Keeping up with trends isn't just for fashion and technology, but decor too. One such trend that is gaining momentum in the decor industry is ‘Dopamine Decor’. This unique decor style, as the name suggests, aims to boost dopamine (a chemical released in the brain that makes you feel good) levels in our body, thus instilling positivity and a feeling of joy every time we interact with our surroundings.
If you’re hosting a dinner party this week and don’t know where to start cleaning your house, you’ve come to the right place. From building the perfect menu to having the right games and setting the ambience, a lot goes into planning dinner parties.
Being a host is no easy feat. Though challenging, it can also be fun and a rewarding task. Vipul Pirgal and Divyansh Sanklecha, Founder of Curio Casa, suggest thinking of a theme and setting your party around that.
A bay window provides an escape from your home, without actually leaving your space. "It can be your cozy nook to unwind in with your favourite book, your safe haven to sip on your favourite tea while you witness raindrops splatter, your zen space to take deep breaths and mediate in when you are feeling the day wear you down," share Vipul Pirgal and Divyansh Sanklecha, Founder of Curio Casa.
Your water bottle, a notepad, headphones, millions of post-its, a half-eaten packet of chips from last week, a cluster of wires. These are the things that normally occupy a person’s work desk. Some of us spend hours cleaning this mess up, while some of us have found our outlet in this chaos. But did you know your productivity levels can be affected by the clutter on your desk?
Transforming your balcony into a relaxing retreat is a great idea this monsoon. It can be your perfect personal space to unwind or host your loved ones. Selecting natural outdoor furniture is always an excellent choice for any décor. Incorporating wicker and bamboo furniture along with green plants can add character and a calm atmosphere.
The right lighting is an instant mood booster. You will find your house more soothing and peaceful by using calming, low-lighting features. Also, you will be able to focus properly on your work and daily life routine.
Vipul Pirgal and Divyansh Sanklecha, founders of Curio Casa -- an electric light brand, discussed lighting solutions in detail with this writer.
Vipul and Divyansh say, "The most effortless way to bring an aura of nature into your space is through the addition of plants in your surroundings. With the variety of stunning planters available today, there is something for everyone. If you are someone that is drawn towards classic styles or someone with edgy novel designs, the choices are endless. Bring in vases that match your style and vibe, and fill them with some vibrant green plants, creepers et al, and you are set. This will not only add charm and beauty to your space but will also add freshness, quite literally given all the oxygen in the atmosphere."
Want to make a statement in a subtle way? Take note of the freshly launched Dotted Sky planters by Curio Casa from the collection Love From Vietnam. Made in the Southeast Asian country, this set of vibrant, patterned planters can readily lend an artistic experience to a home.
Since the home was a gift to the owner’s son, he had clear intentions of making the place ultra luxurious, classy and bespoke.
The design philosophy behind the home was clear, to create a relaxing atmosphere. Maya ensured that each space has a dramatic element that is emphasised by softening the intensity of the surrounding components.
Breaking away from tradition can provide an uncertain response, but here, in this Bengaluruhome by Studio Bomb, it is a welcome change—a monochromatic endorsement of minimalist design! An admirer of minimalism would applaud the honesty of the materials and the functionality of its elements but this home does more than honour the famous words ‘form follows function’, it provides a surreal dispatch from the everyday to provide a cocoon of comfort and opulence.
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The entry is rich and contemporary with a seating area and metal brush gold name plate as a welcome addition. The dining area comprises of beautiful mirror panelled highlight wall to give the kitchen and dining a spacious yet long view look. Every furniture is handmade at site and factory balancing the whole design vibes around. Ceilings are kept plain simple and heights to give it an open airy feel and look.
The front door of a home is like wrapping a gift, it can instantly light up those coming over, or be a melancholic story depending on what you choose to do with it. With the festive season right around the corner, now would be the perfect time to give your front door space a gorgeous lift. Vipul Pirgal & Divyansh Sanklecha, Founder of Curio Casa share some quirky ways to elevate your outdoor spaces, by picking out ideal door planters!
When it comes to designing homes, designers are vested with one of the most intimate matters of the homeowner’s life. Manu Gautham and Sneha Ostawal of Source Architectureundertook the task of identifying the hidden taste of their client to create a comfortable oasis for them in a four-bedroom home in South Bengaluru.
Brewing the idea of slow living into a solid mood board, a three-bedroom home in Bengaluru becomes the cocoon-worthy cove for a couple and their two kids.
Principal designers Esha Tipnis and Karan Danda of Studio KE Architects imagined the home in their signature theme of SLOW — sustainable, local, organic and whole. “The key was to have archetypal and timeless design moves and interventions, encouraging more family time and moderated time spent on screens, while fostering individuality,” explains Esha.
When it comes to colourpalettes that are defininginterior trends, tones ofbrown, pastels and blueare predominant. But if youwish to stand out from thecrowd, why not embrace thecolour of hope and positivity– blue, or maybe just add abold touch? Raw, simple andearthy, let the electrifyingshade of this vase by CurioCasa instantly spruce up asimple corner of your home.Decorate it with flowers for asoothing vibe.
To accurately gauge the multi-fold requirements of the multi-generational family, the studio separately interviewed them all to weave together a seamless modern design canvas integrated with traditional character and personality.
While the home speaks of comfort and understated elegance, the design approach attests to the owners, Vasanth and Devika’s traditional heritage.
People who have a garden at home, will vouch for the fact that while it is a difficult area to renovate, it is worth the pain and exhaustion. While summers can be merciless in many parts of India, having an outdoor garden can be a respite, especially if there is a lot of greenery and space to sit and enjoy evening tea and snacks.
It’s the little things in life that tend to give us the most pleasurable moments such as sipping on a cold beverage on a warm summer afternoon, lounging under the warm summer sun with a glass of margarita, or enjoying a nice meal in the outdoors.
Turn your outdoor space into an alfresco fantasy with Curio Casa’s latest #CurioAlFresco collection. An Instagram worthy collection perfect for the summer season, #CurioAlFresco features an extensive range of bistro garden tables, rattan dining sets, garden sofas and lounge chairs, all crafted from the highest quality wood, wicker and fabric adding the best of comfort to your outdoor living space.
Winters are almost over, and while we wait for summers, many of us would want to redo our spaces. It is a season when, after many dull and dreary months, the energy returns and the desire to take up new projects also comes back.
“When hosting, everything from the decor, ambience, vibe to food and drinks need to be taken into consideration to create a memorable experience for everyone involved,” adds Divyansh Sanklecha, co-founder Curio Casa.
The festive season is right around the corner and given what the world looks like at the moment and how we celebrate currently, get-togethers at home with your near and dear ones are all the jazz there is. Intimate gatherings with a close few do not only allow you to build stronger connections, but also ensures you make some rich unforgettable memories for everyone for the years to come.
“It is not only easily accessible but is also really good for the environment. With an array of available materials, design culture which is making sustainability fashionable now and modernising pieces that were traditional before,” says Divyansh Sanklecha, Founder, Curio Casa.
Diwali is around the corner, and it is the perfect time to spruce up your interiors. After all, the festivities call for all things sparkling and shiny. If you are worried about your budget, fret not, we have you covered. Giving your home a festive makeover is easy, and if you are on a budget, you can still make simple changes and achieve the look you want. Diwali marks days full of special preparations and arrangements.
The festive season is all about a celebratory state of mind, social gatherings, good food and jazzing up your space in line with the festival. We look forward to these celebrations so much more now after the global pandemic we all collectively experienced.