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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden May 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

Recently my in-laws decided to shift to the hills of Uttrakhand and I decided to be the interior designer for their new home. That’s when I realised a house can be a challenge to decorate when approached as a whole, and quite frustrating to organise. My sister in law planned to start with the space where we could cut loose and truly indulge. Without any second thought, we started with Eeya’s (my niece) room. I noted every like and dislike of hers and ensured that decoration would result in a happy space. My idea was to create a play space for her to spark and develop her imagination. Once complete she was overjoyed looking at her room and this incident strengthened our bond, bringing us ever closer. This episode got me…

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Green Capers The world is going green. Modern homes across the world are giving more emphasis on green living. Energy conservation, use of less concrete in building homes, and reserving a big chunk of the interiors and the exterior for gardening is what we are witnessing. It is high time that in India too, we should start building homes that help us in preserving nature. Whether you have a big apartment or a small home, try and dedicate a corner for indoor/outdoor plants. More the greens, brighter is the future for the next generation. Architect Gurpreet Bishnoi, Udaipur, Rajasthan Seeking Beyond I eagerly wait for TIHG to hit the stands. The Shopping Spree and IT Store pages are my favourite. I also enjoy reading Cover Focus and Cover Focus Plus. There is a lot…

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letter of the month

A New Outlook Reading TIHG, indeed, is like exploring the different cultures across the world within the confines of my home. The magazine comprehensively covers a wide variety of topics in transforming a house into a home. I am a working woman on a maternity break, and the April issue of TIHG was extra-special to me in driving away my post-partum blues. I have already started working on the hue options you suggested in ‘The Colour Story’ in my little abode. Inspired by your detailed coverage on bathroom designs and decor, I will definitely work on that too, especially for my baby to have more fun. Thanks TIHG for refreshing me. Ananthi S, Pune…

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Product of the Month The Monroe Lamp by BESSA, an art and design brand captures the essence of her image and the sensuality of her long legs immaculately. The lampshade and the gold tassel fringes complement the set, reminding the dresses used at those times. One hundred percent hand-worked with noble materials, the Monroe Lamp is a piece that inspires the feelings of nostalgia. www.bessadesign.com Kitchen Beauties Classic Marble Company announces the launch of two new Quartz products from its Classic Ligne series under brand KalingaStone. Designed and developed as most suitable for countertop installations, both variants are jet black quartz and sport the popular vein patterns. Black Marquina with its bold pearl white veins and Black Portoro with its fragile shimmering brass veins against their black backgrounds offer a dramatic visual. Spectacular Delights Roche…

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behind the design

Bridging the gab between global market and Indian design trends is Cyahi, a venture that puts on forth a unique fusion of contemporary and conventional Inspiration behind Cyahi? Cyahi is inspired by finding beauty in the everyday life and focusing on simpler details. The collections reflect? The collectios are very chic and mostly inspired by the time of the year. How does India inspire you? We strive to provide products that have a global appeal but with an Indian sensibility. Be it in the colour palettes we choose, or the price point we decide it is all done keeping the Indian in our mind. Your normal work day is like? A good 5 km run, quick meetings, daily activity schedule discussions and a lot of our time goes into R&D for various products. What cheers you up at work? On…

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candy hues

Kosice Rug, 14,990, The Rug Republic…