FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Considered as an inspiration for the rest of the world, India’s rich culture, heritage, art and philosophy are so beautifully interwoven that they are inseparable. I have always been charmed and confused in equal measure. When I see something as beautiful as Taj Mahal, I wonder how such a magnificent structure was made without using modern technology. My recent visit to Karnataka was surely an experiential tour of breathtaking natural wonders, especially the Hoysaleswara Temple, which was built as early as the 12th century. The temple has an extensive sculpture on its wall and is an architectural beauty. I was amazed to see the ornate walls depicting humans and animals, while the major attraction is surely its pillars. Ah! I am still swaying in those beautiful moments.
To keep the heritage lover spirit alive and to celebrate the land of architectural marvels, the team has dedicated this issue to ‘all things Indian’. From architects to designers, patterns to textures, motifs to prints, we will surely inspire you to bring a bit of India into your decor. The features on choosing the most exotic, interesting and complex Indian style, will surely help you in capturing the essence of this enchanting style. Trust us, India-inspired interiors offer many exciting possibilities, and the richness of the decorative choices will lend a royal feel to your abode.
Our style guru, Arnavi, who is inspired by the West (she is planning to explore Singapore soon) thinks that grey by definition is neutral and as versatile as any colour can be. Her style shoot on using grey as the main accent colour in accessories, furniture or for the walls has certainly changed my understanding about the colour. Lastly, Delilah explores ways to get your home monsoon-ready by welcoming the overcast sky and the grey clouds that hide the sunshine. Enjoy the beauty of the rains with these monsoon decor tips.