Eclectic and Experimental
DEVINA AND SHRIVANT MORE
Home décor bigwigs Devina, 32 and Shrivant More, 33, best known for their quirky sense of aesthetics have recently given their Garcha Lane home a stunning makeover.
The muddy olive accent wall behind the ornate carved wood bar counter is imaginatively done with a mixed media stag head installation, antique junk and plants to illustrate a tribal narrative. A striking collage portrait of a tribal chief made with vintage paper cuttings from newspapers, magazines, old novels and handwritten letters by a local artist makes for a stunning centerpiece. A canoe the couple brought back from Amsterdam has been transformed into a corner cabinet.
A wood-carved guitar designed by Shrivant is quite the conversation piece. It is embellished with quirky knick-knacks ranging from antique keys and turtle locks to rusty screwdrivers, old buttons, coins, cycle parts and even badges from his school. On the other end of the living room stands a preserved tree trunk with an intricate crown of gnarled branches, flown in from Europe. However, one of the most striking statement pieces at the More home is a life-size leather horse by ace designer Andrew Martin, which stands regally in the living room. The saddle on the horse’s back however comes with a story. “We wanted a saddle that had aged right and went scrounging for one. Finally, we picked this up from the stables of an elite club in the city,” says Devina.
Shrivant and Devina More