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Curating Home

Tera wala pink

Should I pick a green rug with blue curtains?" "Will kitsch cushion covers jar with wood?" Almost everyone struggles to give their home a put-together look rather than have a random assortment of furniture.

Now, home owners are increasingly looking to design curators for suggestions on how to turn a lonely corner into a cosy study or a cold balcony into a warm and lively hosting space. That's why Zansaar. com, a home decor portal, decided to get collections curated by experts from the field of art, architecture and design.

For example, Ajit Saldanha, a food critic and author based in Bangalore, has put together his collection, 'Thai Essential'. It includes a green and white salad spinner, beautiful two-set patchwork trays in red and burnished hues, a ceramic serving bowl and some Thai condiments. Artist and designer Aarohi Singh's 'Eclectic and Essential' is a whacky mix of black silver batik bowls and cushion cases with kitsch and geometric prints. Jawad Ayaz, CEO of Zansaar, says that there's a sizeable market of people who want someone to aesthetically and contextually put together stuff in their homes.

"People are looking for thought starters, for directions. They need someone to distill various ideas and put together a collection as a tight thematic process, " says Ayaz.

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