COVER FO­CUS PLUS

Mo­tifs, prints and more in­spired by In­dia

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Contents - RE­SEARCH: ARSHMEET KAUR

Try to cre­ate a twist in your decor with In­dian as well as modern de­sign aes­thet­ics. Team In­dian in­spired fur­ni­ture pieces with min­i­mal dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ments. Keep your decor scheme clas­sic in or­der to bring out the drama hap­pen­ing on the fur­ni­ture.

Wall­pa­pers are a great seg­ment in de­sign to dwell upon in or­der to add In­dian el­e­ments in your home. With your con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior set up you can go bold with your choice and clad your walls in eth­nic pat­terned wall­pa­pers. The rest is done it­self.

In­dian pat­terned cush­ions and rugs are great pieces of art, and ap­pre­ci­ated across the world. If you are de­cid­ing to go sub­tle on your fur­ni­ture, work on adding a layer of tra­di­tional rugs and cush­ions to lend the space a stun­ning In­dian touch.

“One can work with tra­di­tional prints and weaves on fur­ni­ture both modern as well as tra­di­tional. An­other ef­fec­tive way would be to mix tra­di­tional el­e­ments with modern ones to bring out the best of the old and the new. It could be paint­ings or tex­tiles or even ar­ti­facts.”

- Nida Mahmood

Throw in In­dian el­e­ments to your din­ing area and give your­self a royal treat. Adorn your ta­ble set­ting with din­ner­ware that is baroque and re­gal in de­sign. Com­pli­ment with crock­ery in gold or opt for brass­ware. Light up tea lights in strik­ing can­dle hold­ers and most im­por­tantly, cook an In­dian meal.

Scat­ter the beauty of In­dian pat­terns in your liv­ing space through var­ied prints. Block printed bed linens, silk screened ta­ble run­ners, kalamkari cush­ion cov­ers are a few of the many ways to in­cor­po­rate tra­di­tional In­dian prints. “In­dia has in­spired me since many years. In the few In­dian in­spired mo­tifs I have worked on, my idea was to bring a twist, keep it In­dian, but in a dif­fer­ent way. I have also worked on African in­spi­ra­tions to make In­dian look­ing prints.” - Va­lerie Barkowski

In­Liv­ing

In­dia Cir­cus

Zu­folo

Zu­folo

For a con­tem­po­rary de­sign set­ting, in­cor­po­rate jharokha in­spired stor­age space wrapped in nat­u­ral fin­ished ve­neer for a warm and rus­tic feel. De­cowood by Green­lam

fabindia

Im­age: Ta­nia Panova No­mad

Cas­apop

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