Home: the Idyl­lic abode

For Poppy Dhar­sono, liv­ing in a Ja­vanese-con­structed home was the uni­verse’s an­swer to her silent wishes. Maina A. Har­jani writes

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Poppy Dhar­sono’s Ja­vanese-style house checks all the boxes for her ideal home

prawl­ing across 4,200 square me­tres of land, Poppy Dhar­sono’s home is an ar­tic­u­late re­sem­blance of an eco-friendly villa in Bali. The only dif­fer­ence? It is lo­cated min­utes away from Jakarta’s in­ner ring road in­stead of a two-hour flight. Made with nat­u­ral stone and wood from Pur­wakarta and Solo, from where she hails, Poppy was the sole designer of her own res­i­dence. She chose to in­cor­po­rate all five el­e­ments while build­ing her house, fash­ion­ing it ac­cord­ing to her strong be­lief in feng shui.

“I have an­other home in Pon­dok In­dah that is mod­ern and has an Ital­ian feel to it, but when I bought this land from my mother, I knew ex­actly what I wanted to do with it,” Poppy ex­plains.

Other than her love of in­te­rior de­sign­ing, Poppy is Pres­i­dent of In­done­sia Fash­ion Week and has her own batik and cos­met­ics lines, Poppy Dhar­sono Fash­ion and Poppy Dhar­sono Cos­met­ics.

Poppy’s home is also adorned with art­works from lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists along with pho­to­graphs of her ex­tended fam­ily and close fam­ily mem­bers. With out­door lounges, a swim­ming pool, a semi-out­door guest­house, and an out­door gym, Poppy’s res­i­dence is in­deed a wel­com­ing haven among her close fam­ily and friends.

touch of tra­di­tion Clock­wise from top: Poppy pos­ing for the cam­era; the wel­com­ing en­trance to the in­door area of the house

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