The closest I’ve ever been to India is eating a korma (and that probably wasn’t even that authentic!) but I’d love to go to one of the markets and be surrounded by traditional Indian craftsmanship. The colourful fabrics, intricate patterns and great attention to detail make their products so appealing. There really is nothing like handmade.
Indian interior style is as elaborate as their crafts- the use of intricate pattern and strong colour provides endless inspiration…
Above images via Elle Decor India
Although bright, these cushions, above, are in no way garish. Mix and match colours and textures sympathetically for an exotic result. I like the uniformity of the picture frames, it helps to keep the room sophisticated rather than childlike.
Above images via Lisa Corti
Image via An Indian Summer
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This beautiful 19th century Keralan villa is set in Alleppey on the Arabian sea. India itself is brimming with interesting culture and the Raheem Residency is certainly no exception…
When I go on holiday, one of my favourite things is to experience the culture and way of life of the area. The traditional Keralan furniture, whitewashed walls and tiled floors are sure to transport you to another world. Isn’t the four poster bed stunning?! A few more ‘pops’ of colour wouldn’t go amiss though… the yellow bedding really helps to lift the room.
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posted by Emily
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I can’t believe I’ve never come across this beautifully authentic home in Jaipur, India, before! It is owned by London-based swimwear designer Liza Bruce; isn’t it simply amazing? The two-bedroom apartment was once the mens’ quarters of an 1880 mansion… I can’t get over how spacious the rooms are.
I lovethe attention to detail; the beautiful architectural features, the original stone floors, the vibrant color and intricate detailing adorning the walls… all in keeping with the original features of the building. Although this home is quite ornate, it still remains modern and fresh. I bet Katie loves the fuschia colours!
Understandably, such surroundings have had a profound affect on Liza’s work. Her collection of resortwear includes handpainted silk kaftans and sarongs.
Liza’s wonderfully exotic home was featured on the cover of Elle Decor in 2005 and the article makes for an interesting read.