Se­jal Shah

(Re­flec­tions)

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Designer Speak -

What kind of projects in­ter­est you?

I en­joy de­sign­ing peo­ple’s homes more than com­mer­cial spa­ces. Giv­ing some­body a house that they love gives me just as much hap­pi­ness as them.

Celebrity homes de­signed by you?

I had the hon­our of de­sign­ing Ronit and Nee­lam Roy’s home.

What de­tails do you take care of while de­sign­ing celeb spa­ces?

Be­fore I start run­ning, I think it is es­sen­tial to spend time with your client and un­der­stand their taste in or­der to fix a di­rec­tion. I usu­ally be­gin with plan­ning the space and giv­ing it a larger ex­panse. Nat­u­ral light­ing and greens play a big role for me in cre­at­ing a cozy home. My max­i­mum ef­fort is al­ways de­voted to vi­su­al­is­ing the look of the whole house in de­tail, and select­ing ma­te­ri­als around the look, I rarely de­vi­ate from it.

What are the usual re­quire­ments of celebri­ties for their homes?

Since they are in the film in­dus­try, they have high ap­pre­ci­a­tion for art, so their homes usu­ally re­volves around that theme. Since their pro­fes­sional life is quite hec­tic, it is im­por­tant as a de­signer to make their home a very com­fort­able and re­lax­ing space with touches of mod­ern aes­thetic ap­peals.

If you get an op­por­tu­nity to de­sign Bachchan’s or Shahrukh’s home, what as­pects would you keep in mind?

Well, for the Bachchan’s, see­ing how high they are in terms of lit­er­a­ture and art, their home

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