Trend: Graphic Flowers

Traditionally Flowers are considered delicate and pretty, but 2014 sees them as graphic, modern and sharp. Taking 3D forms on fabric and tiles while the shoots are just spectacular.So here is this trend which is rocking the world from Spring till winter 2014

3D flowers, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Marras; Erdem

3D flowers, Matthew Williamson, Antonio Marras; Erdem

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Floral Rooms

W Magazine January 2014 issue gives new meaning to florals for spring The spread styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Michael Thompson
W Magazine January 2014 issue gives new meaning to florals for spring The spread styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Michael Thompson

Floral Wallpaper

Floral Wallpaper

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.

Winter Decor Tips

Winter is as good a time as any to redecorate your home, and the right visual elements will have your interiors looking chic, warm, inviting and cozy; even in the coldest months. Architect Ekansh Bansal shares some tips to do up your home this winter.
1.Decorating for winter is all about giving extra comfort and warmth to your interiors, especially since it’s so cold and harsh outside. Stock up on items like plush throws and rich quilts and place them on your couches and sofas.

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2.Paint is perhaps the best starting point for redecorating your home, and you should begin with a neutral and earthy colors like white, beige or very light blue. Keeping the colors simple gives you a lot of freedom to play with the rest of the elements.
3. Add warmth to your interiors by breaking the straight lines of contemporary furniture with some more traditional pieces. The curves of the traditional pieces add a ‘glam’ factor to a space when used as a focal point.

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4. Use pieces which reflect the outside on the inside. By using accessories and furniture with raw and unfinished looks, we bring a bit of the nature and greenery outside, into our houses; especially a good idea for those who live in apartments and don’t have access to private gardens.
5. Curtains, like area rugs, offer you a very simple way to add dramatic changes to any room. Because you’ll probably want to change the design every so often, you may want to get reversible curtains so that you just need to flip the curtain to get an entirely new look. But make sure to remember to get these in nice colors, to add to the coziness.

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6. Open spaces are interactive and cozier. Restrict using large and heavy space dividers; instead opt for low height furniture, like bookshelves or consoles to dictate your space divisions. This not only makes the overall space seem larger, but also the interaction between the spaces makes it nice and warm.
7. Accessories add the final but all-important touches to your interiors for winter. Candles, for example, are particularly dramatic pieces in winter because they suggest light and warmth – two things that Mother Nature doesn’t provide that time of year.