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.
With its wings spread across various design disciplines, the Mumbai-based Kalakaari Haath combines the zesty energy of Indian heritage with the quality of intricate craftsmanship. Post an extensive research study on traditional building crafts of India, Sahiba Madan founded the brand with a core focus on home decor, wall features and illustration.
In 2019, Madan also laid the foundation of Insitu—an architectural and interior design studio focussed on crafting in place. With an out of the ordinary combination of skill sets, both design studios work in complete harmony with each other, fashioning spaces, surfaces, and aesthetics that connect with everyone.
Through each project, the joyous collaboration between Kalakaari Haath and Insitu aims to narrow the gap between the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. Creating better design solutions that exude of unique personalities of the home owners through intelligent, contextual and relevant creative thinking, their design approach encompasses a lot more substance than just skill-building.
Merging the ideas between architecture and craftsmanship, Insitu is on a journey to create living spaces that feel like more than four walls surrounding you.
Imbuing essence and meaning to the very foundation of the home, Insitu recently designed a residential bungalow in an upscale neighbourhood of Lokhandwala, Mumbai. An interesting dialogue between traditional and contemporary, the materials and colour palette of the bungalow speak of a unique artistic language of its own, indicating heavily to the Manglorean architecture that is mesmerising, to say the least.
Other stellar works of Insitu include this Powai home completed in 2018 that fuses comfort and leisure with the striking palette of colours that pop. The corners here transport you into a world where every season looks bright and peppy and every decor piece tells a riveting story.
With Kalakaari Haath and Insitu working in tandem, we also witnessed the brand’s state-of-the-art wall embellishments that seamlessly display an artistic allure that provides depth and drama!
Witness the drama of wallpapers—
Bask in the stately sophistication of walls engulfed in warm, rustic shades illustrated with painted motifs. Printed on handmade textured non-woven papers, these beautiful wallpapers by Kalakaari Haath take cues from the nature and ecosystems that we exist in. With a versatile range of playful, tropical vibes for bedrooms, or an artistic statement wall in the living room, these wallpapers embrace ancient cultures that exude a contemporary vibe with finesse.
Available in the ready to buy collection, Kalakaari Haath also works on a number of custom wallpaper projects stemming out of interactive briefs. The focus, however, remains on fabricating these wallpapers based on concept, process and craft techniques that the beholder will admire for a long time.
The serene beauty of wall decals—
More often than not, wall art is treated as an afterthought. It is what a home owner deals with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all the furniture has been arranged. Kalakaari Haath wants you to take a better note of the wall decals and let these easy decals and decal sets add eye-catching character to the smallest corners of your home.
The larger decals are made to order and customised to a brief, concept, size or location. For every wall of your home to narrate a story and make an everlasting impact, it’s never too late to turn your attention to the stunning range of wall decals by Kalakaari Haath.
The sheer warmth of wall arts—
Art is meant for everyone, which is the most accurate way to describe Kalakaari Haath’s wall art collection. Deriving inspiration from almost everywhere and everything, Madan has encapsulated the most intricate details of design and patterns into this wall art range.
“A large part of the style comes from creating relevance to traditional art forms like Gond, Mughal miniature and reimagining them in a context of today to simple stories of nature being communicated through a set of multiple art frames, each standing it’s own individually and together,” muses Madan.
Bringing exclusivity with its one of a kind mix media art pieces and custom range of wall art, team Kalakaari Haath focuses on integrating hand skills across different mediums to uplift your enormous walls through heavy hand embroidery, brass elements, hand-carved wood that create interesting blends to impart an artsy demeanour to the favourite spaces of your abode.
We all enter Goa holding a million ideas. The heady mix of excitement and anticipation slowly mingles with a dropping of inhibitions. We then begin letting loose and end up having a hazy memory of the entire trip.
The entire experience is not unlike attending a Masquerade Ball, (strangely mirrored in Goa’s carnival, that traces its roots back to the introduction of Roman Catholicism, occurring before the abstinence of Lent). The carnival is presided over by King Momo, who on the opening day orders his subjects to party.
The Masquerade plays out everyday at the beaches, the high-energy bars and clubs, the glitzy casinos and the streets of otherwise quiet village by-lanes. The Masquerade mask introduces us to our own split personality, offering us a vacation from ourselves.
The idea of Goa itself offers this mask and costume. You “let your hair down” behind an oversized straw hat and a thin block-printed muslin shirt. It is impossible to deny that this side of Goa exists. Design briefs that cater to these expectations proliferate the beach belt and the hotel strips, the quest for the ultimate selfie drives major design decisions and project budgets.
There is a side of Goa that makes a big impression, and yet another that reveals itself to you slowly. There are places to speed up, where a week feels like a blur. And then there are places to slow down, where a weekend feels like a month.
My first impulse walking into the First House was this deep urge to do as little as possible. It was already a stunning property, and almost perfectly situated with this incredible play of nature all around.
It was cutaway, yet central, packed into a lovely human-scaled Goan house that already had decades of incredible memories from it’s previous owners layered in. We’ve worked with mirrors to open up vistas, plaster rhythms to unify disparate elements, and tried to be as sedate as possible. We used the lightest possible touch to ease in new objects and navigation, and simple plaster panels and elevational rhythms to just underline alignments with old parts of the bungalow.
There’s a part of Goa that is experienced when everything else calms down. The First house is designed to be a quiet backdrop, to not impinge on the consciousness of the guest, to conceal functionality rather than display cool stuff.
The property itself (we hope) encourages you to stay longer, to engage with the seasons, to watch the passage of time.
We had some fun with the art program though, and we are curating an ongoing irreverent look at the History of Art, by subtly messing with the artworks of past masters from some of the most amazing museum collections sourced from the commons. It’s a program called “F*ck Art, Lets Dance”, and is an art and music pairing that makes looking at art more bearable.
Probably the most challenging part of the project was to keep our freakishness out of the property and act our age.
No local Craft was harmed in the making of the property.
Paying utmost attention to detail is what Ronak Sekhri, director of Pomegranate Designs, believes his design approach to be. Representing this idea to the T, the Pomegranate team has built as well as designed three brand new luxury apartments, all ready for handover this Diwali. These three abodes replete with a rich blend of contemporary style and divine opulence are not just it, as the team works proactively to craft various dream homes and a whole lot of ongoing projects simultaneously.
Completed to perfection during the pandemic in a record-breaking 15 months, these apartments display the team’s immaculate efficiency and inventive approach. Beyond just bricks and mortar, every space exemplifies the finest design and interior practises.
The three luxury residences out of their 38 ongoing projects, namely Hudson Residence at New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Kensington Residence and Louis Residence at DLF Camellias in Gurugram define supreme design and built.
When the doors to each of these apartments swing open, it naturally evokes a sensation of sauntering, similar to one experienced while visiting one of the lavish hotels of Manhattan in New York. Life seems to be a slow-motion drama and you wish to unearth more while looking at the city skyline from the vast balconies.
As the eyes prance around, witnessing the dim, luxe lightings, the stylish sanitary fixtures, the clean structured lines flowing from one door to the other and the meticulously carved out panelled walls, each design amplifies an elaborative method of mindful detailing unique to Pomegranate Designs. As Sekhri rightly sums it up—capturing a client’s sensibilities is extremely important.
Besides everything looking and feeling so modern, there is something about the interiors and designs that goes beyond the styling. The Kensington Residence, which sprawls an area of 7,500 sq ft, features a certain glimmer, reflecting off of gold and white interiors, that directs your vision either to the sharp edges of TV units or towards the flawless shine of the neat and technologically-forward kitchen area with all its cabinets, drawers and appliances sitting in a poised manner.
Meanwhile, stepping inside the Louis Residence in Gurugram, which spans 7,500 sq ft as well, fascinating chandeliers and lighting catch the attention immediately with its fixtures across the entire home. The chandeliers have been fitted in such a manner that each space in the Louis Residence finds a spotlight of its own as one passes it by. Their illumination brings forth a balance—softening the splendour held in the spaces on one side while providing the perfect ray of light to live life, on the other.
The suave woodwork of the Hudson Residence at New Friends Colony, New Delhi, perched grandly in a 12,000 sq ft area, is what draws the attention to the abode. To feel its finesse, the wooden doors, closets and more, need to be touched so that you can put its polished flair into words. The accompanying white and yellow illumination, marble work and an elegant colour palette of white and brown, further elevates the beauty of the woodwork and that too, at a level, which leads you to think what decor pieces would be able to match the sublime excellence that these interiors exhibit.
Doused in a plethora of luxurious elements, these apartments give rise to a dream of experiencing a homely grandeur, amalgamated with comfort and leisure. Pomegranate Designs meticulously depict all these design qualities in the apartments they craft, just like the seeds of a pomegranate, each having its distinct taste, essence and design.
Asian Paints Colour of the Year 2017 Intense Ocean makes a serious statement and the focal point of these dreamy living rooms. It is easy to see how one simple colour swap make these spaces refreshingly bright and modern.
We show you simple ways to experiment with this colour trend.
1. One corner wall can be accentuated with Intense Ocean. Raghav and Ritu Bahl’s abode in New Delhi is one of those houses – beautifully designed but with the right mix of eccentrics to make it a home. Envisioned by Mallika Kumar of Kumar Moorthy and Associates, a soothing wash of Intense Ocean bathes the TV lounge downstairs to reflect the greenery outside. A pastiche theme starting from the coffee table and pop auto paintings by Mike Knowles runs through to the carpet, cushions and lights handle from JB Gupta adds the right finishing touch to the colourful panel.
2. A humble setting can be lifted with a soothing, yet statement making Intense Ocean wall. Inside German-born Joerg Drechsel’s 250-year-old Dutch colonial dwelling in Cochin, decoration has been kept to a minimum, and lighting has been used expertly. The best part is the living room painted in the Colour of the Year blue-turquoise pigment, once common in the old Muslim quarter of Mattancherry. Celebrating local crafts and culture, this restored home is an old vicarage that resonates with coloured tranquility.
3. Intense Ocean coloured wall can be juxtaposed inside a multi-hued room replete with accessories and paintings. When you look at the incongruous parts of designer Krsna Mehta’s Mumbai apartment that link to a whole, you can’t help but wonder what the starting point was. The lounge is coloured with vibrant solids with the focal point on the Intense Ocean wall that is accentuated with Krsna’s Wall Arts from India Circus over the years. We love how the space is testament to his instinctive insight on producing mix and match interiors along with a keen eye for detailing, colour and texture.
4. From accessories to walls, everything can be dominated by Intense Ocean. The vibrant, artistic vein running through this setup leaves no stone unturned…the emphasis is laid on Asian Paints’ Colour of the Year Intense Ocean through walls, accessories and everything in between.
Also read: You kid will swoon over this Intense Ocean play corner
Do you feel overwhelmed by cold winds that hit as hard as steel? There’s no need to fight them – borrow their ashen tones to mimic them in your home. In fact, our colour forecast for this month called for muted tones of ivory and pale grey.
To get you started, we rounded up stylish living rooms from ELLE DECOR India’s archives that have done a fine job at it. Take cues from them to create your own winter wonderland.
1. Integrate the outdoors inside your home
Nestled in the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Alibaug, Maithili Ahluwalia’s (of Bungalow 8) family home in Nandgaon is replete with humble colours. The expansive windows make it appear as though the neighbouring sanctuary is almost part of the abode. Dark wood furniture contrasts with the grey walls and flooring. Draw inspiration from this earthy space to showcase your love for nature and understated sophistication.
2. Accentuate your space with a mix of bright hues and vibrant prints
In Arjun Sawhney’s dramatic and self-styled New Delhi residence, pale charcoal walls are complemented with timber floors and a prism of colours. The seaters upholstered in bright blue fabric, large art pieces adorning the walls and modern ceiling lamps create an energetic atmosphere. This is an ideal option for city slickers who love a sprinkle of summer within their charcoal space.
3. Create a monastery-like ambience with raw surfaces and concrete floors
Designed by writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, actor and philanthropist Lisa Ray’s cocoon in Mumbai is decorated with her personal collectibles in white and distressed finishes. Cool cement hued IPS flooring harmonises with icy walls. The most graphic element in the room is the forest print wallpaper that has also been framed above the custom low shelf. We love how the various textures bring a sense of tranquility and nostalgia – a great example of how to create an oasis in a metropolitan city.
Also read: Learn how to inject muted tones in your home for winter vibes
Every bookworm is going to “flip” (pages) over these four stylish reading corners. Because nothing says a well-established home better than a small area with a stack of tastefully arranged books and a comfortable seater to beaver away at reading.We aren’t suggesting high maintenance libraries but just a creative area that has two things in common – isolated yet ample space and great design. Moving beyond archetypical bookshelves, here are four inspired design ideas from homes previously featured in ELLE DECOR India to get your started.1. Incorporate a perfect prism of colour with rainbow hued booksEnsconced in a bylane in the heart of New Delhi, this classic, stylised apartment is the ideal refuge for the musings of author Aatish Taseer. Arranged in the perfect prism of colour is Aatish’s library-study; his choice of location to write during winters. The star inclusion is the Anglo-Indian desk that is “higgledy-piggledy” with tomes and papers, while the bookcases designed by his uncle Oliver Musker create an imposing backdrop. We love the muted, earth tones that dictate the space, offering a comfortable, lived-in quality – a great idea to replicate in any home.2. Juxtapose different textures and shadesTeaming a medley of opposites, the Shades of India duo, Mandeep Nagi and David Housego, play with a profusion of ideas in their penthouse. Popping colours and neutrals run in the home. The highlight of course is their eclectic study, which presents an open shelving cabinet filled with books collected by David. The furnishings and long cushion are from Shades of India, while the floor has a bird motif carpet from Khotan near Samarkhand. This is an ideal option for bookworms who like to experiment with various colours, patterns and textures.3. Keep it simple with earthy tonesArchitect Pradeep Sachdeva’s 300 year old Kerala weekend homestead manor transcends memories and boundaries with dark timber interiors and aged but enduring furniture. On the first floor outside one of the bedrooms, the verandah makes an enviously warm coffee sipping and reading corner. While the table and chairs are Pradeep’s own treasured possessions, the lamp with an onyx base was a present from a friend who got it from Pakistan. Eco-friendly and down-to-earth, this reading corner quintessentially defines cosy.
4. Amalgamate global cultures through various pieces and curiosLocated in Malcha Marg, the uber posh, diplomat and interior designer Javier Barca and his Spanish partner’s bungalow is rooted in global ethnicities; making their space a museum of memorabilia. The barsati is converted into a study library and an alfresco dining space. Monochromatic tones along with modest shades like grey and beige dominate the den-like area, where a vintage armchair, carpet, acrylic chairs and 50s bronze and black metal lamp have travelled with the couple from their previous address in Argentina. The console is an industrial mix of nickel and glass from Flamant, while the bookshelves are made of glass. Draw inspiration from this study to showcase your travel knick-knacks in tasteful way!
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Whether you drift off for a small getaway or throw an Independence Day shindig, chances are as August 15 approaches you’ll either be searching your closet or cabinets to inject a tri-colour spirit.
Come this Independence Day, like good citizens, we have rounded up three of our favourite living rooms from our archives in Gandhiji-approved colour palette of saffron, white and green. Try one or all of these not too kitschy ideas that will serve your decorating needs long after Independence Day is over.
Unfettered reigns gave way to Film Writer/Director Mozez Singh’s home in Mumbai. A bold, audacious act of balancing hues and styles, the living room features saffron colours of the hand-painted silk and paper chinoiserie wallpaper from Greece that has been handpicked. The space also boasts of fuchsia brocade fabric on the JFK TWA terminal sofa reproduced by Maison Maheep to give a perfect contrast to the orange.
A tranquil aura reverberates from every corner of copywriter Freddy Birdy’s New Delhi apartment. Much like its owner, the living room is opinionated, comfortable in its own skin, calm with splashes of quirkiness and most importantly, eccentric. Doses of colour are injected with a steel flower installation from Alex Davis’s collection and vivid blue bar cabinet from Sharma Farms Antiques amongst many more.
Conceptualised by Lidewij Edelkoort with ELLE DECOR – a peak at what we showcased at India Design ID 2015, this setup is ideal for nature lovers who would love to come home to nature. We suggest accentuate your wall with a beach inspired covering that is replete with trees. If you’re less audacious then opt for decor pieces that imbibe the same vibe like Close To Nature Sofa from Yellow Collectables or simply placing cushions in green hue such as Pure Cotton “Patta” Cushion Cover from No Mad 97% India.
Leaf through our August – September 2016 issue for more such ideas. Click here for a preview!
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High-rise living doesn’t have to mean a stuffy and congested home. Instead, opt for a stylish integrating layout that allows more conversation and spacious interiors. Make the change by simply bring down unnecessary walls and incorporating your dinner table into the family room. To help you achieve the look, we’ve complied our best integrations that will flood your mind (and house) with bright, doable ideas…
1. Maithili Ahluwalia’s family home in NandgaonExpansive windows in this living room make it appear as though the surrounding Phansad sanctuary is almost part of the home. The spacious and pristine lounge dotted with antique furniture from Cochin cleverly incorporates the dining table by use of a lower elevation. Adding more purpose is a comfortable look-out perch achieved by adding a swing to the verandah.
2. A chic Bengaluru penthouse designed by Annkur KhoslaIn this chromatic city loft, a large lounger and distinctive wallpaper separate the TV and dining areas. The Dear Ingo spider chandelier by Ron Gilad nicely fills the high ceiling while tying well with the New York skyline wallpaper. Bringing bold character to the otherwise muted palette is the underside of the staircase hand painted by artist Saibabu. The most unique feature is the bookshelf that conceals itself as part of the staircase, accessible through each level.
3. Architect Pradeep Sachdeva’s Gurgaon VillaSticking to a contemporary Indian look, a large timber dining table shares space with a comfortable low level seating area. In this open plan, each corner is well utilised with the help of clever storage options. While a family heirloom cabinet makes room for several candles and stands from Dilli Haat, a wooden console with an Andhra style carved front defines the dining area. Peppering the walls are botanical printed photographs from Colombia.
4. A mountain retreat in Kasuali by Sonali PurewalDesigned by interior designer Sonali Purewal, this duplex overlooking the snowcapped Dhauladhar Range makes use of a customised sectional sofa, a small coffee table and silver Pedant Pumpkin light from Indigo to conjure a vibrant living area. To save space, she picks an industrial looking shingled slate fireplace. Creating a dinner area division are subtle elements like the antique horse accent in the far corner and floor lamp.
5. Architect Dr BV Doshi’s bungalow in AhmedabadThe visionary designed Kamala House with minimalistic low level seating across the room to reduce dependency on artificial light. To create airy interiors, he utilises every inch of the floor by laying out a plush white carpet. While an open central corridor separates the dining area, he keeps the space minimal by opting for a semicircular table, designed in association with Gajanan Upadhyay, with Wire Mesh chairs by Charles and Ray Eames. 6. 56+55 Sumeru imagined by Khushnu and Sonke Hoof Adding character to this bright and airy townhouse is minimal furniture and inbuilt stone seating, designed as if emerging from the ground. In this dining area overlooking the living room, the inbuilt Kota stone furniture forms plinths creating several seating levels while at the further end of the courtyard, L-shaped loungers frame a spacious living area.Also read: Incorporate a kitchen into your living room with ease
The white trend seems to be going strong. But we’re encouraging you to add a little bit of you too… interchange as done just like in Simone and Ajay Arora’s sprawling suburban space in Mumbai, why not add introduce your favourite shade and elevate your living room’s aura? Strike a balance between clean lined modernism and all out glamour. Keep the base colour any neutral shade you like – off white, light beige, pearl white are all the rage right now. Let the walls, curtains, furniture and table have this dominating shade. For bursts of that one bright hue, use small accessories like cushions and wall art and off set them with curios in metal and glass. If you love to make a statement and have the luxury of a heighted ceiling, hang a large contemporary chandelier.