Photos: iStockphoto

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The 10 commandments of a gentleman’s almirah

The 10 commandments of a gentleman’s almirah

•Cut out all frills, thrills and decorative elements. The masculine almirah is crafted from straight lines.

• Use thick sections and structures. This will increase cost but exude a sense of proportion and strength.

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• Contrast your finishes subtly: a dark matt veneer, a smoked glass mirror and warm tan leather.

• The almirah must be sectioned into clear independent areas. Hangers for pants, shirts and coats, slim shelves for stacked shirts.

• Use interior lighting. Choose compact flourescent lamps for coolness.

• Finish everything off with a small refrigerator to house your personal mini bar.

• Break structural monotony with positive and negative elements: some closed sections, some open ones.

• Build in a small safe for documents and valuables

• Accessories must have their own space: tie drawers, watch and jewellery drawers, belt hooks, pull-out shoe racks and pneumatic pull-down hanging racks.

Commandments revealed by Varrun Motihar, director of New Delhi interior consultancy Mova1

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