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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Furniture China to Create a Milestone with “Dizzying” New Changes in 2017

Furniture China to Create a Milestone with “Dizzying” New Changes in 2017

Following 10 months of preparation, the 23rd China International Furniture Expo (abbr. Furniture China 2017) and the 2nd Maison Shanghai, co-hosted by China National Furniture Association (CFNA) and Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Int’l Exhibition Co., Ltd., will return on 12-15 September 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) in Pudong Shanghai, China. During the four-day exhibition, the organizers are going to present nicely thousands of new furniture products from a total of 3,500 exhibitors in the two venues, covering nearly 350,000 square meters in exhibition areas. Together with more…

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Making room for the baby

Making room for the baby

Don’t let your kid’s personal space be an afterthought. Here’s how to get started: Recently, Bollywood’s favourite promoter of nepotism got his babies home to a swanky and pristine-white nursery designed by friend Gauri Khan. A child’s nursery is not just any other room; they are well thought out spaces for the child to call his/her own from the day he/she’s born. While Karan Johar’s nursery is right out of a catalogue, you don’t have to break the bank to get your child’s room ready. All you need is a…

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Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner crew is the one with the most houses. Kylie Jenner is putting her $4.56 million ‘starter home’ on the market. Budding real estate mogul Kylie Jenner has reportedly sold her Calabasas, California starter house for $4.56 million. The 19-year-old social media maven purchased the Tuscan-esque style residence in March 2015 for $3.57 million and gave it a high-glam makeover with stark white walls, jet black timber, glitzy light fixtures and several smoked mirror panels. The approximately 474-square-metre residence has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. and is…

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Home trends to try out this monsoon

Home trends to try out this monsoon

Romantic upholstery The best way to do up your pad is by giving your upholstery a makeover. Instead of using plain bright linens, go for something soft and soothing this season. It can simply be a few big flowers in shades of red and green. From bedspreads to curtains, table mats and linens — there is no end to it. Soul wall Many a times most people use one single colour in their house as the focal point. This trend is passe. Instead use a printed wallpaper to liven up…

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Vintage Home Show coming to Bath Pavilion with art deco pieces, 1970s furniture and bold artwork

Vintage Home Show coming to Bath Pavilion with art deco pieces, 1970s furniture and bold artwork

What design classics will you find at the Vintage Home Show? (Photo: Getty) If you love the vintage look then a show coming to Bath Pavilion is for you. The Vintage Home Show has already proved popular in other cities and will have iconic furniture and household design classics for sale. Items include art deco pieces to 1970’s retro chic, plus sleek sideboards, modernist glass vases, 60s ceramic sculptural lamps and bold artwork. The event organiser is Keeley Harris, who has also written a book called Style Me Vintage: Home….

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Vegas touts home décor growth

Vegas touts home décor growth

Thirteen home décor resources are debuting new and expanded showrooms for the July 30-Aug. 3 Las Vegas Market. “Las Vegas Market continues to experience increased demand from better home décor suppliers for both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibition space,” said Scott Eckman, president of furniture and home décor leasing and chief strategy officer, International Market Centers. “No other U.S. market offers retailers and designers such a breadth and depth of better home décor alongside a full range of complementary furniture and gift products.” Gabby, an Alabama-based manufacturer of transitional furniture,…

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