Inspirational Interiors

The Calm in the Chaos: Channeling Indian Interiors

Chaotic, overwhelming, heady, sensuous are just some of the words used to conjure the magic of India. Yes, other less flattering words are used too, but lets focus on the good here…and thats pretty easy to do. On the streets bright saris, exotic fruit, magnificent architecture and bold colours assault you in a frontal attack on your senses, but step through the gates of a Haveli, meander around the gardens of an exclusive colonial club, or rest in the shade of a tree at a Hindu temple, and another peaceful, serene side of India emerges. And thats the intangible magic of India: serenity amid chaos, peace amid turmoil, wealth amid poverty, history amid modernisation, contentment amid frustration, bold colours amid sandstone architecture, oases amid deserts.

Adding a touch of India to your interior design brings peaceful serenity to your spaces, even when you use bold colours. Never thought hot pink could be soothing? Combine it with a neutral background, add tangerine or bright blue accents and statement wooden pieces, and you’ll feel your heart responding.

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Hot pink, light blue and tangerine accents create a soothing environment.

Create a colonial feeling with dark wooden furniture, white and lime green accents, glass pendant lights, and some exuberant palm fronds. For a modern twist add a black and white geometric floor covering, Sit back and sip your mango lassi and feel the the quenching relief of the shade.

Combine dark wooden furniture with white and lime green accents, along with a black and white floor.

Combine dark wooden furniture with white and lime green accents, along with a black and white floor.

Here are some more interiors where the Indian influence is just right:

An Indian cupboard and Indian inspired scatter cushions.

An Indian cupboard and Indian inspired scatter cushions.

A rustic blue Indian bench adds a splash of calming colour to a neutral interior.

A rustic blue Indian bench adds a splash of calming colour to a neutral interior.

 

Inspired Indian design

Inspired Indian design

 

 

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