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Influences

Colour in the Thar

  A humble bastion of history, almost victorious in its sparse, dry lands—Shekawati inspires modesty within the realm of its sublime architecture. Each place in India, especially smaller, historic towns, has its own energy throbbing through...

Stillness

The mountains give solace, to nurture the imagination and to explore stillness—everything that is overwhelmed by urban living. In the quietude of cemeteries, churches and gardens—bookmarks of the Raj in India, often one is able to...

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Samode Haveli

  On a  recent trip to Jaipur, I made stops at the Rambagh Palace, Sujan Ram Mahal, Bar Palladio, Cafe Palladio and  Samode Palace--each beautiful in their own way, but the one that stood out for...

Not Just A Summer Home

  Kilmarnock is not just a summer home. It’s a home that’s  been loved and lived in for decades through Himalayan summers, springs and winters by Shivranjani Singh, a CAM practitioner  and her family, descendants of...

elegant, interior design, india, Rajasthan, lime plaster, Vernacular, Rohida wood, Narain Niwas Palace, Jhunjhunu

Room 01

Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan lies a bastion of heritage and handiwork—the Narain Niwas Palace. The owners, living simply, continue to reside in the sandstone fort--once a beacon of royal tradition and arts, it now ages...

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Natural Decor

Natural décor brings to life, experiences—of walks in woods, of the songs of  birds at the break of dawn, of the gentle rustle of leaves in the wind and the sounds of rocks and stones...

The Elegance of Birds

Birds in India—visiting or endemic are elegant, majestic and come in poised hues of a plentiful variety. I have, on occasion, accompanied birders on their trips and become enthralled by the sheer beauty of birds...

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Depth

A word mostly used in paradoxical rarity or abundance—depth is the hallmark of elegant simplicity. Although, linguistically defined as a quality of intensity or extremity, depth can be found in the elaborate glass stained windows...

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Home Gardens in the City

Home gardens are wonderful things. Modest or grand, they're places of calm retreat- patches of land that connect us to the earth and a natural way of living. Featured here is a back garden in...