#TrendAlert The Still Life: Find solace in raindrops, like delicate dancers, pirouette upon the stage of our hearts, beckoning us to seek solace in the solemn stillness of our abodes
Trend and Style Direction by Yashika Punjabee Styling assistant Juhi Agarwal
Buckle up for a cosy adventure, where doing nothing is an art form, and you’ll be floating on clouds in no time! Let’s dive into the laid-back paradise together, where relaxation reigns supreme!
Just like the echo that reverberates against an obstacle, the rest and relaxation trend is here for you to create a harmonious connection between your living space and the world around you. Discover the enchanting relationship between organisms and their environment, as you control the heartbeat of your home in perfect synchrony with the rhythm of the universe.
As we become the conduits of moody melodies, our dark interiors echo the mysteries within, while we gracefully navigate the realm of lazy rhythms, drifting in a dreamlike state.
A bedroom that you never want to leave. A bedroom you want to take a double look at every time you enter. A bedroom that brings you closer to getting that perfect beauty sleep every day. These are a few sleep-perfect goals that Boutique Living plays with at its core. Decking the bedroom in a striking play of vibrant stripes is the latest Stripe Tease collection by Boutique Living, an exclusive lifestyle and home linen-focussed endeavour from the house of Indo Count Industries.
The celebrated company boasts bold, gorgeous linens with its recent boutique bedding series belonging to the brand’s Vogue Living range.
The linens extending from 300 thread count to 1,000 thread count, the brand sports a superior selection of bed sheets, comforters, pillows, towels, coverlets,and fitted sheets in both bolder and subtle styles as per the customer’s preference.
Patterned from prime percale pure cotton textile, Stripe Tease collection introduces an elegant ever-classic energy modelled in a contemporary character in every chamber.
Inviting appeal and allure, the collection’s design expresses an adventuresome yet sophisticated aura. The trendsetting assortment of classic comforters and bed linens model a magnetising sense of aesthetic, offering consumers style-forward inspirations to upgrade their bedrooms attractively.
Warranting an unparalleled experience of catching a satisfying shuteye, Boutique Living reiterates Indo Count’s ethos in classy and comfortable beddings for the Indian market. Featuring airy featherweight pure fabrics that flaunt anti-viral and skin friendly properties, the Stripe Tease collection is also fade and shrink resistant ensuring an ethical element in its enduring material.
Unveiling a playful palette in a sundry of colour schemes ranging from red-blue, baby pink-grey, bright orange-red-black to even a grey-blue, dark blue, the linen set offers a selection for every bedroom setting.
Tracing trendsetting styles, adding the perfect amount of opulent oomph to the bedroom, Boutique Living’s Stripe Tease collection uses percale in its design story.
“Strip Tease is truly the essence of the high fashion and trailblazing range that is meant to be Vogue Living. Stripes are a classic piece of statement fashion that can never go wrong when paired with bold and bright colours,” shares Rajiv Merchant, President, Domestic Retail, Indo Count Industries Limited.
Imagine a home imbued with the inviting warmth of artistic lights while you indulge in the favourite spaces of your abode—the experience of sitting surrounded by cosy, gorgeous lighting is unmatched. This is where Emanate Home steps in the spotlight!
Magnificent, modern and made in India, the lighting marvels brought to life for the homes of today by Emanate Home make a strong case for design that is functional and aesthetic in its core. The brand, a brainchild of Monis Ahmed, has been manifesting the ‘Made in India’ culture in its ethos long before it was merely a term a few years ago.
Envisioning one-of-a-kind light fixtures in its extensive portfolio, Emanate Home is driven by the philosophy of ‘innovate to dominate’, invariably striving to devise unparalleled designs.
The piece de resistance at The Rock House in Chennai by Aamir Sharma of Hyderabad-based interior design firm Aamir and Hameeda undoubtedly are the neoteric works of art in form of lighting fixtures customised and selected by the accomplished team at Emanate Home.
Embodying a sense of divine drama in the dining room is a custom chandelier sketched by the adroit Aamir himself. Taking over a total of three months to piece it together, the ‘Kris-Kross’ chandelier fits into the structures and textures of the space seamlessly, flaunting a familiar energy alike to the one featured throughout the home. Finally fashioned in alabaster as an alternative to acrylic after multiple trial and errors in brass, wood, and concrete, the significant fixture is functionally beautiful.
At the serene setting in the spa section of the residence stands out the Geometric Sky piece solicitously selected by Sharma from the brand’s upcoming Abstract Collection. Bringing the room together flawlessly, the fixture complements the relaxing ambiance of the space superbly. A sight for the eyes as one soaks in the rock jacuzzi, the subtle beauty of the Geometric Sky fitting is enhanced by the light alabaster veins in its design with a dainty antique frame adding to its beauty.
Paying homage to the basic shapes we encounter in our daily lives, the dynamic nature of the Abstract collection comprises a medley of distinct materials ranging from marble to onyx or even alabaster, each narrating stories of their own depending on the space they are set in.
Last but not the least, the Light Beam serves as a stunning state-of-the-art device spread over the two bifurcated units of the lush living room. One section exuding an elegant aura, plush with Italian furniture, and the other more minimal with concrete blocks crafting its seating. Framed in a brass sheet material and cast brass in its centre, the unfinished fitting is left raw to let it age naturally over time. Its prominent yet slim dimensions do not add any unnecessary weight to the space. Illustrated in an illuminated base of alabaster, the light beam is consistent with the rest of the lights matching the theme of the home.
Chaperoning warmth and life into any and every space they are fitted, the lighting fixtures from Emanate Home doubles up as objects of art animating and revamping even the smallest of spaces.
One thing about the tables, they always turn. So next time, you find yourself turning tables at home, make sure they make heads turn, too. Sources Unlimited has the perfect furniture solution for this with the unveiling of its new range of tables by Bosa, titled T-Tables.
The collection designed by Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, changes the outlook of coffee tables from dull, monochromatic to quirky and chic. At its core, the T-Tables are functional, simple and organic. With an aim to transform formal and functional conventions into new interpretations, this series of charming coffee tables are easy to hold and move around. Bestowing interior spaces in pops of colour, this range is ideal for any segment of the house, be it formal or informal spaces.
Crafted as an auxiliary small table, the T-Table is suitable for every occasion. Designed astutely and available for buyers in three different sizes, the smallest, petite table works fittingly well as an objet’d art or accessory to be placed on shelves and racks as decor. These pieces hold the charm to instantly change the design dynamics of a living space.
With soft round edges, different finishes and distinct height and widths, these tables render an illusion of a bunch of mushrooms in a forest. The use of geometric patterns and vibrant colours stands out against any backdrop. Glossy metallic shades like copper, gold and white envelop the top and enhance the motifs.
The brand’s research and expertise manifest the tables in a dapper mood communicating positivity and joy. It’s time to add pep and pizazz to dull corners or give that prim sofa an eccentric companion with these striking yet practical coffee tables that exhibit elegant designs and luxurious materials.
Bosa has been helming the space of ceramics globally. Being an Italian brand that manufactures ceramic decor and accessories, the creative language at Bosa is expressed with its ceaseless experimentation with the craft of ceramic. The brand’s objects in one glance double up as works of art and are made entirely by skilled hands using the age-old techniques of ceramic making. With a multitude of shapes, curves and patterns splashed with serene colour codes, Bosa brings the elegance of ceramics to modern and traditional homes in an all-new light.
Available in Mumbai and Delhi outlets, the collections presented by Sources Unlimited bring the best of international furniture, accessories and lighting solutions to the Indian market.
We can only imagine how intriguing it would be to mirror the diverse colours and cultures of India on the tapis of snug carpets. And this is precisely what The Weaver, a made in India brandadept at crafting customised rugs and carpets, holds indisputable expertise in.
The Weaver has recently introduced its striking collection of rugs, dubbed India Revive that is completely conceptualised and created in India. With every piece made with meticulous attention to detail and plenty of love for the local craftsmanship, the handmade rugs are fashioned with traditional weaving techniques mapping the heritage-rich destinations of India from west to east and north to south.
India Revive through and through is conceived with a powerful collaboration of the creative minds at Akari Studio in collaboration with The Weaver. Akari Studio is a young multi-disciplinary design studiothat has drawn inspiration from the eclectic treasury of art, heritage and architecture and doused every rug in the captivating sea of aesthetic intricacies, resulting into The Weaver X Akari Studio’s India Revive edition that surfaces as every home’s dream addition to the living space.
That is, if one has ever sought to traverse the boundaries of and dive into the heart of the country’s proud heritage through home decor and furnishing, this collection is the answer, featuring beautiful hand tufted and hand knotted rugs imbued with textures, patterns and crisp finishes that narrate the riveting tales of Indian legacy at every glance.
On the newest launch trajectory of The Weaver X Akari Studio are a multitude of collections that all spell the magic of Indian heritage in its truest sense.
Genda Phool, Herbs of the Sun
That one family of flowers that festoons the festivities and cultural occasions in the majority of Indian homes is marigold, or how we like to dearly call it genda phool. The latest collaborative creation by The Weaver X Akari Studio pursues to outline the timeless beauty of these vivacious orange flowers in its collection ‘Genda Phool’, comprising of Wool and Silk hand knotted rugs.
Baoli, Water Temples
The majestic lands of India have often unveiled the grand yet humble stepwells, usually used to store and conserve water, called Baoli. But more than anything, these water reservoirs also stand as stellar examples of India’s architecture, giving impetus to The Weaver X Akari Studio’s collection ‘Baoli’, where the hand knotted and hand tufted rugs contour the lines and geometry of these structures to bring the drama of ancient architecture home.
Jaipuri Khidki, The Pink City
With colours, traditions, monuments and historic tales galore, Jaipur is Rajasthan’s treasured gem. The Weaver X Akari Studio in its endeavour to interplay this cultural symphony creates ‘Jaipuri Khidki’, a range of hand knotted and hand tufted wool and tencel rugs that model clean lines and curves and become a window into the poised opulence of the Pink City.
Reimagining their own version of the exquisite tie and dye art of India, Banda, The Weaver X Akari Studio bring forth ‘Bandhej’ collection of rugs, hand tufted and hand knotted in wool, bamboo silk, tencel, that seamlessly dive into an animated pattern play.
One word that has earned a permanent spot in everyone’s vocabulary today is ‘lifestyle’. In the last few years, a certain aspiration to lead an elevated lifestyle that feels good, looks good and inspires others to make similar choices has taken centre stage. And one imperative segment of this way of life is choosing greener, more eco-friendly alternatives in our daily routines. boutique living
Imbued precisely with this philosophy in concept and in action is Boutique Living and their environmentally conscious range of bed linen dubbed ‘Pure Earth’.
Boutique Living is launched by Indo Count who specialise as end-to-end bedding providers focussed on creating all-encompassing sleep experiences. Boutique Living takes pride in its expertise in refined bed linen and offering the finest quality of bedding to the modern, discerning Indian consumers, who equally value their restful hours in the bedroom as much as their work hours. That’s where the brand steps in with its assortment of organic linen designs that you just can’t help but fetch one (or more!) for your bed, too.
Their repertoire encompasses some of the cosiest and chic-looking bed sheets, comforters, draw sheets, coverlets and fitted sheets.
The brand’s latest collection of sustainable linens ‘Pure Earth’ fits like the perfect piece of puzzle for homes that value nature and green practises. Available in 100 percent organic cotton linens, comfort becomes synonymous with the entire range. Draped in excellent softness, thanks to the premier quality of organic linens, every creation in Pure Earth collection shows high absorbency rates, while being light and allowing ventilation for a sound sleep. Turning attention to the alluring colour palette of ‘Pure Earth’ range, one can deck up their beds with hues such as earthy greens, blues, whites, beige, grey and more.
With a thread count of 300, the organic linens are carefully crafted with non-sulphur based materials synthesised from agricultural, herbal and food waste, including wastes from cotton seed, almond nutshells, palmetto fruit waste and more. This ensures that the major ambit of farming wastes is converted to use for the process of crafting Pure Earth linens.
Elaborating on the new collection, Rajiv Merchant, President, Domestic Retail at Indo Count Industries, says, “As a brand we not only care about our customers but also the planet we live in, Pure Earth is our attempt at blending ecologically viable merchandise with the sublime design language and impeccable quality we are known for”.
Luxurious, minimal and elegant, the linen augments the mood of the home, infused with six shades that are easy on the eye and kind on our planet. Devoid of any traces of chemicals, that is zero chemical intervention, the dyes also contain end-to-end traceable properties enabling environmental accountability. The linens are not only nature-conscious but are also easy on the pockets that every home and consumer would love to own for its favourite space, bedrooms, where leisure, creativity and work hours all come alive at once.
A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise or a healthy diet. A human being on average sleeps for roughly about 25-26 years in a lifetime When assessing sleep, the quantity of sleep has often been the subject of many studies while the quality of sleep has not received similar attention.
As the surface that cushions us when sleeping, we seldom forget to give heed to the quality of the mattress that our body rests on. That’s where the innovation-driven brand, The Sleep Company, enters the sleep scenario.
One of the most reputable and fastest growing names in the space of comfort solutions and sleep focussed products, The Sleep Company was founded in 2019. They take pride in designing and manufacturing a wide range of products that strive to redefine the quality of sleep.
To upgrade your sleep quality several notches up, the brand crafts its mattresses with the SmartGRID technology, an outcome of extensive research to guarantee the customers happy hours of sleep. Dubbed as India’s first and only SmartGRID Mattress, it is designed to give softness and firmness at the same time.
The GRID structure offers 80% more airflow then other mattresses and ensures you sleep cool all night. It has better adaptivity as the GRID gives instant rebound to your body’s movements in tossing & turning during your sleep and thus helps you to enjoy a peaceful and undisturbed sleep.
Available in selections of Smart Luxe, Smart Ortho and Smart Luxe Hybrid, the mattresses offer a host of unique features in comparison to the widely used memory foam-based mattress products.
With a thorough understanding of the requisites behind a good night’s sleep, The Sleep Company crafts customised mattresses to target specific issues. In The Smart Ortho Mattress, each layer is scientifically designed to provide relief to all pressure points and reduce back pain. The Smart Luxe Mattress offers maximum comfort and Smart Luxe Hybrid Mattress gives better comfort and rebounce to give the feeling of a luxurious seven-star hotel mattress.
Over the past year, urban lifestyles have dramatically changed, resulting in more emphasis on consumers’ health, with sound sleep being an essential. The SmartGRID technology is not just limited to mattresses but extends itself to The Sleep Company’s array of pillows and cushions. The Cervical Pillows that are designed with SmartGRID to help relieve head and neck pressures after a long day’s work. The premium range of soft and cuddly pillows featuring SmartGRID technology have a unique high-low design that effectively meets everyone’s sleep needs.
An innovation of disruptive technology, the portable seat and back cushions integrated with SmartGRID, perfectly fit all types of office chairs, car seats or aeroplane seats. The Ergonomically designed SmartGRID Cushion ensures that your spine is aligned for the maximum comfort and back support. These cushions definitely represent the future of dynamic seating with SmartGRID technology, cooling air channels, convenient cleaning, and a premium looking anti skid cover.
The Sleep Company also offers a wide and premium range of comfort bedding accessories which includes; Organic Bamboo Fitted Sheet, Luxury Knitted Blanket, All-Weather Comforter and Bamboo Mattress Protector.
A new addition to The Sleep Company is the sleek Suzzette Premium Wooden Bed curated from highly engineered wood. Paired with the SmartGRID mattress, the mattress bundle is the perfect addition to transform your room into a tech-forward, luxurious space.
The Sleep Company is all set to elevate your sleep experience with their upcoming launch of Smart Adjustable Bed, designed for all-around comfort whether you are sleeping, reading, watching TV, or just relaxing.
A home witnesses the birth of countless journeys, stories, ideas and emotions. On occasions as special as our favourite festivals, it is only natural to swathe every corner of the home with elements that feel personal, tell a story of essence and look phenomenal at every glance. This festive season, to lend an unmissable, arresting appeal to the walls of your home, Asian Paints Royale Play brings to the fore a unique collection of exquisite wall textures—Taana Baana.
Inspired by the glorious heritage of Indian crafts and weaves, Taana Baana is a work of art that will invoke a sea of emotions and memories, wrapped up in enchanting colour and texture play to adorn your home.
From the quintessential charpais and the omnipresent wicker baskets we keep fruits and flowers in, to grandma’s priceless ikkat saree and the bandhej dupatta in a bride’s trousseau, Taana Baana draws inspiration from precious crafts to adorn our walls and lives.
Taana Baana translates to warp and weft, which refers to the orientation of any woven fabric. It is what forms the basic components of weaving, turning thread to yarn, yarn to fabric, and fabric to lifestyles. The new collection presents a selection of 8 elegant wall textures that are a tribute to the crafts and art forms passed on through generations of skilled artisans.
Be it age-old traditions or contemporary homes, Taana Baana finishes are novel, imbued with artsy, cultural hints that aptly represent all parts of India. The wall textures come in multiple shade combinations in metallic and non-metallic variants. The sheer multitude of the range makes it an ideal pick to introduce a personal touch with a modern outlook to living spaces.
Each wall texture is seeded in a striking concept, derived from a dextrous native craft that was popularised either by a state or a group of craftsmen. The ‘Charpai’ wall texture illustrates the criss-cross weave of the restful woven charpoys seen widely across homes in North India. The ‘Palm Weave’ wall texture takes hints from the chevron weaves of the giant palm leaves along the Indian states of Goa and Kerala.
The ‘Bandhej’ wall texture is inspired by its namesake ancient tie-dye form, still prevalent and in vogue today, originating from the lands of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The ‘Basket’ texture delineates the states in the northeast known for their distinctive, meticulously twisted and woven cane and bamboo handicrafts. The ‘Madras Checks’ wall texture preserves the essence of the timeless plaid weave, a staple in the Southern states of India.
The threadlike texture and inherent asymmetry of the ‘Ikkat’ wall texture remarkably outlines the beauty of the loom native to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Orissa. The ‘Pompom’ wall texture, dives into the warm aesthetics of the cool northern states of Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Like the uninhibited spirit of the silkworm, the ‘Tussar’ wall texture flows effortlessly to splash an abundance of luminosity and depth to large walls. It beautifully captures the luxury and awe-inspiring character of the Tussar silk produced in the Eastern states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Speaking about this exceptional collection that reinvents the eclectic crafts forms from across the breadth and length of India, Amit Syngle, MD and CEO, Asian Paints Limited says, “We at Asian Paints are pleased to share ‘Royale Play Taana Baana’, a truly special collection of wall textures inspired by the heart and soul of India- the artisans and their handicraft. The seamless transition of these crafts to our walls will not only create a strong sense of belonging, but also a unique décor theme – something that is indigenous and contemporary. The collection will fit into Indian homes with ease and will evoke fond memories.”
When you breathe better, you sleep better—this is a special but imperative endeavour that the premium home linen brand SPACES is striving to bring to every home with their new, major breakthrough in the space of home linens. The brand has launched a novel Air Purifying Range of home linens which purifies the harmful air in your room to let you enjoy a healthier and comfortable sleep. An essential at every home, this innovative range of linens by SPACES comes at a time when precaution against poor air quality is actively required.
The new home linens are available as bedsheets and comforters, created in collaboration with Primlab, located in Spain. Aptly dubbed as Air Purifying Range, every linen in the collection has been made with CO2 Pure—an innovative and patented 100 per cent natural mineral compound, mixed and soaked in the raw material of the bedsheets and comforters, which actively filters and cleanses the air in the room by converting harmful greenhouse gases such as excess Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Nitrogen oxides (NOX) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into harmless elements.
These linens by SPACES have also undergone rigorous anti-bacterial and anti-odour layering, which guarantees protection against bacterial growth and respiratory ailments. Bedsheets and comforters that one would love to snuggle up in all day long on weekends or find a cosy spot on bed after a long day at work, are made to provide ultimate comfort to an individual or a family using it. It is soft and plush to touch and is skin-safe, created with 100 per cent cotton that remains effective for up to thirty washes.
Beyond delivering the benefit of enjoying a sound sleep, SPACESAir Purifying Range is also a smart way to add a pop of colour and aesthetics to the home. The linens come in a choice of attractive designs and fascinating colours to suit your decor preferences and complement your bedroom interior seamlessly, so that you breathe fresh air and sleep happy in a home that reigns supreme in decor elements as well.
Who knew that linens could bring such a big difference to life! Break the traditional sleeping patterns with the new SPACESAir Purifying Range of home linen collection.
**Co2pure Bed-linen are tested by the University of Alicante’s TechnicalResearch Services (SSTTI), Spain for adsorption measurement of CO2. Tested forAnti- Microbial (AATCC 100) by Intertek India Pvt. Ltd, lab, India. Results might vary due to different environment conditions, washing pattern and usages. Effective up to first 30 washes. Co2pure is the Trademark of Primlab Global S.L