Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Monsoon Home Décor Guide

IAnD Exclusive

Monsoon Special Edition

By Beverly Pereira
Photography: Courtesy the designers
soft furnishings from monsoon & beyond
Soft furnishings from Monsoon & Beyond

Fuss-free yet trendy home décor ideas to counter the wet weather!  

rugs from rug republic
Assorted rugs from Rug Republic

Keep your floor dry and your mood at an all-time high with PVC and PET rugs by The Rug Republic. The Zen collection comprises extra-resistant PVC rugs in a chevron print, available in different sizes and colours. The Banha and Leafy lines of outdoor PET rugs, equally resistant, are also attractive enough to bring indoors.

tiles from bharat flooring
Daisy tiles from Bharat Flooring

Counter stained walls with the new BFT+ range from Bharat Flooring & Tiles designed in collaboration with four designers.

IAnD loves the Daisy motif from the AVB Bespoke line, designed by Alice von Baum, reminiscent of an old tile fragment in a derelict South Mumbai building. Origametes, inspired by origami and designed by Busride Design, creates a pattern that constantly evolves.

trendy glass covers
Trendy glass covers from thehomelabel.com
Dreamy Cloud salt & pepper shakers
Dreamy Cloud salt & pepper shakers from thehomelabel.com

Keep your edibles, like fruits, cookies or cakes, on display yet covered at all times using this minimal glass cover. These Dreamy Cloud salt & pepper shakers also let you stay in tune with the wet season. Both products are available via thehomelabel.com, a home décor e-commerce store known for its tasteful products curated by Sussanne Khan.

candles from The Faraway Tree
Candles from The Faraway Tree

Dehumidifiers are important to keep your living space free of moisture. But candles, and by that we mean a good amount of them, also work wonders at keeping your home crisp and fragrant, to boot. The Faraway Tree, the candle counterpart of film producer, interior designer and columnist Twinkle Khanna’s home décor store The White Window, has great options like these mogra-scented candles in a gold jar or the cinnamon stick pillars.

table mats from Monsoon & Beyond
Table place-mats from Monsoon & Beyond

The aptly named home décor label Monsoon & Beyond offers the Agonda Day Dreams collection of cushions, table runners and mats, and cloth napkins, perfect for the wet season.  Tastefully designed in neutral shades of sand and white using cotton to conduct heat, absorb moisture and increase evaporation, this line was inspired by South Goa’s pristine Agonda Beach. In fact, the label started by Vera Fritsch, an Austrian who’s made India her home, was inspired by her first experience of the Indian monsoon!

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