Sneaky Ways to Make a Small Space Look Bigger

Living in Big city  … space is big problems … Homes are no longer big or on the ground … space is becoming a constraint in cities like Delhi / Mumbai / Bangalore … So make your room or space look bigger and better … 5 sneaky ways to make small space look bigger … expanding tricks to help you maximize your square footage.

1. Space It Out :Shoving furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee a larger room. Try angling your bed or our favorite trick of floating the sofa in the living room with a skinny console behind it. Breathing room around your furniture lends the appearance of more space.

 

2. Paint with Light Hues : Dark colors are definitely design-friendly, but they make a room appear smaller. Stick to pale colors such as white, cream, pale grays and blues to keep it light, airy and open.

3. Use Multifunctional Pieces :Investing in furniture that serves many functions is a simple way to streamline a room. Try a vintage steamer trunk or an ottoman with built-in storage to tuck away blankets and books for a clean look.

4. Use Mirrors : Mirrors are the quickest way to make a room appear larger. While you may not want wall-to-wall, lean an oversized full-length one against a key wall or hang multiple ones salon style to create a statement wall.

5. Pop Your Ceilings : While bright white opens up a room (on walls), going for a dark ceiling creates depth while fun fixtures draw your eye upward, creating the illusion of height

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Chef Gautam shares his ‘Kitchen Magic’ at Cuisine Regale

  • Cuisine Regale is a lifestyle modular kitchen gallery brand by Godrej
  • Kitchen Magic is a show on Living Foodz- India’s first 24X7 foodaintment channel

Kitchen and Food are  directly or indirectly related to each other … Kitchen is space and Food is entity of that space and thought .. Kitchen is art and Food is canvas for that Art … Keeping these aspect in mind  , Food aficionados in the city were treated to a unique confluence of food, art and science last evening. Hosted by the city’s brand new lifestyle kitchen gallery brand, Cuisine Regale, Chef Gautam Mehrishi, of the Kitchen Magic fame on India’s leading foodaintment channel, Living Foodz, enthralled the guests as he churned out some of his signature food dishes using innovative scientific kitchen techniques. Renowned architects, interior designers & food bloggers in the city were part of this celebratory evening.

Celebrating this confluence of food, art and science, Chef Gautam said, “I believe that Cuisine Regale and Kitchen Magic are brands that are transforming the lives of people who enjoy cooking. The popularity of diverse cuisines and the willingness to experiment is immense amongst the current generation.  It is for brands like Cuisine Regale and Kitchen Magic, that foodies can continue to experiment and enjoy the experience while keeping the nutritive value.”

In line with Cuisine Regale’s promise to create experiences that go beyond the boundaries of a traditional kitchen space, Chef Gautam curated interesting recipes that demonstrated a variety of scientific cooking methods that not only enhances the flavor of the food, its nutritive value but also creates a cooking experience that builds memories that one would cherish. Chef Gautam demonstrated ‘Kitchen Magic’ that showcased the secret of a cherished kitchen experience – an experience that all of us are entitled to, an experience that Cuisine Regale promises. Kitchen Magic is the first demonstrative show to provide food lovers with technical skills that that promise to make the home cooking experience healthier and more scrumptious. The first of its kind show showcases how advanced cooking techniques can be easily replicated within the home.

Each recipe by the chef was an art that blended perfectly with the interior themes of each kitchen configuration at Cuisine Regale. A unique proposition that stands apart from all other international and local brands in this space, the kitchen configurations are built on anthropometric, ergonomics and our consumers cooking styles. From creating interesting consumer touchpoints in the galleries, to expert guidance by designers to building solutions for kitchens including appliances & accessories, as well as complete turnkey kitchen solutions, Cuisine Regale is the destination for all those who aspire to create spaces that treat family and friends, have finer tastes, seeks products which serve multiple needs and loves to build memories.

The newly launched store in Jubilee Hills will currently showcase three range of kitchen furnishing namely, Christened Glacier, Neue and Melange — all of which will cater to the distinct requirements of consumers making cooking more enjoyable

About Godrej Interio:

Godrej Interio (GI) is India’s premium furniture brand in both home and institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centers of excellence in design, manufacturing and retail.

GI aims to transform spaces with its thoughtfully designed furniture to create brighter homes and offices with products that have the highest design quotient in aesthetics, functionality and technology. GI pursues excellence with a special focus on the health and ergonomics. Be it office, home or other specialized applications, Godrej Interio has the entire range under one roof.

GI outlets pan across India – 78 exclusive showrooms in 20 cities, operating through 800 dealers. GI is one of the largest divisions of Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., part of the Godrej Group, one of India’s largest engineering and customer product groups.

 

Swing Time … Classic Indoor Swing Designs

Growing up shouldn’t mean having to let go of fun and free-spirited activities like swinging from the trees – or your living room rafters. Indoor swings can be as simple as a piece of wood strung from rope, or as complex as a hip set of eight modern swings around a dining room table.Origin of swings being used in interiors dates back various generations. Step inside a traditional South Indian home and you ought to find a jhoola, generally a bamboo swing. Gujarati houses have them typically placed in the living room. Typical Rajasthani houses generally have a jhoola in a bold floral fabric, suspended from the ceiling by simple chains, matching the room’s traditional design.

Indoor swings can be wood or metal, simple or ornate, and hung from the ceiling or from a frame. Swings can be installed just for looks or they can be used in the home for children to play as well as adults who are playful at heart. This is an exceptional idea for places where cold weather or rainy conditions is a factor and children want to play on a swing all year round and can be incorporated in interiors in countless different and eccentric ways.

4 ALL TIME CLASSIC DESIGNS OF SWINGS …

Nest Hanging Swings : The shape may be fairly classic by now, but one thing this particular hanging chair has that others simply don’t is its highly unusual material: volcanic basalt fiber. Extremely lightweight and suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Simple Living Room Swing : As captured in this image , an indoor swing can be just as simple as one you’d find hanging from a tree in the backyard.

Hanging hammock Swings : One of the wonderful things about hammock chairs is that unlike a conventional hammock you only need one hanging point instead of two. This normally gives people many more options to hang hammock chairs around their home.

Egg or Hanging Buble swing : Add a futuristic touch to your home decor with this hanging bubble chair. Perfect for patios or game rooms, this indoor/outdoor hanging chair features a sound swallowing quality and modern silver color. The acrylic hanging chair has a comfortable plush seat and a durable clear enclosure, giving the chair a modern, fun look.

Velvet Sofas …

2015 and it’s modern living room furniture trends. There’s a lot to talk about it. And in what sofa concerns, in 2015 the velvet sofa it’s what is in vogue.

Modern interior trends 2015 reinvent classy luxury, serenity, creative recycling and versatility in furniture design and interior decorating. Modern interior design trends 2015 include classic, retro and contemporary design ideas, traditional and new materials, fresh decorating colors, exotic motifs, ethnic decoration patterns, artistic details and surprising blend of textures.

Velvet has been considered an elegant fabric. And the best thing about velvet is its texture. Not only does it feel soft but it looks soft, too. It immediately lends a sort of softness and warmth to the room. That is why going for a velvet armchair makes a living room feel truly opulent.

 

Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture

Great patio furniture brings comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. With a spacious table and easy-to-use, comfortable chairs a basic brick patio is transformed into a sensory-rich dining destination. Outfit a cozy porch with a wicker sofa and a classic wicker rocking chair, both stocked with ample cushions, and the porch will quickly become a second family room during the warm weather months.

Don’t overlook the outdoor-living opportunities on balconies and in pocket gardens. When complemented with the right patio furniture, these petite garden getaways will beckon you outside time and again.

Check out the following tips for choosing the best patio furniture for your space. Thoughtful planning will ensure that your outdoor living space is inviting for years to come.

Make a List : Begin by thinking about how you would like your outdoor space to function. Would you like it to serve as a dining area on warm summer nights? Would you like to host your next dinner party or your daughter’s birthday party in the space? Is a peaceful reading nook more of what you’re looking for in your outdoor room?

Make a list of the many things you would like to do in the space and use it as a guide to determine what type of furniture is necessary. If the primary function of your 12×16-foot patio is to host casual evening cocktails, there is no need for a dining table. Opt for ample comfortable seating .

2. Take a Seat : Take a seat before you buy. Comfortable patio furniture, just like interior furniture, will be used regularly as opposed to uninviting patio furniture, which might have good looks but not-so-good comfort

3. Go for Easy Care : Reserve the bulk of your garden-side hours for enjoying your space as opposed to maintaining furniture when you purchase easy-care patio furniture. Most metal, teak, cedar, and all-weather wicker pieces are unfazed by whatever nature throws their way. Furniture made using these forgiving materials will look wonderful for years.

4. Color Smart : When purchasing patio furniture, you’re not limited to the natural tones of wood; the black, white, and beige of wicker; or metal pieces. Colorful finishes abound in the world of outdoor furniture. For stylish longevity, reserve bold splashes of color for cushions and accent pieces.

5. Search for Dual-Purpose Pieces : Look for hardworking furniture. An ottoman that doubles as extra seating for your next backyard bash and a simple bench that will stand alone or cozy up to an alfresco dining table are essential for frequently used outdoor spaces.

Würfel Küche Modular Kitchen

​​​Gone are the days when the kitchen was seen as a neglected part of ones home. Today they spell modern designs, top of the line finishes, hi tech appliances and are a miniature world in themselves which demands finesse, elegance and functionality.

​With increasing emergence of nuclear families, rising disposable income, growing awareness and better affordability, the industry is been growing at the rate of more than 40% per annum with audiences now more aware of their requirements and demanding ‘Fashionable’ kitchens at affordable price points.
Wurfel was born after three years ​o​f intense R&D on top brands in the world and is backed by a team of highly experienced individuals from different parts of Europe and India

​For Kitchens – Würfel Küche has categorized its finishes based on the tastes and practicality of individual choices.​Architect Finishes for those wanting off-beat kitchens with wild imaginations.
Luxury Finishes for those wanting kitchens with utmost precisions with hard-nosed elegance.Corporate Finishes for those wanting elegant contemporary style. These are also delivered within 30 days.
Classic Finishes for those preferring the style of the bygone Victorian era.

Würfel is a premium modular kitchen and wardrobe brand that aims to revolutionise the Indian modular kitchen industry with its commitment of providing the finest European Modular Kitchens & Wardrobes at a highly competitive pricing. Würfel Küche is a result of over three years of intense R&D on the top brands in the world of Kitchens and Wardrobes with focus on the Indian Market. Würfel is an extremely quality conscious brand that conforms to superior quality standards in designing, manufacturing, installation & servicing and offers comprehensive solutions to its customers

Promoted by INCAA Studio, a joint venture between hospitality giants KP Groups & Maruthi Ceramics (Ceramic Pioneer). INCAA Studio has been importing European Kitchens since 2012 and understands the needs and calls of the trade. With a strong hospitality and glam background Würfel would work towards associating the cool factor with its product.A team of highly experienced individuals backs Würfel, from different parts of Europe and India, who have given shape to some of the most recognized names in the same industry.

Adhering to strong European traditions, Würfel 100% top of the line German machinery, raw materials & fittings from across Europe, to deliver world-class kitchens that speak of innovation, style and functionality. The products perfected to International standards, reflect unmatched quality, excellent craftsmanship and have set a benchmark in the world of modular kitchens.

Würfel will be available to its clientele through a strong franchise network across the country and has already established a strong foothold in the city with 5 showrooms.