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ELLE DECOR India rewind—Instagram posts of 2022 that served major decor inspirations

DEC 30, 2022 | By Kashish Kaushal
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And just like that, ELLE DECOR India’s 22nd year is over. Before we set foot in the new year, let’s take a recap of all that transpired on our Instagram feed. As fun as it is to scroll through endless photos of beautiful homes, glamorous locales and creative projects, it takes a village to establish a feed that inspires people to hit the ‘heart’ button. 

The year came with its own challenges, IGTV became obsolete, the algorithm went for a toss, yet we were ever-ready with your daily dose of design. From linking countless projects in our bio, to candid conversations, our Instagram sure has been a hot-spot and breeding ground for all things design. 

Join us as we dig in the past with immense gratitude for what went by, and gear up to welcome the new design interventions with open arms. Here’s presenting the top 10 posts on the Gram, specially curated by our editor and driving force Mrudul Pathak Kundu! 

1. OFF DUTY GLAMOUR ON THE #COVERHOME BY RAJIV SAINI

 

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As all of India gathered to revel in the festivities of October—celebrating the good over evil, investing in gold (it’s tradition), we amped up our perspective about glamour through our cover story. Bringing a whole new dimension and renewed perspectives to glamour and opulence, our October—November 2022 issue set out to redefine the conventional. 

On the cover, Rajiv Saini rendered a colossal canvas for art and furniture from across the globe in this home located in New Delhi. The customised dining table with marble vases from Milan caused quite a stir on Instagram as we were inundated with questions about the space. 

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2. WHEN CONCRETE MET CRAFT

 

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Beyond the walls, columns, beams and materials, a home is weaved with unwavering love and associations. This sprawling home in New Delhi, engineered by Verendra Wakhloo with interiors devised by EDIDA winner Ashiesh Shah, is an embodiment of the incredible blend of crafts and concrete. What’s endearing to see is the magic that unfolds when stellar partnerships like these result in such a fascinating space, combining the best of both worlds. Or how we like to put it— #BetterTogether!

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3. SEA LA VIE—POSTCARD PERFECT MUMBAI HOMES

 

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No prizes for guessing, what stayed with our followers is definitely the larger-than-life artwork created by former EDIDA winner Mangesh Lungare and his team! Whether you turn left or right, every turn in this Mumbai duplex unveils a picture-worthy corner. We invited you to jump right in and witness the sheer beauty and function of design that thrives on an organic palette of stone, marble, wood and greens.

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4. GIMME RED

 

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Oh the sweet taste of victory! After winning the EDIDA Interior Designer of the Year, reD Architects—Rajiv Parekh, Ekta Parekh and Maithili Raut gave us a ‘sneak’er peek’ into their routines and design preferences! Transforming spaces, one reel at a time, Instagram’s favourite designer trio share the belief that none of their projects should be visually identified as a reD design, only then can maximum versatility be achieved. Don’t miss the beautiful Green Niche crafted by ICA Italian Wood Finishes!

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5. THE GOLDEN TOUCH

 

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For our first ever digital cover, we embarked on a trend that is less paisley, more party. The brainchild of our consulting creative director Yashika Punjabee, we savoured a playful modern day feast that would encompass if King Midas was around today. Fit for that Diwali after party, gilded glamour made a royal comeback accompanied with charcoal infused foods and contemporary textures.

6. LOVE AT FIRST SITE OR LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

 

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In a quick-witted rapid fire round with us, the power couple of the Indian design fraternity Aamir and Hameeda Sharma spilled a lot of tea about each other and their craft. We visited them at their studio to know how and where the duo met, their love for their city Hyderabad and what inspires them. Discovering this unique side of Aamir and Hameeda was something Instagram had never seen before, especially for fans of Aamir, who follow him for his automobiles, it was quite the revelation!

Click here to explore their stunning project, also featured in our October-November 2022 issue!

7. UNDER THE COCONUT TREE IS THE PLACE TO BE

 

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Seldom is a house designed with an agenda to keep its people outside its four walls. But when Mumbai-based Amritha Karnakar was faced with restoring an aged structure to suit new needs, she did exactly that. With this home nestled on the coasts of Kelwa, we introduced you to emerging names in the design and architecture spectrum who are breaking the mould of conventionality (and materiality) across diverse terrains!

8. CONSCIOUS CHOICES FOR THE WIN

 

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From Alwar in Rajasthan and Bharuch in Gujarat to Kelwa in Maharashtra and Delhi—all the homes carried in it the soulful secrets of building conscious homes for conscious living in locations that are simply breathtaking!

Crafted by Shipra Singhania of Sketch Design Studio, the #CoverHome Mud House intently explored an uninterrupted tonal and organic narrative with locally sourced objects such as cane baskets, terracotta pottery, serveware and wooden storage shutters.

9. A WORTHY THRONE—THE CHANDIGARH CHAIRS

As part of our #SundayReads segment, we scouted for fun and equally intriguing stories on design, art and architecture. And since we’re talking about nostalgia, it’s never too late to learn about the inception of this legendary chair which happens to be everyone’s favourite!

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10. FRIENDS IN NEED

 

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This is the thing about Instagram. You follow your favourite designers or chefs and ‘think’ you know them but catch them once on #CandidwithED and witness a camaraderie like no other! Pooja Dhingra’s home designed by EDIDA winner Ravi Vazirani was a part of our April-May #BetterTogether issue and we managed to capture the duo in their element!

11. BUT FIRST, COFFEE!

 

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We paid a visit to The Craftery by SUBKO and offered more than a sneak peek to our  followers! Visit for a lingering coffee experience and spot the monopoly of materiality with a synergy of brick, crafted metal, granite, concrete, Indian spotted marble, teakwood and glass. 

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12. CRAFTS—INDIA MODERN

 

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For our greatest craft-throwback of all times, we took cues from this truly bespoke Jaipur-based home by Shantanu Garg crafted with the aim to project our culture beyond ethnicity by redefining and raising the bar of all things Indian. The biggest takeaway for our followers was how to dress spaces in the heritage of India, thanks to our selection of notable local crafts that will not only render your home in culture but also furnish aesthetics of modernity.

Take a tour of India Modern and be inspired!

13. SUNDAY SHENANIGANS 

 

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Lastly, raising a toast to the year that was! Thank you, dear followers, all 282k of you, for your continued support, views, likes and comments. See you next year with more design interventions and IDEAS THAT YOU CAN USE!