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Wednesday
October 2017
LOOKING TO GIVE YOUR HOME A QUICK FESTIVE MAKEOVER

It's that time of the year again when you get busy cleaning and decorating your home for the festival of lights, Diwali. With just a few days left, refurbishing your home is the most important part of the festival. Here are some quick-fixes that you can consider when revamping your home for the festival. Add vibrancy to your kitchen Your kitchen too needs a festive makeover, so add a dash of color — be it by including small corner shelves to store cutlery or interesting colored crockery. You can also opt for rustic ladle-hangers for your boring kitchen walls to give it an earthy touch. You can go in for quirky items like mugs, trays, and plates in quirky designs. Opt for vibrant curtains There is nothing better than colorful curtains to make your decor extra special. Opt for some fancy fabrics like tissue or crepe cotton, which are available in new patterns like prints and applique. These curtains look stylish as they are transparent and flowy with rich prints like floral, geometric shapes, abstract art, etc. Golden is specifically...

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Monday
October 2017
8 TOP OFFICE DESIGN TRENDS FROM EXPERT’S VIEWPOINT

Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflects the culture, brand, and values. Office design is so crucially important to the success of a company that it’s worth consulting professionals to get it right. A well-designed office may cost a little more, but it is an investment which will reap more than a poorly designed one. A non-functioning office wastes time and causes frustration because it can hinder basic tasks. Good office design solves these problems, but great office design goes one step further. It can help invigorate a workforce. Workspaces should flex to provide a variety of spaces and destinations for workers to inhabit that promote movement throughout the day. A comfortable, relaxed and inviting workspace makes a better work environment and can generate long working hours. With comfortable spaces, stress can be easily nullified. While many companies are doing a good job of incorporating some of these elements into their workplace...

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Wednesday
September 2017
UPCOMING INTERIOR DESIGNING TRENDS FOR 2018

If 2017 was a little unpredictable, 2018 is looking to be a boundary-pushing year for interiors. At least, that’s what our top-notch designers and trend experts are speculating for the coming year. From black, blue and white to unique mixes of metals, next year’s interior design trends are contemplated to make a full force debut in the market. Although it hasn’t arrived yet, 2018 is already shaping up to be an interesting year for décor. There’s a sea change coming to our homes that designers have been sensing over the past few months, especially in areas that have long been dominated by one look. For example: granite countertops. For the longest time, you couldn’t watch five minutes of a real estate hunting–type show without hearing a potential homeowner wax poetically about the virtues of the pricey material. But a cursory glance through Instagram’s top design accounts shows a surprising lack of the ubiquitous material, which possibly signals the end of the granite era. Instead, trends for 2018 are all about options that express your unique...

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Monday
September 2017
LANDSCAPE DESIGNING TIPS FOR APPROACHING SEASON

The long days of autumn are now upon us and pleasant nights are enticing us to stay outdoors.   With this tempting offer to dine outside and enjoy the colorful sierra sunset on your patio why not enhance your outdoor experience with the dazzling effects of water. A water features can enhance a landscapes environment by creating a mood, improving the surrounding aesthetics, or just liven up a garden space.  These features can be as simple or complex as you want to make them.  You can upgrade your backyard with a nice swimming pool too. Swimming pools are the ultimate insertion in a backyard design. It's the center of family life with children spending much of their time in the water. Other homeowners see a pool as a strong aesthetic element, the focus of the entire landscape. When pools include water features, unique lighting, specialty materials and design features, they have powerful influence on adjacent outdoor living spaces, particularly when well illuminated by night lighting. Even if they sound a bit luxurious and probably unaffordable, the...

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Tuesday
September 2017
IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS ACUMEN

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but for their ability to inspire and elicit commitment, passion, consistent action, and follow-through from others.” – Ty Howard Effective leadership requires both interpersonal skills and business acumen. Even the most dynamic and well skilled leaders are likely to stumble if they lack overall business sense. That’s because without a clear understanding of how business works, their goals are likely to ring hollow, especially when employees recognize that these goals aren’t based on a strong understanding of the marketplace or functional skills and knowledge. If we don’t understand the core business applications of sales and marketing principles, accounting practices, and operational functions within our respective companies, we aren’t as equipped as we need to be. Even if we think we already have a pretty good sense of how things run, there’s always room to learn more – a lot more! Thus comes the Business Acumen. Business Acumen is very important for the management team because it helps in understanding how company makes money and then how to make...

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