You don’t have to be Marilyn Monroe to possess a dressing table. It is every woman’s prerogative. And if you haven’t got yourself one already, you can successfully put together one. Who wouldn’t like a walk-in wardrobe, or a dedicated dressing room? No stress, if you are pressed for space. Work with what you have and create a lovely niche for yourself.
Dress it Up!
Transform a centre table into a vanity zone. Prop a mirror by the wall as a mirror will complement the setting and the purpose. Add fresh flowers and your daily cosmetic supplies for the look to work. An interesting textured wall looks very stylish and adds a hint of glamour.
The dining area is perhaps one of the most important zones in your home, given that it’s the one place that brings the family together. And so, creating a warm and welcoming ambience to make meal-times more enjoyable for your family and guests is imperative. Today the market is flush Continue reading “Add joie de vivre to daily living” »
textures all the way!
You can be happy, when your personal style is reflected in your space. With the new year here, there’s a lot to look forward to. Lush greens, dancing palms, buds plump with life, colors waiting to explode…get the drift? Translate this burst of life into your indoors and give it a look that’s yours and yours alone.
Texture is only second to the immediate impact of color. In our books, it is just as important in terms of what it contributes to the feel of your room. Sensual and tactile, textural fabrics add a sense of comfort. The term ‘texture’ usually describes the way light plays on the surface of a fabric. Shiny or silky cloths reflect light, making the surface look brighter, so they are often used to make a space seem larger. In contrast rough-hewn weaves absorb light, and can create a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. When combined with color, texture can be used to add a sense of luxury.
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Choosing the right flooring can be a daunting task. First, there’s the mind-boggling array of options. Then, there’s the fact that floors make an enormous visual impact on your interiors. On top of that, you have to consider the punishing wear and tear they’ll be subjected to. So you have to decide what kind of flooring will best suit your home’s style and practical needs.
Before you get started, know what’s available in the market, so you get a fair idea of the price points, the finishes and the brands on offer. You can even refurbish your floors without going through the hassle of breaking up the existing layer and installing something new. Simply opt for tile on tile options that you can lay out on the existing surface.
Your choice should depend on a number of factors, like the room’s specific requirements for moisture proof, non-slip, scuff proof, water resistant or another specific type of floor. Consider the traffic that the room experiences – you must consider the durability before you make your choice. Opt for large slabs/tiles for your living areas. This will help lend an expansive feel to your home. Darker colors can look dirty sooner than lighter ones – while unusual colors like blues, pinks and greens add punch.
Wood & Laminate
Machined from pieces of timber, wood flooring is available today in a wide range of widths and thickness. It has a life of almost 40 years with the option of polishing every 10 years, which makes it an Continue reading “Flooring” »
A grand opening
There are treatments and designs today that will transform your entrance from ordinary to extraordinary. For the home owner whose abode faces buildings on all sides, expansive, foldable doors ensure privacy, even as they create a seamless floor plan. Besides, they act as a clever screen between two large areas and, you can even increase the style quotient with unique door patterns.
Use steel, the malleable nature of which makes it great to work with. Be it straight laced, curvy patterns or even abstract art, the possibilities are endless. And textures can differ too. Importantly, the finish you give your overall entrance should ideally highlight all the hard work that’s gone into the door design.
double doors with glass
Work with glass-paneled doors for that lovely old world charm. Red, blue, green, yellow… a wide spectrum of colors will work. Brick walls and high ceilings will accentuate the look. Use a simple door frame to bring the look together.
The ring door design is strikingly bold and will inspire even the most traditional of mindsets. Perforated steel sheets also look lovely on a sliding door.
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Bling is Back
Minimal Classics Sophisticated Pret wear is in demand for young fashion lovers who likes the minimal and contemporary look. Designers can create a versatile wardrobe suitable for any occasion and any woman. 1950’s fashion influence is back with a bang.
Fabric: The mood is all in the air. Indulge in the new smooth surfaces used for designing the best traditional business wear and elegant fabrics for traditional category. Versatile trends from block printed kurtas to smart western jumpsuits and classy evening wear.
Need to strike a balance between classic glamour and edgy urban chic. Having an eclectic mix of stylish custs with flawless details and not-so-busy flowy chiffons or crapes. Ultimate goal is to strive for fusion of feminity and strength in a perfectly beautiful coexistence.It must be picked based on your taste, worsted fabrics with smooth textures to supple feel or fabrics with novel or imperfect weaves. Cotton,linen and wool blends give a mat finish, polycottons,gabardine. Medium to heavy knits and jersey, heavy weight linens. Dupioni silk and blinds
Colors: Sand Brown, Ash grey, Old Slate, lake blue, Camel beige, Dusty Orange, Dry Brick red, withered leaf green. Opaque and mysterious colors can take one from day to evening wear with change of accessories.
Key Shapes: Focus on essential invisible details, layers and tailored constructions. Style emphasis is on classics for their simplicity and natural appearance. Neat shirts over straight skirts, straight to semi-filled skirt suits, dresses with short jackets, slim fit creased pants. Tailored, extremely simple indian kurta with Continue reading “Haute Couture…..” »