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The Ideal Home and Garden

The Ideal Home and Garden April 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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Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Next Gen Publishing Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
$1.81
$6.33
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
a charming abode

Home Profile | THE HOME: Private Family | LOCATION: Mumbai | AREA: 740 sqft | ROOMS: Living, Master Bedroom, Kid’s Room, Kitchen | DECOR FIRM: Studio Aline | DESIGNER: Natasha Naik and Shahid Merchant | DECOR: Timeless Elegance Every home speaks to the personality of its inhabitants. And who wouldn’t love their place to feel a little more spacious, bright and warm? Studio Aline’s recent project is a true example of designing a home with the clever usage of space and furniture. “The design of this home revolves around maximizing sunlight, minimizing clutter and forming a calm, timeless aesthetic with muted tones and subtlety,” shares Natasha Naik, who co-founded the studio with Shahid Merchant. The design process started with breaking down the walls to make the space look bigger. Wooden flooring…

1 min
that soulful aesthetic

AREAS OF THE HOME THAT ARE ASSIGNED FOR WORSHIP HAVE BEEN A STAPLE FOR YEARS IN INDIAN HOMES. A NOVEL APPROACH TO THESE SPACES, THAT IS ROOTED IN A MINIMAL AESTHETIC SERVES BEST WITH ITS SIMPLICITY. NOT JUST FOR PERFORMING RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS, POOJA SPACES CAN SERVE AS AREAS PERFECT FOR CONTEMPLATION AND MEDITATION. THEREFORE, EACH ADDITION TO THE SPACE SHOULD BE MADE KEEPING ITS VARIED PURPOSES IN MIND, PREFERABLY IN SOOTHING TONES. A GREAT WAY TO ADD VIBRANCY TO POOJA SPACES IS TO PLAY WITH COLOURS AND MATERIALS. EARTHY MATERIALS AND WALL MURALS THAT ARE ROOTED IN THE TRADITIONS OF INDIA ARE PERFECT IN THIS REGARD.…

2 min
inbox

LETTER OF THE MONTH I have been a avid reader of TIHG for the past couple of years and yet it has been in the lockdown time that I put all of that accumulated knowledge to work. Now my home beams with new and vibrant colours, and my plants are growing at a healthy pace, thanks to all the tips that I’ve learnt from the pieces in this. request the team to feature more stories about plant care for the upcoming summer. Deepshikha Menon, Chennai I have just moved into the a new apartment a couple of months back, and I have raided the past couple of issues for ideas and inspiration. And genuinely the decor ideas presented here feature in my home and have made it my happy place truly. In addition…

1 min
adding that extra magic

SOFT FURNISHINGS ARE AN EXTREMELY COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ENSURE CHANGE IN YOUR SPACE. YOU’D BE SURPRISED AT THE TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECT THAT A SIMPLE CUSHION CHANGE OR THROW INCLUSION CAN HAVE ON YOUR BELOVED SPACE. SOFT FURNISHINGS ARE THE ULTIMATE WAY TO ADD AESTHETIC LAYERS TO YOUR SETTING. USE THESE TO CREATE CONTRAST AND AVOID A ONE-DIMENSIONAL LOOK. ADDING COLOURS CAN BE RISKY FOR SOME, AS NEUTRAL SPACES ARE WHAT THEY ARE USED TO. PLAYING WITH SOFT FURNISHINGS CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO EXPERIMENT WITH NOT JUST COLOURS, BUT ALSO TO HELP FIGURE OUT THEIR FAVOURITE SHADES FOR THEIR FAVOURITE SPACE. CREATING BALANCE IN ANY SPACE CAN BE CRUCIAL AND SOFT FURNISHINGS ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO ACHIEVE THAT. SOFTNESS CAN BE ADDED TO INTERIORS THAT HAVE OVERPOWERING BOLD…

1 min
pleasing pastels

THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT THIS SHADE AS IT TRANSPORTS YOU TO A RELAXED ZONE AND PUTS YOU AT EASE AFTER A LONG DAY JUST BY STEPPING INSIDE. START GIVING YOUR SPACE A MAKEOVER BY JUST ADDING SOME PASTEL TOUCHES TO YOUR SOFT FURNISHINGS. TA-DA! PASTEL SHADES ARE IS NOT ONLY FOR THOSE WITH FEMININE STYLE PREFERENCE, RATHER PASTEL COLOURS HELP TO CREATE DEPTH WHEN STYLISED WITH BOLDER PATTERNS AND COLOURS. TRY USING PASTELS AS ACCENTS WITH OTHER DOMINANT SHADES. TIP A POP OF ANY ENERGETIC SHADE ADDS PERSONALITY TO YOUR SPACE, HOW ABOUT CREATING A PINK MONOCHROMATIC RETREAT, FROM CEILING TO THE WALL.…

7 min
april

GREEN INSPIRED Highlighting the spirit of festive celebration, the Vintage Garden Collection by Studio13 utilizes artisanal clay (ceramic) to depict inspiration drawn from the founder, Neha Jhunjhunwala’s own garden and the Danish concept of ‘hygge.’ Shades of blush and teal inform the collection with the refreshing calm of a vintage garden, along with subtle gold accents that give it a luxurious allure. (studio13.co.in) Refreshingly Fresh Giving a vibrant new direction to sustainable luxury, Eris Home has launched their spring summer collection, Cocooned in Luxury, that offers home furnishing inspired by nature. It consists of nine bedcovers, each inspired by different moments and aesthetics that nature offers to us. Like a greyish-blue bedcover ‘Somber Sky’ comes to represent cloudy morning and the ‘Orange Sunset’ inspired by the vibrancy of the setting sun, are two…