The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents -

I al­ways knew that my heart and mind was in­clined to­wards the aes­thet­i­cally beau­ti­ful in­te­ri­ors. But while re­cently work­ing on a pro­ject for one of our group magazine, which took me to dif­fer­ent parts of In­dia, cov­er­ing many her­itage sites (few of them part of UNESCO’s World Her­itage Site), I found my new found love for ar­chi­tec­ture. Af­ter a long long ses­sion of dis­cus­sions on build­ings and her­itage sites, the team nose-dived and ex­plored many stun­ning ex­am­ples of mod­ern, neo-clas­si­cal, post mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture and their cre­ators who have bro­ken con­ven­tional rules and pushed the bound­aries of their pro­fes­sions, to achieve per­fec­tion.

We de­cided to cel­e­brate these ar­chi­tects who have in­spired gen­er­a­tions to go be­yond the phys­i­cal in in­ves­ti­gat­ing and ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of plan­ning, de­sign­ing, and con­struc­tion (pg 65).

Let’s talk colours! Wel­come the warm weather by re­think­ing your home decor in bright and sunny colours of sum­mer. The ten pages of shop­ping and style shoots are loaded with ideas and con­cepts to bring the feel­ing of sum­mer time into your abode. Our per­sonal favourite is the cover pic­ture, where the warmth of wood and bright colours of soft fur­nish­ings and ar­ti­facts is cre­at­ing the merry mood.

Last but not the least, a home’s in­te­rior is de­fined by its de­tails. There is no doubt that fur­ni­ture, colour and lay­out must be co­he­sive as well as util­i­tar­ian. But, you must add a piece of art that brings out cer­tain shades and colour, that al­lows you to make each of the spa­ces your own.

Ruhi Singh Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor r.singh@nextgen­pub­lish­

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