If your jaw drops every time you look at decor magazines or if you often find yourself lusting after those celebrity homes, you're in luck. Because we’ve found interior designers across Delhi and NCR who can turn your apartment from average to astounding by maximising space, picking the perfect distressed bench and sealing your love affair with that 2BHK you’ve been neglecting for a while. We bet with their help you wouldn't want to leave your home.
Home Birds, Hit Up These Interior Designers For Epic House Makeovers
The Little Big Co.
We bumped into this ‘little’ venture in 2018 that’s now grown by leaps and bounds. From Jangpura to Gurgaon to Ferozshah Road to even quaint organic stores, The Little Big Co has successfully completed a range of interior design projects across Delhi and NCR. Run by two sisters, their style is mostly fun, laid-back and casual. They specialise in DIY and creatively repurpose old stuff. In fact, their knowledge of where the best furniture and decor finds are is inexhaustible - they know Amar Colony and Shankar Market like the back of their hand.
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Mahwash Sheeki is the brain behind this and what stands out for us is that she doesn’t judge you for asking her to revamp your hostel room. In fact, she is as happy to take on small apartments/hostel rooms as she is to take on big bungalows. She’s a master in upcycling and thrifty hacks and keeps a stern eye on your budget to ensure she’s never overspending. For this, she relies heavily on artworks she makes herself or stuff bought from secondhand markets. Her interior design aesthetic is bright, peppy and super colourful.
Also, while South Delhi’s home turf for her, she won’t mind coming to Noida or Gurgaon for a project. Yes, she’s flexible (and creative) like that!
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We’ve been obsessed with Rubina’s home makeovers ever since we heard of her, and today, she's not only doing interior styling but has a full-fleged firm that engages in construction as well. Based out of Gurgaon, we love her boho-chic style and her transformations bear a strong imprint from her Yash Raj’s creative producer days. She's also started an E-store selling one-of-a-kind antiques, collectables, art trays and more in Delhi. Plus, all the money she charges goes towards raising and feeding her 65 adopted stray doggies that stay with her.
She’s also one of the few interior designers who put up the entire fee structure online for everyone to see. You can find out exactly how much a room, a balcony, a consultation or a site visit would cost. Isn’t that lovely?
In Sultanpur, our hunt for decor stores landed us at Yasu’s handicrafts and furniture store. Run by a Japanese guy who loves Delhi, this one doesn’t just stock furniture but even offers to build pieces for you from scratch. They keep a catalogue of designs handy, so everything from sofas, benches, coffee tables, dressers or anything can be customised.
Add to this the fact that they’ve carried out home makeovers across Delhi and Gurgaon for years now. Call Yasu to customise your furniture and set up your home/office too. Killing two birds with one stone, as they say.
Sometimes, you’ve done a fairly decent job of the rooms but are struggling with that outdoor space that’s become a glorified dump yard. This is where the Balcony Makeover folks step it. Their workforce and creativity will turn around a space as big or small into a coffee dream spot. They handle lighting, accessories, plants, fixtures, grass carpeting, vertical gardens and just about everything outdoor-related.
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Delhi-based Shabnam Singh has been into interior designing for almost two decades. She’s great at interiors, exteriors and landscape design and now works with an army of designers, architects and project managers to take on projects. While her style spells luxury with every drape and dresser (she even customises furniture!), she promises to work within your budget.
A little something about her: She’s worked on Shveta Bachchan Nanda and Rajeev Mehrotra’s houses. So, ahem, the Bollywood folks love her.
We know Drishty Vaswani as the person behind Def Col Social and Smoke House Deli. Let this not fool you into believing that she’s only about cool cafes. She’s equally at ease making over people’s houses and offices (she’s designed Truly Madly’s workspace). While she’s all funky with office cubicles, her house designs are comfy, cosy and homely… Just the things that’ll make you never want to leave.
With some of the most glorious resumes, Monica is clearly the interior designer of choice for everyone who’s lucky to have bungalows in Central Delhi or massive farmhouses in Ghitorni. She’s also worked on prestigious luxury trains like The Palace On Wheels and The Orient Express. Get our drift?
The biggest motivation to work with her team is that they’re as good at structures, electricals and other hardcore building techniques as they are at softer design elements. Right from farmhouses, residences and resorts to retail projects, she does a stellar job with all of them.
The Kotri is a Gurgaon-based design firm with Devyani Kumari at the helm. They don many hats with home styling, design and even taking house owners decor and furniture shopping. She has a gift when it comes to re-creating a heritage feel in homes. From adorable nurseries to luxurious homes with a customised four-poster bed, The Kotri can turn absolutely deplorable basements into gorgeous living rooms.