Trend: Indigo Rising

This summer a trend that seems to really be going around is Indigo.. Finding its roots in Indian dyes, the colour is seen to be a big trend which will catch up later in the year..Here is a picture essay showcasing Indigo from around the world..

Trend Indigo, www.stylecity.in

Trend Indigo, www.stylecity.in
Spotted on the runways of: Valentino, Jason Wu, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY
Indigo Blue Industrial look, www.stylecity.in
Indigo Blue Industrial look © pia ulin
Styling Cleo Scheulderman Photograph Jeroen van der Spek
Styling Cleo Scheulderman Photograph Jeroen van der Spek
Indigo Pocket Squares
Indigo Pocket Squared
Elle Decoration
Elle Decoration

The images have been linked back to their original site

Trend: Look Book 2014

I Have always said made-ups can change the look and mood of a room and putting those made ups together in an innovative way makes an Interior Stylist different from Interior Designer. StyleCity was invited by the new Home Centre at Pacific Mall, New Delhi to do up a few looks. So we decided to take one room set up and do up three different trends in the same space. Have a look and do let me know which you like or dislike the most!

Home Centre, www.stylecity.in

Trend: Monochromatic Wonder
We often hear the words Monochrome and wonder what the trend analysts mean. In simple terms it is Black and White and all the shades that fall between, namely greys. This look is always chic and stylish and does well for all genders and all marital statuses. To add a bit of panache you can bring in a hint of reds, lavenders or even yellow and blue. This is definitely our favourite look, what do you think?

Styled by  Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral
Styled by Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral

Trend: Eclectic Mix
We often wonder how we can create an eclectic look in a space. The first step is to understand what eclectic means. In laymen terms it is a combination of styles and tastes from different sources. In this case I leaned more towards Indian Kitsch, so the set up is a combination of bright colours and Indian motifs, while steering away from the traditional.

Styled by  Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral
Styled by Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral

Trend: Colour Mania
We often hear colour is a great way to enhance a space, yet we get confused when we try to combine colours. The simplest way is to decide which colour family we want to go towards. In this case I decided to go for Primary colours and hence did the look with Red+Blue+Yellow. If these feel too stark for you, you can use tints (pastel forms) of these colours and create your look.

Styled by  Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral
Styled by Aparna Kaistha. Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral

All Products were from Home Centre at Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar (unless mentioned otherwise)
Styling done by Aparna Kaistha, Assisted by Esha Marwah and Jasmeet Gujral.
These photos are a copyright of http://www.stylecity.in

Dream Home: Kelly Hoppen’s London Home

Kelly Hoppen’s London home is homage to her talent as one of the UK’s most celebrated Interior Designers. The classic Georgian townhouse is 2,500 square feet and is imbued in her trademark neutral colour scheme throughout -white walls, black wooden sliding doors and grey pored resin flooring. With plenty of natural lighting throughout the house, Kelly has complemented this with concealed lighting coming up from behind the walls. With its eclectic mix of furnishings and designs by Kelly, the house is enriched with textural aspects such as couture covered black sofas, velvet cushions and lingerie satin curtains.Kelly installed two luxurious bedrooms with pure white en suite bathrooms, a separate walking wardrobe, a gym, laundry room and a gorgeous garden.A truly ambitious project, the entire renovation of this Georgian townhouse remarkably took just five months from concept to completion.

The Living Room

Kelly Hoppens London Home
Kelly has seductively designed the living room which had existing dark wooden floors, with a large fireplace and black glass chimney breast, lingerie satin curtains, couture covered and loose covered black and grey sofas, black and grey velvet cushions and vintage taupe damask armchairs, a coffee table and Kelly Hoppen mirrors.The floor lamps and crystal light chains designed by SPINA, dramatically and softly light up the room to suit all moods and ambience. Kelly is a fan of Marilyn Monroe and has a large photograph of the muse in her living room with other art work from the Michael Hoppen Gallery.The living room leads out to a terrace and a staircase at the entrance of the living room also sweeps up to the Master bedroom.

The Kitchen Area

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The custom-made Boffi Kitchen installed by Alternative Plans has been designed to be a functional space for family and friends to sit, talk and eat and contains a bar surface area with vintage Talisman stools.Beautiful pendant lights hang over the bar surface area and a fantastic fireplace by BD designs with its surrounding designed by Kelly faces the bar. The large sash windows light the kitchen area perfectly. As you walk through the kitchen towards the dining room, custom-made cupboards fill the walls and an antique caucasian rug by Gallery Yacu fills the kitchen with colour.

The Dining Room

Kelly Hoppens London Home Kelly Hoppens London Home
Often used for special occasions and evening meals, the dining room is full of character. A beautiful oak table sits in the room centre and large white and black lights by Kevin Reilly elegantly hang over the dinner table.One of Kelly’s favourite items in the house is the Peter Beard photograph which is hung on the wall opposite the dining table. Naturally lit during the day, the dining room overlooks the back garden.

The Master Bedroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home Kelly Hoppens London Home
The main bedroom, designed around everything Kelly dreams of is sensual, luxurious and breath-taking beautiful.The bed by Duxiana in the room centre is covered by sirocco fabric, with throws and cushions by Kelly Hoppen. A vintage chair is placed next to the focal point, a dressing table with photographs of Kelly’s family and a second image of Marilyn Monroe.The Japanese inspired wardrobe made from black wood was designed by Kelly and conceals television unit and her clothes

The Master bathroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The en suite master bathroom with its pristine white walls is a tranquil haven. The bath, taking centre stage is raised on a platform, the black wooden path leads on to a white glass painted bath top. The basin, by Marble City, is designed by Kelly Hoppen.A beautiful India Madhavi table sits near to the bath. The taps and shower are Kelly Hoppen’s award winning designs for Waterfront Ltd.Shutters Shutterly Fabulous Basin Marble city” designed by Kelly Hoppen Bath Alternative Plans Table Tiered by India.

The Guest Bedroom

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The guest bedroom which is located in the basement of the house is classically decorated as the master room. The two hanging lights by Tom Dixon on either side of the bed, and sheep skin rugs add a relaxed feeling to the bedroom. Two chairs by Century French Bergere are placed on either side of the black wooden wardrobe.

The Front and Back Gardens

Kelly Hoppens London Home

The front garden has a large concrete ball by Talisman and floor lights beaming onto the ball.Ball Talisman Lights Rob Clift The back garden. designed by Chris Moss, and is beautifully accessorized by Kelly Hoppen. The tables and wooden armchairs by Nik Skinner and dining chairs by Vincent Sheppard make the garden a comfortable and cosy setting.

Focus: Indian Spring

If you have ever visited India, you would have noticed the vast variety of cultures, customs and terrains around the country. You may or may not have noticed that we love celebrations, we celebrate dozens of festivals across India and this is excluding weddings. Upcoming first in March we have Holi which is to celebrate the advent of spring and the end of winters. People throw powdered colour and coloured water on each other. And later in April we have Baisakhi which signifies the New solar year. So here is a colourful welcome to Indian spring and a tribute to the various cultures and customs of India.
Photographs courtesy: Karolina Gembara
Styled by: Aparna Kaistha

Photograph by Karolina GembaraStyled by Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by Karolina Gembara
Styled by Aparna Kaistha

1.Phulkari Dupatta,1469, Rs.5,500 each 2.Antique Mirror, StyleCity Rs.2,800 3.Wooden Pot, 1469, Rs.600 4.Antique wooden Plate, StyleCity, Rs.900 5.Rayna Coasters (for colours), Goodearth Rs.475 each 6. Taxi Horn,1469, Rs.150 7.Lassi Glass,1469, Rs. 625

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1.Pulkari Pank (hand fan), 1469, Rs.1,100 2.Kandhari Cow, Silk Road &Beyond, Rs.3,400*All images are copyrights of StyleCity. Please give due credit if you use them

Celebrating the Divas of Style

So though I should have put this up yesterday, I just remembered this shoot I had done for Casaviva India where I had taken inspiration from various women and done up a space to match their personalities. Here is a peek into decor inspired by these lovely ladies styles- Gayatri Devi, Grace Kelly, Coco Chanel, Cleopatra and Audery Hepburn

Women's Decor, www.stylecity.in

Women inspired Decor

Woman inspired Decor, www.stylecity.in

 

Focus- Funky Pattern

Be it Tribal influence, Stripes or Graphic; bright coloured pattern play a huge role this season especially in interior design. Spotted a few weeks back in a Delhi show home was Ikat and other tribal motif’s while retro patterns and prints have been spotted on cushions and cutlery quite a bit the past few years. A great way to incorporate this trend is by bringing in doses of bright patterned fabric and accessories in a neutral room. And you don’t need to stick to just one style, mixing patterns and prints is also a big hit this season..
P.S Remember the shoes I spotted at NDTV Good Times lifestyle awards, same theme

Photograph by Karolina GembaraStyled by Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by Karolina Gembara
Styled by Aparna Kaistha

1. Background Fabric, StyleCity, Rs.400 per mtr 2. Pencil Tray, Silk Road and Beyond, Rs.1,995 3.Mug on tray, Springflies.com, Rs.250 4.Stripe Ramekins, FCML Store, Rs.1,840 5.Plates, Home Stop, Rs.249 onwards 6.Cushion used a Napkin, Springflies.com, Rs.800 for set of two 8. Stripe Cake and Knife server, FCML Store, Rs.1,740 9.Earrings, Crazy Daisy, Rs.200 10.Garnet necklace, StyleCity, Rs.1,800

Aparna_1 1111.Background Fabric, StyleCity, Rs.400 per mtr 2.Plate, Home Stop, Rs.349 3.Stripe Ramekin, FCML Store, Rs.1,840 (part of Set) 4.Power Shine Lipstick, Oriflame, Rs.398 5.Hyper Strech Mascara, Oriflame, Rs.398 6.Perfect Blush, Oriflame, Rs.479

Focus: Birds of Feather

This spring why don’t you introduced Bird motifs and feathers into your decor scheme. Bird prints are seen as cheerful and springy and are no longer restricted to just children’s rooms decor. As for feathers, they were seen all over the ramp and are also being seen on various decor accessories like lampshades and cushions. So why don’t you bring these feathery friends into your living space.

Photograph by- Karolina GembaraStyled by- Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by- Karolina Gembara
Styled by- Aparna Kaistha

Clockwise from left
1.Background Throw, A.A Living, Rs.3,000 2.Bird Soap dish and tissue box, The Bath Boutique, Rs.950 and Rs.2,200 respectively 3.Pink Cherry Plates, FCML Store, Rs.365 upwards 4.Clay Birds, Crazy Daisy, Rs.250 each 5.Tile Coaster, StyleCity, Rs.600 6. Painted Metal Tea light holder, Crazy Daisy, Rs.1,000 7.Tray, Crazy Diasy, Rs.475 9.Pink cherry soup bowl and spoon, FCML Store, Rs.405 and Rs.245 respectively 9.Metal Candle Holder, Silk Road and Beyond, Rs.495

1.Journal, Paperchase 2.Cappuccino cups, Pip Studio at Liberty of London 3.Rug, Marks and Spencer 4.Doves on Cherry tree, Lladro 5.Cushion, House of Fraser 6.Biennale brooch, Cartier

Focus:Spring is in the air

Finally the cold winters are exiting and I can feel glorious Spring in the year. Unfortunately, it is too short-lived in India; mid March it will be closer to summer than spring, but till then we have a few weeks to enjoy this beautiful weather with amazing picnic and brunches.So get together a hamper of goodies and set off with your partner for a romantic date (Valentine day is just around the corner) or with your friends for a fun day out by the country-side(even a park in your locality or city will do!)

Photograph by-Karolina GembaraStyled by-Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by-Karolina Gembara
Styled by-Aparna Kaistha

From Left to Right
1. Wooden Tray, Goodearth, Rs.362 2.Jars, Pearlpet, Rs.60 each 3.Vintage Bottle, FCML,Price on Request 4.Quilt, Home Stop, Rs.2,099 5.Elan Amphora Love pitcher, Crazy Daisy, Rs.1,050 6.Wicker Basket, Home Stop, Rs.1,099 7.Flowers, Home Stop, Rs.799 8.Cushion, Home Stop, Rs.499 9.Ice Vodka, Local Wine Shop, Rs.750

Photograph by-Karolina GembaraStyled by-Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by-Karolina Gembara
Styled by-Aparna Kaistha

I think cocktails/punches are a perfect addition to any brunch or picnic. Also if you are like me who avoids cooking at any cost they are great lifesavers so it looks like you made effort and did not just get something from the shop. Thanks to IICE Vodka here we have a few refreshing recipes for the perfect brunch cocktails(recipe for one drink so decide quantity according to the amount of people)

MANGO CREAMY BUSTER

Photograph by-Karolina GembaraStyled by-Aparna Kaistha
Photograph by-Karolina Gembara
Styled by-Aparna Kaistha

Ingredients
1. 45ml Vodka
2. 60ml Mango juice
3. 30ml Club Soda
4. 30ml Mango Ice-cream
Preparation
Mix the Vodka, Mango juice and Club Soda in a Tall glass. Garnish with Mango Ice-cream.IICE Splash
Ingredients
1.30ml Green Apple Vodka
2.30ml Coconut Water
3.1 small kiwi or half large kiwi, peeled
4.60ml Apple juice
5.148ml Lemon Syrup
Preparation
Pour the Green Apple vodka,Coconut water, Apple juice and lemon syrup into a cocktail maker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a high ball glass. Garnish with Kiwis.

Indian Bazaar

This isa shoot which was inspired by the streets of India. It was to bring to life the Indian Bazaar and what makes it so lively. All has been done in a studio

Photographs- Nrupen Madhvani
Styled by- Aparna Kaistha

Indian bazaar

Indian Bazaar

Indian Bazaar