Professional Spotlight: Andrea Pontes

Andrea Pontes

Pontes' most important design philosophy is to develop creative interior design projects, always remaining committed to decorative and technical details, and making the process rational, optimised and high quality.

How To Host A Memorable New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party

Hosting a party doesn’t have to be a stressful task if you keep a few basics in mind. Discern Living shares a few tips that can save a lot of time and make your party the talk of the town! 

Top Instagram accounts we loved this year

Decor Instagram Account

One of the best parts of our jobs is the daily trolling for inspiration that we get to do. We're constantly scouring stores, flipping through magazines, and surfing the web to learn about what is trending globally in the world of design and decor. Here, we've brought you a curated list of the eight best home decor-related Instagram accounts that we absolutely loved in 2016. Hopefully, they'll get you as excited as we are!

Professional Spotlight: Vikas and Kalpak Bhandari

Kalpak Bhandari

Architect Vikas Bhandari and his son Kalpak Bhandari are the architects behind Veekas Studio - a design practice based out of Pune. After graduating from MM College of Architecture Pune, Kalpak Bhandari joined his father's practice in 1998. We chatted with the father-son duo to get a better idea of how they manage to create a harmonious working environment, their favourite design projects, and the challenges and opportunities they face in their everyday work.

A Contemporary, Glam Home by Architect Kunal Barve

Ar. Kunal Barve

Design is all about context for Kunal Barve, a renowned architect with artistic sensibilities that rise above trends and customary design concepts. Kunal established his design practice, Interface, in 2004. The firm continually strives to create design that is regionally sympathetic and well-grounded in the context of its community. The design philosophy followed at Interface is stylish, glamourous, understated, and unexpected yet practical. The 10,000 square-foot apartment Kunal designed recently in Mumbai is a case in point. Discern takes you on a tour of the stunning interiors of this apartment, and chats with Kunal about the inspiration behind the design.

Highlights From The Most Prestigious Design Fairs of 2016

Highlights From Design Fairs of 2016

With the year speeding rapidly towards its end, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most exciting design events we've been fortunate to attend this year. From the global art and design events Discern visited in 2016, we bring you a roundup of the most stunning and innovative design highlights we've witnessed.

Adventures In Monochrome: Part II

Monochromatic Decor

Decorating your home in black, white and every shade of grey can make your interiors look gorgeous. In Part II of our series on monochromatic decor, architect, interior designer, and the founder and CEO of his eponymous Studio, Luis Roy shares his exclusive tips with us on how to stylishly incorporate monochrome into your home. 

Professional Spotlight: Priya Lakhotia

Priya Lakhotia
Priya Lakhotia Parikh is the founder of Chicago Studio, an interior cum architecture firm that specialises in the design, development, restructuring and beautification of residential and commercial projects. The studio has transformed a plethora of spaces, from offices to restaurants and homes, by blending elements of neo-classical, minimalistic, art-deco, contemporary and modern design styles. As a company, Chicago Studio is strongly committed to incorporating eco-friendly and sustainable solutions into their designs. The studio also specialises in the design and production of furniture.

Professional Spotlight: Kunal Barve


Architect Kunal Barve

Kunal Barve is an architect who established his practice with Interface in 2004. According to him, architecture and interiors create relationships between people, objects, spaces and places. Not only do they reveal existing affinities and connections, but they also create new ones.