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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden March 2021

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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Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s note

I am having a love affair with my plants. I know for some people growing greens has become so therapeutic that they religiously spend hours getting their hands dirty. And then there are people who think they are born with a brown thumb, but the truth is that there is no divine gift when it comes to gardening. I had read Lazygardener’s post that says you must fail at gardening in order to master it. This is the season, and the best time to start with your seeds, saplings or green cuttings. The idea is to be patient and then a little more patient. Coming back to the issue, I have decided to go with my all-time favourite theme – Celebrating Women In Design. We have featured 30 pioneering women…

2 min
letter of the month

Awesome and Fun With 2021 starting off with much grace and enthusiasm, I was looking forward to the February edition eagerly. The articles were just awesome and perfect as it truly upgraded my knowledge. The Ideal Living just gave me ample ideas for my new home upliftment. Another article was the Pantone colour of the year which is an apt colour combination this year. Can’t wait for the March edition. Sadhna Sharma, Gurugram Innovatively Unique I love the way The Ideal Home and Garden always comes up with new and innovative topics which make it unique and interesting. The partition story was one of a kind and engaged me to the core. In the compact apartments of today it is important to have intelligent partitioning and the ideas there were just amazing. We would…

7 min

STUNNING SURFACES Arnaya brings nature back into urban spaces with state of the art surfaces through their new collections. The brand presents a portfolio of dimensional surfaces, designed by Architect Nikita Mehta, that redefine luxury and excellence. The collections - Tessera, Sierra and Natura are designed for both interior and exterior spaces, and take their cues from the varied artistry in nature. Tessera Collection presents a minimalistic approach to stone tiling with a wide range of 2D tiles. With techniques of inlay and mosaic, the tiles can be used as wall and floor tiles alike. The Sierra Collection seeks cues from the mountains and hills, and juxtaposes elevation and altitudes with recesses and cavities, dramatized in 3D tiles. This collection develops a brilliant play of shadow and light, designed to be…

1 min
hello sunshine

If you are thinking of adding some bright hues to your space, ignore the usual neutrals and whites. Yellow can be apt for this as the tone imbues positivity and enthusiasm in the ambiance. When paired with darker accents like navy blue, charcoal and grey, the duo can give an unbeatable bold look. While decorating with yellow, go for a visual transition through elements and accessories which can create a pleasing and inviting cohesion in decor. There can be a toss between electric yellow or a subtle ochre as variations in saturations might change your aesthetics completely. Playing with prints and patterns in this palette can also be a vivid choice. If you are choosing it for the walls, go for lighter shades from this colour family.…

1 min
perfectly pink

Get over the misconception that pink is either for little girls or is feminine overall. Dynamic contrasts with this colour can make it shine and convey different looks for different people. Coupled together with black, it can be chic and bold, while with white it can help create a pristine and elegant look.…

3 min
unique in design

Launched in 2014, Orange Tree creates contemporary craft with a global appeal. With a known name in the Indian market for their innovative designs in lighting and wall decor, the brand’s USP lies in using sustainable materials. “It’s a response to the needs and problems our world is facing today. It has to go beyond aesthetics by using natural materials for fibers, built to last,” says Nikhita Bansal, Head of Design, Lighting, Orange Tree. The brand is focused on getting endless traditional craft skills adapted to contemporary design and making them saleable locally as well as internationally. Their recently introduced furniture range Toshi sideboard and Kite bar unit are must-have pieces for any home. Celebrating industrial feel with a glamourous look, the sideboard is crafted in acacia wood with a…