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natural, interior design, india, vernacular, haveli, shivani dogra, blue walls

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...

A Living Repository of the Past

  In the markets of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand are stores and people that still live with an independence of thought. Take for instance this quaint store—an old jewellery shop that has retained most of its original design....

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...

Restraint

Restraint In the tones of silence wrapping themselves around the surge of waterfalls, In the minimalism of lime plaster and wood switch boxes Right above the elaborate sandalwood telephone, gilded in gold Do you see restraint? Or do you picture...

mottled wall, distressed wall, limewash, lime paint, india, delhi, rajasthan, vernacular design, natural decor, beautiful interiors

How to Create a Mottled Wall

  There’s something about a mottled wall. Mottles created with subtlety can give a wall depth— a depth that melds well with architecture of a certain kind. An early client once requested that we create for...

A Bangalore Office

Interior design in India, when not hastily copied from ideas of modernism, can remind us of an older India— one of unhurried days, where streets and  houses coexisted  in planned proportion; where pavements and less...

Malkha, Hyderabad, Interior Design, Natural, Vernacular, Organic design, cotton furnishings

Malkha

I  discovered  Malkha, at the Dastkaar Nature Bazaar, in Delhi years ago. Malkha, founded  by Uzramma,  is run and owned by primary producers who are spinners, weavers and  farmers. It aims to empower the small farmer...

Half Painted Walls, beautiful interior design, India, Bangalore, traditional, vernacular, natural interiors, kota stone

Half Painted Walls

Amidst the refreshing new ideas of beautiful interior design in the modern world today, an old Indian custom stands out—half-painted walls. Traditional homes, across the Indian landscape, would have dual colour walls—a different shade on...

indian, interior design, natural, decoration, delhi

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...

Interior Design, Delhi, Vintage, Handicrafts

Interior Design in Delhi: Mohanjeet

Ever so often we're approached by older clients in Delhi that need our services  with  interior design. These are clients who leave carefully tended old houses to move into convenient, contemporary apartments.  A visit to...