THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

14th January 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
THE SIMPLE ART OF DECANTING FINE WINES

"Age improves all wines except the whine of man." - Anonymous Elaborate swirls of crystal, regalia reminiscent of secondary chemistry and studious pouring; decanting can seem a mysterious business. Thehouseofthings demystifies the art of the decanter – and lists the process, simplifying its ambiguity for you this New Year.  The art of decanting a wine is in simple terms, transferring the wine from the bottle into another vessel, either for the purposes of removing something (sediment) or adding something (oxygen) to the wine, both of which aim to give the best possible experience for the drinker, not to forget alleviating the taste. As wine ages, especially full bodied red wines, they throw off sediment. Some is in the form of large, solid, tartrate crystals; some is complex tannin and other phenolic compounds, while...

Read More

SHINE ON! HOW TO INTRODUCE METALLICS IN YOUR HOME

26th December 2016 by SURBHI GANDHI
SHINE ON! HOW TO INTRODUCE METALLICS IN YOUR HOME

The distance between high fashion and home decor gets shorter this season as interior designers embrace the metal trend seen in scores on the runway, courtesy designers like Givenchy, Altuzarra, and St. Laurent. The trend has been huge for several seasons now, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Metallic finishes have also arrived in a big way to bring warmth and beauty to interiors as cooler weather approaches. Whether you decide to go gold, silver, rose gold, copper, or a mix of all, these gleaming tones work in every setting...’as bold as brass’. A subtle hint or a spectrum of light- metals can make a space infinitely more glamorous by adding drama and intrigue to rooms, taking a bland interior from simple to spacious. At Thehouseofthings, we are here to ensure you hit the nail on the head with these style tips that...

Read More

DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

16th December 2016 by SURBHI GANDHI
DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2017

Itching for a style overhaul? Create striking spaces that are bang on trend and showcase these upcoming styles in all the glory they deserve. An integral way of sourcing inspiration and channel the zeitgeist to interpret international trends is to stay informed of global movements in the design industry. Read on for what you can expect to see coming to the forefront of interior design-these are leading design specialists’ top picks for the coming year, from material to colour. MIXED METALS The statement trend for the end of 2016 that will carry on into the next year is the sophisticated evolution of mixed metals. From acid and satin dips to oxidized lamps and hand-soldered artisanal pieces, every finish imaginable can be found in tabletop decor, gifts, and fashion accessories.  The mixed metals and materials trend is even...

Read More

More Stories