Deccan Herald

I have been writing for the Deccan Herald from 2011 and I continue to. The articles mostly are on environment, interiors, fashion and lifestyle.
Art That Every Home Needs
Decoupaging is a French word which means to decorate objects through paper cut-outs. Sarah Thomas elaborates on how you can employ this technique to embellish your home.
As You Become The Expert
From funky cushion covers to delightful bookshelves, there’s no limit to what you can create for your home. Forget the expensive fares at the interior decor stores, Sarah Thomas urges you to ‘do it yourself’
Home Is Where The Love Is

When it comes to gifting a loved one on  Valentine’s Day, some would go down the extravagant path while some prefer the subdued, low-key celebrations. No matter how you celebrate the day, its always the little things that make a huge difference.
Make Space for Some Green
Rising levels of pollution and shrinking green spaces are prompting people to have their own gardens. For those constrained by space and ideas, Sarah Thomas looks out
for some creative methods.
Up, Above and Charming

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is famous around the world and this distinctive feature is what made the ancient city of Babylon a rare beauty. While recreating this poetic creation may be a far thought, you still can beautify your home with a   rather modest hanging garden. It would not require the skill or complex water engineering of Babylon Gardens. It would not look anything close to the picture ‘hanging gardens’ may be bring to mind, but it sure will be a beautiful sight.

Want Some Green In a Bottle?
Sarah Thomas offers five simple steps for garden lovers to grow their own terrariums
Yellow Pages, Bright Shelves
With the new year having arrived, it will be the resolution of many people to clean up the previous year’s mess.
Say Cheers To Bottle Art
Upcycled bottle art is the most sought-after decorative element for interior designing these days, and it goes without saying that wine and beer bottles are a thing of beauty. Even when left alone, they form lovely decorative pieces, writes Sarah Thomas.
Save Every Precious Drop

Sarah Thomas gives us a lowdown on how important it is to have a rainwater harvesting system in our homes.

Return Of The Retro Styles

There has always been a fascination with the old world; designers constantly draw inspiration from styles that are now considered passé, and you really cannot blame them because there truly is something very captivating about retro trends. Adopting the yesteryear feel in homes has become the latest craze, with people wanting to have at least a piece of retro furniture that is reminiscent of the decorative styles of the era gone by.

Some Stylish Hideaways

Cabinets are the ultimate stowaway spaces for all our knick-knacks. But how do we choose the right one? Sarah Thomas offers some expert suggestions to help you decide on the right cabinets for all your needs at home.

Dress Up, Chic
Summer fashion is all about getting out there, picking what you’re comfortable in and feeling beautiful. Dresses certainly fit that bill, writes Sarah Thomas.
What’s Not To Like About Nail Art?
Sarah Thomas dishes out the latest tips and tricks on flashing the best nail designs.
A Terrace That Breathes
Terrace gardens are fast-gaining popularity because of the limited space in cities. Sarah Thomas gives us tips to turn our roof into our very own Garden of Eden.
Carry Elegance Round Your Neck

A muffler goes with any outfit or fashion. Sarah Thomas tells you how to go trendy with one this winter.

Simply Wrap it Up
The wrap-around skirts these days have become some of the most versatile clothes, for they are lending themselves to turn into fashionable dresses as well, finds-out Sarah Thomas.

Welcome the Birds

Bangalore has more than 300 species of birds. Here are some tips by Sarah Thomas to attract some of the winged beauties to your home and garden.

Are You Striking or Striked Out in Stripes
Stripes go a long way in creating a whole new you. They can make you look thinner if you wish, make your hip look bulkier if you’re too skinny, and even give you a slimmer waist! But only if you know how to pick the right kind of stripes and what to pair them with, checks-out Sarah Thomas.
Scars do Fade
Most women fret about stretch marks and try hard to cover them in layers of clothes. About 90 percent of the women experience stretch marks around their belly, hips and thighs. But it’s not just the women, who suffer from the ugly reddish purple lines.
Wedging Woes of Wearing Stilettos
When in pain from wearing stilettos, switch to the comfy yet stylish wedges, says Sarah Thomas.
Just go the Curly Way
Curly hair is now the hottest trend, writes Sarah Thomas.
Gardens as Gifts
This festive season, if you are wondering what to gift your dear ones, engage with nature and gift them a garden, suggests Sarah Thomas.
Good Luck Swims Your Way
Fortune now comes with a curvy big head and a mix of bright colours. Over decades the Flowerhorn has been considered a Feng Shui good luck fish. In the past few months the demand for this species has increased a great deal in the city.
For the Love of Gardens
The task of making nature pretty has never been hard, because nature, in itself, is beautiful. So, all you need to do is use the right kind of ornaments to decorate your garden, suggests Sarah Thomas.
Getting More Out of Less
As much as a wardrobe is a necessity, making space for one in a small room can be rather tricky. Sarah Thomas offers some creative ideas to store your clothes in style.
Embracing Ethnic Earthenware
Expensive artefacts are no longer the order of the day. Sarah Thomas contends that the ever so versatile earthenware offers better options.

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