They do it with mirrors – Part 1

With apologies to Agatha Christie for the title, this week we’ll look at how, in your…

Using Moodboards to Plan your Homestay Interiors

Moodboards are collections of samples of all materials you plan to use in your interiors. The…

Styles of Interiors – Mediterranean

Every beach homestay or resort, it seems, has to use the word “Mediterranean” somewhere in their…

Styles of Interiors – Retro

Last week, we looked at Modern (which is actually very old) and Contemporary styles of interior…

Styles of Interiors – Modern vs Contemporary

Architecture and interior design are heavily influenced by the times, and so different periods give rise…

Guestroom Electronics – Systems and Infrastructure

  Systems and infrastructure electronics in the hospitality industry are a significant investment for property owners.…

Guestroom Electronics – Ways to Communicate Even on a Vacation

  Last week, we looked at entertainment electronics in the guestroom. Homestays today are more than…

Guestroom Electronics – The Entertainment Suite

Today’s hotel guestrooms are loaded with electronics. Homestays, of course, work very well with no electronics…

Property Clinic: Simple, Spare, Almost Ascetic Aesthetic

If you have to generalize about India, which is a dangerous thing to do, the one…

Property Clinic: Well-Designed Spaces Need Few Accessories and Little Furniture

Most homestay owners buy a property for use as a homestay. Others let out rooms in…

Giving a New Lease of Life to Old Flooring – Cement Mosaic

Many properties in India from the 60s, 70s and 80s have concrete mosaic flooring. Older properties…

Putting Things Away – the Kitchen and Bathroom edition

This week, we’ll explore storage options in the kitchen and in bathrooms, in the context of…

Putting Things Away – Making a Storage Plan for Your Homestay

While writing property clinic stories over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that I…

Property Clinic: When Less Should Be More – Part 4

Over the last three weeks, we have been looking at various spaces in a lakeside property…

Property Clinic: When Less Should Be More – Part 3

This week, we look at the living and dining areas in a lakeside property in Bhopal.…

Property Clinic: When Less Should Be More – Part 2

Last week, we looked at the listing for a lakeside property in Bhopal. Over the next…

Property Clinic: When Less Should Be More – Part 1

Sometimes, when you’re looking for a place to stay in a city, all the stars line…

Tips to Counter High Humidity from Spoiling the Interiors

The monsoon is a major event every year and the outdoors may look good and lush…

Case Study: How to Present your Property to Best Advantage

Very often, when I take up a property for review, my aim is to find things…

The secret art of hanging paintings – Part 2

Last time, we looked at the essentials of placement when hanging pictures. Hanging pictures is something…