Real estate and Homes & Interiors stories in Deccan Herald

Oriental Home Decor

Homes are an extension of who you are and just like you change with time it is a great idea to work on enhancing your home decor too. An interesting way to do this is to do up homes with an Oriental theme. If you are wondering how, read on. Asian Influences Asian-style interiors instantly evoke an image of serenity and tranquil calm. Asian interior decorating ideas are stylish, classy and elegant. Modern interior design trends inspired by Asian interiors,

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Colour Balancing in Homes

The importance of colours in a home can hardly be over emphasized. However while this is an important decor element, it is also something that can clutter your home if not done right. The key then is to balance colours and experts tell us just how to do it. Do it Right To begin with light to medium colour palate usage is safer than darker and bold colour palette in order to balance and harmonize the decor. Choose a colour

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Conversation: Dr Mattheos Santamouris, Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Sydney

As homes become smart, there is an urgent need to innovate and create home grown technologies that will benefit the built economy of the country says Dr. Mattheos Santamouris. There are many challenges in the built environment today and it is said that the population of world is around 6.5 billion currently and will reach 10- 11 billion by 2050 and most of this will be in Asia especially India and China. This means that we will approximately need 1

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Doing up Your home with Pantone Green

The start of a new year, means new beginnings in many ways and your home must not be too far right? So why not do up your home this New Year in the colour of the year Green? Wondering how? Read on. Go Green Pantone, the famous colour company from New Jersey has declared a zesty green as the colour of the year for 2017. Tony Bopaiah, Head- Brand & Product, Homestudio.com says, “the colour green is considered the most

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Home Security Solutions

Imagine this scenario. Your son has come back home from school and the front door is locked. The child calls you and you are able to unlock the door through your phone to let him in. Sounds bizarre? Well not really. This is what a new age home security solution can do. An important aspect of home automation, security solutions is fasting gaining ground as the most preferred smart home solution. Solutions Galore                         Single sensor alerts, standard security system alarms,

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Metallic Home Decor – how to do it right!

Bling It On While doing up your home you can seek design inspirations from many sources and an interesting options is metals. Yes, metallic home decor is a trend to watch out for and with the upcoming festive season, a great way to give your home a makeover.   Metal Matters Bling is very much in and can create a niche corner in your home. “We can include shiny metals by having candle stands, small décor items and wall décor

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Decor Goes Boho Chic

Free Spirited Homes Your home can reflect your attitude as after all it is an extension of your personality. The Bohemian interior design is random and busy but is perfect for those who like to mix up colours, patterns and textures. Any element or accessory that is unconventional is bohemian. Funky Features Creating a stylish bohemian home means a little bit eclectic and a little modern, but always colourful. Experiment with dreamy textiles and adopt a calming Buddha or elephant figurine for your bookshelf or

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Al Marjan Island as a Realty Market

Al Marjan Island Al Marjan, a man-made island located in Ras Al Khaimah- UAE. The island covers an area of 2.7 million square meters (SqM) of reclaimed land, extending 4.5 kilometres into the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf. With a 23 kilometre water-frontage, it has 7 kms of white, sandy beaches, 6,500 planned residential units, 8,000 planned hotel rooms, 400 rooms wellness retreats and 600 holiday villas. Al Marjan Island is a mixed use development project administered by Al Marjan Island LLC, who are master

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Stories in Deccan Herald’s Homes & Interiors (DH Realty)

This supplement circulated in Bangalore is a go-to guide for everything in Interiors, Decor and Realty Interviews: Architect Harshavardhana H N Architect James Law Bijoy Ramachandran Sangeeta Banerjee, Co-founder and CEO, Apartment ADDA Architect Sanjay Mohe Shimul Javeri Kadri A R Bernard Khoury Homes: Green Homes Retirement Homes Recycling Ideas in a Home Home Office Investing in Art Budget Homes Smart Homes – 2014 Giving Homes a Green Makeover Stylish Bathrooms Rainwater Harvesting Kitchen Gardening Home gardens New ways to build

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