• #MyHomeMyStyle: 'We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint.'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint.'

    Tiyash and Sreya shifted cities, from Kolkata to Mumbai, for work purposes. After years of sharing a rental accommodation with others, they recently moved into a 2BHK apartment that’s exclusively theirs to call home. “We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint,” says Tiyash. Besides, a generous French window with a sit-out space (a luxury in Maximum City), adequate kitchen storage, a king-sized bed, a dining table and fridge, the space was theirs to decorate. “Pinterest boards were made, colour palettes were decided on and we identified small pain-points from the old house, which we then addressed,” he recalls.  After some initial stylistic clashes, the couple found middle ground. The home is a blend of Tiyash’s boho style and Sreya's minimal classic aesthetic. Warm tones of brown and grey are punctuated by pops of mustard yellow and teal throughout the home. The latter is seen across accent walls and accessories. The furniture, furnishings and accessories are a mix of pieces sourced from Ikea, Urban Ladder and Westside Home. “We love having friends over for meals from time to time. We invested in good furniture to make sure the space was super comfortable,” they explain.While in lockdown, the duo has stuck to their daily rhythms, which helps with a proper sleep cycle. Days start early with an aim to finish work in the first half. The rest of the day is spent catching up on daily chores and indulging in the things they love like enjoying their cats Catoo and Taco, reading, playing guitar and binge-watching TV shows.(Tiyash Sen is a film-maker by profession and a chef by choice. He lives in Mumbai with his partner, Sreya, a writer and creative producer, and their kitties Catoo and Taco. Find Tiyash on Instagram @sennistic)Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’Episode 6: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'——————————————————————————————-Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As we spend more time at home, and put more effort into cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.

  • BUY ON SALE: 15 Ways to Decorate with 2020's Colour of the Year
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    BUY ON SALE: 15 Ways to Decorate with 2020's Colour of the Year

    If you haven't already woven blue, 2020's Colour of the Year, into your home interiors, here are 15 ways to stay on trend!

  • #MyHomeMyStyle: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'

    While Noora D’Mello is not keen on labels, she loosely defines her home interiors style as bohemian. “I don't let labels stop me from using whatever I please to make my apartment look and feel like a home,” she elaborates.As a florist and die-hard DIYer, her days in quarantine have been peppered with little projects – several of which, involve plants! She is grateful for her balcony garden that’s thriving with the ‘plant babies’ she has nourished over the years. “My family is really keeping my spirits up! I'm very grateful that we are home, safe. A normal day for us includes gardening in the morning, a look at the progress of our propagation station. We all enjoy pitching in to cook our meals; we do bake a lot (keeps my kiddo, Nyah, entertained). Then a home workout and night rituals,” she says.The balcony is where Noora and her family have spent a lot of time over the last two months. It offers them a piece of the sky and views of the local park with its resident canines, both of which, she misses dearly. She’s currently waiting for the seal on her building to be lifted so she can renew her daily ritual of feeding the street pups.(Noora is a Mumbai-based florist who specializes in wedding floral design, bespoke bouquets and curated corporate gifts. Find her on Instagram @the_happy_florist)Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’——————————————————————————————-Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.

  • #MyHomeMyStyle: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'

    I grew up in a very small village in Dhanbad district in Jharkhand, in a very small house.What I inherited from my mother is to make a house into a home, where my family and I would want to return to as soon as possible. I didn’t have those qualities of my mother earlier on, as I was always like a tomboy, and liked to stay outdoors. Little did I know that over the years, my mum’s wonderful quality will chase me down. I stepped into Mumbai 13 years ago with only a small suitcase with few clothes and not a roof to call my own. But today, I am grateful to my God for all He has given me — A well-lit airy home, lots of green, simple furniture, but most of all, a family of my own, to love and cherish.(Angela Greene is a single mother and social worker who lives in Mumbai with her two children)Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'——————————————————————————————-Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.

  • #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'

    I recently shifted to Bengaluru from Noida and live in a rented apartment, so there are still a few things to be added here and there. I like open spaces so I can ‘gori ka sajan, sajan ki gori’ around the house without hurting my precious little toe.Also, it helps in keeping the house clean. If you don’t have unnecessary stuff piled up in every corner and on every countertop, it is much easier to clean.The doggo at home has a special disliking for the plants around the house so I try to put them on higher ground to avoid the conflict.Apart from the flowers and the crawlers, I tried growing some spinach (palak) at home and I think there are coming along nicely. Next, it’s going to be tomatoes.Someday, I would like to have a place of my own and that would be a little different...it has to have a huge balcony where I can grow my veggies in abundance. You can only do so much at a rented place.(Srishti Sangya is a full-time new mom and budding entrepreneur. She lives with her husband in Bengaluru. The paintings are made by her sister Stuti, who lives with them.)Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’——————————————————————————————-Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we invite you to share pictures of your beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.Want to share pictures of how you organise your home and kitchen? What is your decor theme and style? You can share the stories behind your home decor too.The best pictures will be featured on the Yahoo India website.Send in your entries to this email address: sendyourpictures@yahoo.com

  • The Best Places to Shop for Seriously Cheap Home Decor
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    The Best Places to Shop for Seriously Cheap Home Decor

    These deserve a permanent spot in your bookmarks bar.From House Beautiful

  • 10 Playful Decor Ideas for Kids Rooms
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    10 Playful Decor Ideas for Kids Rooms

    Children’s rooms needn’t be crowded by colour and cartoon characters. Here are 10 spaces that prove there is a way (several actually!) to design kid’s bedrooms that are stylish and space-smart, without compromising on fun.

  • #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Where our friends and family can feel at home'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Where our friends and family can feel at home'

    Our home style is bohemian and laid back - a place where are friends and family can feel at home and relax. The colours are mostly whites and blues, inspired by the azure hues of the sea.Our home is an eclectic mix - rustic yet quirky setup with inspirations from the gorgeous Mediterranean. There is a quote displayed on our living room wall - “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we have been and the memories we’ve made along the way”.Life is all about the memories we make and that’s what we want to create in this house - beautiful moments that stay with us forever.(This home belongs to Bangalore-based Rummana and Farhan Ahmed; Farhan is a Marketing & Communication Strategist and Rummana is a journalist/film critic.)Episode 1: #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’——————————————————————————————-Yahoo Lifestyle India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we ask our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.

  • 5 Steps to Kick Off your Indoor Garden Today
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    5 Steps to Kick Off your Indoor Garden Today

    Urban farmer Diipti Jhangiani of Edible Gardens offers tips and tricks to green your home – no soil or fancy planters needed!

  • #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'
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    #MyHomeMyStyle: 'Our home revolves around our cats'

    Our home style has always been minimalist and functional. The colours we use are mostly whites and greys, with pops of green through our plants or through our cushion covers.However, the fact remains that our home revolves around our three beloved rescue cats, Luke, Leia and Chloe. We recently added another kitten to our brood, Shreddy, but we do not have good pictures with her yet. During this extended lockdown period, and without the maid to help, it is difficult to keep up with all the shedding fur, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. #AdoptDontShopThis is an urgent appeal to all those with pets during this extended lockdown period. PLEASE do not abandon your pets. They are members of your family. There is nothing more irresponsible than leaving your pets who have no clue about the outside world to fend for themselves. Please don’t.(This home belongs to Mumbai-based Rohan and Khristina Jacob; Rohan is a businessman and Khristina is an editor.)Episode 2: #MyHomeMyStyle: ‘Where our friends and family can feel at home’Episode 3: 'Someday my own home will have a huge balcony where I can grow vegetables'Episode 4: 'From a small village in Jharkhand to big city life in Mumbai'Episode 5: ‘When home meets nature, it is anything but boring!’Episode 6: 'My balcony garden is where we are spending most of our time.'——————————————————————————————-Yahoo India wants to help brighten up some of the gloom surrounding COVID-19 and the lockdown in India. As you spend more time at home, and put more effort in cleaning, fixing, rearranging and organising your home space, we invite our readers to share pictures of their beautiful home with us, in a new series called #MyHomeMyStyle.

  • 5 home organisation tips from a professional space manager
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    5 home organisation tips from a professional space manager

    Rohini Rajgopalan of Organise With Ease shows us how home organisation can be a way of life.

  • PICS: Home Office Design We're Currently Crushing On
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    PICS: Home Office Design We're Currently Crushing On

    From period style interiors to space-smart design, 10 home office ideas that spark creativity and productivity.Images: Courtesy the designers

  • BUY HERE: Home Linen that Feels as Good as it Looks
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    BUY HERE: Home Linen that Feels as Good as it Looks

    As the world continues to go digital, we’re witnessing a growing demand for objects and materials that offer tactile engagement. Our way, perhaps, of staying connected with the real world. When it comes to the home space, there are myriad options available, especially in the case of textiles. We’ve picked out home linen that is sure cocoon you in comfort, while offering a treat for the senses.The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. Yahoo may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of publication.

  • BUY HERE: Home Accessories for those Organisation Goals
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    BUY HERE: Home Accessories for those Organisation Goals

    From kitchen storage to home office management, we’ve rounded up 10 handy accessories to help you get organised – and stay so!

  • PICS: Ingenious Ideas from a 1,000-sq-ft Mumbai Apartment
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    PICS: Ingenious Ideas from a 1,000-sq-ft Mumbai Apartment

    ​At first glance, this Mumbai residence seems like an open book. On entering, its layout flows seamlessly, presenting just about every social spa​​ce in a single glance. This includes a living cum formal dining area; an entertainment lounge (an erstwhile bedroom) and a breakfast nook with the kitchen beyond. A closer look though, reveals many an ingenious design idea packed into the 1,000-square-foot apartment. Sahiba Madan, principal architect and founder of design studio Kalakaarihaath Inc, explains that the 3BHK apartment, situated in a 20-year-old building in the tony suburb of Powai, was gutted and re-planned to suit its residents’ needs. “Much like any other Mumbai home, every space was crucially sculpted to optimise storage and usability,” explains Madan. The interior design was overseen by her firm’s architectural arm, Insitu by Kalakaarihaath. While the primary focus was functional, the team drew on the parent company’s artistic expertise to include art in the design process. A restrained material palette of teak, Indian marble, terrazzo, brass and cane led to a home that radiates with a sense of warmth and nostalgia. Madan explains that all furniture pieces were custom designed; some were conceptualised as “a translation of artworks developed at Kalakaari Haath.” The reclaimed Burma teak rafters in the entertainment lounge, for instance, feature hand-carved lotuses. A customized wallpaper surprises you within a corner cabinet. The bed headboards have been incorporated with textile art. Completing the artisanal, old-world vibe of the home is a thoughtful curation of décor that includes macramé plant-holders, ceramic pickle bharanis, Art Deco lamps from Chor Bazaar, brass artefacts, etc.  Click through the slideshow for ways to include some of these smart design ideas into your space.Images: Studio Kunal Bhatia for Insitu by Kalakaarihaath Inc

  • BUY HERE: 10 Kitchen Tools for Stress-Free Cooking
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    BUY HERE: 10 Kitchen Tools for Stress-Free Cooking

    From the healthy to the hilarious, presenting 10 kitchen gadgets that will make cooking and cleaning up more enjoyable.

  • BUY HERE: 15 Ikat-Inspired Decor Ideas for Your Home
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    BUY HERE: 15 Ikat-Inspired Decor Ideas for Your Home

    Global decor trends indicate ikat is on its way out. We say ikat is eternal. This traditional dyeing technique has been used to pattern textiles across the globe.

  • PICS: A Colonial-Style Cottage Hideaway in Conoor
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    PICS: A Colonial-Style Cottage Hideaway in Conoor

    Perched on a hilltop in the cantonment town of Wellington in Conoor, Tamil Nadu, Albany Cottage is a throwback to the Colonial era. Its architecture rises in sync with the surrounding Nilgiris. Its emerald-tiled gable roofing, for instance, mirrors the undulating landscape. French windows and an arched porch offer breath-taking vantage points; and a gazebo on the edge of the 780-square-metre landscaped property is the sweet spot to savour a cup of the region’s finest teas.An offering by luxury homes builder, Isprava, the interiors of the four-bedroom residence are thoughtfully curated to complement its period-inspired architecture. Examples include: Doors salvaged from erstwhile British government offices, mansions and post offices, colonial-style wicker furniture, Art Deco lamps, Baroque chandeliers and gilded mirror frames, chintz wallpapers and furnishings, etc.  The company has ensured that residents enjoy all the trappings of modern comfort. The fully heated home includes its own water source and a diesel generator set, crockery, cutlery, and white goods among other amenities. Its strategic location ensures quick connectivity with the industrial city of Coimbatore and recreational facilities such as the Wellington Golf Course and Gymkhana, botanical garden Sim’s Park, etc.   Albany Cottage is available for sale/rent via Isprava.Images: Courtesy Isprava

  • BUY HERE: 15 Ways to Decorate with Blue – the Colour of the Year
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    BUY HERE: 15 Ways to Decorate with Blue – the Colour of the Year

    Blue is an easy-going colour to introduce into any home interior without the hassle of a complete overhaul. A dependable neutral, it complements jewel tones and pastels alike. And can be a worthy conversation starter when required. We’ve handpicked 15 decor pieces to help you stay on the blue trend. 

  • PICS: Peek into Soneva's Eco-Luxe Water Villas in The Maldives
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    PICS: Peek into Soneva's Eco-Luxe Water Villas in The Maldives

    Luxury eco-resort operator, Soneva, recently announced a collection of eight overwater retreats at its Fushi property in The Maldives. Scheduled to open to guests around April 2020, the two- and three-bedroom villas vary between 5,630 sqft and 8,181 sqft in area. Their design and location are the result of a comprehensive environmental assessment aimed at safeguarding the region's ecosystems.Created by Soneva's in-house team of designers and craftspeople, the villas are built to blend into the surroundings. Design elements like floor-to-ceiling windows offer a visual connection between the interiors and tranquil seascape; while features like water slides and retractable ceilings allow residents to physically engage with the great outdoors. The material palette includes sustainable materials such as plantation-grown wood, recycled wood and glass, and driftwood. The cotton furnishings, mainly sourced from Sri Lanka, are handwoven by the country’s local women.The over-water retreats are modelled along the lines of those at the neighbouring Soneva Jani resort. A range of over-water and island villas at Soneva Jani and Soneva Fushi are available for sale at www.sonevavillaownership.com. Take a look at one such three-bedroom villa.Images: Courtesy Soneva

  • Apparently Professional Organizers Actually Hate It When You Put Stuff In Baskets
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    Apparently Professional Organizers Actually Hate It When You Put Stuff In Baskets

    That's just one of their pet peeves. From Women's Health

  • BUY HERE: 15 Decor Ideas to Create a Zen Den
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    BUY HERE: 15 Decor Ideas to Create a Zen Den

    Based on the Japanese Wabi Sabi aesthetic, a zen den is a personal space to retreat, rejoice and reboot.

  • BUY HERE: Decor Ideas for the Grandmillenial Home Trend
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    BUY HERE: Decor Ideas for the Grandmillenial Home Trend

    Last September House Beautiful introduced us to the grandmillenial, a person in their mid-20s to late-30s who appreciates design styles often “considered by mainstream culture to be ‘stuffy‘ or ‘outdated’.” Since then the granny-chic home trend is on the rise, encouraging new traditionalists to express their warm and whacky aesthetic sensibilities. Think old brown furniture and laidback wicker, classic floral chintz and natural fibre rugs, furnishings with pleated, scalloped and fringed details, vintage trellis and chinoiserie prints. Let’s not forget needlepoint art with tongue-in-cheek messaging. Whether you are trying to figure out if the grandmillenial style is for you or want to add another layer to your space, we’ve got you covered.

  • The Most Creative DIY Room Dividers That Will Redefine Your Living Space
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    The Most Creative DIY Room Dividers That Will Redefine Your Living Space

    Maximize your space with a humble—yet hardworking—room divider.From Country Living

  • Here's How to Care for a Rubber Plant
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    Here's How to Care for a Rubber Plant

    This easy-care houseplant is an old favorite that’s great for newbie plant parents.