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A Times of India Publication

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VOLUME 10 ISSUE 10 JANUARY 2018 `120

REVEALED!

FILL A THOUGHTFUL PLATE

WITH THE NEW SUPERFOODS

WHY & HOW TO

Reinvent Tapestry for the Modern Indian Home

TRENDS 2018 A STUNNING UPDATE OF DESIGN THAT WILL REDEFINE STYLE

DON’ T STOP

Open Out Your Spaces to Warmth and Laughter

Get Expressive with the Reformed Tenets of Minimalism

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LAUNCH PAD New launches, everything hot, whatever’s not.... All that makes our lives simpler. We tell you first!

@goodhomesmagazine

VOLUME 10 ISSUE 10 JANUARY 2018 `120

REVEALED!

FILL A THOUGHTFUL PLATE

WITH THE NEW SUPERFOODS

WHY & HOW TO

Reinvent Tapestry for the Modern Indian Home

TRENDS 2018

@goodhomesmagazineindia @goodhomesindia

A STUNNING UPDATE OF DESIGN THAT WILL REDEFINE STYLE

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SHOPPING  MOODBOARD OF THE MONTH  GET THE LOOK  HOT RIGHT NOW  PIECE OF THE MONTH  CUTTING EDGE  ONLINE MARKET

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DON’ T STOP

Open Out Your Spaces to Warmth and Laughter

Get Expressive with the Reformed Tenets of Minimalism

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STYLE & CONCEPT MANDEEP NAGI, DESIGN DIRECTOR, SHADES OF INDIA PHOTOGRAPH ARYA ARORA IMAGE EDITING SHAILESH SALVI


CONTENTS JANUARY 2018

Get your fix of colour, design and style

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PEOPLE NEHA SINHA & SUBHASH LAL

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EXPERT ADVICE 36 Our very own columnist Nisha JamVwal answers your decor queries

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SPECIAL FEATURES 40 THE PROPHETS OF DESIGN Trends that will define 2018 48 LIVING WITH FLUID SPACES Here’s how to create a seamless space

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STYLE  KEEP IT CLEAN A minimalistic colour palette will always be a favourite  FABRIC FANTASY Experiment with fabrics  THE WHIMSICAL WONDERLAND WEDDING Two wedding styles that embrace the magic and the whimsy  NATURE’S PLATTER The healthiest picks from the food families

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HOME  A FRESH PRESPECTIVE An inspiring bold apartment in the imposing city of Moscow  LUXURY IN ORDER A fusion of styles  TAILORMADE ELEGANCE A space reinvented by Richa Bahl 4 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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,FDQEDUHO\FRQWDLQP\H[FLWHPHQW:HœUHFORFNLQJDWHUUL¿F tenner this year and we intend to make it a year to remember by all measures of standard. I’d love to wax eloquent to you about something intensely meaningful and life-changing that has just occurred to me – a Wordsworthesque epiphany sent down to me from the One above. But I have to be honest – and with you, I’ve been nothing but honest from day one – there’s nothing intense about the way I feel right now! I’m elated‌euphoric even, and as excited as a child waiting to board the Thunderbird roller coaster. And at this point, if you ask me, I don’t want to make sense! That’s alright, isn’t it? It’s okay to want to dance around like a merry elf that has just been paid her wages, along with a hefty holiday bonus. It’s okay to be the editor of one of the most widely-read home and decor magazines in the country, and still feel like that elf with the restless feet! Isn’t it? Okay, so as part of my 10th birthday gift to you, I’m delighted to let you know that we have planned one of the longest birthday parties for you ever. The celebration that starts right here, with my note to you, and goes on all year through. Whether it’s holding your hand in real time or air-kissing you on a social media platform, or better still at a soiree in your city, I promise you a calendar full of things to look forward to. For the here and now, I’ve got two very special icons to XQYHLO2QHWKH7HUUL¿FORJRWKDWZLOOQRWOHW\RXIRUJHWWKDW is a very special year for all of us, and the other‌well, I take immense pride in bringing to you The GoodHomes Show, presented by Hafele, powered by Vector Projects. You’ll be seeing a lot of them both. Yes, the drums are going to roll, and yes, the lights will be strung (LED only, please!) and the centrepieces adjusted and the baubles hung‌the guestlist is also ready and we are just as excited as you. \RXPHDQPXFK Happy New Year, all! Happiest 10!

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THE HIGHEST OF CONTRASTS WHEN IT COMES TO COLOURS ON A SPECTRUM, BLACK AND GOLD COMBINE REFINEMENT WITH TIMELESS BEAUTY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ENHANCING THE OPULENCE OF A SETTING.

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THE ANTI-AUREATE There’s no greater combination than black with the dazzling allure of gold

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(FACING PAGE) Herculean panther gold, `6,290; Address Home. Black table lamp, `6,370 (excluding GST); The Kaleido Store. (THIS PAGE) Black Metallic Chair, price on request, I-Casa. Dry Stems, `1,350 (set of six), Black bird, `8,250; both from Spacio. Savour gold wine goblet, `3,490 (set of four); Facet vase, `2,290; both from Address Home. Volo Lamp, `35,000; Grandeur.

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Wishing my favorite magazine a fantastic New Year - 2018. And Happy 10th year of being on the newstand. I can’t wait to see what the 2018 will unveil. With a keen eye to detail and trends, I can’t wait to bring home the little accents that I have picked up from your December issue. The cover story - shot by Binisha is my favorite. Because I truly believe that there is no greater combination than black with the dazzling allure of gold. Thank you for celebrating my favorite contrasting tones. — Ankita Sheth, Chandigarh Thank you, Ankita, for your email. Wishing you a great 2018. We are glad that we could inspire you. We hope that our features inspire you. And hope to feature your home in the near future.

Happy New Year - 2018 to the magazine that constantly inspires me to reinvent my space. Shimmer and shine have always piqued my interest. As a magazine, the editorial has always been inspiring and aspiring. Marry that with an element of glam, and you have a look that you can’t wait to come home to. I look forward to your December issue - as it gives me an idea on what to expect in the New Year - 2018. GoodHomes inspires me to translate styles into my home HɣRUWOHVVO\DQGLW¶VDSOHDVXUHWRZDWFKOLWWOHDFFHQWVFRPH WROLIHLQP\VSDFH7KHDLUSRUWORRNIHDWXUHLVDGHILQLWH favorite. Thank you Team *RRG+RPHV for a fantastic year and curating stories that inspire you to move beyond the four walls. — Shilpa Dev, Chennai Thank you, Shilpa, for such a heartwarming email. Wishing you a fantastic New Year to you too. We certainly hope that our inputs have helped you in successfully creating a space WKDWWUXO\UHÀHFWVLWVRZQHUV:HKDYHDZKROHORWRIVWRULHV lined up and hope to hear from you on the same.

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It’s a cool casual airport look. The green accentuates the frame. The Givenchy bag and Jimmy Choos add just the right touch. — KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN

Chester 3 seater sofa, `1,44,000; Surf board table, `52,560; Louisa rug, `37,740; all from Stanley Boutique. Industrial floor lamp, `13,955, Magnolia. Classic car frame, `15,200, Abaca. Light bulb series frame, `5,000, Studio SCD. Decorative stand, `3,500; lotus bowl (small), `2,500; both from INV Home. Books, `550 each, Defurn. SET UP AT STANLEY BOUTIQUE, MUMBAI. Shopping Guide on

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LOOKS TO STEAL Ever wondered how to translate your effortless style into a decor look for your home? We show you how with our celebrity muses and their...well, airport looks

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I have been into home decor for quite some time now. I love reading the articles in your magazine that feature GLɣHUHQWLQWHULRUGHVLJQHUVDQGDUWLVWV,W¶VDWUHDWWRORRN at spaces through their point of view. It makes me ecstatic to come across one or two artists whose style I can relate to. I enjoyed going through designer Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla’s studio. After all who doesn’t like comfort and style merged into one? The dark shades bring out a certain GUDPDWKDW¶VYHU\GLɣHUHQWIURPWKHUHJXODU,FDQ¶WZDLWWR


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bring home the elements from that gorgoues feature. Maximalism is a strong trend and can’t wait to see how GoodHomes celebrates this trend. — Priya Mehta, Calcutta Thank you, Priya. It’s always reassuring to know that our stories strike a chord with our readers. Do look out for our upcoming issues for some more stylish spaces.

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From high end to high street, the worlds of fashion design and interiors have never been so closely aligned FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN

Everything I’ve designed is intended not to match perfectly but to sit together in harmony. — Matthew Williamson, Fashion Designer, England

GORGEOUS HOMES A Whimsical Aesthetic

Matthew Williamson Fashion Designer, England

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The British designer is renowned for his signature aesthetic; a master of print, embellishment and kaleidoscopic colours It’s essentially a celebration of style and abundance The designer has now emblazoned his whimsical style on everything from sartorial designs to home decor And this is obvious from his collaboration with various decor brands ranging from the iconic British furniture brand Duresta to wallpaper giant Osborne & Little Also in the pipeline is a colouring book with publisher Laurence King and a range of candles boxes and bangles with Halcyon Days

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Wishing my favorite magazine a very Happy New Year - 2018. I have always been inspired by gorgeous homes. Goodhomes.co.in has been FXUDWLQJJRUJHRXVVSDFHVZKLFKDUHDOLYHDQG¿OOHG with character. Real homes from which we are inspired and can’t wait to bring home elements to create. This year is special to us as we have bought a farmhouse and I have decided to paint the canvas with moodboards inspired by the magazine. Nervous and excited, I can’t wait for the process to begin. And the vibrant Miami studio by Designer Doug Meyer is on my wishlist. Art meets design to create an address which is stunning. —Nirali Mehta, Ahmedabad Thank you, Nirali, for your wishes and wishing you a fantastic New Year. Our website aims towards reaching a large audience. We are happy to know that our articles have been helpful in transforming your home.

WEDDING DECOR IDEAS I am a wedding planner and have always been inspired by your magazine to create interesting canvas where we marry texture and accents to create a stunning address. Your recent story around wedding decor ideas is a bible for your wedding planners who are constantly on a look out for ideas that we can implement. Thank you, GoodHomes, ,¶PGH¿QLWHO\JRLQJWRXVHWKDWDVLQVSLUDWLRQZKLOH creating new canvases. I can’t wait for what more you have in store for us. —Meera Shah, Ahmedabad Thank you, Meera, for writing to us. We always look forward to feedback from our readers, as it gives us a chance to inspire you with the best. JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 9


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HOME DECOR: Features some of the most stunning residential and architectural projects across the globe. DESIGN & STYLE: We bring you up to date on the current decor trends and colour schemes, and introduce you to the people who are shaping the world of design. SHOPPING: Fill your shopping cart with our pick of the most desirable designs. With sub-sections like Editor’s Choice, Buyers’ Guide and Trending, we give you all the information you need on what to shop, how to shop and most importantly where to shop — in India and across the globe.

GH EXCLUSIVES A exclusive tete-a-tete with ace fashion designer Manish Arora A photo feature on the Sassoon Dock Art project Christmas goodies specially curated for GoodHomes by the Oberoi Patiserrie Our edit of the best Christmas gifts and decorations Learn how to make gorgeous wreaths for the festive season!


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SOCIAL MEDIA

Inspirational and aspirational, our social media pages feature jaw-dropping ideas and trends both new and classic to come home to. Channelising your design goddess, the canvas unleashes a prose which holds the promise of helping you recreate addresses for your home. Curated by the edit team, the social media platforms are keyed into the latest developments in the design world. With the ear to the ground, the platform is addictive because the visual narrative is stunning. Bold and beautiful, the social

media platform brings you up close and personal with the design world. It’s a onestop portal which lures you into the world of design and decor, textures and fabrics, stories created by visionaires and cutting edge designers. Each of them unique, each of them lust-worthy holding the promise of reinventing themselves into your home. Interactive and encouraging young homemakers and seasoned designers to colour outside the line, the GoodHomes social media is a world waiting to be discovered.

@goodhomesindia We bring decor to Twitter! We are fairly new on it, and are certainly making our presence felt. Follow us for exciting tidbits on decor, design, art and architecture.

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WE ARE 10 Dinara Kasko

Ukraine-based, multi-talented design powerhouse, Dinara Kasko blends her love for simple straight lines and the art of baking to make architecturally-inspired cakes.


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MOODBOARD OF THE MONTH

Effervescent yet subtle, matcha, the purest form of tea knows how to strike the perfect balance FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN

ost sh and almthe e r f , ic n a g Or tive, welcome medita Year with this New colour palette! energising

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It’s not just the colour, but the soft, powdery texture and the innate sense of purity that we love about matcha. Go on, bring in the freshness! Green and its many hues take centre stage in this space. But it’s the interplay of textures that has us glued. Take your cue....

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1 Screen, Christian Lacroix. 2 Bell jar, Lladro. 3 Bulldog, Shaze. 4 Ghost stool, Kartell. 5 Sofa, Studio Pepperfry. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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SOAK IT IN! A very complex and contemplative colour, Ultra Violet is an expression of a mood or attitude. Embrace this deep shade to create a unique approach to living luxuriously.

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1 1 Purple modern dhurrie, Ikkadukka.com. 2 Brilliance sconce, Maisonvalentina.net. 3 Lake Stool, Inliving.com. 4 Ursula lounge chair, Urbanladder.com. 5 Purple monochrome, Bocadolobo.com. 6 Cushion covers, Ikkadukka.com. 7 Amethyst pebble vase, Maison. 8 Amethyst pebble vase, Maison. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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1 Vita Copenhagen lamp, Sebie Design. 2 Ogakhora armchair, Abaca. 3 Bamboo stool, In Living. 4 Almada orange and yellow basket, Koy. 5 Montell wardrobe, Pepper Fry. 6 Peach sofa and armchair in Natural wood, Koy. 7 Linen cushion. FabJndia. 8 Embroidered cushion, FabJndia. 9 Bamboo lounge chair, Alaya Design Studio. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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1 Vita Copenhagen lamp, Sebie Design. 2 Fragrance of garden jewellery box, Maspar. 3 Bird cheese board, Kitchen Dining & More. 4 Origami wall decorations, Koy. 5 Dragon fly book vase, Bent Chair. 6 Sterling silver ice tong, Argent Or Silver. 7 Kalpataru coffee mug, Artt’dnox 8 Sofa, Cane Boutique. 9 Bedside table, Altus Interio. 10 Botanical ocassional chair by Rocky Star, Bent Chair. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST Shopping Guide on Pg 

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1 Rainboots, Seletti. 2 Patina jug and teapot, ikkadukka.com. 3 Kochi lamp, IN Living. 4 Chair, Pedrali. 5 White joyous elephants, Bent Chair. 6 Pearl sofa, Visionnaire. 7 Joe sideboard, InLiving. 8 Gable chair, Essential Home. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST Shopping Guide on Pg 

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Speaking the dramatic language of flight and flourish FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN

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“I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess! Sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Walt Disney, Author and Filmmaker

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Inspired by nature and seeking to capture its ethereal beauty, the Perch Pendant Light by Umut Yamac for MOOOI features five birds elegantly sitting along a golden ledge. With a slight touch of the hand, the birds actually take motion and begin to sway gently! Shopping Guide on Pg 

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CUTTING EDGE

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR With air pollution being a major concern, here are some of the best air purifiers you can pick from FEATURE AMIT GAIKWAD

Protect your family from invisible air pollutants with the help of the Ion cluster technology available in the uAlphine Air Purifier from Osim. An added feature is the Titanium Dioxide, which neutralises viruses, bacteria and even mould.

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“The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented.” — Eddie Bernice Johnson, Politician

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USP: Ensure sound sleep with the low noise and the switched off indicator lights feature found in the Purafresh W440 air purifier from Whirlpool. Another important feature is the filter alert sensor that indicates the end of filter life.

USP: Make your space clean and dustfree with the Alps+ air purifier. It uses the state-of-the-art HEPA air purification technology that monitors real time air quality. Plus, the activated carbon filter absorbs foul odour from the air.

USP: The intelligent Econavi technology in the F-PBJ30A air purifier from Panasonic monitors daily activities and memorises the pollution levels at different times. It then operates the air purifier for clean and fresh air.

SIGH! USP: For year-round air purification and circulation, the Pure Cool Link Air Purifier and Fan from Dyson is the one to try. The smart sensors promptly increase the airflow for quick cooling in Summer.

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Bring back the enlightening tradition of reading FEATURE JANICE FERNANDES

Place your books font and centre, don’t let them take a back seat. H A N DY P I ECE Go for a standard piece that will fit in anywhere.

CL A S S I C D E S I G N S Do away with the mundane to bring character to your space.

V ER T I CA L LI M IT This sleek piece is just right for a non-fussy effect.

WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? You don’t need to dedicate an entire room or corner to your books. If you love them then you use them any where you can. Pick one of these book cases to bring your tomes closer to you. Style, size and colour — the options are endless, hop on to the e-commerce bandwagon and go crazy. (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Litera bookshelf, Olivetheory.com. Sheesham obra book rack, Fabindia.com. Tapered shelf rack, Inliving.com. Avalon brown bookshelf, Iaah.com. Margaret book shelf, Pepperfry.com. Bookshelf, Olivetheory.com. All prices on request. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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TI NY WO N D ERS Start small and then expand.


DECOR DIARY

A classic revival

Nothing says contemporary like smart geometric patterns. U Like Fabrics offers an extremely on trend collection of neoclassical upholstery fabrics. Rich in texture and durability, it vouches for a high luxury feel.

STAY GOLDEN Bring in the New Year with a new twist to your traditional decor favourites. The tree of Life by Baaya Designs is a true ode to bringing the outdoors within your home. This new range offers a breath-taking bunch of fresh flowers cast in pure brass!

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Launch Pad

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Country Charm

Capturing the relaxed, English country style with elements of shabby chic, Clarke & Clarke launches â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Castle Gardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The perfect choice in drapes and upholstery for modern country decor schemes.

The classic vintage antiques from Studio Ezube when placed in a modern decor set up, add a huge dose of character. Believe us, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an investment! JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 23


Game Changer

The wait is over. Ottimo, introduces Ludo — a walk in wardrobe, by Tumidei. We love the perfect sync of form and function. It’s just what we were looking for.

THE STATEMENT PIECE

Don’t just dream about it. Here’s your chance to own a piece of magic. These gorgeous lighting fixtures from San Souci create oodles of drama to your space.

Designer Darryl Carter of Milling Road unleashes an exciting and elegant collection. This means refined clarity and freshness to traditional crafts and fine artisan traditions. Talk about bringing home the classics. 24 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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Timeless Pieces

It’s all in the reinvented classics...really! Nivasa’s latest collection unleashes the magic of raw textures with sleek finishes, dense metal with delicate glass and leather stitched in contrasting hues. We love!

ON TREND

If you need a reason to indulge in opulence, head to Cane Boutique. Its latest collection celebrates vibrancy, strong characters, elegance and sophistication. It has definitely caught our attention. How about you?

A whole new address Welcome the New Year with a brand new look. The best of home, lifestyle and textiles come together at the IHGF Delhi fair. If you happen to be in the Capital, from 23rd to 27th February, 2018, you can’t miss this showcase.

Wow factor alert! Bringing together luxurious, eclectic influences from around the world, Beyond Designs launches its new collection of statement furniture — a mix of contemporary and timeless designs. Shopping Guide on Pg 94 JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 25


PRIME COMFORT

Looking for that perfect seat that will make you feel right at home? Your hunt ends here. Ashley Homestore launches it living room furniture collection ‘Carlino Mile-Mineral’. What are you waiting for?

Elegant and classy, this Scandinavian inspired, bedding and playroom accessories collection from Sommer Home spreads the feeling of warmth and love!

Luxe redefined Zen inspired

Just what your home needed — a brand inspired by Japanese simplicity and design details, crafted by both, Indian and Japanese artisan, HIIH unleashes a prose where design is all about the details. 26 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018

Delhi-based Raseel Gujral opens the doors of Casa Paradox Luxe, bringing a more curated and enhanced pop-up experience. We can’t wait for you to discover this happiness.


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State of the Art

Cutting edge style and sophistication finds a brand new address in Kohler’s metallic collection. Chic and charming, the latest collection holds the promise to surely win your heart.

A Masterchef Experience

Perfect for the New-age masterchef, Häfele’s latest Kitchen Machine is a complete solution that helps you rustle up some quick and delicious meals.

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A New World New-Age Style Bring in perfection to your bathroom with the Nexa range of faucets from Corsa. Quite a stunner this one is, don’t you think!

For your tommorow’s kitchen, bring in a unique touch to with Elica’s Deep Silence Hoods. These hoods come with EDS3 which are the quietest in the world. Shopping Guide on Pg  JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 27


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KNOW YOUR BRAND K N OW YO U R B R AN D

THE COUCH POTATO

Celebrating that one piece of furniture that ties everything together in your decor FEATURE AMIT GAIKWAD

Abhijeet Mitra, Founder, The Couch Potato

The Couch Potato today is a destination store for sofas and are actively supported by their family of 2500+ customers.

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t The Couch Potato â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We believe a well made couch is an antidote to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frenetic existence; a celebration of the unhurried life. And we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree more with the philosophy at The Couch Potato. 7KH EUDQG RÉ£HUV PRUH WKDQ  VW\OHV GHVLJQV LQ SXUH OHDWKHU VRIDV IDEULF VRIDV VHFWLRQDOVRIDVVRIDFXPEHGUHFOLQHUVORXQJH FKDLUVKRPHWKHDWUHVHDWLQJVLGHWDEOHV FDUSHWVDQGPXFKPXFKPRUH 6SHDUKHDGHGE\$EKLMHHW0LWUD7KH Couch Potato aims at providing its customers the widest range of furniture with perfect customisation option with their choice of IDEULFRUSXUHOHDWKHUZLWKPRUHWKDQ texture and colour options to choose from. ³:HDW7KH&RXFK3RWDWRNHHSRXU FXVWRPHUV¿UVW:HEHOLHYHLQWUHDWLQJ our customers the same way as we ZRXOGOLNHWREHWUHDWHG´VD\V$EKLMHHW Mitra The Couch Potato today is the destination store for sofas and is are actively supported by its fast growing fan base. The coming years will witness the brand expanding its footprints through new stores across the country.

Every home and family is unique and is looking to add something specific in terms of aesthetics and even functionality with the rug they choose. 30 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


DECOR TRENDS 2018 Indie design is truly ‘in’ at this time. Yoga, wellness, Indian spiritual practices, natural remedies have made a big come back. Across the world and within India itself, there is an awakening to ‘Indian’ sensibilities

M — Shibani Jain, Founder & CEO Baaya Design Shibani founded Baaya — a pioneering venture that curates, connects and customises art and artifacts for interior spaces.

uch of Indian contemporary art has been influenced by traditional cultural art. In this socio-economic climate, “Make in India” is truly the order of the day. Baaya pioneers in creating ethical, artisanal and hand-crafted products while contemporising them for modern day interiors. The Baaya Design Store curates the best of over 70 varieties of cultural art under one roof. Here are some tips to brighten up your space 2018.

RE-THINK INDIAN A common interpretation of all things Indian is that it is restricted to an Indian setting with a very particular applications. However, Baaya excels in infusing Indian art into contemporary settings lending a chic eclectic vibe to a space.

design is modern and quirky, then colours can be interesting and experimental. An Ombre colour scheme is very on trend right now an interesting mix of shapes works when colours are complimentary. For example, a family of blues and reds works well together in different sized squares. One could also do basic checks in shades of green for an updated English look.

TERRACOTTA ACCENTS Indian art framed for posterity on your walls adds a royal feel to any space, be it in the bedroom or living room. Madhubani from Bihar, Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Orissa Pattachitra from Odisha or Warli from Maharashtra – take your pick. The artwork can also be commissioned directly on the wall. In this case, the rest of the decor should be dialled down to maintain the spotlight on the wall mural.

TILES – THE MORE PATTERNED THE BETTER At Baaya we have a completely unique thought process. We use Jaipur blue pottery tiles on furniture in abstract assortments. One must first select a design that suits the surface that you want to do the tile work on. If you are going for a complex design, keep the colours simple. If the

At Baaya, we create wall murals using terracotta. The beauty of terracotta is that it works well indoors and outdoors. This beautiful wall mural makes an interesting conversation piece in the living room. Smaller terracotta figurines are a unique way to introduce doses of it into your decor.

VINTAGE CHIC VIBE Brass work is characteristic of a decade gone by. It instantly transforms the environment from the vivid present to a classic sepia. Speaking of treasure, nothing says vintage better than an aged treasure chest. It exudes an oldworld charm like no other and guarantees to spark off endless conversation over some freshly brewed coffee. For contact details, see Shopping Guide on Pg 

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SHOPPING

A bachelor pad is where all the fun and action happens. Literally! But that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be stylish at the same time. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a list of items you can quickly pick up from Surprise Home Linen and decorate your space without too much fuss. INPUTS BY NIRAV MESWANI, DIRECTOR, SURPRISE HOME LINEN

LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S START WITH THE LIVING ROOM Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus our attention on the couch. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t got one, then you can even use a chaise. Plump them with some new cushions. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always mean sissy! Use a colour palette where you bring in gazetted grey, charcoal or even beige cushions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about adding comfort as well as giving it a geometrical bulk to the furniture. Use a solid rug in shaggy or viscose under the FRÉŁHH WDEOH RU DQ ÂľRɤFH FKDLU VHWXSÂś LI \RX want to have a few rounds of brandy after dinner. To give character to your living room, you can introduce a graphic wall into your space. You can also bring in textured curtains to make sure the room looks nice and lively even when the curtains are GUDZQ $QG ÂżQDOO\ D FRV\ WKURZ RU Ă&#x20AC;HHFH Loft collection by Hugo Boss available at Surprise Home Linen

Beige and bath towels (part of the Plain Collection) by Hugo Boss and bath accessories; both available at Surprise Home Linen.

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blanket thrown on the couch makes for the perfect snuggling excuse too!

TAKE THE EXCITEMENT INTO THE BEDROOM Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop yourself from making a boudoir ÂżW IRU NLQJV *HW D EHGVHW WKDW LV FRV\ plush as well as super masculine. There are brands in the home spectrum now that make things exclusively for their male customers. For example, Hugo Boss available at Surprise Home Linen has amazing bedsheet and duvet sets that are very fashionable and yet very masculine and urban. Use neutrals, greys or blues... donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overdo the colour play in the bedroom though. Layer the bed with a soft TXLOW DQG ORWV RI SLOORZV *HW D VROLG FXUWDLQ with a good quality black out lining. It not White bedsheet set from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toi Et Moiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; collection by Essix France (Available in India only) available at Surprise Home Linen

Viscose hand made rug available at Surprise Home Linen

RQO\ JLYHV LW D PXFKQHHGHG SULYDF\ EXW also keeps out light on holiday mornings. If you have the space, a classic style wing chair may make a nice reading corner in the bedroom too.

AND INTO THE BATHROOM A stylish bathroom kind of completes the haven you own. Pile up extra towels and napkins. The Hugo Boss at Surprise Home Linen has a huge collection of perfect browns, beiges and greys for the contemporary man. Place an absorbent bathmat outside the shower area and a simple yet fashionable set for the basin counter to hold your grooming essentials and liquid soaps. Hang a stylish robe on the hook behind the door. Just in case there is some unexpected company!


Wallpaper (part of the Dandy Collection) by Casamance available at Surprise Home Linen

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Genius

IN A NUTSHELL

Neha Sinha and Subhash Lal

THE ESSENCE OF COMFORT A blend of artistic simplicity and excellence

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oth Neha Sinha and Subhash Lal believe they are still young and have a lot to learn — the future holds endless possibilities. While Subhash would love to give back to society and do something that will help the people living in his city, Neha wishes to build a home where people feel alive, united, carefree and at peace. When asked about failure, Subash says, “Failure is a chance, you wouldn’t want to miss. Mistakes are expected, but you have to respect them and then correct them.” About success Neha says, “It is an experience that you get the best view of after the hardest climb. But that climb should be focused or else you will never enjoy that view.” Apart from co-relating a user’s requirement with the space, the first thing they consider before taking up any work is the extent of creative freedom that they will get. For Neha and Subhash, fame and fundamentals are inseparable, so they would like to have fame that is fundamentally strong.

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MY WORK IS MY PERSONALITY, WHICH IS WHY I AM SO PASSIONATE ABOUT IT. — Subhash Lal, Managing Partner, Rainforest Italy

ver sta e in one s i e eman s a i erent version o ou ust e rea or it w en t e time comes

I believe in ‘Meraki’ which means to do something with soul, creativity, or love, and to put something of yourself into your work. — Neha Sinha, Managing Partner, Rainforest Italy 34 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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With Nisha JamVwal, interiors architect and our very own expert panellist

Since we often have friends coming over for after-parties and social gatherings, we were wondering if you could help us design a small bar section and a terrace garden space as well. Rajesh Premani, via email

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MAIL US YOUR DECOR QUERIES AT GOODHOMES@WWM.CO.IN AND CC THEM TO NISHAJAMVWAL@GMAIL.COM Miniature water bodies and tiny fountains with lanterns to light up the space will look great in a Japanese style garden.

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FURNITURE & FEEL FOR THE PARADISE GARDEN 7I would recommend a stone bar that could weather

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xotic trees around Japanese style gardens with miniature water bodies, tiny fountains with lanterns to light up, spell exotic design. In cities with diminishing green spaces, to me gardens and tropical trees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bougainvillea in bright colours and frangipani â&#x20AC;&#x201D; evoke a tranquil therapeutic welcome on a terrace garden designed for those after-parties.

rain and sunshine without erosion. In the inner cavity of the bar, facing the bartender or host, you could design shelves, a tiny bar sink on one side of the counter, and a recess with electrical sockets for a mini fridge. Allow your wine cooler to be placed inside the house, and only give the provision of a miniature wine rack on one side of the bar counter. 7Go with water-resistant water hyacinth furniture for the terrace or treated cast iron furniture if you are located near the sea like Mumbai or have to contend with the rains. Wicker, while more charming will not last a monsoon.


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A terrace garden automatically conjures up images of a country setting, which means a charming garden trellis atop to protect us from the sun.

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Nisha says, “Go with water resistant water hyacinth furniture for the terrace or treated cast iron furniture if you are surrounded by water.”

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In cities with diminishing green spaces, to me, gardens and tropical trees — bougainvillea in bright colours and frangipani — evoke a tranquil therapeutic welcome on a terrace garden designed for those after-parties. 38 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018

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7 Augment the look with Mangalore tile rootlets re-enforced on your regular roof of the balcony to give that tropical feel even if you are in an apartment. 7 Wooden beams look rustic and chic. 7 Use blue and teal Moroccan tiles on the flooring. The wavelength created is chic, with elements of style that allow the outside to spill over into the inside. This will become one of your favoured haunts. A terrace garden automatically conjures up pictures of a country feel, which means a charming garden trellis atop to protect you from the sun. You could run an attractive hybrid vine or bougainvillea on the trellis. Bougainvillea is so sculptural and evergreen a vine that I almost always use it in interiors to add ambience. It makes itself at home in almost any situation. Groomed as a roof cover, pruned and in a variety of shapes its trunk tends to be gnarled. It adds to the atmosphere of a terrace garden in reds, violets, oranges, yellows or white bracts which appear on the ends of new growth. It will filter the sun’s rays into your garden so that you can retain light but also enjoy the shade.

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Nisha says, “Bougainvillea is sculptural and evergreen. It’s a vine that I almost always use in interiors to add ambience as the colour adds oodles of drama to the interiors.”


THE PROPHETS OF DESIGN... ... REVEAL THE TRENDS THAT WILL DEFINE THE WAY OUR HOMES WILL LOOK THIS YEAR COMPILED BY VANITA ARORA

REFINED ELEGANCE GEETANJALI ANAND, Director, Andy Home

Clean and straight lines with a less-is-more look is one of the key trends we foresee for 2018. Geometric, clean and elegant designs with slightly curved angles have the highest value in modern interiors. Minimalistic, Scandinavian, and high-tech styles, as well as an influence of retro-

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modern designs, are stylish options for interior design in 2018. Tartan check fabrics, wallpapers, minimal furniture with statement pieces, the balance of vibrant and subtle colours, art, old world accessories, stamp and coin collections and other memorabilia create an inspiring look. On the colour wheel, hot pink and burnt orange, will rule the palette.


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The style and trend in 2018, moves to a more refined and elegant look!

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Geetanjali Anand, Director, Andy Home

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THE COMEBACK OF COLOUR PIERFRANCESCO ARNONE, Senior Interior Designer, Studio Creo

Year 2018 will see the use of octane blue, purple and its many gradients to reach a warm rose. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pierfrancesco Arnone, Senior Interior Designer, Studio Creo

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The latest colour trends offer complex combinations for interior design and decorating. A warmcool colour balance and intense hues are essential elements for creating harmonious, comfortable and beautiful rooms. According

to me, there will be vibrant shades of green and blue that are more firm and bold. Grey tones when combined with other colours bring great emphasis. Strong or delicate, blue in various shades does not know season - even in 2018 it is slated to be the most-used colour. Furnishings will also, in a certain way, follow the colours of fashion.


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NIDA MAHMOOD, Design Director, Nida Mahmood

Lighter shades of Cerulean blue are in the forecast. Nordic with a bit of shabby chic interspersed with metallic detailing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; very modern yet going back to your roots and bringing in that freshness of something that is yet to be anticipated is riding the wave. The

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SHABBY CHIC trend would be of mixing shapes, diverse elements and looks which will come together to create a look. For instance, a Scandinavian chair, which is chic and clean with a correct balance of smoothness and angles, is interspersed with an ornate embellished vintage chair from South India.

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In terms of colour it would be deep jewel tones like emerald green, jewel blue, deep ochre and wine red. A lot of rich and lush textures in fabrics will rule the year. — Anuja Gupta, Creative Director, apartment9

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THE MAXIMALIST STYLE ANUJA GUPTA, Creative Director, apartment9

After decades of stark, formulaic interiors, design is giving way to maximalism — a luxurious riot of colour and pattern, a layered decor style packed with delightfully disparate elements, is coming to

the fore. According to me, the trends for 2018 in design and decor are going to be more saturated — colour on colour and design on design. It is not simple any more. It could be like putting print on print and making the design look more busy.


STATEMENT CEILINGS & WALLS PUNAM KALRA, Interior Designer, I’m Centre of Applied Arts

The walls and ceilings will no longer be plain and off-white in colour. There will be some kind of panelling and detailing — coloured ceilings, wallpapers, wood, mouldings and light colour wood finishes. For instance, a room can

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have two to three coloured walls and mouldings which can be tonal, and one of the walls can be integrated with the furniture. The wall finishes will also become richer by means of integrated gold, copper and bronze finishes and simplified furniture with accent pieces. JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 45


NATURAL ELEMENTS MANDEEP NAGI, Design Director, Shades of India

The trend is certainly moving towards natural fabrics. Luxury is in leisure and what you feel. When you talk about home, the fabric should be soft and handmade. In India, we have a lot of tribal craft and according to me, when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used in contemporary context this too is luxury simply because of the kind of effort and work with each piece is made. Even if lighting is handmade and has a story to tell, it will create more demand. In terms of colour, neutrals are always there to stay but bright fuchsia, orange, hot pink and burnt orange, will surely rule the palette. 46 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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TRANSITIONAL DECOR SHANTANU GARG, Creative Head, Shantanu Garg Design

A rendition of transitional themes is carving a niche path in the design evolution with a burgeoning demand to dole out projects that seamlessly blend modern elements with the traditional aesthetics. The colour palette is characteristically neutral and subtle with colour in accents. Transitional styles are more adaptive to its surroundings. In essence, this particular look can be attained by combining finishes and details of both these distinct styles of design and architecture. While traditional and modern schemes may have their individual characteristics that define them, transitional themes strike the perfect balance between the two. Thus creating attributes of an uncomplicated design.

While traditional and modern schemes may have their individual characteristics that define them, transitional themes strike the perfect balance between the two. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Shantanu Garg, Creative Head, Shantanu Garg Design JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 47


LIVING WITH

fluid spaces

With small spaces trending, we speak to our design visionaries on how to create VSDFHVWKDWpRZ seamlessly FEATURE MEENAKSHI SHANKAR

Annkur Khosla Principal Architect, Annkur Khosla Design Studio

With fluidity in spaces as today’s mantra, the young designer believes in creating spaces that are unique yet functional. Annkur recommends bringing in fluidity through architectural elements. “When it comes to textures, bring in high gloss lacquer enamel, which can add a lot of shine to the space. Its reflective nature will also add fluidity to the space. Complement it with darker or matte surfaces. Use a viscose blend carpet to create an additional dimension to the space.”

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Fluidity is when the boundaries are broken, first in thought and then in space. The spatial limitations created due to our daily existences form barriers and also make the space limited and small. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Annkur Khosla, Principal Architect Annkur Khosla Design Studio

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Husna Rahman Principal Designer, Fulcrum Design Studio

Fluidity is the reflection of a social shift towards living in a manner that is less enclosed. Closed spaces now embrace rather than greet with an imperial curtsey. The designer creates spaces where the walls are pulled down. Privacy is created by subtle means â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sliding pocket doors, elegant pivoting doors and remote control devices that offer miraculous privacy at the touch of a button. We love the idea of creating privacy that does not isolate.

The most intangible element of fluidity is keeping yourself as open as the spaces which flow, overflow and grow. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Husna Rahman, Principal Designer, Fulcrum Design Studio 50 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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The key to creating fluidity in any space is to form a visual or spatial link between them. This can be achieved in the form of a seamless floor to make the space look expansive and connected. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar, Founder & Creative Director, Studio Haus

Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar

Founder & Creative Director, Studio Haus

Open-plan living spaces and modular spaces are in trend as we adopt modern architecture and fluid living. With the use of statement furniture and design, living spaces multifunction as galleries, celebrating design elements and pieces of art.

Modular furniture systems allow for transition. Oversized, transparent glazing is in trend, bridging the gap between the exterior and interior environments. Elements can be connected visually with the help of

materials, textures, colours and furniture along with modular elements like mobile dividers, moving walls and transformable furniture. The space should flow organically into different functional zones without breaks and interruptions.

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A fluid design makes the user feel more comfortable, transitioning from one space to another.

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— Priyanka & Piyush Mehra, Principal Architects, P.S. Design

Piyush & Priyanka Mehra Principal Architect, P.S. Design

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Organic design is what comes to mind when Piyush and Priyanka talk about fluidity. Parametric architecture is the forefront of innovation in the field of fluid designs. It involves designing of everyday experiences, like ceilings, walls, furniture pieces,

etc, using complex mathematical equations. “‘Random’ is not really ‘random’ when it comes to designing a parametric space. It is like bringing order into chaos. What is important to create fluidity in interiors is that spaces flow into each other. The

transition from one room to the other should be smooth. Using similar materials becomes essential, especially in small spaces. It’s important that there shouldn’t be too many materials used, which will cause chaos,” they suggest.


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Shonali Mahajan Creative Director, Studio Wodehouse

“I think colour is something that is on every designer’s radar. Colour has the ability to transform a space like nothing else can. You can use it to enhance movement or create separate spaces with incredible ease. Homes are now more than spaces to simply relax; they have become places to entertain, to eat, drink and work. The use of consistent colours and textures to tie up various areas within a space helps give you fluidity. For example, there’s no need to have an accent colour or wallpaper applied to only one wall. It’s better to wrap the same colour across at least three walls to give it a more

unified look. Fluidity is almost abstract, it’s more a feeling than a product. To create this sense of space and freedom, decor needs to be used intelligently. Colour plays a huge role when it comes to encouraging movement, neutral shades always connect spaces while more vibrant hues tend to break them apart. When trying to create a fluid space, look at pastel shades and neutral colours for a sense of harmony. One colour as the base of your walls, running up on window and door frames as sort of an emphasis skirting, will tie the entire space together. Avoid stark contrasts as these will separate zones rather than maintain one, large, fluid area.”

Keeping textures as natural as possible feels the most organic and fluid. Fabrics like linen, cotton, jute and silk are easier and lighter to experience. — Shonali Mahajan, Creative Director, Studio Wodehouse JANUARY 2018 GOODHOMES 53


Experiment with the idea of flexible walls by replacing the regular brick walls with slim sliding glass or metal ones. The usage of glass ensures there is maximum visibility and sunlight flowing into each of the spaces. — Nishita Kamdar, Principal Architect, Studio Nishita Kamdar

Nishita Kamdar Principal Architect, Studio Nishita Kamdar

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“The idea of stripping down walls to create large spaces that are visually connected to each other is one of the key design elements I follow. By making the walls out of alternative materials one ensures less weight on floor

slabs, less occupied floor space and definitely more flexible ones. Functions that are interdependent on each other can very easily be combined together to form larger spaces. One can also experiment with various

materials when it comes to creating movable walls. For example, bamboo and glass partitions, polycarbonate sheets and metal partitions, glass and mild steel...the options and possibilities are endless.”


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Furniture is also an important element to add fluidity in a space. Compact pieces that allow for multiple uses lend fluidity in terms of both form and function. — Rohit Mankar, Design Principal, Parallax Design Studio

Rohit Mankar Design Principal, Parallax Design Studio

“In today’s world where space is at a premium, there needs to be interchangeable spatially and functionally. I believe in exploring with materials that allow for multiple forms and uses, where floor surfaces can become walls, and the walls themselves become furniture. For someone who loves to entertain with cocktails and dancing, a larger space can be created with moveable walls, and modular furniture that combines to make a large bar. For those who love to celebrate by cooking together, open up the kitchen with collapsible partitions to create various prep areas. For a movie night — drop down screens, combined with flexible, moveable furniture can transform a small space into a viewing lounge.”

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KEEP IT CLEAN

No matter what the latest decor trend is, a minimalistic colour palette will always be a favourite. Here are few ways to dress your home with the perfect muted tones FEATURE NATALIA PAGARE PHOTOGRAPHS BINISHA AJMERA

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STYLE

Colour is to interiors what a silk tie is to a crisp white shirt. It adds character.

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A strong backdrop works for this palette. Since the tones are subtle, the robust natural stone along with the dainty ceramics balances the scheme beautifully. (THIS PAGE) Tray; Plant; Flowers; all prices on request, all from Tresorie. Kettle and cups, `4,250, Spacio. Wooden bowl, Wooden plate, both prices on request, both from Tranceforme. Black tray; Chop sticks; Glass; all prices on request, all from Abaca. (FACING PAGE) Bed; Ottoman; Side table; Coffee table; all prices on request, all from Poltrona Frau Design Center. Wooden tray; Black kettle; Glass box; Furn; Marble print vase; Lemon grass plant; all prices on request, all from Tresorie. Hanging lamp, `8,712; Black and white frames, `8,208 (each); both from Defurn. White bed cover, `14,600, INV Home. Throw; Small vase; both prices on request, both from Abaca. Bowl; Wooden plate, both prices on request, both from Tranceforme. Slippers, price on request, Muji. SET UP AT POLTRONA FRAU DESIGN CENTER, MUM#AI. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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FABRIC FANTASY

This year calls for something unexpected. Make your home a showstopper as you experiment with fabrics in different shades and forms, to bring in just the right touch of style CONCEPT & STYLE MANDEEP NAGI, DESIGN DIRECTOR, SHADES OF INDIA FEATURE VANITA ARORA PHOTOGRAPHS ARYA ARORA

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Heavy drapes are out! Try sheers in light, pastel and airy shades. To bring in the natural element, add green plants in line with the natural handmade fabrics.

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mandeep Nagi, Design Director, Shades of India

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COVER STORY

A rare choice for the bedroom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; velvet bed covers give a distinct look to the room. The contrasting hand woven cushion in a lighter tone layers the contemporary effect.

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This entire look is focused on the iconic textile chandeliers and the wall hanging on the brick wall. Paired with small bamboo lanterns, these chandeliers are a great choice for the living room corner.

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COVER STORY

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Purest in its form, the striped cushion on top of the deep brown rug from Ladakh only adds to the richness of the room. We love how the pure loom of the rug makes it ideal for all seasons.

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The Whimsical Wonderland Wedding Two is way better than one...we throw Nida Mahmood, the brain behind Blue Teapot Weddings, a tough challenge: To inspire our readers with two wedding styles that embrace the magic and the whimsy...but in different palettes and settings! FEATURE AVRIL NOEL Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SOUZA PHOTOGRAPHS BLUE TEAPOT WEDDINGS LOCATION AMARA FARMS

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NIDA MAHMOOD Designer Nida Mahmood is a woman who wears many hats — fashion designer, product designer, stylist, and now wedding stylist. With Blue Teapot Weddings, she aims to brings her brand of quirk and fantasy to the world of wedding planning. We are excited!

A generous pairing of candles and hanging lights, a pregnant, organically-styled table, hand-crafted bridal bouquets and a delicious naked wedding cake...this style incorporates natural tones in its palette, making it such a pleasure to soak in.

This is our favourite look from Nida, it’s a mix of the fantastical and romantic, while celebrating the rustic, barn-style outdoor setting that’s such a current hit. What do you think?

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NATURE’S PLATTER C E L E B R AT E

Fresh, green and the healthiest picks from the food families. Here’s how to bring the stars from the farms to the tip of your forks ART DIRECTOR PINKY AKOLA STYLE PRERNA MEHRA PHOTOGRAPHS BINISHA AJMERA LOCATION MASQUE, MUMBAI

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POTATO LEAF SOUP INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • • • • • •

Leeks 3 large Butter 2tbsp Vegetable stock 4 cups Himachali potatoes 300gms Himalayan salt, to taste Dried marjoram, a pinch Fresh thyme, 1-2 sprigs or Dried thyme 1/2tsp Bay leaf 1 Sweet potato leaves 1/4 cup Black pepper to taste Garlic 3 cloves Pumpkin seed oil

METHOD

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Clean and cut the leeks: Cut the leeks lengthwise and fan them open under running water to dislodge any dirt or mud inside. No need to discard the trimmings they can all be used to make stock. Finely chop the cleaned leeks and keep ready. Cook leeks in butter to soften: Melt butter on medium heat in a thick-bottomed pot. Add the chopped leeks and stir to coat with the butter. Cover the pot and lower the heat; cook till they soften, then add the herbs and bay leaf. The leeks should not brown.

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Add broth, potatoes, herbs, salt, bring to simmer and cook: Add the stock, diced potatoes and a teaspoon of salt to the pot. Increase the heat to high to bring to a simmer, then lower the heat to maintain a low simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through. Add the sweet potato leaves and cook for two more minutes. Purée the soup: Remove and discard the bay leaf and thyme sprig. Use a standing blender to blend the entire soup to a purée DQGWKHQSDVVWKURXJKD¿QHVLHYH Finish with pumpkin seed oil.

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Cherry tomato 1/4 cup Pea shoots 50gms Fresh kale 400gms Kachampoli vineger 50ml Olive oil 50ml Seasoned rice vinegar 1tbsp Honey 1tbsp Salt 1tspn Pepper 1/2tsp Cacciota cheese 1/4 cup grated Radish microgreens Beetroot microgreens

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METHOD

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Use a sharp knife to cut out the tough midrib of each kale leaf, and discard or compost. Slice the leaves crosswise into thin, 1/4inch wide slices. The easiest way to do this is to work with a small bunch of leaves at a time, stack the leaves and roll them into a loose cigar shape. Then using a sharp knife, work from one end of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cigarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to WKHRWKHUVOLFLQJLQFKRÉŁIURP the end. Place the kale slices into a large bowl.

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Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the Kachampoli vinegar, olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Five minutes before serving, toss the kale together with the cherry tomatoes, all the microgreens, and the dressing, allowing the kale to marinate a bit. Right before serving, stir in the grated Cacciotta.


FIDDLEHEAD FERNS INGREDIENTS â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;¢

Fiddlehead fern 150gms Fresh palm hearts 100gms Garlic, 1 clove finely chopped Onion, 1 bulb finely chopped Salted butter 100gms Dry white wine 50ml Whey 200ml Salt to taste Black pepper, to taste

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Clean the ferns in running water. Trim the ends and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Finely chop the palm heart. In a heavy bottom pan, melt part of the butter, then add garlic, onion and a pinch of salt. Sautee for a few minutes till they sweat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the mixture should not colour at all. Deglaze the pan with white wine, then add in the palm hearts and let them cook slowly. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the whey and let it cook for a couple minutes more. Then blend till smooth and pass through a sieve. ,QDGLÉ£HUHQWSDQPHOWWKH remaining butter, sautee the ¿GGOHKHDGVDQGVHDVRQWRWDVWH Plate with the palm heart puree EHORZWRSSHGZLWK¿GGOHKHDGV

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CHEFPRATEEKSADHU The executive chef at one of Mumbai’s most talked-about restaurants — Masque, Prateek Sadhu has created an address that celebrates the abundance India has to offer. The ingredients used at the restaurant are all locally sourced from across India, making it the place to go to for its fresh, organic and experimental fine dining.

POPCORN ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS • • • •

Popcorn 100gms Milk 100gms Cream 100gms Sugar 50gms

RHUBARB COMPOTE: • Rhubarb 200gms • Water 200gms • Sugar 40gms • Agar 4gms • Cookies, 2 crushed

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METHOD

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Mix the milk, cream, sugar and popcorn together and let LWFRPHWRDERLO7DNHLWRɣWKH heat, chill, then blend the mixture. Let the mixture freeze, then churn in an ice cream machine as per instructions. Chop the rhubarb and add to water, sugar and agar. Boil the mixture, then blend. Let the rhubarb mixture cool, and strain. To plate, start with a sprinkle of crushed cookies, then top with a scoop of ice cream and the rhubarb jam.

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AVOCADO SALAD INGREDIENTS • • • • • • • • •

Avocado 1 whole Foxtail millet 75gms Sour cream 80gms Parsley, 40gms finely chopped Salt, to taste Black pepper, to taste Orange zest, grated Lemons 2 Edible flowers 10

METHOD

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Soak the millets overnight, then blanch till soft. Add sour cream , chopped parsley, orange zest and adjust seasoning. Slice the avocado, then marinate with lemon, salt and pepper. Put a scoop of the millet on a plate and cover with the sliced avocado. *DUQLVK ZLWK HGLEOH ÀRZHUV

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PROJECT

A fresh perspective Bluesy hues pair perfectly with sensuous creams. The graphic flooring and subtle gold accents along with the lighting extend throughout the apartment.

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An inspiring bold apartment in the imposing city of Moscow FEATURE JANICE FERNANDES


Being an architect by education, I pay a lot of attention to space planning. To create rooms of right form, they have to be levelled by walls, cabinets, radius cornices and curtains. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ekaterina Lashmanova, Designer

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The palour of the room is complemented beautifully by the rich niches that scream comfort and elegance in one of the most important rooms of the apartment â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the master bedroom.

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PROJECT

This apartment has its indisputable advantages — high ceilings and so many windows from floor to ceiling! — Ekaterina Lashmanova, Designer

EKATERINA LASHMANOVA Architect and Interior Designer Ekaterina strives to achieve the best results for each and every project she undertakes. With an architectural degree from the Moscow Architectural Institute and a diploma with honours from the Moscow School of Design Details, Ekaterina’s repertoire boasts of a full range of services.

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lamorous is the only word that comes to mind when we see interior designer Ekaterina Lashmanova’s impressive work. Her attention to the smallest details can be seen and appreciated in this bold contemporary home. Designed for a young family in Moscow, Ekaterina had a free pass to turn the space around into something special. Talking about the owner, Ekaterina says, “The owner of this apartment is ideal! I remember coming for a meeting to discuss the future concept of the interior plan and aesthetics, we spoke about design, trends, and in one moment she asked me what I

like. I opened my laptop and started showing my moodboards and what inspires me. She immediately said ‘That’s exactly what I want. Let’s do it!’” From there on there was no looking back for Ekaterina. Although she is known for using only custom-made furniture in her designs, this space is an exception. The furniture has been imported from America and Portugal from brands like Boca do Lobo. With a leeway to open the doors of the place and spend some time bringing to life the most tasteful trends. Ekaterina designed more than a house – she created an inspiring and iconic place to live in for the family.


A glamorous bathroom portrays a funky style with its bold pink panels set off beautifully by the Art Nouveau gold mirror.

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m impressed by the Portuguese designers. Everything they do is very fashionable and relevant. Exactly, what this interior needed! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ekaterina Lashmanova, Designer

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LUXURY IN ORDER A fusion of styles, fine workmanship and materials underlines this much-admired home FEATURE VANITA ARORA PHOTOGRAPHS SHAMANTH PATIL J.

Indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly blend with each other. As sandstone statues and tiles by the pool side add a touch of contemporary elegance.

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REAL HOME

As we are familiar with the field of design and manufacturing, we wanted the house to reflect our passion for our work. We have put a lot of thought to make everything look unique and different. Ritu Todi, Owner, Cane Boutique

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Complementing the 10-seater marble-top dining table with a rose gold base and chairs, the chequered ceiling and breakfast counter do wonders for the space.

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I have done my room in shades of white and black. The headboard wall is a huge, white, end-to-end rose backlit panel. Khushi Todi, Owner, Cane Boutique

(FACING PAGE) The master bathroom is inspired by the refreshing Mediterranean palette with its royal blue and printed tiles. (RIGHT) The powder room features a stunning mother-of-pearl door with a mirror panelled wall and a gold bowl wash basin inside.

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REAL HOME

We wanted to create a casual Indian-inspired balcony with low charpai seaters, lots of colourful cushions, diyas and scented candles. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends. Ritu Todi, Cane Boutique

The designers subscribes to less is more, as a design philosophy. The clean lines effortlessly meld contemporary urban tones to create a narrative where form follows function.

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rare treat of various vistas that invite relaxation and calm, the owners of Cane Boutique, Ritu and Khushi Todiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Bengaluru is all about grandeur. A villa in a gated community, the exteriors follow an elegant Greek architectural style with columns and arches, while the interiors are all about open-plan living. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We broke a few walls to extend the space and IROORZHG DQ RSHQ SODQ $ ÂżVKSRQGLQVLGHWKH living room was planned to create a water element within the house for calm,â&#x20AC;? shares Ritu. Continuing the grandeur, the common spaces are designed with a touch of â&#x20AC;&#x201D; textured walls, large Swarovski chandeliers, doubleheight linen drapes, mother-of-pearl doors, rich fabrics and fur carpets. Luxury, comfort and practicality form the basis of the design philosophy both Ritu and Khushi give a big thumbs up to when it comes to designing a home. This comes through as soon as you walk into the living room, which is divided into three conversation areas, and features large artworks and furniture from Cane Boutique. Talking about the solid wood VWDLUFDVHFRQWUDVWLQJĂ&#x20AC;RRULQJDQGWKHRYHUDOO style of the space Khushi says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The master bedroom is luxurious and inspired by the serenity of Buddha. The guest room and family URRPZKLFKDUHRQWKHÂżUVWĂ&#x20AC;RRUDUHQHR classical in style.â&#x20AC;? 0RYLQJXSWRWKHVHFRQGĂ&#x20AC;RRUZHDUH surprised by the very industrial and raw design, where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bar, lounge and a home theatre area. When we say that the home stays true to each and every personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style, we mean it. Plush and aesthetically right, every corner RIWKLVKRXVHWDONVDGLÉŁHUHQWODQJXDJHDQG\HW feels like a cohesive whole.


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TAILORMADE E LEGANCE

Interior Designer Richa Bahl reinvents a Mumbai home to create a vibe that is refreshing and luxurious FEATURE MEENAKSHI SHANKAR PHOTOGRAPHS BINISHA AJMERA

A global aesthetic influence is reflected in almost all of Richa’s work. There’s an emerging fusion of East and West; old and new.

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REAL HOME

Colours play a very important part in the home. They do not come from the walls or the floor but from the accessories. The base colour is muted (grey, black or off-white) so it is easy to build on this palette without it becoming a mess. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Richa Bahl, Interior Designer 90 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018


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The home reflects an interesting play of textures and materials, which makes this space come alive. These elements are not obvious but they slowly unravel as you move around exploring the space. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Richa Bahl, Interior Designer

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his sprawling Mumbai home draws inspiration from travel lores of Europe. Owner of one of the leading logistics supply chain companies, Rhea Vazirani brought in interior designer Richa Bahl to create a canvas where textures, materials and elements come together in perfect sync. There is nothing distracting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; every element plays the hero ZLWKRRGOHVRIOLJKWÂżOWHULQJLQWKURXJKWKHED\ windows. Flanked by the sea on one side and lush greenery on the other, Richa says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created a space that goes beyond the trends that are in play, with blurred lines between the inside and the outside.â&#x20AC;? As we slowly drink in the seamlessly Ă&#x20AC;RZLQJVSDFH²WKHZHOFRPLQJWXFNHGDZD\ EULFNZDOOHGGLQLQJDUHDWKHVW\OLVKOLYLQJ space, the book shelf and the sliding glass â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we are met with a canvas that rests on the tenets of classicism. Not shying away from experimenting, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am still Old School when it comes to design. The simplicity of design in an old school canvas is timeless.â&#x20AC;? The challenge was when the acclaimed designer was called in midway into the project, when the space planning was already underway. With an everyday penalty looming like a dark cloud, the designer and her team worked around the clock to create a home for the owners that resonated a design vibe that could well be found in an European home. Building on Rheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design aesthetics, Richa says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The home comes alive with the beauty of clean lines, the warmth of accessories, smart space GLYLVLRQDQGDGLÉŁHUHQWSOD\RIVDOPRQDQG green colours that come together to create an unparalleled story.â&#x20AC;? Celebrating minimalism, Richa says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The space is a balance of wooden and concrete flooring. No busy patterns come into play. The thumb rule of creating a minimalistic place is striking a balance between bringing in and taking out elements. Rheaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house is minimalistic, yet has an interesting play of many things.â&#x20AC;&#x153;

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SHOPPING GUIDE

ABCD

A.K. Retail Inc (Maishaa) DEL 1107-1108, Pearls Best Heights-1, A-5 Netaji Subash Place, Ring Rd, Pitam Pura ✆ 27353747 / 3566 AA Living www.aa-living.com MUM Rajul Apts, Grnd Flr, 9 Harkness Rd, Nepean Sea Rd, Nr Elizabeth Hospital ✆ 23683985 Abaca www.abaca.co.in MUM Indo Italian Furniture Co Pvt Ltd, G-9/G – 10A, Laxmi Woolen Mill Est, Shakti Mill Lane, Off E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi ✆ 24933522 Altus Interio www.altusinterio.com DEL A-14/1, DLF 1, Golf Course Rd ✆ 8750111181 Ashley Furniture Home Store www. ashleyfurniturehomestore.com Argent Or Silver www.argentorsilver.com DEL D8, Defence Colony ✆ 41026496 AND Boutique 233A, 1st Flr, DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj Arthouse www.arthouse.com Arttd’inox www.arttdinox.com BEN No 24, BBMP PID No 81-7-24 Gangadhara Chetty Rd, Nr Post Office, Close to Commercial Street, Cinnamon Complex, Opp Gate No-2 RBANM School ✆ 9900913736 CHE Plot No-22, Shop No 3, Kadhar Nawaj Khan Rd, Nungambakkam, Nr D’Decor Store ✆ 9962145124 DEL B-77 Ground floor, Defence Colony ✆ 9871011415 AND 296/2, Min West, Revenue Estate, Nr Sultanpur Metro Station, MG Road, Chattarpur ✆ 94 GOODHOMES JANUARY 2018

7042708866 HYD H.No. 8-2-120/112/ A/15& 16, Rd No 9, Jubilee Hills, Lane Adjacent to TV5 Bldg ✆ 9959777338 KOC Cinnamon, I,658 Ridsdale Rd, Opposite Parade Grnd, Fort ✆ 8861311119 MUM Premises No. 102, 1st Floor, Orbit Terraces, Opp Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Rd, Lower Parel ✆ 7506363207 PUN 2nd Flr, Above Copper Chimney, Lane No 7, Koregaon Park ✆ 9922967768 Audenza www.audenza.com Baaya Design MUM A-Wing, Grnd Flr, Prathamesh Tower, Raghuvanshi Mills, SB Rd, Lower Parel ✆ 24979463 Belle Maison 23 www.bellemaison23.com Bent Chair www.bentchair.com GUR 903 – Time Tower, MG Rd, Gurugram ✆ 39585711 Beyond Designs www.beyonddesigns. in DEL D-18, LGF, Defence Colony ✆ 24335160 AND Khasra No 382, Sultanpur 17, Mehrauli ✆ 65000697 Bharat Floorings www.bharatfloorings. com Boca Do Lobo www.bocadolobo.com BoConcept www.boconcept.com DEL Mehrauli Gurgaon Rd, Shop No 1&2, Plot No 253/254, Opp Metro Pillar No 54/55, Sultanpur ✆ 41663554 MUM Grnd Flr, Ginger House, Raghuvanshi Mill Cmpd SB Marg, Lower Parel Bridgman www.bridgman.co.uk Cane Boutique www.caneboutique. com DEL No 273, Amarjyoti Layout,

Intermediat Ring Rd, Domlur II Stage ✆ 41152093 Casa Paradox www.casaparadox.com DEL 10, Central Drive, DLF Chattarpur Farms AND Shop No 111-112, 1st Flr, The Chanakya, Chanakyapuri Christian Lacroix www.christian-lacroix. com Clarke & Clarke www.clarke-clarke.com Contemporary Arts & Crafts www.cac. co.in MUM 210, Taj Bldg, DN Rd, Fort ✆ 22013378 PUN Parrot, Corniche Tower, North Avenue Rd, Kalyani Ngr ✆ 26652693 Corsa www.corsabath.in Darryl Carter www.darrylcarter.com Defurn www.defurn.co.in MUM 4-B, 2-D & 2-M, Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Andheri Link Rd, Andheri (W) ✆ 26369322/40226001 Durian www.durian.in Dyson www.dyson.com

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Elica www.elicaindia.com Essential Home www.essentialhome.eu Fabindia www.fabindia.com Fisura www.fisura.com Freedom Tree www.freedomtree.in MUM Block 31, Laxmi Woolen Mill Cmpd, Shakti Mill Lane, Off E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi (W) ✆ 24984443 Garden Trading Company www. gardentrading.co.uk Hafele www.hafeleindia.com HIIH www.engrave.in/h2h

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Ian Snow Ltd www.iansnow.com Ikka Dukka www.ikkadukka.com DEL 2nd Flr, 5-L, DADA Jungi House, Shahpur Jat ✆ 9958939217 I’m The Centre For Applied Arts www. imcaa.in DEL A-15, Lajpat Ngr 2, Feroze Gandhi Rd ✆ 48780006 InLiving www.inliving.com DEL IHDP Business Park, Level 1, Plot No 7, Sec 127, Expressway Noida ✆ 9555591325 INV Home www.invhome.in DEL Plot – 348, Piller No 27B, MG Rd, Sultanpur, Nr Sultanpur Metro Stn ✆ 9213336060 AND Shop No 1, N-Block, GK I HYD 8-2696/697, Rd No 12, Banjara Hills MUM 22, Raghuvanshi Mills 11/12, SB Marg, Lower Parel Jagdish Store www.jagdishstore.com DEL


43, Nr Moolchand Hospital, Part 3, Ring Rd, Lajpat Ngr, Block H, Lajpat Ngr III, Lajpat Ngr KOL DLF Galleria, Unit Nos – DSK 032 & 132, Premises No 2-124, Plot No BG/8, Action Area 1B, New Town ✆ 42291100 Kartell www.kartell.com Kent www.kent.co.in Kitchen Dining & More www. kitchendiningandmore.com Kohler www.kohler.co.in Koy www.koy.store.com Laah www.laah.com Lladro www.lladro.com

MNOP Maishaa www.maishaa.com AHM ‘L’ Mondeal Retail Park, Nr Rajpath Club, SG Rd ✆ 66636662 BEN No 32, Grnd Flr, RBANMS Bldg, Dickenson Rd ✆ 40920618 HYD 1-10-74/1 Begumpet ✆ 66312191 Maison MUM Tower 1, Lobby Level, India Bulls Finance Centre, SB Marg, Elphinestone Rd (W) ✆ 49237774 Maison Valentina www.maisonvalentina. net Maspar www.maspar.com Masque www.masquerestaurant.com MUM Unit G3, Laxmi Woolen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr W Moses RD, Mahalaxmi ✆ 24991010 Meuble www.meubleindia.com MUM Unit No-2A/2B, 2nd Flr, Bldg No 11/12, Raghuvanshi Mills Cmpd, SB Marg, Lower Parel ✆ 24971112 Moooi www.moooi.com Muji www.muji.com/in BEN Shop No 3, Upper Grnd Flr, VR Bengaluru, Mahadevpura, Whitefield Main Rd ✆ 42565926 DEL 0-2A-2B, Grnd Flr, Multiplex Block Bldg, Select City Walk, Saket ✆ 40566955 AND C-218, 1st Flr, DLF Mall of India, Plot No M -03, Sector 18 ✆ 6662133/32 MUM Shop No T-1A, 3rd Flr, Palladium High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel ✆ 24981911 Nicobar www.nicobar.com BEN Above Good Earth, No 4 Walton Rd, Off Lavelle Rd ✆ 22112878 CHE No 3, Ruthland Gate, 1st Flr, 4th Street, Thousand Lights ✆ 8549711 DEL Shop No 79 & 80, Above Diva Spiced, Meharchand Market, Fifth Avenue Rd, Lodhi Colony ✆ 49057343 HYD 8-2686/D, Rd No 12, NBT Ngr, Banjara Hills ✆ 23338189 MUM #IO Ropewalk Lane, Above Kala Ghoda Café ✆ 22633888

Nivasa www.nivasa.com DEL 27, Meherchand Market, Jor Bagh ✆ 49050421 AND 296 & 298, Sultanpur MG Rd ✆ 26803684 Olive Theory www.olivetheory.com Osim www.osimindia.com Ottimo www.ottimo.in DEL 354, Jagat Complex, 1st Flr, 100 Ft Rd, Ghitorini ✆ 9650244599 Panasonic www.panasonic.co.in Paper Design www.paper-design.de Peacock Life www.peacocklife.com MUM 31 N, Laxmi Industrial Est, New Link Rd, Andheri (W) ✆ 26323331 Pepperfry www.pepperfry.com Pedrali www.pedrali.it Poltrona Frau www.poltronafrau.com DEL E-10, Defence Colony, Ring Rd ✆ 9810755442 MUM Grnd Flr, Wakefield House, Dougall Rd, Ballard Es ✆ 22614848

QRST Rosenthal www.rosenthal.de Sans Souci www.ss-gd.com Sedie Design www.sediedesign.in Seletti www.seletti.it Shades of India www.shadesofindia.com DEL 127, Meharchand Market ✆ 49053333 GUR G-17, Palm Spring Plaza, Golf Course Rd, DLF Phase 5, Sector 54 ✆ 2575335 Shaze www.shaze.in

Smithers Of Stamford www. smithersofstamford.com Sommer Home www.sommerhome.com Studio Ezube www.studioezube.com Surprise Home Linen www. surprisehomelinen.com MUM Ratnavali, 1st Gauthan Lane, Santacruz (W) ✆ 26493047 AND Kohinoor, 29 Hughes Rd, Opp Parsi Colony ✆ 23886405 The Couch Potato MUM Lower Grnd Flr, Neo Vikram CHS, (Audi Showroom Bldg), Opp DN Ngr Metro Station, New Link Rd, Andheri (W) ✆ 67257007 The Kaleido Store MUM 8-H, New Link Rd, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Highland Park, Andheri (W) ✆ 40165223 Tranceforme www.tranceforme.in MUM F-11, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses Rd, Lane After Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi ✆ 24939916 Tresorie by Sonali Arora www.tresorie. co.in MUM 60-A, Linking Rd, Nr Arya Samaj ✆ 26608042/0243

UVWXYZ U Like Fabrics www.ulikefabrics.com DEL M-217, 1st Flr, Gali No 13, Shastri Ngr, Behind Inderlok Metro Stn ✆ 804856378 Urban Ladder www.urbanladder.com Visionnaire www.visionnaire-home.com Whirlpool www.whirlpoolindia.com

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