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Through a mirror darkly

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

Through a mirror darkly

  "'But was Narcissus beautiful?' said the pool. 'Who should know that better than you?' answered the Oreads. 'Usdid he ever pass by, but you he sought for, and would lie on yourbanks and look down at you, and in the mirror of your waters hewould mirror his own beauty.' And the pool answered, 'But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay onmy banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I sawever my own beauty mirrored.'"  Such has been the power of mirrors since history has been recorded. There has probably never been a more consistent...

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A Dream of an October

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

A Dream of an October

For a very rare exception, October became my favorite month of the year. And why not, Parrot & Lily was part of two very prestigious events back to back. I had to postpone my vacation and move my Diwali card party twice but life is quite sorted when you have good friends.  Apart from classic furniture & decor, my interests are quite concentrated. I love my daughter, can never get enough family travel, and it would be an understatement to say that I love the magic of wine. In fact, a lot of our travel is centered toward wine regions....

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Design Wednesdays - Playing with scales

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Design Wednesdays - Playing with scales

When it comes to home décor, every subtle detail counts – colours, textures, lines, patterns, light and scale. If played around with masterfully, scale can make any room look spacious or a big room look cozy. Of course, we cannot change the size of walls, area of the room, or the ceiling height, but there are a lot of accessories that come to the rescue. They could be area covered by wall art, floor covered by carpet, drop of the chandelier, and of course – Furniture. Undoubtedly, the scope of discussion on scale is really vast, but I've taken a...

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Meet Elegance Personified - The Louis XVI Chair

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Meet Elegance Personified - The Louis XVI Chair

Elegant, dignified & yet chic. Meet the Louis XVI chair. This is the one chair that you can not miss to spot at any opulent setting. With it's delicate frame & turned legs, it's impossible not to fall in love with it. Classic decorators have been tapping on this gorgeous chair for centuries. In today's day & age, these chairs can be spotted in the classiest cafe's like The tea room of Ritz, London, The tea room at The Plaza, New York, The Four Seasons, Paris, and All Dior boutiques... need we say more? The tea room at The Ritz, London...

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What is Luxury?

Posted by Tulika Bhatnagar on

What is Luxury?

When I got my first designer handbag, it was an event. I dressed to go to the soho boutique of Burberry, and finally after complimentary champagne, came back with a bag that I babied for months. The effect was a little less dramatic the fifth time I picked a bag. Flash forward to today, when I’m about to go out, I just put my hand in the big closet of bags and take out whichever I can grab. I do have a toddler running around to blame, but my point is that the vanity fades away. This is exactly when...

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