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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden February 2018

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

Love is in the air. And I simply see two words: Flowers everywhere. I feel Valentine’s Day is not necessarily about love between couples. In fact, love comes in all forms, whether that love is between friends, lovers, significant others or siblings. Love is love. We, at TIHG, are celebrating this month with design, art, glamour and of course love. With great excitement, we were eagerly awaiting the trends for 2018. Now would be a really good time to deck up your home with a livelier appeal. My colleague Sneha followed an interesting theme to showcase seven furnishings trends that are going to be popular throughout the year (Pg 68); where as Arshmeet spoke to international designers for design charts that are not-so-usual. Renowned colour experts have introduced Ultra Violet as…

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Perfect Benchmarks The January issue of The Ideal Home and Garden sets the perfect tone for the new year with a promise of loads of fun, new ideas, novelties and revelry ahead. The January issue has further raised the benchmark through the immensely beautiful, insightful and inspiring coverage about some of the best designers from across the globe. I feel privileged to be in the company of TIHG throughout the year, which not only keeps me updated about the trends and times, but makes me wiser about the world through the real life examples like Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers and Young Turks. But, what virtually mesmerised me was the Tea-Party Ideas, because tea is the only addiction I proudly pursue without guilt. B. Ajith, New Delhi Delightful Insights With a host of…

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letter of the month

Praise and Glory A magazine is praised when it showcases the best from the world of interiors and decor. TIHG is one such magazine. I am a housemaker, and totally in love with the magazine. A blend of national and international homes; it is an epitome of beauty and elegance. Each page tells a story. Each article has its own identity. There are some that leave an everlasting impression - these include House Of The Month, Ideal Living and TIHG Trend. The year has just began, and I am eagerly awaiting for the February issue to hit the stands.…

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Seven At A Glance from SIEGER by FÜRSTENBERG encompasses seven dining pieces, each of which exudes a gentle lightness thanks to their pure, archetypical forms. This minimalism with maximum universal style, the charming pattern concept with satin-matt surfaces, and the extraordinary quality of handcrafted porcelain make Michael Sieger’s SEVEN unique – and a confident trendsetter! Swish Revolution Anemos presents fans designed by the guru of design – Karim Rashid. The remarkable swish fan is a statement piece that speaks for itself. The seamless design has an undulating single blade dipping up and down with an LED light incorporated at the bottom. Powered by DC Motor, the fan is both energy saving and noise-free. Hush-hush Affair Elica has introduced a noise reducing hood called the Elica deep silence. The hood comes with EDS3, and is…

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behind the design

1. Inspiration behind The V Renaissance? Everything classic, luxurious and detailed. 2. The collections reflect? A love affair with the vintage. 3. Motivation behind the brand? To create anything that the mind can conjure. 4. Your normal work day is like? Being surrounded by nature, artisans, tools, raw materials, with each day giving a new opportunity to create something beautiful. 5. What cheers you up at work? Our work is what cheers us up the most. Also our studio is a place amidst nature. Looking at a completed creative against the backdrop of the setting sun and birds chirping will put a smile on anyones face. 6. Working with artisans? The only way to grow is to learn from each other. The V Renaissance is blessed to have a team of distinct artisans. 7. The best part about your job? That it’s not…

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breath easy

Air Purifier Samsung’s AX7000 provides faster purification through advanced PM2.5 filters. The digital invertor motor ensures durability and long-term energy efficiency to the consumers. The four-step air filtration provides double protection and results in a fresh and pollution-free air. 41,990. Moonbow’s stylish and compact room air purifier with a PM 2.5 Indicator and air quality monitor keeps a track on the air quality in the room in real time. The highly-efficient True HEPA filters remove 99.97 per cent of microscopic particles bigger than 0.3 microns bringing in the freshness of pristine forest air into your home. 36,990. Aerate air purifier’s aeranano technology mimics nature and helps producing indoor healthy air with advanced filtration system that filters out bacteria, allergens and harmful agents with size less than 0.02 micron. The air purifier covers almost…