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 find what one is searching for; the architecture, the design, the landscaping and the ageing quality of these spaces can have a remarkably quick effect of calmness, of stillness.
There is a slowness to old design, an effective pause that makes many of us ponder and philosophise. And in this world of magical realism, one is able to find inspiration to reproduce that very stillness in interior design.
Spaces that are quiet, spaces that are nostalgic, spaces that are melancholic and yet with a beauty that only comes with thought and age—this is the stillness of the last remaining churches of Landour.
As we welcome a new year of our lives, let us allow that stillness to translate into our living spaces too. Let us embrace the stillness of life, as much as we gather the bustle of existence.
Words- Sugandha Das
Images- Shivani Dogra