add some warmth by way of our rich and diverse textiles and fabrics. Whether it is tie and dye, hand-blocked prints, ikat, brocade, phulkari, silk or even kantha, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to textiles and fabrics that can be easily customised to create pillow covers or even throws for your sofas and chairs. “Handicrafts like kantha with its intricate thread work makes for beautiful cushion covers. Kantha thread work is one of India’s oldest embroideries dating back to over 500 years. Traditionally practised by women from West Bengal and Odisha, the artisans weave together patches from old clothes and saris, with running stitches appearing all over. The stitches depict beautiful flowers, birds, animals and geometric patterns and motifs,” explains Tanvi Sangal, Founder, Indiavaale.com.

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