Based in Lucknow, the sprawling 35-year-old bungalow has been home to Ankita since she married 12 years ago.
The self-taught product stylist is known for her budget-friendly home makeovers and DIY experiments with sustainable/upcycled décor.
“[The lockdown] was some of the best days I have spent with my boys. We enjoyed every corner of the home together as a family. It was indeed the best housewarming ever,” she concludes.
Mani Sharma’s 3BHK rental apartment in Whitefield, Bengaluru, enjoys a stunning lake view. One that offers her a connection to the outdoors and in some ways, has inspired the home’s laid-back interiors.
A Mumbai apartment that channels the trendy grandmillenial style.
Meenakshi Kapoor studied computer networking, but fate had more creative things in store for her. She started work on the interior design team at a friend’s architectural studio. “I learned on the job. I was a natural with home and space styling. I style shoots for brands as well as architects,” she says.
Over the last three years, she has thoughtfully curated her home interiors with design elements, old and new — like a one-of-a-kind, distressed bar from a factory in Rajasthan.
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.
Bangalore-based décor enthusiast Raina describes her home’s interior style as maximal-eclectic. Her residence is brimming with resource-smart ideas.
Mother to a 6-year-old (and hundreds of plant babies), Gaya turned the lockdown into a positive, creative experience. She has enjoyed bonding with her daughter; gardening, cooking and biking together.
Delhi-girl Shanna Sandhu has called Hyderabad home for the last three years. She moved from the Capital along with her mother (a consultant) and their cocker spaniel, Fia. It’s been six months in their current rental. “We love it for all the natural light it gets,” she says.
"When I saw this apartment with huge, french windows and two balconies where all my plants would fit, I happily agreed,” says Bhakti of her 3BHK home in Nashik.
Our home in Toronto is earthy and has a lot of wood colours and finish. We live in a three bedroom condominium and the 1800 sq-ft apartment gives plenty of space for the four of us.
Kajal says that while in lockdown, it has been a challenge to carve out time for creative pursuits. She finds solace at the bay window of the guest room. With ample light and a view, it offers the DIY expert the ideal work-from-home nook to get the job done.
For homemaker Preeti Raut, one of the perks of having to move base every three-four years is that she gets to indulge in her favourite pastime: reimagining and styling her home interiors. “My husband is in a transferable job. This is our third place,” explains the décor and gardening enthusiast who currently resides in Chennai.
“We weren't looking for a pretty apartment. We were looking for an empty canvas to paint,” says Tiyash.
Little did I know that my mum’s wonderful quality of turning a house into a home will chase the 'tomboy' me down into submission.
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.
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 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.