The moment we all have been eagerly waiting for is finally here. Our favourite apparel brand has marked a scintillating debut in the home decor segment with H&M HOME—a digital store at hm.comand on the e-commerce platform Myntra on 3rd March 2022. Carrying their trademark style-forward, H&M HOME offers fashion-forward decor and accessories for every room and style.
From high-quality bedlinen and timeless dinnerware to diversified textiles, with contemporary style and attention to detail at its core, the vast assortment transforms your space into a place that feels like home. Merging modern design and quality with sustainability and affordable prices, here are 5 ways with which the collection aids in creating a personal and modern space—
With a wide range of home accessories, your living space is in for a treat and a much needed makeover. Without much ado, choose your pick from colourful cushions to cosy blankets, classic curtains to stylish storage, there’s something for every decorating style.
Surround yourself with comforting bohemian chic details and find pleasure in your everyday life at home. With H&M HOME, it’s easy to transform your bedroom interior through a great selection of duvet cover sets, sheets, bed skirts and spreads, blankets, curtains, pillowcases, rugs and more.
A plethora of art, architecture, fashion, food, folklore, and the cultures of the world amalgamate into H&M HOME, identifying styles that are of the moment and adapting trends to create collections that stimulate. This is your sign to add some colour and playfulness into your kids’ room interior with their exceptionally fun toys and inspiring accessories.
Cosy towels, dressing gowns, snuggly bath mats, eye catchy shower curtains—you name it and they have it. Prepare your bathroom for everyday luxury with H&M HOME’s golden bathtub shelf that keeps all your home-spa essentials in place. Let your feet sink into the fluffy patterned bath mat and escalate other senses through scented oils and candles.
Whether you’re planning an intimate supper, gala dinner or cosy night in with the family, H&M HOME’s tablecloths, place mats, chinaware, aprons and other decorations will make you an instant hit amongst your friends and family.
Prepare for brighter days ahead and spruce up your outdoors for al fresco adventures with the outdoor home range. Be it picnics in your garden or long, lazy days at the beach, there is something for everyone!
This March, as spring beckons, decorate your homes with soft neutrals, abstract prints, and edgy shapes. Design-driven and fashion forward, H&M HOME is offering decor accessories for every room and style.
With products for living, dining and kitchen, bed, bathroom and kids, the assortment will be available on hm.com and Myntra from 3rd March, 2022.
Office interiors are being looked at with an all-new lens all over the world. While the changes had begun pre-pandemic, the event itself sped up the trajectory. The graveness of a healthy work-life balance seems to have finally dawned upon office managements!
To lift the bane of dingy, impersonal cubicles with cool, bright and inspiring work desks, Elle Decor India brings you a list of cool offices to offer inspiration to spruce up yours. Boxy, monochromatic, copy-and-paste office spaces are shenanigans of the past. It’s time to make way for new, exciting and inviting workplaces.
Who said fun, bright-toned spaces are reserved just for cafes? A colourful co-working space, the B-Hive 11 by Studio Bipolar—co-founded by Sanjana Mathur and Ujjwal Sagar—adopts invigorating shades and graphics to keep the employees’ spirit up and high. The office can be described best as a space created for the young by the young!
An open HVAC system rendered bright yellow, and walls with words of encouragement juxtapose furniture and flooring patterns in warm wood accompanied by novel lighting fixtures in the space. The conference room is lively with birdcage chandeliers and a faux-plant ceiling.
The Saplings Creations office by Artystry is a perfect example of vividity meeting subtlety. Light-toned timber furniture paired with pastel shades of green line the interiors of the office. Cosy break-out spaces, irregularly-lined workstations, and randomly placed dual-toned pouffes giveaway the creative nature of the work at the digital studio.
An innovative feature in the office is a cushioned-top, curved piece of furniture that is a perfect rest for your back while standing to have a conversation with your workmate. It sponsors small talk but also slyly reminds one that they are away from their desk!
Oozing undisputable hippie and bohemian vibes is this office designed by Sakshi Arora Poddar, proprietor and principal designer of Tatvam Concept. A wooden bench and black-and-white patterned tiles greet you in the entrance hallway of the studio, acquainting you with the upcoming vibe.
An eye-catching black-and-white mural of a woman on a partition made of timber slats separates the intimate co-working space from the main cabin. The magic happens when the large painting splits into two sliding shutters to become the door to the cabin!
The onset of the ‘work-from-home’ situations made employees gleeful until they realised they actually had to work from home without the resources present at their offices. Home offices, since then, have become rampant. This fuss-free, minimal office by Nikita Mahajan in a Delhi home gives Pintresty vibes!
Doused in white—with flirty greens and beige accents—the room makes an excellent case of an inspiring and quiet environment. Illuminated by sunrays, on account of being located on the third floor, the design is a classier version of the boho vibe.
Although clinics are dreaded destinations for most, they also happen to be offices for doctors. Such spaces have to employ faint shades to ensure the areas are clean, but that does not mean they cannot be fused creatively with other elements. This dental office by Ketaki Poonawaala makes use of natural materials and flora to do so.
To imbue liveliness, plants fringe the waiting area and passages. A deck with raw wooden furniture and a crowd of plants smear the line between outside and inside. Even the windows, which have been specially widened, are accented with greens. Further, tropical fabrics and a grey and wooden colour palette enhance tranquillity. The clinic casually emanates a mid-century modern design language with cornices, wainscoting and bevelled glass partitions.
Aspiring to be as refreshing as the first sip of a cup of coffee, Coffee Bite by Studio KE Architects employs local materials and artisans to evoke clarity and wholesomeness in the design. Terrazzo flooring and concrete wall finishes impart a sense of nostalgia to the space, much like the name of the office inspired by the infamous toffee,
Elements like a blackboard and bamboo-woven seat backrests and door panels transport you to a simpler era. However, the theme of the space does not distract. Instead, its simplicity renders it personal and austere.
Dextrus’ quaint and contemporary office space in Lower Parel is all set to welcome employees from different sectors to work together. The picturesque interiors place the early days of Bombay’s textile supremacy in the lap of a contemporary context.
The subtle use of textiles throughout the space hint at the significance of being located in the same compound which housed the iconic Morarjee Mills. What could be more inspiring than working in a space that was once a centre point of success? Custom art pieces such as thread work on paper by Shamika Desai from Baked Chaplin and large windows sponsoring ample daylight line the space.
With rapid globalisation, design languages are emerging out of borrowing attributes from one another. It’s not an all-bad predicament at all; however, an office that flaunts its Indian context is certainly refreshing. This office for Concept International Business Consulting Pvt. Ltd by Viaanca Interiors imbues workspaces with a calming atmosphere by adopting earthy material and colour palette accompanied by Indian characteristics.
Alongside, walnut-hued wood veneer panellings with contemporary vertical grooves, the framed wallpaper from Sabyasachi Nilaya with quintessential Indian motifs in muted shades of indigo, mustard and brick-red and fabric panellings with distinguishing Indian patterns such as the paisley adorned the walls of the office fusing the formal nature of offices with the vibrance of the country’s context.
While designing Bandra based Ensotique’s office, Hipcouch followed the client’s brief to create a space that is fun, flexible and inspiring. The fact that Ensotique provides startups with guidance, mentorship, funds and more, struck a chord with the interior designers.
“Since we’re a startup ourselves, it was quite exciting to be able to resonate with Ensotique’s ideas and deliver a space that was aesthetically and functionally aligned with their requirements. Designing and delivering these custom spaces is the main driving ethos behind Hipcouch,” says Pankaj Poddar and Parikshat Hemrajani, co-founders of Hipcouch.
The office is meticulously zoned into a finance department, a workspace for the marketing team and a mini conference room that doubles as a workspace when required. Keeping in mind the tonality, the space is bathed in bright primary colours, ranging from lemony yellows, bright blues to olive greens. “We ideated on colour coding the space, using mostly primary colours that are bright and nice, whereby each zone will have a corresponding colour,” says Ridhi Agarwal, Principal designer of Hipcouch.
Upon entering the office, strips of colour transport you to a specific zone and act as a conduit. The floors, walls and ceiling are themed the same way. An interesting aspect of the office is that the finance and conference room even though crafted in separate zones are collapsible to become a seamless open space or act as a closed room, depending on the need of the hour. Ensotique also features a pantry, informal seating area and two washrooms.
All lighting options are designed to match the colour coded pathways, while the furniture including booths, chairs and tables are bespoke. Unlike traditional office chairs, here every chair is made using wood and upholstered to match the colour theme of their zone. The base flooring remains neutral to highlight the pops of colour around the space. “Creativity is at its peak when the client believes in you and lets you go through with your vision. This project is a classic example of the same!” concludes Agarwal.
Tweaking the famous adage to “a family that ‘works’ together, sticks together” is what sets this office apart. For the space, our client Rajeev Vyas’ brief was one without any ambiguity—he wanted a contemporary and minimally designed luxurious space, which also housed a dedicated, relatively feminine section for his daughters’ respective businesses. So, we approached the project as two separate offices, since both required different treatments, planning it such that the girls’ section was clearly demarcated from the rest.
For Rajeev’s office, we chose a deep and warm colour palette, owing to the large windows that envelope the space. Here, accents in black metal, walnut wood and brass, as well as indoor plants, add freshness. Wood is the dominant feature in this private workspace—from the flooring to the customised eight feet long, wood and metal desk. Furnishings such as the grey linen upholstered sofas and a beige rug contrast with the dark overtones of the desk, shelving unit and flooring. To the right of this cabin is the 12 seater conference room, where the white monotony is effectively broken by exaggerated bauble brass chandeliers. Contrary to what one may expect from a corporate office, visitors are met with a medley of contrasting colour palettes, bespoke furniture, greenery and ample sunlight making it appear plush and playful.
A space adorned with hand-softened leathers, luxurious velvets, rich marble and crystal chandeliers may not sound like a run-of-the-mill co-working space, but The Bureau is not meant to be typical. The project, completed in collaboration with Coco Republic, transformed a dull conventional office into a lavishly-appointed workplace.
At the heart of The Bureau, the communal area invites you in and puts you at ease with its cosy sofas and chairs, rustic timber dining table, and speakeasy-inspired black marble bar. The inspiration came from Timothy Oulton’s design ethos — he believes in adding a modern personal touch to classic vintage in an aesthetic merging antiques with the contemporary. “
Beautiful interiors support the creation of hosted and social experiences. Luxury is not about things, it’s about experiences, meaning and connection, and that’s what we always focus on,” says Oulton. It’s a gorgeous place to do business, to be inspired, to socialise and entertain. All in all, The Bureau lends a fresh perspective to work from home.
The city of Mumbai is dotted with Minnie Bhatt’s designs – from the eclectic interiors of True Tramm Trunk in BKC to the Azuli store in Bandra. A few weeks ago, Minnie brought her contemporary style to Kamala Mills – in the form of her own office space.
Cosy lofts, art installations and uplifting quotes on chalkboards aren’t the definition of corporate, but we wouldn’t mind a 9-5 situation here. “We wanted to steer clear of the typical office environment,” Minnie says. “Instead, we wanted a vibrant space that was young, but remained classy,” she continues, and we think the red brick walls, Pinterest-worthy photo strings and colourful metal accents do the trick.
The office also has quirky accessories ranging from Prashant Keluskar’s lights made from their sketches to a turquoise painting from Minnie’s sister, Jenny. We also loved the 3000-pencil ceiling installation that spells out ‘Imagine’, making the gruelling task of climbing stairs a little easier. From rustic walls to eccentric décor, Minnie’s workspace is our home office inspiration.
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Mondays wouldn’t be the absolute worst if you worked at Ikka Dukka’s 1000 sq ft workspace. Visualize your morning coffee in a spotless white studio, crafted by founders Nilisha Kohli and Enda Noone, overlooking the cold rainy streets of New Delhi. You could take a seat at white washed wooden desks that form work stations, or peruse through the classics on a comfy couch. A tall bleached table sits in the centre, with the brand’s own suspended illuminators to match. The clean white is interrupted with vibrant statement rugs, colourful covers of Penguin books painted on walls, and tableware in muted tones. You’d also find scribbles and mood boards personalizing every nook, but we’d grab a chair by the breezy balcony, bringing in ample natural light. The designers also revamped their doors by replacing the wood with transparent glass, and Kohli says that music is played throughout the day. “We wanted to create a space that was relaxing and made work enjoyable for us as well as our team,” said Noone, when asked about the ambience. What midweek blues?Website: www.ikkadukka.comAlso read: Home office looks to beat work woes
Want to escalate your levels of productivity? Why not assemble an office in your own abode? Whether you have an entire room to allot or just a small corner to spare, we’ve got you covered. Decorate it with care using our top three home office trends as a guideline.1. Compact CurationIf you’re abode doesn’t allow you to dedicate a separate chamber for an office, no need to fret. Plan an striking yet utilitarian workstation despite size limitations in your living room or boudoir. You can use the furniture you have to partition the area and customise it with flat-pack friendly basics. Avoid bulky fittings and look for foldable desks, chairs and shelves with clean lines.
2. Uniform CodeA cosy workspace characterised by similar hued elements leaves no room for distractions. Create an illusion of continuity in your domestic workspace that will guarantee peace of mind while you breeze through your to-do list. Opt for furniture and decor pieces in a homogenous set of colours and textures that seem to blend into each other.
3. Statement WallsA pop of colour can do wonders to awaken your creative cells. Make a bold decision with unique partitions in vivid tones, decorated with accessories that are functional, yet eye-catching. Plus, surface coverings in colourful, graphic prints are ideal to enliven dull corners in your home.
Are you in the process of planning your Home Office? If so, be sure to get your hands on ELLE DECOR India’s latest issue that’s full of ideas for the domestic workstation. Click here for a preview!
Today, the way we work has revolutionised, it isn’t just a 9 to 5 existence with self-made businesses, freelancers and even corporates opting to operate from home. But, when you use your laptop to work on your bed, it blurs what is personal and professional space. Even if it isn’t possible to demarcate a special room, making a small corner your work area, helps maintain balance in your home. Personalise it with a colour scheme, artwork or by setting it against a windowsill.
1. Rishabh Shah’s million dollar viewThe view from the tenth floor was what drove entrepreneur Rishabh Shah to decide on his apartment. Varrun Motihar of Mova 1 studio designed the space with shades of cherry mahogany. The study was placed in the living room, adorned with a Dak Bangla desk and Coral Reef chair, both from Portside Cafe. Overlooking Mumbai’s famous Sea Link and dynamic skyline, Rishabh’s study provides a calm haven for him.
2. Lisa Ray’s meditative retreatDesigned by writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, Lisa Ray’s peaceful nook evokes the days she spent in Matheran and when she first arrived in Mumbai in the ‘90s. A small workstation was fashioned in her bedroom, not wanting to dedicate an entire room. Styled with a custom desk, white lamp and Lalitha Lajmi painting, her quaint corner overlooks Bandra’s commotion with ample natural light beaming in.
3. A crisp monochromatic corner Light grey Kensington wallpaper from Nilaya by Asian Paints forms the background for this clean and sophisticated work space. Resting on a black T-system aluminum and glass table from Burosys, is a table lamp from Mozaic, Uomo Cubo Bianco clock from Sidewalks of the World, aluminum Airplane from Apartment 9 and the Sterling Deer from Address Home. The Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell from Santorini and a black leatherette magazine stand from Apartment 9 complete the look.
4. Parmesh Shahani’s work table drives away work blues.Combining his guestroom and study, Parmesh defines the room with the Ranthambore wallpaper by Sabyasachi for Nilaya by Asian Paints and the abstract Aditi Singh artwork. Scattered on the table are a collection of antiques, including a vintage brass jug, handmade lamp made from recycled pipes by Maker’s Asylum, an antique box from a Jaipur bazaar and a custom laptop case by Nappa Dori. This workspace is in sync with the rest of his home, a blend of traditional and modern.
If this article has piqued your interest, then get your hands on ELLE DECOR India’s latest issue that focuses on the home office. Click here for a preview!
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