was launched today in the presence of Actor Kalki Kochelin along with ace Interior designer Ashiesh Shah and head of content for Beautiful Homes, Sonia Bajaj
~The event began with the unveiling of the “Box of Inspiration” followed by a light hearted tete a tete with the panelists that had some pleasant revelations~
Mumbai, 19th October 2016: The evening at High Street Phoenix was gleaming as actor Kalki Kochelin launched the quintessential online home décor magazine – Beautifulhomes.com along with maverick interior designer Ashiesh Shah, Sonia Bajaj, Head Content & Brand and Amit Syngle, President , Sales and Marketing and Technology Asian Paints. The event proceeded with an interesting and involving panel discussion on home décor and designing in the Indian scenario.
The event was a two day affair which kicked off on the 18th October 2016 with a 12 X 12 X 8 ‘Box of Inspiration’ which was placed in the middle of the Courtyard of High Street Phoenix and unveiled at the ceremony today that was beautifully anchored by celebrity anchor Shibani Dandekar.
The launch of www.beautifulhomes.com culminated into a starry event full of ideas, revelations and inspiration. Talking about inspiration, Kalki Koechlin one of the esteemed panelists and the guest of honour of the evening mentioned the late great Smita Patil and Merryl Streep to be her inspiration and idols in her journey as an actor. She also spoke about her lawyer friend, Karuna Nandi, who inspired her activism and work for issues impacting women.
Upon being probed about which was the most beautiful of her friend’s home, she mentioned all of them but specially mentioned her fascination to Susanne Roshan’s house for its enchanting fairy tale appeal. If given a chance, she would love to stay in the hills with a huge farm with horses and cold breezy weather. She already has a gorgeous summer home amidst the nature in Ooty.
On the other hand, Ashiesh Shah spoke about his challenging assignment in doing up Hrithik Roshan’s house, a project he holds dearly to his heart.
The panel consisted of Sonia Bajaj, Head Content & Brand, who moderated the light-hearted discussion on Beautiful Homes and the need to focus on the designs and décor for Indian homes and spaces. The core team of Beautiful Homes consists of 3 very enterprising women – Sonia Bajaj, along with Bindu Nair and Pragnya Rao who are the editors of the magazine. Beautiful Homes is an independent initiative from the house of Asian Paints.
Sharing inspiration, acknowledging the distinct features of Indian homes, intense research to garner ideas, educating our readers on home décor, a vibrant collection of eclectic ideas – Beautiful Homes offers Indian home-owners all of this. Beautifulhomes.com ties these intricacies together with the Indian sensibilities and lets you choose what you might want to bring back to add to your home!
Beautiful Homes is your quintessential online home décor magazine that will bring ideas and inspirations closer to you. The portal promises to be the one stop online destination for all things home, décor tips and ideas, DIY guides and shopping recommendations. Aimed at the growing urban home-owners and the décor conscious, the e-magazine will offer over 125 content pieces in the first edition which will be a mix of Home Tours & Studio Tours of celebrities, short snippets with industry experts, video content, home décor products, décor that vary from city to city and season to festivals, etc. The team at Beautifulhomes.com has documented conversations and interactions with celebrities such as Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora and others along with profiling the design philosophy and creations from industry experts such as Ashiesh Shah, Sandeep Khosla, Srila Chatterjee amongst others.
Now with the launch of Beautiful Homes, take a closer look at the range of designs showcasing the varied décor styles in different homes, restaurants and spaces across the country & beyond, with a keen design cue from established as well as upcoming designers profiled by Beautiful Homes. Acquaint yourself with the freshest of ideas from the content provided by this exclusive home décor e- magazine. It is guaranteed to make your spaces look beautiful and stylish.
On launching the new venture, Sonia Bajaj, Head of beautifulhomes.com said, “Beautifulhomes.com is one such destination that will give readers beautiful inspiration for intrinsically Indian homes. Ideas from across the world, but definitely adapted to the Indian sensibility.”