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WINDOW ТО THE WORLD

Strategically placed windows blur the lines between the indoors and the outdoors of this Secunderabad residence.

Most often, in housing societies, builders create generic structures without factoring in several practical considerations. It then becomes the interior designer’s task to turn the house into a livable space. This house in Secunderabad belongs to a gated community where one comes across rows of other identical bungalows. Hameeda Sharma of Aamir & Hameeda Designers along with her team took on the task of giving this residence a distinct identity with its interior design. According to Sharma, as the house has a built up

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White shades

Deborah Walker has used a subtle palette of off-white tones to create a serene Victorian home

If the word finesse can be defined as bringing a delicate and skilful approach to a troublesome situation, then there’s surely no better word to sum up the manner in which Deborah Walker has renovated and refurbished the once worn-down and neglected, four-storey, Victorian terrace home she shares with her partner Peter. Situated in a quaint seaside town on the East Sussex coast – the house has magnificent sea views from its south-facing rear windows – it was a wonderful find and the couple

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WET ROOMS

Choose from contemporary and classic designs for a spa-like bathroom zone or dedicated wet room including the latest technological advances

The latest sanitaryware is stylish in design and functionality. Long gone are the days when the bathroom was a merely practical space. It’s now a popular room where watching TV from the bath, listening to the radio or enjoying a jetladen power shower have become the norm. With simple relaxation and convenience in mind, dedicated spa-style wet rooms at home have risen in popularity and the latest designs are both sophisticated in style and high tech in operation. The beauty

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TRADING PLACES

Combining family life with a home-based business can be challenging if your property doesn’t accommodate both comfortably. ‘My business was part of the reason for choosing this house, as it had the retail space as well as the room we wanted,’ says Sara.

The family decided to relocate from west London to Somerset, to attain a more family- friendly lifestyle. ‘Steven still had good transport links to the capital, I was keen to work from home and we both liked the idea of a big house project,’ explains Sara. The couple certainly had their work cut out with the 400-year-old,

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The room is nice enough, but theres just… What? Just a little something missing. Maybe it needs a bit of a mini face-lift, something you can do yourself without a big investment of time, money and effort. How about a feature wall? I know, youre thinking that old dark paneling or the knotty pine tongue-in-groove your dad put up in the rumpus room in the 70s. It was groovy then, but sort of fell out of favour. But with todays variety of wall coverings, the feature wall has morphed into something trendy, eye-catching and cool.

There are many materials, textures and colours you can choose from, depending on the room and the mood you’d like to invoke. Feature walls are a great way to add life to a space-one wall-while keeping other walls in the room neutral. If you decide you want to try something else, or if it doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, it’s a lot easier and faster to redo one wall.You can get funky with pops of colour without it overwhelming you. Fuchsia on one wall is inspired; on all four, it’s just purple! Because you’re doing a relatively small

Continue reading The room is nice enough, but theres just… What? Just a little something missing. Maybe it needs a bit of a mini face-lift, something you can do yourself without a big investment of time, money and effort. How about a feature wall? I know, youre thinking that old dark paneling or the knotty pine tongue-in-groove your dad put up in the rumpus room in the 70s. It was groovy then, but sort of fell out of favour. But with todays variety of wall coverings, the feature wall has morphed into something trendy, eye-catching and cool.

The DINING ROOM Mix

For homeowners and designers alike, it’s always helpful to start with a source of inspiration or a jumping-off point when creating a fabulous interior. In this case, it was the colours in a renowned textile that inspired the fresh look of this West Vancouver home.

When homeowners Linh Nguyen and Mike Tran enlisted designer Karla Amadatsu to decorate their 3,300-square-foot new build last year, they were already familiar with her work. «They saw one of my projects featured in the September 2012 issue of Style at Home and loved the new traditional feel that it had,» says Karla. And this

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TAYLOR BORSARI

Truman Capote once wrote of islands:

“To set foot on one is like starting up a gangplank. One is seized by the same feeling of charmed suspension: It seems nothing unkind or vulgar can happen to you» That sentiment still holds today on Coronado Island, off the southern tip of California.

“It’s like stepping into another time,” says California native and Las Vegas-based designer Taylor of the isle where she transformed the interior of an unusual 1890s Cape Cod-style green-shingled residence into a playful beach house befitting its funky architecture and the young family that spends time there.

“My clients

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Shades of JOY!

Smart tips to ease the nerve-wrecking task of choosing the perfect colour for your home…

Like most life-changing decisions, choosing the perfect paint for your walls is a daunting task. With so many colours, shades and tints, being overwhelmed is perfectly natural.

MOOD MAKING

Ask yourself the most important question of this whole painting exercise. How do you want to feel in this room? Do you want your bedroom to be warm and cosy or would you rather have a cool and breezy feel? Soft, neutrals and cool colours have a tendency to create quieter, calmer feelings, while stronger colours

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SECOND CHANCE

Two decades after first seeing it, Paula and Gary Yallop bought and extended their dream rural home

Paula and Gary Yallop first spotted their impressive home near Guildford, in Surrey, more than 20 years ago. They loved it on sight, but had to stop themselves buying it, firstly because their two daughters, Keeley and Danielle, needed to stay close to their school and friends, and secondly, because the couple were unable to sell their own property.

However, Gary never forgot about this dream house nestling in nearly four acres of land, so eight years ago, the couple drove down the

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ROOM WITH

A VIEW

A total re-design transformed Kate Barnes’ kitchen into a light, fresh and sun-filled space

– with the best views of her gorgeous garden

A beautiful garden is many a city homeowner’s dream, so Kate Barnes felt especially lucky to have a secluded oasis, filled with lush plants, a pond and mature trees at the rear of her west London Victorian terraced home. The only problem was — she couldn’t see it. ‘The ground floor of the house was very dark with a number of small, wall-divided rooms, complete with a kitchen and old-fashioned ‘lean-to’ at the back,’ explains

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