Keeping it luxurious

Keeping it luxurious
Open bathrooms, frameless doors, living moss tiles, silver furniture, vintage cutlery, vases and planters - all of these suggest a clear shift towards luxe decor. Modern interior trends reinvent luxury in every element of decor, including furniture, furnishings, tiles, colours,
textures and designs.

Exotic motifs, ethnic patterns, artistic details, accessories and surprising blend of textures establish a vivid and interesting living space that has a strong character. Even well-known brands in the luxury home interiors and accessories business from across the world are flocking to India as they realise the huge potential here.

With rapid globalisation happening, many of the international trends have made a seamless flow into India as well, making room for a lot of choices for home-owners today.

Spoilt for choice

With the many brands that are available, the consumers are spoilt for choice in all
aspects of their home. Today, most homes have features added to it, which seem to
reflect the growing aspirations of today’s people. This can range from high-tech bathrooms - including having your own private spa at home - to fancy lighting in your rooms.

There are so many things that one can play around with to add an air of luxury to your home, such as metallic finishes to add a more sophisticated look. New York
designer Thom Filicia suggests a “strategic, layered mix” of silvery, gold and black
metals as a “riskier and more stylish” option or even ethnic rugs - hanging on your wall or on the floor to add elegance.

Burning bright

With the recent announcement of two new lighting brands, Harsh Chitale, CEO, Philips Lighting Solutions – South Asia, is confident of the luxury lighting business potential in India.

“The Indian market has shown a niche, but considerate demand for designer lighting as increasing number of million-dollar homes and offices are coming up, which is well in line with our strategy to introduce the brands in metro cities. So far, consumers had to pay higher prices to import such lighting products but now, with the blend of our expertise in lighting and design intelligence of the two brands, consumers will have access to high-end lighting products in their own cities.”

 Many consumers also go in for a nature-friendly home without compromising on the luxury aspect. It is here that designers who experiment with natural elements come into play. Natural elements, such as greenery, can be the easiest way to give the home a gorgeous and contemporary style that is luxurious in a sophisticated sort of way.

What’s trending?

To have your perfect home on par with latest trends, Jackie Manglani, president- Stefano Ricci India, gives you a low-down on some of the trends that are currently taking the industry by storm.

A veteran in the luxury fashion industry, he gives you his top ten trends to help
ensure that your home scores high on the luxury index:

l Sustainability
l Natural fibres and fabrics
l Synthesis of design and function
l Eco-friendly and green production
l Artistically handmade and unique decor pieces
l Home automation as part of interior    design
l Mood lighting
l Using self-cleaning glass and other
surfaces to harness sunlight and enhance the view of the skyline
l Complimenting interiors with high-
quality silverware
l Adoring spaces with unique sculptures by anonymous artists

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