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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden December 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

It’s already the end of the year. As a kid, I always looked forward to the onset of winter and the holiday season (I still wait for it), but, it continually seems to sneak up on me. Once again, it’s time to list all things we would like to change, work on, or eliminate from our lives. If you are in a mood for making a few resolutions, why not consider what you can do at home to help enhance your life? Recent studies have revealed that, much of the time, our indoor air quality is anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside our homes. Let us all take an oath that in 2018 we will grow houseplants that can help eliminate indoor pollution. There…

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Stylish Quotient Each issue of TIHG is loaded with surprise elements. Every article is different. However, my favourites are - ‘Style File’ and ‘Luxe File’. The same enthusiasm was evident when I was reading the November 11th anniversary special of TIHG. The way the store/home is styled with furnishing products makes the pages look so lively. The placement itself gives an idea to readers on how they can set up their home decor. Also, would like to mention that the ‘Shopping Spree’ helped me in picking up the right accessories for my home. Way to go TIHG! Ankita Gurav, Pune Simple Treats I am a chef in the making. I enjoy reading ‘Food Fetish’ and ‘Dine In Style’. Prachi Jindal’s ‘Home Baked Goodness’ in the November issue was a great read and a good…

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letter of the month

Truly Masterclass The November 11th anniversary special of TIHG was awesome. What stood out was the new style layout, bigger images and the presentation. I enjoyed reading the ‘Bathroom’ and ‘Kitchen’ sections. However, my top favourites was the ‘Ideal Living’ section. What amazing selection of international homes. The Jindal home from Delhi completed the picture. Overall, I would like to add that TIHG has undergone a big transformation in the last couple of years. The editorial team doesn’t shy from experimenting; and the results are always a tad different. Looking forward to the new year, and expecting ‘futuristic’ articles that are sure to become trend-setters.…

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Ideal to be called as Papal chair, Babette arm chair from the house of Fratelli Boffi is loaded with irony, play and glamour. A thoughtfully crafted piece, it features low back seating made with solid beech wood and upholstered in striking pink. The matt gold finish will amp up the mood of any banal corner. Available at Wisma Atria Interiors A Grilling Experience Winter is right at our doorstep and the craving for grilled and barbeque food just gets dearer. To pacify such thoughts, the leading American grill company, Weber is expanding its India footprint with the opening of a brand new store with live grill sessions at its grill academy at New Delhi’s favoured destination, Kirti Nagar. The store will stock and sell full range of Weber charcoal grills, gas grills…

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materials mania!

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ruling out winter blues

FLOOR CONNECT Give your floor a character by giving it a warm natural wood finish. Pull your furniture closer to the fire place and witness the magic of wood and fire. DRAPE IT RIGHT Let long drapes in overwhelming patterns echo your aesthetics. The baroque motifs will lend a sense of regality and liveliness to the space. POP ART Pin a cheerful work of art on your wall and keep the furniture minimal to counter balance the colour wildness. COLOUR BURST Add splashes of cheerful colours to your interiors with quirky wall hangings, bright cushions and a eye-catchy floor rug. LIVING WITH GREENS Fresh flowers and live plants can instantly give your home a great shot of colour. Team your live decoration with organic furniture pieces. WALL MAGIC Place your quintessential furniture pieces against an interesting backdrop. Clad your wall in…