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Bring the Christmas spirit home.


Ahoy Decemberistas! Christmas is here. Actually the warmest month of the year is here (definitely not weather wise though). This is the time to pile all the bad together and throw it off the 8th floor window. It’s time to usher the Christmas spirit by focusing on magic and love and turning your home into a miniature festival of joy. This is that time of the year when your home should exude a cheery feel and be warm and receiving for all kinds of happiness.
Start by decking up your favorite corners of the house. If you don’t understand the reason behind all the Christmas revelry, this time decorate your house not for others, but for yourself. You deserve to be happy, don’t you? From a fireplace with stockings to colorful lighting installations to posters on the walls to aromatic candles, there are so many ways in which you can spell festive. This article is aimed to kickstart your decorations and help you with a few ideas.

Start by accenting the white/light coloured walls of your house (and especially a white door if you have one) with the deep colors of an evergreen wreath and garland. Use one color to make a statement. Choose gold as your color as that will reflect the festive cheer. The entire wall doesn’t need to be painted gold though. Paint little wall frames and wall hangings with gold and add sparkle to it.

There’s nothing like the sight of a beautifully decorated home with dazzling lights, agree? Sass up this Christmas with twinkling lights that will add a soft glow at night and make it a view to behold even for strangers on the street. Sparkle is a holiday essential we believe.

If you haven’t bought your Christmas tree yet, hit the streets this weekend. Buy a plastic one if you belong to Phoebe’s school of thoughts. Add flowers, baubles, lights, bells and mistletoes. Don’t go by textbook ways of decoration. Whatever makes you happy should accentuate your Christmas tree. If you stay with your family/ friends, play Secret Santa and pack small gifts and keep them under the tree. If you are alone, this is the time to make yourself happy.

18Your side/centre table should be a major part of your celebrations. Pile Christmas books and movies on your side table. Don’t forget to play some good Christmas music throughout the day. A good vibe- aroma/ music wise created is half the work done. This is also the time to go down the memory lane. When you hang lights all over your house try pinning pictures of your family and closest friends. This will definitely light up not just your house but the hearts of all your closest people. Place colorful, scented candles and glass beads in glass bowls on your centre table. Float flowers or petals in a large crystal or glass bowl and keep it next to it.

Intertwine fruits, feathers, pine cones and mini glass ornaments and form a wreathe that you can hang at the entrance. Clean the house properly, use room fresheners, make savoury delicacies and smile. Let there be light this Christmas. Let there be happiness.

3 Most Expensive Homes in India

A luxurious home is something that you’ll always find on a person’s wishlist. No matter, how modest we try to be, we all desire a home that’s lavish and exuberant. Below are the three most expensive homes which signify wealth, power, status and lifestyle of their owners. These homes have been the talk of the town for their palatial grace, glamor and glitz.

Expensive_homeAntilla (Mukesh Ambani): Antilla is the 27-floor personal home of the chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani. It is located in the upscale area of South Mumbai. It is said that, no matter where you are in Southern Mumbai, you can see at least a column, floor or fixture of Antilla. Other than being a part of the Mumbai skyline, this mega tower houses a staff of 600 people, and is renowned as one of the most expensive homes in the world.

Right from the parking space which can accommodate 168 cars, three helipad space, air-traffic control facility to an ice room infused with the man-made snow flurries, Antilla has it all. It even has its own vehicle maintenance facility, which takes up an entire floor. Other than this, the mega tower, Antilla encompasses a health spa, yoga studio, swimming pool, three floors of green-land, a ballroom and small theater with a seating capacity for 50 on the eighth floor.

19Mannat (Shah Rukh Khan): Mannat, as the name signifies is a blessed wish from heaven. In its truest sense, it is a blessed palace befitting the king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. The 6 storey bungalow is located at Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Mannat has a style of its own which depicts elegance and splendor. It is surrounded by plush lawns, topiary gardens, hanging gardens and shrubbery. The rooms include a living room, guest room, media center, library, gym, offices and basement car parking.

The entire bungalow is carved out of white marble, and painted in off-white shade inlaid with an artistic blend of black and silver. The colorful artistic paintings and chandeliers made from Swarovski add to the richness of this dream mansion

20 Ratan Tata’s Mansion in Colaba: The 13,500 square feet, three-storied, sea-facing house at Colaba is the retirement home of the Indian business tycoon, Ratan Tata. The 75 year old ex-chairman of Tata Group has shown the world how to retire in style. His mansion has an infinity pool, sun deck, car parking, media room, lounge and gym.

One of the most interesting architectural aspect of this mansion is that every floor consists of two levels. The first level consists of a living area, while the second level comprises of bedrooms. There is a basement in the mansion, which houses servant quarters and grand car parking space of 10-12 cars.

These architectural beauties are an epitome of luxury, and the barrage of facilities they come equipped with makes them a part of every home owner’s dream and desires.

We know you love them all, but given a chance, which one would you like to build for your family?