Its Better to Light One candle than Curse the Darkness

The festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner, and it’s about time to get into the mood for preparing the house for this festive season. One of the best things about festivities is actually the anticipation, excitement, and the preparation that goes with it. Decorating the house for Diwali is a family affair which brings everyone together in good spirits to start energizing the house with positive vibes. So let’s start getting excited from the anticipation of celebrating this wonderful festival of lights called Diwali by finding ideas and inspiration to decorate the house.



Try new Home furnishing items such as bed sheets, new pillows, furniture coverings, floor carpets and curtains around the home to bring a new life in your home. If your bedroom lacks brightness and you do not have time to get it repainted before Diwali, , throw in someBright colour cushions , wrap a cotton decorative Curtains  the room will look different and brighter without much time spent which are rustic in colors of Rust and Beige … It gives a more Festive look with tinge of Glam and shimmer . Any thing which is bright and gives a lighted up feeling , is the True Tone of Diwali for Homes .

According to Ms. Taruna Singhi , founder of Address Home – Diwali is time and Celebration of Light and  Positivity … The Diwali brings in Prosperity in Home … We should decorate the house in such a way that Positivity runs in house the whole year … Bright Colors like Rust / Gold / Red bring in exuberance in mood … Celebration of thought.



Give your interiors a new look by repositioning the furniture. Torans are a popular decor accessory for Diwali. These hangings can be used to decorate entrance door, arches and mandirs. Torans embellished with mirrors and bells hanging at the house entrance welcome guests. Bells can be creative by using conventional and unconventional bells and diyas to decorate one corner of the house. An assortment of bells and diyas of different sizes hung and placed at different heights will give the room an interesting effect.


If you are not big on making many small changes but still want to create an impressive Diwali look then you need to buy a statement piece for your house from Address Home . Keep it in the entryway or the living room where it will garner the maximum eyeballs. Keeping with the Diwali theme you can buy an ethnic accent piece or buy an artifact which will complement your wall colors.

Festival of light like Diwali  cannot be complete without Diyas or Candles. On a shelf, or behind a furniture, place candles and then cover them with colored glass. Make sure the dispersed light falls onto a wall. The effect would be similar to a shimmering rainbow. Take care that there is no inflammables around the candle, and place the candles on ceramic plates/bowls to avoid the wax spilling. The effect can be multiplied if you place some diamond cut glass crystals strategically.

Diwali, for me is a beautiful festival where Heart follow the customs and traditions handed down through the generations like spring cleaning  home to sparkling and decorating with rangolis, floating candles, and flowers, bright colors, and lights. More than anything else, its a celebration of families and friends coming together


ATTUNE – Designer Inspired HOME Décor & Accessories Store

ATTUNE, the multi designer home décor, art, lifestyle and accessories store recently opened its doors at Delhi’s most sought after marketplace.

The thought behind Attune is to provide young designers a space where they are able to create, sell and earn name and fame they aspire for and well deserve.

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While talent will create, ATTUNE will ensure publicity for these designers with a hope that soon these designers would be so recognized and so wanted that they will launch off their own and make way at ATTUNE for new young designers.

Visibility in the best market of the capital, will give these young people a push as no place else can. This will be Attune’s way of helping develop world class design and promote the idea of ‘’make in India’’ as opposed to import design from abroad.

Customers at Attune will benefit from the ever changing eclectic collection on display by the group of designers to enhance their homes. Another advantage to the customers at Attune will be the services they can enjoy of the designers to custom create artefacts for their homes.

While Attune is not a charitable venture, it is also not a hard core business outfit with an eye on profit. Growth of designers and evolution of design is of paramount importance.


Attune is the brain child of Poonam Bahl and Neeta Chait.

Poonam Bahl is a well-known name in the interior business market running ‘Mauve and Pink’ since 1983. Neeta Chait comes from a strong Army background and has been extensively associated with NGOs at a very large scale for almost 10 years.

The conventional design field where young designers are often prohibited, Attune is an eco-system and Launchpad for aspiring minds.

RAM DARBAR’ – Lladró’s Festive Special Collection for Dussehra

As the festive season is around the corner, celebration is at all time high with ongoing and upcoming festivals like Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali. Dussehra signifies the triumph of good over evil and brings auspiciousness in the grandest of manners. Celebrating this spirit of festivities, Lladró, the world famous Spanish brand known for its high quality porcelain sculptures presents its exclusive festive special ‘Ram Darbar’ for Dussehra.

Ram Darbar comprises of four basic characters namely Lord Rama, Deity Sita, Lord Lakshman and Lord Hanuman in the cultural consciousness of India which represent the ideal of the happy family. The meticulous ornamentation helps to enhance the rich costumes, necklaces, bracelets, the helmets and also the bow, which is a work of true craftsmanship.


Rama and Lakshman are shown with their most outstanding attributes, helmet, bow and arrows. The bow (dhanush) and arrows (shara) convey an idea of precision from a distance, of power and divine energy. The conic gold helmet signals their royalty and spiritual power. Sita is shown in pink saree with gold work on the border and heavy gold jewellery, which clearly showcases her beauty and elegance. Hanuman has also been depicted with a helmet as corresponds to his divine origin and in a posture of worshipping Rama.

The typical red and blue colours from Hindu iconography ,with very complex decoration due to the use of liquid colors and various different enamels have been used to bring the sculptures to life. Special attention went into achieving the facial expressions which faithfully reproduce the spirit of the traditional illustrations of these deities. As in the case of Rama, the bow is being modelled by Lladró and reproduced in gilded brass by a goldsmith.

Consumers can also buy Lladró products online on – www.lladro.com


Ram Darbar – INR 9,25,000


Lladró, the artistic porcelain firm of the 21st century

For more than 60 years, Lladró has cultivated their expertise for creating porcelain in their only factory in the world in Valencia. Sculptors and craftsmen delicately design each piece through a craft process that combines ancestral techniques with their own distinctive palette of colours.

Lladró also explores the enormous creative potential of this noble material through collaborations with prestigious designers and contemporary artists. Sculptures, lighting, household objects, proposals for interior design and fashion accessories make up the universe of the firm. With a reputation all over the globe, Lladró is Spain’s ambassador to more than 100 countries where it exports its porcelain through a select network of boutiques and distributors.

Lilac Grey Collection is a Rendition of French Renaissance – Taruna Singhi , Address Home

Autumn is the Beautiful second spring where Every Leaf  is Flower

As a reflection of the luminosity and extravagance of Winter ,  Ranging from ornate and eccentric to subtle and classy, the fabrics of Address Home  latest Lilac Collection express the very roots of the luxury . Exuding textures of grace and delicacy, Lilac Grey collection epitomizes poise and perfection through its royal aesthetic. Accented with a light glaze, the fabrics of this collection expose a subtle silvery sheen. This lustrous coat juxtaposes the underlying tones of Lilac and silver to produce amalgamated imageries of line work and textures.

Lilac & Grey has the right tone of world class sophistication. The collection retains a certain versatility of colour and form. Rendered with tones of expressive pastel greys, these fabrics are accentuated with an underlying gleam. Decorative in a tasteful way, the facades of these draperies project everything from modern geometries to natural, floral imageries .

The entire range of colors are muted, shades of lilac and grape merge beautifully with warm beige greys.  The patterns are a mix of contemporary floral vines and selective geometry and some with abstract indigenous influence. Highlighted with intricacy and elegance,  ADDress Home Lilac Grey Collection is contemporary rendition of  Designs  of the French Renaissance . Scattered with  embroideries , these fabrics fuse tradition with current style trends. Crafted artfully with sophistication,  collection showcases textures of luxuriant richness.

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Exuding neutrality and calmness unfurls in contrast to most of the other collections by Address Home. Reflecting the misty stillness , this collection aims to facilitate a connect with Early Autumn. Tinted with Lilac , the tones of this collection reflect the tranquillity of Fall ( Autumn ). Swollen with subtle, floral line work against Silver Grey backdrops, these fabrics transform areas into enriching spaces .


The surface techniques are thread based except for a few stunningly sequined show-stoppers.  With  lattice screen patterns  –  perfectly-laid geometry  in its most exotic representation, Lilac & Grey will steal the heart for the season. The richness of texture is brought out with the mix of velvets with a touch of Royal Silk .


Celebrating the sophistication of contemporary styles and the beauty of craftsmanship, Address Home Lilac Grey  Collection is an artful reflection of refined and tasteful design. Synthesized with premium quality textiles and aesthetic sensibilities, this collection can transform your décor from simple and stylish, to luscious and chic erene spaces.

Ms. Taruna Singhi’s  founder , Address Home – “The Lilac & Grey collection is very fashion forward with Design and Color inspirations taken from French Renaissance   The color are perfect for this Fall as it gets Tempered with greys which resembles the mistiness of the Fall and gives a sense of emergence of  Warm Winters “




BoConcept – Introducing Catalogue 2017/2018

BoConcept, Danish designer interior retail brand, has introduced new products to their collection along with their new catalogue this month. The Aarhus Dining Chair, Adelaide Living Collection, Vancouver Dining Table, Billund Table and Nora Dinnerware are additions to the 2017-218 BoConcept catalogue.

“Over the years BoConcept has constantly evolved with its offerings to its customers adding new product lines to the various spheres of a home. The new launches for the year include varied products with design and functionality at its core in our dining and living collections. We are very excited to enter a new product line with our Nora dinnerware which carries the distinctive design sensibilities to support our two styles – Metropolitan and Scandinavian”, says Mr. Navin Khana, Director, BoConcept India

Adelaide Living Collection – “The Adelaide expands into a complete collection in celebration of BoConcept’s 65th anniversary”

BoConcept is expanding the successful Danish-designed Adelaide dining chair into a complete collection for 2017. Designer Henrik Pedersen shares his thoughts on how the collection came about and what’s at its core. To mark the 65th anniversary of the company, BoConcept is introducing a stylish new collection of furniture inspired by the Adelaide dining chair. The collection extends the Adelaide’s Nordic expression of simplicity into other rooms throughout the home with a sofa, a living chair, a coffee table and a barstool.

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“We have transferred the Adelaide dining chair’s simple lines and shapes to the entire Adelaide collection. Its design is quietly confident. It’s easy on the eye and has a natural form and expression. The Adelaide looks like something that is nice to sit in – and that is one of the most important parameters of an international design success” says BoConcept designer Henrik Pedersen.

Since its introduction, the Adelaide dining chair has been one of BoConcept’s signature products, taking classic Danish design heritage and mixing it with a modern Scandinavian twist.“All Adelaide furniture can be mixed and matched, so anyone can create their own expression. You can match your personal style by choosing a soft, chunky sofa or a stylish and refined version of the classic felt” says Henrik Pedersen.

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With its characteristic wings, the new Adelaide sofa is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. When covered in dark leather or heavy fabrics the sofa has a modern, softer lounge look. The same also applies to the new Adelaide living chair, where besides countless colours and materials, you can also choose from either fixed legs or a centre pin with swivel.The new Adelaide coffee table is both simple and classic in oak or espresso oak versions. Much like the new Adelaide barstool, which is also a natural extension of the dining chair. “The Adelaide barstool matches the variety of seating needs in a modern kitchen. Here you can sit comfortably and stylishly at the higher kitchen table” says Henrik Pedersen.

All the elements in the new Adelaide collection live up to BoConcept’s long-standing commitment to quality, comfort and customisation.

Nora – Dinnerware Collection

Nora dinnerware will be available in two colors; grey and white to cover as widely as possible and support our two styles, Metropolitan and Scandinavian. The grey product selection lets us create a more rustic yet elegant look, whereas the white product selection underlines the Nordic simplicity that appears in the design.

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Nora dinnerware is introduced as an Essential Collection item. A timeless yet contemporary design with multiple colour choices and combination possibilities. To catch the consumer’s attention, we have developed a small edition in the same style but with a pattern. The patterned additions will add a personal touch to the dinnerware and create a more interesting look. We offer a gift box with 6 cups, a gift box with 6 plates and a gift box with 4 small bowls in the different patterns. The boxes will be introduced as a limited edition. In the future we might add new editions if we see the need to adapt colours, patterns or materials.

Vancouver Dining Table – “Who says a Dining Table has to be boring?”

With its warm, yet industrial expression, the new Vancouver dining table mixes materials to blend effortlessly into today’s design trends. Vancouver is the newest design in BoConcept’s popular range of dining tables. This angular, minimalistic dining table is comprised of a two-piece top with plank-cut oak or walnut look. The new veneer adds a more natural look and invokes the feeling of sitting at a long, planked table. The table measures 110×240 without extension.

To complete the industrial look, the legs are available in three options: Anthracite metal, white metal, or concrete. The metal legs are sturdy, yet slim. Balancing the heaviness of the table’s look with lightweight support. The concrete legs, which will be available soon, add to the robust feeling of the table top and create an almost monumental expression that is sure to deliver impact in any dining room.

For larger arrangements, an extension can be added to the Vancouver – adding 50cm of additional seating space on each end. Taking the table from 240cm to 340cm and creating room for four extra guests.

Billund Table – “Designed to get the most out of small spaces”

As cities around the world get larger and larger, so does the need for flexible furniture that can adapt to our changing lives.Smaller spaces need smarter furniture that can be used for a variety of occasions. BoConcept’s new Billund table is designed to be flexible and functional – without compromising on quality. It can be used as a dining table for get-togethers, or as a console table or smaller dining table for one or two people.

Billund’s innovative ‘flip-top’ is designed to let the table be folded and pushed against a wall when not in use or when extra space is not needed. This works great as a two-person dining table or small console table. When a larger table top is needed, simply unfold the leg and move the table into place. This smart design gives Billund limitless opportunities in today’s smaller spaces and instantly adds room for up to five people around the table.

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The table top is available in white laminate or oak veneer, and the high-quality legs are made from sturdy metal with solid oak feet. The blend of materials provides an elegant, Scandinavian expression that is worthy of the name Billund.

Aarhus Dining chair – “A dining chair should look beautiful from every angle”

The new Aarhus dining chair from BoConcept is made from wood and features intricate joinery details that add an element of sculptural beauty while ensuring a high level of comfort. It tickles the senses in several ways. Made from beautiful moulded wood, the chair comes in both walnut and oak variants.

“Wood is an honest material” says furniture designer Henrik Pedersen, who has designed the Aarhus chair for BoConcept. “It’s a classic material that gives furniture a pure and authentic feel. In addition, wood is a warm material which, with either leather or luxury felt, provides an extremely high level of seating comfort.”

When designing the chair, Henrik Pedersen played extensively with the look. On the back of the chair, a slender tongue elegantly connects the seat and backrest. This expertly executed joinery detail provides strength and adds an element of design to the rear of the chair.

“In my world, a dining chair should look good from every angle. Most of the time you look at the chair from behind when it is pushed in under the dining table. It’s in this context that the detailing on the back makes a lot of sense. In addition, the design helps to improve the chair’s sitting comfort, while the sculptural look piques your curiosity – and makes you want to touch and feel the chair” says Henrik Pedersen.

With its international and timeless look, the Aarhus dining chair exudes a simple Scandinavian style, while having a modern, softer ‘retro deco’ look.


Gauri Khan unveils her Signature Collection of designer lights from TISVA

Gauri Khan unveiled her signature collection of designer lights from TISVA at The Leela Palace Hotel, New Delhi. This collection of aesthetically hand-crafted Murano glass luminaires from Italy have been curated by Gauri Khan and is an expression of her creativity. TISVA is a premium home decorative lighting brand from Usha International Limited. Present at the event were Suhel Seth, Sunita Kohli, Shivani Wazir, Shobha Deepak Singh, Kenji Hiramatsu, Soni Mahdi, Rohan Jetly, Anchal Gulati, Charu Chawla among others.


Speaking at the launch, Gauri Khan said, “The Ringlet is a sculptural inspiration to look up to, while the Fotios when used with its dimming technology lends grace and elegance; the Elinore in turn with its gold elements lends drama even to low ceilings. The Calante range of magnetic track lights are easy to maneuver and doesn’t’ look like a light. Lastly the new down lighters will add drama to any lobby area.”


The Italian collection by TISVA consists of handcrafted masterpieces in Murano Glass built painstakingly by skilled Italian artisans. A true lighting connoisseur’s dream, its regal presence is also empowered with new age technology that enables it to be highly energy efficient even with prolonged use. The Italian collection commands and adds regal drama to your abode. It consists of Chandeliers and ceiling lights suitable for various ceiling heights.

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Apart from the Italian collection, the new range also includes smart control magnetic track systems, introduced for the first time in India. Designed for three types of mounting, they can be used as pendant, recess and surface. These tracks can be securely mounted with snap fit magnetic luminaries.

Gauri Khan’s Signature Collection will be available at all TISVA exclusive stores.

For more information please check www.lightsbytisva.com.

Get inspired at India’s first-ever Godrej Interio Experience Centre

~Located at Okhla in South Delhi, the centre provides a platform wherein one can get an experience of a real office build in a smaller space ~

~ Announces to organise a series of workshops titled ‘The present-future of workplaces’, in an effort to sensitise organisations towards the fast-changing expectations of the new age workplace ~

Adding to innovations in their extensive catalogue, Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture and interior solutions brand launched a novel retail concept ‘Godrej Interio Experience Centre’ yesterday. It is the first-of-its-kind hub wherein one can experience the best of innovations and smart office solutions.


The experiential centre is a great medium to establish dialogue with the new-age customer and showcase unique offerings. Driving commitment to provide an unparalleled level of service to partners comprising of architects and designers, the Experience Centre is Godrej Interio’s contribution to the modern work culture. Through this centre, the effort is to offer experiences that will create an office environment addressing latest trends.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anil Mathur, COO, Godrej Interio said “New Delhi is one of the important markets for us. The city has always had a strong market for the office furniture, and in recent years has caught an eye of the leading interior brands of the world. It is our first experience center in the current financial year. We plan to have around 3 such centers across the key cities of India. While, the office furniture category in Delhi contributes to 12% of the brand’s overall business revenue; the city contributes 150 Cr to the brand’s business growth annually”.

The centre also gives an opportunity to Architects and Interior designers, Decision makers of MNC/ Indian corporate, dealing with office interior space to explore unique designs and go over complete end to end solutions. Also, they get a chance to avail of a firsthand experience of furniture solutions, including security/ access control , AV solutions, safety systems etc that are required while making an office space.


Commenting on the need of this retail concept Mr. Naresh Tahiliani said, Millennial will represent 50% of the workforce by 2020, and 75% by 2025. They are digital natives and the organisations need to connect with this new workforce both physically and digitally. Thus the reality challenges the organisations to reinvent their business models to make people ‘want’ to come to work. Also, the market demand for flexible workplace furniture is gathering momentum. With growing industry needs and the change in work culture, customers want to experience an office environment that addresses the latest trends in offices. The experiential centre aims to address these challenges and enable the customer to associate with Godrej Interio in offering complete turnkey solutions under one roof.”

Also, Godrej Interio is working together with innovation consultancy iDream in organising a series of workshops titled ‘The present-future of workplaces’ for the senior management, Head of HR, Head of Facilities at the experience centre. Commenting on the collaboration with Godrej Interio, Parthajeet Sarma, founder of innovation consultancy iDream said “Organisations are working fundamentally different that requires the physical form of workplaces represent this reality. Space itself is increasingly being used as a starting point of innovation by forward thinking organizations. Companies that make the shift from need to want will be most successful in attracting and retaining talent. Godrej Interio is working with such organizations to create an eco-system which allow people to make this fundamental shift in their quest to remain innovative. Therefore, iDream is working together with Godrej Interio in organising these highly interactive workshops, titled ‘The present-future of workplaces’, which highlights tried and tested techniques to adapt to the fast-changing expectations of the new age workplace”.

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 centres of excellence in design, manufacturing and retail.

Led by the largest in-house design team in the country in the furniture category and awarded with 14 India Design Mark Awards till date, 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. With consistent pursuit of excellence and a special focus on health and ergonomics, GI’s product portfolio comprises a massive range in the office, home and other specialised applications, viz:

  1. B2B – Office Modular Furniture, Turnkey Projects, Marine Accommodation Solutions, Healthcare Furniture and Lab Furniture
  2. B2C – Home Furniture & Storage, Mattress and Kitchens

Godrej Interio has 7 manufacturing facilities situated at Mumbai, Haridwar, Shirwal, and Bhagwanpur. GI’s Shirwal Plant is Green Co Platinum Certified and Mumbai Plants are Green Co Gold Certified. GI is widely known for its comprehensive sustainability certifications for its products in furniture category.

GI commitment to the environment has resulted in manufacturing products with lesser environment footprint. Our pioneering efforts include designing less environment burdening products, usage of eco-friendly materials and setting up less polluting and consuming processes, ensuring eco-friendly packaging and transportation and finally the extended responsibility of recycling/reuse of used furniture and scrap, thus ensuring a lifecycle approach to green. GI has the widest range of green choices for our customers which not only includes products but also services such as green interiors and recycling.

Currently present in over 650 cities with 250 exclusive showrooms and 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.

The brand boasts of noteworthy awards received so far- CII Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence 2016, Superbrands 2015, Asia’s most admired brand 2016, Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2016 Platinum (Home Furniture) and Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2016 Gold (Modular Kitchens).