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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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29 Apr

Add a lavish touch to your home decor

Any apartment can be transformed into an opulent retreat with just a few striking details. FWT shows you how to ensure that your home exudes luxury and relaxation


“Small things make a big impact in making homes look opulent. The idea these days is to keep the interiors simple and elegant and play with accessories to add character. Opulence comes with a sense of space such as floating furniture, intelligent use of glass and wall mirrors, and openness, which implies effective use of day light; no part of the house should be too busy or cluttered,” says Rashi Bajaj, Principal Designer and Proprietor, Carpet Couture. Some things remain common for any room. For instance, picking the right mood lighting can make a huge difference to your home. Low-wattage bulbs or even tinted pink lights can cast a glow around any room and instantly make the space look not just luxurious, but also romantic. Natural light during the day can be a wonderful highlight for crystal statues, art and embellishments.

“As far as colour is concerned, think rich palettes or jewel tones. In terms of colours, gold, white, black are three hues that reflect and add luxury to any room. White reflects elegance, black is the colour of charm and gold has the appeal of royalty. By simply incorporating these themes in your home, the plush look that you have always been looking for is achieved,” says Meenakshi Taneja, Executive Director, Casa Shamuzzi, India. Use statement pieces that stand out in each room. Bright, colourful cushions can enliven any room. “Statuettes can be in a variety of materials like mosaic, jade and crystal, and can add a touch of glamour to any space,” says Rakhi Mahajan, Joint Brand Director, Ishana—The Conscience One. Another way of adding panache to your home is to paint the doors and window panes in a stark colour like black, as it instantaneously adds appeal. Even flat panel doors exhibit a richer look with black polish. Be careful while adding the sparkle effect in any room and ensure that it is not overdone. Just one to two décor pieces add enough luxury to any room. “A home full of art instantly screams luxury living. If you’re not able to dress your walls with expensive art, you can still find some great bargains to give that luxury feel. Photography is huge right now, so is contemporary art. Rather than heading to the same bog-standard homeware shops, look a little further. Pop across to that hip art gallery down the road. It may set you back a little more, but it instantly creates individuality and puts your home right in the luxury bracket,” says Meenakshi.

23 Apr

A home away from home

‘Leaving on a jet plane’ can be a dispiriting experience for a newly married couple. However, the sinking feeling of leaving your country and culture can be turned into an exciting experience. Adorn your house with all that’s ‘Indian’ for that home-like feel

A happy couple takes their vows, cuts the cake and rides into the glorious sunset. The end? Not entirely. An exciting beginning? Most definitely! Many newlyweds while moving abroad go through a bittersweet emotional conundrum—while going abroad seems like an exciting beginning to their married life, leaving the country and culture behind can be a depressing prospect. However, as many believe, home is where the heart is; if your house can take you back to your culture and traditions, then all corners, distances and geographies merge into one—a place you can truly call home!

‘Indian-ness’, if you can call it that, is something that is embedded in our genes. Be it an Indian immigrant or an Indian globetrotter, living the quintessential Indian life abroad and preferring surroundings that are, so to speak, desi, is a characteristic feature typical to all of us. So, while designing the dream home abroad, many Indians consciously incorporate Indian aesthetic sensibilities. Here’s a look at how you can pack a mini India in your suitcase and decorate your home in a manner which always makes you feel at home!