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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden August 2017

The Ideal Home and Garden (TIHG) revolves around the home, the magazine makes the idea of living well and within your means an attainable reality. TIHG is all about bringing the good life home and doing it within your budget. From house fashion to kitchen hands, entertaining essentials and decor lessons, we give you the ideas and the options and help you make the right choice. To put it succinctly, we hold your hand as you move from one stage to the next in homemaking.

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editor’s note

A good design has a story attached to its making that incites emotions, grabs your attention and moves you. But at the same time, design is very personal. We, as humans, are inspired by beautiful design even when we are unaware that we are being inspired. No matter if it is created by nature or by us, the feeling goes deep and touches our heart. This can apply to even smaller pieces, and says a lot about you, your passion and your environment. However, there are a few who rely blindly on upcoming trends in the home decor segment without judging the overall look and tend to make major design blunders. Luckily, there are timeless design trends one can adopt that will never go out of fashion. The good news…

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Happy Sojourns My partner and I are holiday freaks. We love travelling to different exotic destinations in India and abroad. Our source of inspiration has always been different magazines. However, off late, we have fallen in love with TIHG. The magazine presents a mix of Indian and international destinations. The places are not only exotic in nature, but are also worth visiting at least once. We also simply love the different restaurants that are regularly featured in the magazine. The food is mouthwatering and the interiors are equally dazzling and charming. Bindu Nair, Mumbai A Green Leaf Sustainable designs, green buildings, these terms are lately becoming the norm in the real estate world. Gone are the days when a builder or an architect could simply build anything in the name of design or aesthetic…

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Spring Freshness by Leonardo is a series of glass finished products featuring bright bold colours that are combined well with wood and porcelain. Flying butterflies, hand worked birds of paradise, a collection of mouth blown vases fully reflect the mood of the season. Elegant Flooring Classic Marble Company (CMC) has introduced two new large size porcelain tiles. Branded as Kalinga Techlite, the two new Iris products - gaudi stone and stone grey belong to the Marmi collection. The tiles are in earthy tones, with a rich variety of textural effects and designs. It’s Breezy Introduce natural breeze to any indoor environment with Anemos’ all new German technology fan named Sensu Punkha. Designed, developed and manufactured in Germany, the fan has low-energy consumption, provides relaxing pendula movements and comes with adaptable blades. Light it Right Inspired from…

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behind the design

Her design philosophy is reflected by splashes of colour, textured leathers and whimsical sizing, Sanya V Jain about her brand SVJ.... Inspiration behind SVJ? SVJ is a fine leather brand devoted to the ‘good life’; celebrating and living it well through fine goods. The collections reflect? The collections reflect my connection with leather. It was the textile that truly inspired me to take my passion up a notch. Are you influenced by Western design aesthetics? Yes, both Indian and Western aesthetics, with their different perspectives on utility and style is what I try to incorporate in my designs. Your normal workday is like? I start at 10:30 am, check my emails, meet people and my team, which is then followed by a brainstorming session, then comes designing and pack up at six. What cheers you up at work? My baby,…

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desi fusion

MUST KNOW Store: Stance USP: A quirky home decor store Location: 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru Owners: Sanjay Kumar and Girish Mysore Inaugurated: June 10, 2017 Stance truly believes in the tag ‘Made in India’. Showcasing works of young independent designers from across the country, the brand was born from a desire to celebrate the rich tapestry of Indian craft heritage. Rooted in traditional craft practices, it has an eclectic collection of handcrafted objects from bags and furniture, to jewellery, soft furnishing, accessories and apparel. The displayed solid wood furniture is made of teakwood, and designed in-house, and produced in the beautiful region of Bali. The other products on display include tableware, lighting, furnishing, decor accessories, leather fashion accessories, stationery, menswear and womenswear. The price range varies, but starts off reasonably from 150. Stance also houses some…