Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

The party season is swinging into action once more, but this year, hosting soirees at home has become the new going out, as more and more of us swap the cocktail bar for the kitchen. Entertaining at home was predicted by drinks giant Diageo to be a key lifestyle trend for 2017, and interiors have followed suit, with elegant, statement furniture in luxurious materials making the move from the hotel bar to your living room. Several key trends, including the vogue for velvet, marble and metallics (not to mention the…

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Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Made-to-order furniture and brands like Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Baccarat come together at Mumbai’s new design store If a shared work experience of 18 years in interior design has taught Jyoti Roy Chowdhury and Mona Dejgani anything, it is that the Indian market lacks options when it comes to premium design furniture and décor pieces. Having collaborated on several projects, the two — with expertise in interior architecture and styling respectively — came together to launch Maroon Manor, a luxury décor and design store in Worli, Mumbai, three months…

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Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

This collection of finely-restored furniture and artefacts has been put together as part of the ongoing exhibition and sale by the House of Mahendra Doshi at the CSMVS, Mumbai These days, you will find furniture pieces from different eras and in myriad styles coexisting wondrously together within the Coomaraswamy Hall, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. As soon as you enter, an eclectic selection of Gothic bookcases, exquisite screens and art deco dining tables, among others, will catch your eye, with each vying for your attention. This…

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Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

Touring Gisborne’s historic homes

ARCHITECTURAL features will combine with stories about past lives and ways of life as Gisborne architect James Blackburne guides a Historic Places Tairawhiti bus tour of city houses on Sunday. The heritage tour includes some of the many humble and grand houses in Gisborne, dating back over a century, and includes lunch at Mr Blackburne’s own historic property on the banks of the Waimata River. Designed by Burr and Mirfield, whose public buildings included the Kaiti Freezing Works and Masonic Hotel, the Harris Street house was built in 1925 for…

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RIGHT AT HOME: Sweet gifts for the home baker

RIGHT AT HOME: Sweet gifts for the home baker

If you’ve got home bakers on your holiday gift list, there are plenty of attractive and functional items on the market to help them whip up delectable goodies. Canadian artisan Brenda Watts of Hermitage, Prince Edward Island, makes French rolling pins out of flame birch in her Cattails Woodwork studio. They look like freshly baked baguettes, as decorative as they are useful. “I believe that beautiful things made from wood can have a purpose beyond what pleases the eye, “she says. “They should bring pleasure in use.” (www.etsy.com/shop/CattailsWoodwork ) Lisa…

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Hansol HomeDeco Co Ltd (025750) Decline -0.68% on Nov 21

Hansol HomeDeco Co Ltd (025750) Decline -0.68% on Nov 21

Shares of Hansol HomeDeco Co Ltd (KRX:025750) last traded at 1455, representing a move of -0.68%, or -10 per share, on volume of 121,304 shares. After opening the trading day at 1455, shares of Hansol HomeDeco Co Ltd traded in a close range. Hansol HomeDeco Co Ltd currently has a total float of 80.57 million shares and on average sees 257,471 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 1335 and high of 1765. KOSPI: Building Up South Korean Economy One of the fastest growing economies…

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Emerald Art Deco home with sprawling grounds a true treasure

Emerald Art Deco home with sprawling grounds a true treasure

THERE’S plenty of Art Deco character to be found across inner Melbourne’s apartments and period homes, though rarely on a grand scale. So to find that — and out in leafy Emerald — is to discover a gem. With its signature sweeping curves, an impressive 1930s home on the market at 9 Lakeside Drive is poised take buyers back in time. The Art Deco gem is said to be the work of architect Harry Norris.Source:Supplied Known as Moonya, the property is being offered via private sale, with a price guide of $2…

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Can Mumbai’s flamboyant Art Deco be saved from salty winds and ugly alterations?

Can Mumbai’s flamboyant Art Deco be saved from salty winds and ugly alterations?

A shaft of late-afternoon sunlight falls on a deep, grey sea and bounces off the water’s surface. The effect is an artificial-looking, molten silver pool that makes the ocean seem more welcoming than it really is. The wind carries a fine, salty spray over the promenade skirting the frothy waters. It is low tide. Traffic bustles. Across the busy street, in the milkiness of a post-rain September, the features of Marine Drive’s Art Deco buildings are distinctive. Art Deco studs other cities too, popping up here and there in Ahmedabad,…

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Fall of Matunga Art Deco home reflects vanishing era of the garden suburbs

Fall of Matunga Art Deco home reflects vanishing era of the garden suburbs

In 1941, S Ramachandranforever altered the life of his son, Kamu, when he shifted his family from the west side of Vincent Road in Matunga, today’s Ambedkar Road, to the east. The family moved from a small home in Hindu Colony, a Maharashtrian neighbourhood, to a large apartment full of light and breeze in a cosmopolitan lane in Five Gardens. Eight-year-old Kamu was fascinated by the house design, and impressed by its architect who, at one point, rejected his father’s request for a window shade, or chhaja. “My father was a tough…

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TP-Link launches Deco M5 secure home Wi-Fi, features built-in antivirus and malware protection

TP-Link launches Deco M5 secure home Wi-Fi, features built-in antivirus and malware protection

TP-Link has launched its Deco whole home Wi-Fi system, which the company claims, has built-in antivirus and malware protection provided by Trend Micro. The HomeCare feature of the Deco boasts of providing exploit and malware protection along with an SPI firewall, device access control and secure remote control of the network via the TP-Link Deco mobile app. The Deco M5 is powered by a quad-core processor and employs mesh technology. The Deco sports a dual-band AC1300 system, which it claims is capable of throughput speeds of up to 400Mbps on…

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