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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden September 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

Our everyday activities take a toll on the flooring, making flooring an important and integral part of any interior design plan. Whenever an architect or an interior designer is working on drawings and sketches of any building or apartment, flooring is one of their key focus areas. Although our first interaction with a space is a visual one, the first physical contact with the space will be it’s flooring. For all of us, apart from the practical side, flooring can be beautiful and it also adds a sense of personality to the space we call ‘home’. The market today is overflowing with flooring options and finishes, making it is easy to get carried away with the latest fad. Hence it’s important to take out additional time to find that durable, cost-effective…

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Travel Itinerary Our planet abounds with some of the most beautiful resorts and luxury hotels worth mentioning. I was thrilled when I read the August issue ‘Ideal Getaway’. Hotel De Glace (Quebec), Perivolas (Santorini) and Sala Silvermine Hotel (Sweden) are out of the world experiences. All three having their individual charm and appeal. Every issue of TIHG is loaded with surprises, and I always look forward to reading my favourites - Architect Speak, TIHG Trend, Cover Focus, Cover Focus Plus and Green House. Adilkhan Tyrewalla, Poona Decor Plus Stylish and sustainable home decor products are an integral part of every home. The Feature in the August issue talks exactly why it is important to spruce up our home and become eco-concious homeowners. Going eco-friendly is both healthy for the environment and stylish at the…

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Alexander McQueen’s bold spirit is once again honoured in a breathtaking light fixture that intends to leave a mark in every room. The dashing pendant has incredible details enhanced by the handmade natural elements in brass and the brightness of Swarovski crystals. The inherent poetry of the McQueen pieces is highlighted by the single string from which the lamp is suspended, connecting the sensible and strong parts of the designers life and work. (www.luxxu.net) Experience Technology Adding more innovations to their extensive catalogue, Godrej Interio has launched a novel experience centre in the capital. It is the first-of-its-kind hub wherein one can experience the best of innovations and smart office solutions. The experiential centre will be a great medium to establish dialogue with the new-age customer and showcase unique offerings by the…

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behind the design

Amouve means? Amouve is a concoction of two words in French – Amour meaning Love and Reve meaning dream. Hence it stands for ‘the love of dreams’. The collections reflect? Amouve’s collections cater to people of different sensibilities. Each collection is an ode to travel and draws from people, places and cultures. They’re global, yet Indian in their sensibilities, just like the customers. The colours and patterns are inspired by? A lot of these are from my own travel experiences. The personality and character of places blows me away and intrigues me to a point where I find it necessary to reflect them through the designs. What differentiates Amouve from other furnishing brands? Apart from the fact that it is the first-of-its-kind GOTS certified organic bedding brand, Amouve promotes organic, which benefits the cotton farmer, who for…

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trend report

The 4th edition Heimtextil and Ambiente India 2017 marked the beginning of the pre-festive retail season in the country. The trade welcomed 198 exhibitiors from across the globe attracting 7,457 customers. The platform had put on show a grand display of upcoming trends in the décor and furnishing indurty. Opening doors to new opportunities, “Ambiente India & Heimtextil India provided an inspirational platform and comprehensive overview of new products and trends “ one-on-one buyer-seller meetings set the tone of business networking at the event. India’s design and craft heritage was aptly showcased by designer Kanika Bawa through her record-breaking cushion installation, CushionKari. Completely handcrafted and eco-friendly, the massive installation very easily became the centre of all the visitor’s attention. Over 500 entries, scaling from Mandi to Coimbatiore and from Himachal to Ratnagiri…

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