Stunning Light designs

Hello People, I know I am not being as regular with the blog as I used to be, but I would blame it on the fact that while blogging takes time to think of and then pen down thoughts, it is so much easier to just put images of Facebook and Instagram. Both my pages are very much active http://www.facebook.com/stylecity and instagram-aparnakaistha.

However, I did go through and mark out a few stunning design elements from the past few design shows- namely from Dubai and Maison & Objet. Here is my pick of favourite lighting designs from the shows

1.Hugues Chevalier- Art Deco Style

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2. Jeremy Cole- Ceramic sculpture

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3. Hamilton Conte- again very Art Deco influence

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4. Bellavista Collection- Combination of Moroccan & Indian Style

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5. Stephanie Coutas for Baccarat- Just stunning detail

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Dream Home- Nagorniy Residence by Oleg Klodt

The client asked Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design to create a contemporary, stylish interior, where she could live comfortably with her family. The main issue was the restricted size of the apartment, in which she needed to arrange all the zones of strategic importance for her life.

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The main approach the studio took in the design concept was a balance of contrasts. The palette of colours is based on a combination of black, grey, and light-grey tones, set off with focuses of brighter shades – yellow, turquoise (the chairs), and orange (the scatter cushions on the sofa). There are levelled concrete floors throughout the apartment, and there is almost no textile used in the decoration. Comfort and softness is instead provided for with soft carpets, which make a harmonious combination with the tactile surfaces.

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The lounge is dominated by bright colours. The minimalist furniture recalls the swinging Sixties, and the decor creates a special atmosphere. There is a view to the kitchen from the lounge – the transparent chairs have bright-blue upholstery, while the dining-table is made from circular sections of plywood with a black top, with a textured metal apron.

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The master bedroom is decorated with panels of distressed glass, which highlight the tall tailor-made headboard, and the wall decorations. The children’s bedroom was specially designed for a young girl who is in love with everything British. The design of the room is based on British motifs and laid out in thematic British colours. The area above her bed is laid out using individual lighting, which has inscriptions and designs from the London Underground network. The opposite wall is decorated with photo-wallpaper showing views of Westminster Abbey – which gives a new perspective to the room proportions, giving it a broader feel. To impose the British symbol, the door to the bedroom imitates the doors of London’s legendary double-decker buses.

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Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design designed a project in which the different spaces in the apartment blend into each other, and so the overall feeling is one of holistic integrity. The overall result is a restrained and elegant interior, which combines the best of Belgian motifs with the style of a New York loft.

Brand in Focus- Sixinch Design India

The global leader of foam-coated furniture, Sixinch Design, marks its entry in the country with Sixinch India – owned by Namrata Seth and Gagan Deep Bhatia. Sixinch India is synonymous with panache and never-ending creativity. The name originates from the space between our ears – a mere‘six’ inch wide gap. Founded by Pieter Jamart and Michel Sels in 2003, the Belgian company, Sixinch, blends innovation with progressive design. Sixinch is globally known for creating, designing and manufacturing high-end foam coated furniture and architectural products. The flexibility of the Sixinch Technology allows one to create and customise full foam furniture [without any support of wood/spring] using high density foam which is seamlessly sprayed with a Sixinch weather-proof, flexible coating that results in a soft seating.

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Bringing in this global legacy to India, the leading designer and manufacturer Sixinch aims to create dramatic impact by offering their customers varied services like:

Sixinch Collection: A wide range that varies from the classic Louis furniture, to the award-winning organic Cliffy Sofa and other modern geometric shapes

Sixinch Custom Projects: The freedom and opportunity to turn one’s creativity into reality. The company excels in customized pieces as the Sixinch Technology offers the capability of producing virtually any shape of any size in any possible color

Sixinch Application: Sixinch products can be incorporated for commercial, retail, residential, hotel and other infinite possibilities across indoor and outdoor spaces. The company also aspires to make a notable difference by using this technology to sculpt wall surfaces and provide solutions for the medical, automotive and marine industry.

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Sixinch has been an essential tool in a designer’s portfolio and has gained reputation and recognition for its design and products. The company has been acknowledged globally with numerous awards and has many successful projects to its credit such as Goldman Sachs, Tiger Global, Google, Microsoft, Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Centre Pompidou, and Nespresso and has also collaborated with designer’s such as Tom Dixon & Karim Rashid.

The Candle Store

Diwali is around the corner and being that it is the festival of lights, here we have selected a bunch of candles and holders for your to choose from..

GoodEarth

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Nicobar

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Fabindia

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Coppre

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Sanskriti Lifestyle

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Luxury Home Decor, at your Door Step

As you know I moved from Print media to online just recently, and have been constantly saying online is the way to go. We already have a lot of fashion and lifestyle brands that cater online, so how can home decor be far behind? Introducing Houseproud.in,one of the first curated, exclusive online sales destinations in India. The sister duo Sanvari Alagh Nair and Anjori Alagh bring their members a spectacular, hand-picked selection of top-brand and designer home decor at sensational prices.  “Although there are many players in the home décor and accessory e-retail space, we found  ‘Luxury’ is such a misused word in today’s e-commerce parlance. www.houseproud.in is India’s First Premium Home Décor E-Tailer where luxury is what it should be – excellent quality products that are exclusive and unique. We make luxury accessible to discerning customers all over India, increasing their range of choice and reducing any geographic disadvantages.”  – Sanvari Alagh Nair, Director, House Proud Pvt Ltd. According to the duo, price is also an important consideration. Expensive does not always mean exclusive and affordable does not always mean it cannot be a signature piece. The site caters to all needs, starting from the range of Rs.1,500. Some pieces are discounted from actual store price at prices only available at www.houseproud.in.

The Event Sale is the highlight of  www.houseproud.in. The sale includes an exciting, eclectic mix of vintage finds, fresh one-of-a-kind furniture, colourful accessories and amazing gift items from a designer’s branded line at prices never seen before. Since these promotions are on for only a limited time, members need to act fast as both stocks and time are guaranteed not to last!
Running alongside Event Sales are the fabulous Curated Collections where you can shop categories ranging from furniture and lighting to rugs, art, bath, tabletop, bedding, kids, candles, cushions, table linen, gifts and much more. All collections are fresh and new, inspiring you to jazz up your home with a bit of glitz and glamour.
At Kitchen Connoisseur, you will find all kitchen essentials, cutlery, crockery, flatware, serving dishes, glassware and bar needs at extremely competitive prices. Knick Knacks our master chefs will love – cookware that is a delight to use, serving dishes that will catch your eye and home accents you always wanted but never knew where to find…all right here at the Kitchen Connoisseur.
In Stores Now features the latest collections of cutting edge home decor countrywide.

Supply Partners: The Charcoal Project by Sussanne Roshan, Hurtado, Address-Home, House of Ishatvam, Natuzzi, FCML India, Ezma, Earth to Fire and Loom Crafts Furniture (India). 

Trend:White Wash

Seen all over the ramp, this trend has been making its way into our lives from the past few seasons. Looks like white is here to stay. I know we all get a bit scared with white being so high maintanance, but worry not, with the new materials in home decor accessories you can now incorporate this trend in easy to manage and clean materials. Perfect for the summer, here try a few of these products to induce this pure colour into your lives.

1. Grape Clip, Van Cleef and Arpels 2.Cut Vases, LSA at Pallate 3.Clothes stand, Cappellini at Poltrona Frau 4.Swirl Cushion, Address Home 5. Chair, Blues Home 6.Bloom Hanging Light, Kartell at Pallate 7.Falcon Snow, Nina Ricci 8.Scarf, Hermes

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