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Decorating For Work: Crafting Your Ideal Home Office Posted in: Interior Design

Can the workspace of your dreams exist within the boundaries of your home? Home office décor has acquired an all-new relevance in a world that is recalibrating its equation with work. In the millennial lifestyle, work cohabits with leisure, and the idea of maintaining a dedicated space for each is slowly but steadily dissolving. A new typology of workspace has emerged as a result – one that is quickly finding a place in our understanding…

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Tastefully Tactile: How Textures Make Your House Feel Like Home Posted in: Interior Design

Visually, there may be a stark contrast between a professionally decorated home and one that is casually put together. But in tangible terms, their difference can usually be spelt out by a few subtle design moves. More often than not, these moves revolve around the use of textures. Textures enliven surfaces, objects and spaces by imparting to them a tactile richness, helping them cater not just to our sense of sight, but also to our…

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Urban Jungle: Designing With Plants Posted in: Interior Design

Design in general, and home décor in particular, is a world where trends change in the blink of an eye. But there are some refreshing constants in this dizzying realm of changing colours, styles and finishes. Topping the list of design elements we will never fall out of love with, greenery acts as the perfect finishing touch to both simple and elaborate spaces. The use of indoor plants in urban homes has skyrocketed in recent…

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Minimum Space, Maximum Style: Adding Depth To Small Rooms Posted in: Interior Design

Decorating the house of your dreams can be a tad challenging when you don’t have enough space to work with. Without the luxury of extra square footage, tasks such as layout planning, furniture organization, accent shopping and colour pairings, all graduate to new levels of complexity. In the process, you may be left with little to no room for your personal aesthetic preferences, and end up without that all-important sense of ‘home’ in your décor.…

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Contemporary Kitchens: Clean Lines And Open Spaces Posted in: Interior Design

From cosy havens for family dinners to sparkling laboratories for culinary experiments, kitchens have taken on countless forms over the years. Regardless of how they have shaped up, though, one attribute has remained unchanged – the design of the kitchen is central to the design of the entire home. This is particularly evident in contemporary kitchens, which often set the tone for the overall ambiance of a house. Characterised by free-flowing spaces, unabashedly crisp forms,…

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Bedroom Bliss – Trending Tones For Your Boudoir Posted in: Interior Design

As spaces that must support a good night’s sleep, and start each morning on the right note, bedrooms don’t have the easiest job in the world. For the same reason, the matter of choosing the right colours for your bedroom tends to open a Pandora’s box of dilemmas. However, the past couple of years have witnessed a variety of interesting explorations in tones and textures, and the bedroom palette of 2019 is set to get…

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Lounge-Worthy And Luxe: 5 Tips For Creating The Perfect Living Room Posted in: Interior Design

It is one thing to want the perfect living room, and another to actually create it. Definitions of perfection in the context of home décor are always dicey to work with, and particularly so in the case of living rooms. Being the primary “public” area of a house requires a certain level of luxury and sophistication. At the same time, hosting informal gatherings demands welcoming vibes and comfortable appointments. Plus, with modern homes rapidly shrinking…

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Balancing The Pastel Trend Posted in: Interior Design

The bold hues that brightened our homes a few years back, and the quiet neutrals that have been ruling the palette more recently, have found a way to work together. Pastel shades are poised to serve as a defining colour trend – pairing the simple beauty of primary colours with the softening touches of white and cream, these light, fresh hues find a subtle way to exude energy and positivity. A journey towards balance No…

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Living Coral: What Pantone’s Colour Of 2019 Can Do For Your Home Posted in: Interior Design

The world is set to welcome optimistic, life-affirming energies in 2019, and Pantone has just made it official by announcing ‘living coral’ as the colour of the year. A buoyant shade found in the magnificent marine world, living coral carries notes of peach and orange, washed by a near-golden glow. It invokes images of blissful days at the beach, and harks of all that is inviting and inspiring about the earth. It plays with natural…

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Lagom Interiors: Living Spaces That Feel “Just Right” Posted in: Interior Design

Few will be surprised by the fact that 2018’s most notable interior design trend has its roots in Scandinavia. The region has a reputation for shaping global aesthetic preferences, introducing the world to clutter-free functionality in the mid-20th century, and unabashed cosiness during last year’s hygge trend. But lagom, Scandinavia’s newest offering, is a concept that extends to realms beyond décor. The word “lagom” is Swedish for “not too much and not too little”. An…

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