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INDIA GOOD DESIGN CHANGES EVERYTHING


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GOOD DESIGN CHANGES EVERYTHING @goodhomesmagazine

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 MAY 2019 `120

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BIG IDEAS FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE’S OWN SPACE

Smart and cute to innovative and thoughtful, get inspired with fun-filled ideas

THE SALONE DIARIES

Top designs you should know now Pages that champion the trend of “outdoors-in”

MORE POWER TO COLOURS The new basics will surprise you


CONTENTS MAY 2019







GOOD DESIGN CHANGES EVERYTHING

A Times of India Publication

@goodhomesmagazine

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 MAY 2019 `120

@goodhomesmagazineindia @goodhomesindia

SHOPPING  MOODBOARD OF THE MONTH  GET THE LOOK  HOT RIGHT NOW  CAUGHT ONLINE  PRODUCT OF THE MONTH  OFF THE RUNWAY

BIG IDEAS FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE’S OWN SPACE Smart and cute to innovative and thoughtful, get inspired with fun-filled ideas

THE SALONE DIARIES



LAUNCH PAD New launches, everything hot, whatever’s not.... All that makes our lives simpler. We tell you first! 2 GOODHOMES MAY 2019

Top designs you should know now

Pages that champion the trend of “outdoors-in�

MORE POWER TO COLOURS The new basics will surprise you

THE COVER

FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA PROJECT PETI LAU PHOTOGRAPHS Š BRITTANY AMBRIDGE/OTTO


CONTENTS MAY 2019

Get your fix of colour, design and style 



SPECIAL FEATURES



 MILAN MUSINGS A retrospect on the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019  NO CHILD’S PLAY Let your little one’s imagination soar with these themed ideas  THE COLOUR EDIT We introduce you to the new colour basics  THE JUNIOR’S PAD Three homes we’ve featured in the past, three amazing kids’ rooms. Do check it out!



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CONTENTS MAY 2019

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STYLE

50 ALL PLAY, NO WORK Learn how to keep your inner child alive with playful decor and whimsical objects

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HOMES

56 DESIGN IN TRANSITION Take a tour of this stunning Dubai home designed by Shantanu Garg 62 INSPIRED BY THE EARTH Architect Nilanjan Bhowal infuses warmth into this stunning Gurugram home 68 PERFECT MIX Soma Maitra’s Mumbai apartment is the perfect marriage of colours and accessories 72 COLOURS OF HOLLYWOOD Designer Peti Lau pairs a thousand different shades to create a tropical inspired home for Alex Pall, one part of the music duo, The Chainsmokers 4 GOODHOMES MAY 2019


NEXT ISSUE Smart Ideas for Small Spaces A masterclass on making each inch work for you. We tell you just how to tackle the issue of space crunch.

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PROLOGUE

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f I were a child again…

BEHIND THESCENES

We’ve all been on this nostalgic trip. Everything is different when you are a child; everything around you is fantastical, larger-than-life. Sometimes, you just want to escape to that world of innocence, the memories that are amusing, sublime and touching. Believe us; it’s not so difficult to reconnect with your inner child. As much as this issue is dedicated to the little humans, it’s also about reconnecting with the child in you. And just as the weather is getting unbearable and the world outside seems a lot less appealing, this issue is all about creating your own private retreat. Colour has been one of our other preoccupations this issue, we had a great time stringing it all together. Our Cover Story is about a coloursoaked Hollywood home that literally has a tree growing in the middle of its entrance! Then, Avril delves into the world of colours – from sensual jewel tones to subdued neutrals, basically, the entire spectrum. She’s your colour guru this issue. Read and tell us which colour palette sings to you. Meanwhile, there’s a lot brewing. GoodHomes is dreaming big. But let’s not talk about it much right now. Keep guessing until next issue. Until then…Happy Reading.

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WE’VE GOT MAIL! SPECIAL FEATURE

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GOOD DESIGN CHANGES EVERYTHING

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Get ready for the season of joy and colours with a home decor update FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY

A RETROSPECT ON D/code 2019

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pring is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome it into our homes right away! The blooming flowers, warm winds and pleasant weather have us thrilled to bring the outdoors in. Turn floral decor on its head and do things a little differently this time. Follow our quick and easy hacks to give your sanctum an effortless yet fresh makeover.

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USE LIGHT COLOURED FABRICS

Not just the living room, embrace fabrics in muted tones throughout your space. This doesn’t mean that you have to introduce more colours. White textiles, paired with multi toned throws or cushions are just about the right choice to make this season. Choose upholstery that reflects this season of new beginnings and see the magic unfold!

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BIG IDEAS with plush rugs

Keep your house smelling fresh with the easiest trick in the book — scented candles. Let the home smell like a pleasant spring morning all day. Buy candles with a floral note such as jasmine or look at sweet cinnamon for a spiced vibe. Light them up when guests are over or before going to sleep for a fresh and happy ambience.

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INSPIRING HOMES

Ever since I came across GoodHomes, I have been hooked! I love the style features which never fail to inspire me to do something new with my home every time. The April issue was just like any other, I gave my home a spring update by throwing bright cushions and bringing floral wallpaper in my living room. Now it feels like I’m ready for the season. Thank you GoodHomes for being so special to me! —Divya Narayan, Delhi

The home features were my favourite in the April issue. But, the home in Chandigarh by Siddharth Bharadwaj was my absolute favourite. The perfect balance of colours, the Mediterranean style and ethnic touch in the home was very appealing to the eyes. I loved the choice of furniture and fabrics as well. Being from Chandigarh, I understood the constraints regarding the height of the building and how beautifully the design team has managed to use the space available to them. — Rubina Pal, Chandigarh

Thank you, Divya! We are glad to hear that you love the magazine so much. Subscribe to the magazine, keep reading and writing to us and don’t forget to check our website out as well!

Thank you for writing to us Rubina. The home features in our magazine are loved by many. We are glad you do too! Keep reading and subscribe to us.

WEB HAVEN The GoodHomes website has so much to offer! So many ideas, homes and DIYs which are not just fun to read, but useful too. I enjoy reading new stories every day and building my knowledge on interiors, architecture and new trends. Thank you GoodHomes for being my ultimate go-to destination when it comes to home decor and design. — Saloni Nagpal, Pune Thank you very much, Saloni. Subscribe to our magazine and get inspired every month!

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FEATURE TASNEEM MERCHANT

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Beat the summer heat with this translucent hue of popsicle pink for cool and rejuvenating interiors

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COVET HOUSE

MOODBOARD OF THE MONTH

Dabble in the sweet magic of precious blush tones. Sprinkle this saccharine, soothing shade generously in your home — be it soft furnishings, delicate glass, multi-use plastic or even laser cut metal trinkets.

Soften your space with a hearty dose of this dainty hue — pair with white for a serene, calm abode that exudes oodles of charm.

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1 Bump vase tall, Tom Dixon. 2 Cushion cover, H&M Home. 3 Newson centre table, Essential Home. 4 Wine glass (set of six), IKEA. 5 Cevron textured glass vase, Audenza. 6 Bloomingville purple glass storage jar, Hurn & Hurn. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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GO INTO THE SUNLIGHT It’s the season when life blossoms, flowers bloom and nature is reborn. Soak in the bright summer sun, basking in its molten gold hue. Take a cue from the observatories of yore to merge your closed living quarters with the spacious ones of nature.

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Cane n , metal, polyurethane and ra ne att ttan n — these materials are your best friends for garden furniture. Pieces made from these promise to not just lighten up your summer soirees, but also weather through soaking monsoons and chilly winters.

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5 1 1 Summer cacoon hanging chair red, Smithers of Stamford. 2 Willow pendant lamp, The Purple Turtles. 3 Black porch outdoor lantern, Lights4fun. 4 Peacock easy chair, IDUS. 5 Outdoor living backpack green angled sofa, Ligne Roset. 6 Chaplins Roshults garden outdoor towel rack, Chaplins Furniture. 7 Odee outdoor side table, Shimu. 8 Alchemist IP44 orbital outdoor floor lamp, The Light Yard. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 

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1 Outdoor scatter cushion, Wyevale Garden Centres 2 Marrakesh Orange, Outdoor Interiors Australia 3 SS19 Urban Palm House Outdoor-Indoor Cushions, Bazaar Group Ltd.


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Give your home an earthy makeover with our favourite terracotta products FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY

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1 Handpainted terracotta accent, Jaypore. 2 Suspension terracotta bowl, Nedgis. 3 Clay cow head, The Purple Turtles. 4 Lampadaire terra light, Nedgis. 5 Gold glowing shankh, Jaypore. 6 Louis barrel, The Purple Turtles. 7 Curved terracotta plant pot, Scaramanga. 8 Glow & shimmer madhubani handpainted table lamp 9 Terracotta diffuser, both from Jaypore. 10 Terracotta jug, Ellementry. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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HAPPY HAMPERS Organise your kid’s room with cool storage options! FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY

Wheeled wicker baskets help children transport their toys around the home! CA P TIVATI N G TA L E S This parrot green bookshelf is ideal to store your child’s favourite books.

F U N C T I O N A L S E ATI N G Declutter your kid’s room with this industrial storage bench.

D I S T R E S S ED T R E A S U R E This storage piece helps give a rugged look to your tot’s room.

NO TOYING AROUND

Kids storage is very important in any home. While creating a colourful room can help stimulate your child’s imagination, accounting for ample space for your child to move around and play is important too! What’s more, some of these pieces even come with multi-use functionality. (CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE) Luggy basket, mini chari bag and Piki picnic basket by Olli Ella, Hurn & Hurn. Wisdom tree bookshelf, Pepperfry.com. Kids locker storage bench, Cuckooland. Kids storage, The Purple Turtles. Pink Crates, Sue Ryder. Penelope pug storage footstool; Ester the Elephant storage footstool, both from Red Candy. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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A L L CO LO U R ED U P These storage crates will add a splash of colour to the space.


PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

MAKING PLASTIC BEAUTIFUL

THE WILHELM LAMP

Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri reinvents plastic to create a functional lamp FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA

As a tribute to and German Barchitect master Wilhelm auhaus Tiziano VudafieWagenfeld, the Wilhelm Lari created the invitation o mp on f Ros Orlandi. sana

“To be useful is to be beautiful.” — Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Architect

As part of Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition “GuiltlessPlastic - Master’s Pieces”, Tiziano created this one-of-a-kind plastic lamp inspired by the vase created by Wilhelm Wagenfeld in 1935. It was showcased at Milan Design Week 2019. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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IN FULL BLOOM Jungle Tales The newest range of chandeliers from Danube Home is sure to become the hero of your living room. Inspired by a flush garden in summer, the regal pieces feature a luxe combination of gold and silver.

MAR K ET U PDATE

Turn your home into safari central. Address Home’s newest range of cushion covers, Serengeti evokes the African wildlife park through its bold prints and rich colour scheme of black, gold and off-white.

Launch Pad

New launches, everything hot, whatever’s not.... We tell you first! FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN AND TASNEEM MERCHANT

Cover Up

When it comes to flooring, nothing compares to the warmth and elegance that wood exudes. Xylos brings to you its finest range of engineered wood flooring which comes all the way from sustainable teak forests of Borneo, the island known for its precious teak resources. Shopping Guide on Pg 80 14 GOODHOMES MAY 2019

Just what you needed for that perfect soiree with your BFFs. Tresorie’s latest Tea Party collection is a musthave for the house proud hostess.


DECOR DIARY

FLORAL SYMPHONY

La Fleur is all set to revolutionise the way we buy flowers. With the help of UK based floral designer Jo Moody, the brand brings to Indian markets the magic of locally-sourced, professionally crafted bouquets! Time to say it with flowers.

Little Details

Sometimes, it’s the smallest touches that make all the difference. For instance, these cute ceramic fishes from Decor Kart make for an eclectic wall display!

Going Retro

With its ‘70s inspired designs, Hermosa Design Studio takes us on a nostalgic trip. Bring home a touch of vintage with these classic furniture pieces that take their cue from the days of yore.

Alankaram sure knows how to combine style, functionality and technology. The Mysig sofa is crafted out of the finest teakwood, is versatile and comes equipped with a built in socket for wireless charging. MAY 2019 GOODHOMES 15


The Art Fix

The exhibition titled Within Reach is Gallerie Nvya’s tribute to the courage that creativity entails! From figurative to abstract and traditional to avant-garde, the exhibition presents a unique mix of works. The exhibition is on till 13th June.

Totems Over Time, created by lighting designers Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth of Klove Studio, features four installations in glass and metal, including gold. Enthralling, these designs are an ode to the Laws of Divine Geometry.

A SIMPLE LIFE

The debut solo exhibition by artist Mohan Naik will lure you with its unadulterated simplicity. Catch the showcase before 12th May at Gallery Art Magnum in New Delhi.

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DECOR DIARY

Bedroom Secrets

Sleep isn’t just sleep anymore...it’s an escape. So, make sure you get peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. The Ergoshell Mattress with its unique design and construction will ensure just that. The range comprises all models including Memory Foam, Latex Foam, Flomax Foam and the unique Down and Feather material.

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DECOR DIARY

Decor Destination

The capital adds yet another luxury decor destination to its repertoire. CJ Living, the brand renowned for bringing avant-garde interior lifestyle products to India, recently unveiled its flagship store. And true to the ethos of the brand, the space offers an immersive and inspiring experience of luxury shopping.

Smart Solutions

Architectural details combine with clean lines to form the Finezza collection from Graff. A perfect blend of grace and elegance, this full suite offers an exquisite array of sanitaryware choices from faucets to shower elements.

MAR K E T U PDATE

Kitchens&Bathrooms The latest on the not-so-small wonders that make our lives so much simpler FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN AND TASNEEM MERCHANT

Party Time

Get Floored

Oak Dusk from the Pristine Collection of Mikasa is crafted specifically for hightraffic zones like the kitchen. Perhaps it’s time to give yours a makeover?

Summer is also the time when dormant outdoor cooks rise form their winter slumber. To appeal to this demographic, UK based Eazy BBQ brand has launched two new products — the first is an easy to transport, disposable grill and the second is its range of quick lighting ecocharcoal, perfect for those camping nights. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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BRING IT HOME

From the toyour Actress Janhvi Kapoor wowed us with this striking gown at the Hello! Hall of Fame Awards 2019. A hint of sparkle can go a long way when making a statement in the interiors as well. Here’s how you can adopt this scheme in your home.

FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY

Bilbo silver glass pendant light, Artisanti.

Ceramic trinket box, Artisanti

A subtle combination of white and silver can work wonders in making a compact space look regal, comfortable and expansive.

THE FRENCH BEDROOM CO

Eichholtz hayworth jar, Sweetpea & Willow.

Cushion, Sweetpea & Willow.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

MILAN MUSINGS

Stalwarts and upstarts of the design and decoration world came together to showcase their latest collections, collaborations and experiments at the hallowed fairgrounds FEATURE TASNEEM MERCHANT

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very year, the best in the industry flock to Salone del Mobile in Milan to showcase and witness the latest in their field. This 58-year-old exhibition is the Mecca for budding and established product designers, furniture brands and decor enthusiasts alike. The entire city comes alive with thought provoking installations, interactive spaces and insightful conversations on the future. Here’s a sneak-peek from this year’s latest:

HEARTHY HOMECOMING Update your living room with snug sofas, easy chairs and anchoring tables, cherry-picked to turn your space into a plush, cosy haven.

(CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Plaza Divano sofa, Selva. Tortuga coffee table, Porada. Bookcase, Dialma Brown. Ayton sofa, Borzalino. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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(CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT) Baltimora Tavolo table, Selva. Four door glass cabinet, Dialma Brown. SL Amadeus table, Giorgetti. Elsa dining armchair, Flexform. Outdoor Ripple trays, Fendi Casa. Naicca chandelier, Brabbu. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping Guide on Pg 98

FEAST FOR THE SENSES Let your dining room shine bright — bring in eye-catching chairs, elegant tables, exquisite chandeliers and precious serveware to experience a regal treat.

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Turn your bedroom into a sleep fortress with the most sinkable beds, steady side tables and envious vanities for a restful shut-eye.

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A TALL SHOWCASE

Eye-catching exhibits and thought-provoking installations provide fodder for thoughts at the Milan fair. This year too, was no different. A quick look at the ones that made us stop, stare and interact

1. ECHO Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen, founded by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, presented Echo. This reflective stainless steel structure is composed of a cube and an inverted pyramid that merge with Palazzo Litta’s features. The idea is to highlight the space and provide contextual relevance to the installation.

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Italian architect Carlo Ratti with energy company Eni unveiled a series of arches inspired by Spanish maestro Antoni Gaudi’s works. Displayed at Orto Botanico di Brera, these were “grown” from mycelium, the fibrous roots of mushrooms. This sustainable structure will be reused as compost once taken down.

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New York based furniture company Humanscale collaborated with designer Todd Bracher and design and research practice Studio TheGreenEyl to realise this interactive installation. Visitors were encouraged to move freely while beams of concentrated light projected their actions on a vast screen, highlighting the firm’s focus on natural ergonomics.

4. CONIFERA Constructed from 3D printed, lattice blocks composed of polylactic acid (a biodegradable plastic) and wood, this 700 brick structure was designed by French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani for fashion label COS. The 30 metre, white, orange and brown structure seeks to highlight the circular nature of renewable resources.

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EXPERT ADVICE

INDIA CIRCUS

A PHOTOGRAPH NISHA JAMVWAL

D E A R NI S H A

I recently moved from my home in Chennai to my husband’s home in Jodhpur. To meld our design sensibilities, I wanted to introduce some ethnic touches to the living room. I’d like your help on what I can do to bring in a fusion style. Please advice.

With Nisha JamVwal, interiors architect and our very own expert panellist

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MAIL US YOUR DECOR QUERIES AT GOODHOMES@WWM.CO.IN AND CC THEM TO NISHAJAMVWAL@GMAIL.COM

Infuse traditional touches to your contemporary space to create a truly eclectic look.

— Neeta Vasu, via email

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recently visited Bhubaneswar, and was hosted in a beautiful home by friends. To my utter personal disappointment, in the resplendent space and well-manicured gardens, there was not one representation of the stunning Oriya art or ethnic crafts that Orissa is famous for. So when you say you’d like to infuse ethnic touches to suit both cultures into your Jodhpur home, it is music to my ears. The true splendour of exquisite craft pieces by the Indian craftsmen are being celebrated throughout the world, and have to be seen as a local accessory to be truly appreciated. To use these museum quality artworks, whose techniques sometimes hearken back to a prehistoric era, becomes not only a matter of ornamentation and drama to accessorise a home, but a journey in contributing towards our country’s dying traditional crafts as well. You have the opportunity to create a home that brings together the arts and crafts of the north and the south to create true drama in your home. From Jodhpur you could curate some textiles and mount them on the walls and even use them as colourful throws. I’ve even used some mirror woven fabrics


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To use these museum quality art, becomes not only a matter of ornamentation, but a journey in contributing to the patronage of these dying traditional crafts.

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as upholstery for a single sofa to act like a focal point in an otherwise monochromatic room. I often wonder why we look outside or at synthetic options when we have such a rich traditional heritage of fabrics and textiles in our country. If we as Indians do not encourage our textile crafts, they are in danger of dying out. To incorporate traditional textiles into your home, an unusual and dramatic option is to use it as upholstery, window blinds, lampshades, in contrast on chairs and sofas and like a collage. One or two focal points of bright coloured mirror work fabrics on an easy chair, ottoman or chaise longue work to create an impact while on the other furniture pieces and on window blinds you could go with handwoven neutral coloured linen, silk and cotton fabrics in subtle, neutral ecrus with hints of coffee or caramel shades. The suggestion for neutral shades is so that you don’t engulf the other design elements of art and accessories in too much chaos. The weaves you look out for could be silk from Rajasthan, block printed cottons, ari work, embroidered mirror work, phulkari’s in muted colours and rustic textures from nearby Punjab. A unique way to show off love for Indian textiles and grandeur is to frame an ornate fabric and flaunt the rich heritage of textile art in its extravagant, intricate, poetry. Look for a museum quality craftwork to adorn your walls, and you will be encouraging our dying traditional crafts, where each piece is unique, one of a kind, taking months or even several days to make. These are treasures because craftsmen in this fast-paced, mechanical, technologically advancing era are dying and we cannot predict how long we can fight to save the crafts of India from extinction. Compromised techniques and work methods have crept in. Master craftsmen need to be nurtured and encouraged, and by using these crafts in our homes and offices our precious heritage will be saved for posterity, the training passed on, gaining patronage of art lovers and collectors the world over, keeping the glorious tradition alive. For cushion covers, wall hangings, framed textiles, cladding on wardrobes, feature walls, divider screens and lampshades you could use the more dramatic, ornate and colourful fabrics, embroideries and textiles.

Nisha says, “you have the beautiful opportunity to create a home that brings together the traditional arts and crafts of the North and the South to create true drama in your home.”


embroidered into magical textiles where the concentration and contemplation required in building the harmony in colour, design and execution, akin to a spiritual exercise, is clearly seen. ❖ As exquisite counterpanes in bedrooms or cushion covers, exotic silks or cottons dramatise a bedroom, lending jewel shades to the room you relax in. The rest of the space could be done in nude shades to allow the mirrored fabrics to hold centre-stage. ❖ Framed with a carved wooden border, this embroidered fabric done in bold dramatic colours wakes up a corridor or passage. There is also the history, class and style it adds to the interiors you’ve done up so lovingly. Stone carving from the south and from Rajasthan is exquisite and very different. You could look for some from both regions. Mount them in different rooms so that the rooms take the flavour of the state. If your corridor and passages have niches, use some south Mahabalipuram stone sculptures. In your living room, you could mount some sculptures from Rajasthan done in precious stones like rose quartz, jade or crystal. The craft of creating images and sculptures out of semiprecious stone has been one of the more glorious arts over centuries, culminating in the present moment. To acquire a piece of our heritage and culture – a valuable gem, crafted into a unique work of sculpture is a coup. Placing it on a minimal wooden base enhances its impact, and this is a magnificent accessory that becomes a focal point on a sideboard or even on the coffee table if it is smaller in size.

To truly bring in the exquisite nature of heritage Indian textiles, you can adopt either of the following ideas: ❖ Use as a light blanket or throw on sofas for the mild winters ❖ As an elaborate embroidered quilt thrown over a chaise ❖ A coverlet displaying all the beauty and skill of these transforming pieces of old rags

Look for a museum quality craftwork to adorn your walls, and you will be encouraging our dying traditional crafts

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ANKUSH MARIA

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The perfect example of utilitarian design FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA

A VASE THAT’S AL SO A LIGHT Doesn’t this sight remind you of the Northern Lights? While that might not be the vision that VG Jeta was going for, these illuminated outdoor vases do give you a glimpse of the Icelandic phenomenon. For more information, log on to www.vgnewtrend.it Shopping Guide on pg 80


KNOW YOUR DESIGNER

Saif Faisal

ESSENTIALISM IN DESIGN Making a difference through design thinking

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Mind

THE BEGINNING Educational background Bachelor of Architecture from RV School of Architecture. Specialisation I’ve always explored a broad spectrum of things. First internship ASHWA Racing, Formula Students team (2006-2010). I competed in F-SAE Australia, Germany & Italy. A subject you wish you’d studied I believe in being a polymath, so there are so many things I would like to study. Your most ambitious project My graduation thesis which I was asked to drop as the faculty deemed it unworthy, but I took an extra semester to do it on my own. The irony is that it was nominated for BeOPEN Future and exhibited at the 100% Design London 2012. Every now and then I’m invited for a guest lecture to present it in my college.

Matter

THE DESIGN OUTPUT Your first design A miniature scenic farm with irrigation and a bridge which I made at my grandfather’s place when I was about 7. A piece of work you wish you’d designed Ferrari 250 gto / Lamborghini Miura.

Best design Not sure. Yet to come. Worst design Of course there are some, but they get scrapped at the conceptual stage. Most challenging design Formula SAE Cars I worked on from 2006-2010 was an amazing thing. Projects in the pipeline Some self initiated Art-Design pieces, conceptual limited edition pieces in Bidriware, furniture and lighting. We are collaborating with several manufacturers in U.S, Taiwan, Italy, Mozambique and a handful of Indian brands too. Your dream project To make a significant contribution to the holistic social and cultural development through design thinking.

Mind over matter

EVERYTHING ELSE THERE IS Childhood ambition To contribute, to create useful things that may or may not challenge the norms or may or may not look pretty. Evolution as a designer It has been a journey of playful self-discovery. Design ideals/principles that you stand by Essentialism Failure... Not doing my best.

Success is... Giving my best and then some... Your style in five words Essential, poetic, meaningful, playful and humorous. What are you most materialistic about? Beauty. Fame or fundamentals? Fundamentals. Black or white? Gray. How much of your work reflects your personality? All of it in terms of the explorations and playfulness, the way it grows and transforms. At 80 you’d love to see yourself as... A humble person who has made most of what he had, respected the resources and led a meaningful life.


NO CHILD’S PLAY

No matter what your kid wants to be — astronaut, pilot or game ranger — let their imagination soar with these themed room ideas FEATURE TASNEEM MERCHANT

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MASILO

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HABIOS PEEK A BOO

FOR THE BRAVEHEART

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PEEK A BOO

CIRCU

We're all aboard these two styled bedrooms that bring to mind the notorious Captain Jack Sparrow and pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. We understand decorating for kids is not easy, especially since their decor needs evolve over time. Sail through these conundrums with a nautical themed bedroom that can go from toddler to teen with a change of accessories. If your little one insists on flying the roost some day, maybe think about getting them this aeroplane shaped bed to let their dreams take flight! As your child grows older, switch it up for an age appropriate four-poster instead!


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FOR THE WILD ONE

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It's quite a jungle out there, isn't it? Let your child experience the world of Mowgli and Tarzan with this animal safari setup. Not only does this promise to make play time fun, but also helps inculcate a feeling of love and care towards all things nature. Pile on the plushest soft toys and prints and patterns inspired by flora and fauna. You can also bring in organic fabrics like cotton, jute, bamboo and hemp for a truly rustic and wild setting. Bring in a host of fresh greens such as miniature palms to complete the look.


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The dreamers are usually the easiest to spot — head tilted to one side, chin resting in hand and vacant eyes. Doesn't their head always stay in the clouds? So a floating theme is perfect for them. Imagine soft, cotton candy coloured pouffes, pillows and linens creating a soft, plush seat. Think gentle curves, undulating shapes and circular accessories for this look. To add an edge to the saccharine pink tones, introduce a touch of grey through small accents such as a stool, headboard fabric and even a chair. Now, isn't this the perfect hideout for your tiny tot to run away with their thoughts? 34 GOODHOMES MAY 2019

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Once upon a time, there lived a little royal, who dreamt of the perfect bedroom. It had a castle full of toys, a room full of crayons and walls of stars. Weave a bedroom around fables and tales for your tiny tot — a bed topped with a shining crown, cushions with fairy prints and a playpen filled with magical creatures. Introduce colours and textures to bring the fantastical setting to life — embroidery, appliqué and crushed fabrics are your knights in shining armour. Cover the floor with shaggy rugs and plush dhurries, after all, you don't want your tiny prince/princess to be inconvenienced in the least.


FINAL TOUCHES THESE SMALL ADDITIONS WILL UP THE CUTE QUOTIENT OF YOUR CHILD'S ROOM. From Top: Cloud mobile, Flamingo mini cot set; both from Masilo. Stoneware owl ginger jar, from Habios. Seminyak pink bedding from Malabar Baby. *ALL PRICES ON REQUEST. Shopping guide on Pg 80

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Are you plagued with wall doodles? Well, don't limit your child's priceless scribbles to the fridge door or that colouring book. Let them explore their potential in a safe space of their own. Storage options for kids are available aplenty — there's more than enough room for paints, crayons, papers and toys to coexist. However, the best thing you can do for them is to provide them with a blank canvas. We're talking about chalkboard paint. Splash it on furniture, walls and cupboards and see how your bundle of joy brings these to life with adorable squiggles!

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FOR THE CREATIVE ONE

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Be it Shikari Shambu or Tin-Tin, we love it when there's a good mystery to be solved! If you find your tiny one crawling under desks, leaping over stools and running towards danger, well give them their own world to explore. Introduce playful elements such as teepees and tents in a quiet corner where your kid can whip up their own adventures and act them out as well. Think about makeshift camps, not just indoors, but outdoors as well. Summer is perfect to experiment with board games, elaborate role-playing games and of course, decor. Hang up DIY festoons and an indoor swing and you're guaranteed hours of enjoyment!

SOMMER HOME

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FOR THE ADVENTUROUS ONE


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T H E C O L O U R E D I T Step into the modern world with the new colour basics that extend beyond paint to include furnishings and decor FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA

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The intensity that jewel tones bring to a home is the very definition of decadence. Now, the misconception that jewel tones immediately translate to ethnic interiors dripping with crystals and bedazzled finishes, is so passĂŠ. For a dramatic, modern space, layer varying tones in one or two colours. What this does, and does so fabulously, is punctuate the jewel effect throughout. Create a style based on contrasts and saturations, bereft of patterns and prints. The idea to is to keep the focus on the colour. Mustard, maroon, Prussian and emerald count as our favourites. What are yours?

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Undeniably the most sensual, colours with a satin, lustre finish have our heart. Used as solids, these jewel tones have quite the luxurious effect

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MONOCHROME MAGIC Select one colour and just run with it! An interior styled after a monochromatic scheme is actually one of the most difficult styles to pull off. It requires astute layering, an intelligent hand at creating drama with play of light, and clever inclusion of colour variations. For a look that captures the Scandinavian hygge

charm, shades of white, beige and brown are great for a monochrome inspired space. For a dense, brooding approach, charcoal grey or moody blues are finding a lot of takers. These may not be the traditional application of this classic style, but that’s what makes it so relevant.

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A style so effortless that it stands the test of passing seasons. A monochromatic interior can spell tranquility and drama, all in one breath


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The gentle disposition of this family of colours is perfect for urban homes that lean towards a more minimalist lifestyle. Pastels do a great mimicry of what light should be doing for your home. They bounce natural and artificial light through your space to create more airy and expansive interiors. Truth be told, pastels are a hard working colour palette, and not the allfluff misnomer. In fact, you could easily interject some glamour into your lives with hints of bling — think rose or old gold. Then, for a more modern approach, pair your pastels with black...yes, you heard right! Black, paired with a pastel canvas creates a pictureperfect setting.

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Serenity is another word to describe this colour palette. Pastels are not only delicate to look at, but also lend an original style to your interiors

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NEUTRAL NOTES

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Inspired by the robust and earthy nature of the earth, neutrals as a standalone palette is catching steam as an inspired new choice

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Did someone really call a neutral palette boring? Au contraire! Tone-on-tone is elegant and stylish, and a great base for standout, unique sculptural work. In fact, it’s the new style preference for most luxury interiors. The reason being, it accords a certain flexibility that most other colour families we’ve touched upon do not support. Another reason we love this palette — you can layer up and really fill up a space in a neutralcoloured space, and it would still look fabulous. Or then, you can opt for a spartan style, with little or no accessories and draw all the attention to the palette, the form and the functionality of the space. A neutral space exudes warmth and comfort, our two favourites.

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ARTISTIC ACCENTS ORVI

This one is the truest ode to your unique brand of style...it’s a rousing celebration of the person you are. No questions asked!

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There’s something so refreshing about this palette — it doesn’t stick in any particular peg or box, and is open to interpretation. But how do you introduce a truckload of colour into your home without getting anxious about living in a kaleidoscope? The trick is to always anchor your zany passion for colours with one single base tone. This will take the edge off things and prevent your style from going over the top. A great way to introduce colours is to opt for geometric patterns and prints. The marriage of these forms on your furnishings, surface finishes, or accessories, will give life to your artistic impressions.

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The Junior’s ad

Take a cue from these homes and watch your kid grow in a world full of colours and textures

RODGER STEVENS

FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY

OWNED BY: RODGER STEVENS AND JOHANNA GOODMAN

WITH THE MEMORIES WE HAD COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS, WE PLACED PIECE AFTER PIECE ON A WALL, IN A ROOM, ON A SURFACE, WHEREVER IT SEEMED SNUG. Rodger Stevens, Homeowner

Why we love the home

This home is art in motion. The owners have ensured that their child has a fun space where colours and textures are perfectly balanced. The graphic paintings collected over the years make the space even more interesting and meaningful.

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SPECIAL FEATURE VIKRANT KHARAT

OWNED BY: SANTOSHI AND AMIT JAIN

Why we love the home

This home was created from an empty shell. We love the pastel splash and the the intricate wood carving of the bed. The natural lighting and soft shades of the wall and linen also make the space look expansive. Nothing’s better than a space that allows your kid to play and move around freely!

OUR DAUGHTER’S BED HAS A LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL FRAME WITH INTRICATE WOOD DETAILING. THE CITY OF NEW YORK WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE BLACKBOARD CUTOUT. Santoshi Jain, Homeowner MAY 2019 GOODHOMES 47


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Why we love the home

DESIGNED BY: TOTAL ENVIRONMENT

HARMONY WITH NATURE AND THE HIGHEST AESTHETIC STANDARDS ARE HALLMARKS OF THIS PROJECT. Kamal Sagar, Founder, Total Environment 48 GOODHOMES MAY 2019

The mushrooming branches of the bookshelf in the kids’ room add a new dimension to its decor. We love this because the child can read himself/herself to sleep whenever needed. Besides helping them develop a new love for collecting and reading books, this room is also the perfect combination of simplicity and functionality.


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GOOD DESIGN CHANGES EVERYTHING

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 1 April 2019 `120

A RETROSPECT ON D/code 2019

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Who said growing up is mandatory? Keep your inner child alive with playful decor and whimsical objects that are a throwback to your youth STYLE KAMAKSHEE TEWARI PHOTOGRAPHS VIKRANT KHARAT FEATURE TASNEEM MERCHANT

(THIS PAGE) Bin (set of three), `5,800; Mint stool, `6,500; both from AA Living. Olive by Ashiesh Shah rug collection, `1,25,000; from Cocoon Fine Rugs. Mint cotton cushion (with filler), `1,814; from Shyam Ahuja. Car showpiece, `2,500; Rabbit decor (set of two), `1,500; both from Red, Blue & Yellow. Wood pear decor, `1,800; Wood fish decor (big); `2,000; both from Peacock Life. Cactus piggy bank, `1,050; Typography frame, `1,800; both from The Chic Pad. (FACING PAGE) Lattice garden stool, `8,349; from The Chic Pad. Yellow pouffe, price on request; White pears (set of eleven), `1,480; Ceramic bowl, `1,480; all from Red, Blue & Yellow. Olive by Ashiesh Shah Rug Collection, `1,25,000; from Cocoon Fine Rugs. Wood fish decor (set of two), `3,600; Rocking horse, `6,800; both from Peacock Life. Bin (set of three), `5,800; Animal small chair, `1,800; both from AA Living. Ikat cushion (set of two) (with filler), `2,620; from Shyam Ahuja. Artwork, `54,000; from Ficus Fine Living. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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STYLE

LET YOUR DECOR TRANSPORT YOU TO THE MORE CAREFREE DAYS OF YOUR CHILDHOOD. INDUCE NOSTALGIA IN YOUR READING CORNER WITH DISTRESSED WOOD PIECES REMINISCENT OF YOUR FIRST TOYS AND SOFT FURNISHINGS IN HUES THAT ARE SUNNY SIDE-UP.


STYLE

LET YOUR LIVING ROOM ECHO YOUR LOVE FOR COLOURING OUTSIDE THE LINES. PILE ON RAINBOW CUSHIONS ON A MUTED SOFA AND BRING IN CANDY COLOURS THROUGH ZANY ACCENTS. BRING IN TYPOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS THAT INSTANTLY INDUCE AN UPBEAT VIBE.

(THIS PAGE) Ceramic concentric bowl, `4,900; Green vase, `1,699; both from Red, Blue & Yellow. Minimal artwork, `14,000; Geometric white vase, `2,600; Mushroom artefact (each), `10,000; all from Ficus Fine Living. Chevron cushion, `1,814; Ikat print cushion, `1,310; both from Shyam Ahuja. Wooden bowl (small), price on request; from Freedom Tree. Sandy toes artwork, `1,199; from The Chic Pad. (FACING PAGE) Grey sofa, `79,000; Grey stool, `15,000; both from The Rocking Chair Co. Farsh rug from JJ Valaya collection, `1,25,000; from Cocoon Fine Rugs. Temptress multicoloured cushion (with filler), `1,900; Gypsy nights red mix cushion cover (with filler), `980; both from Freedom Tree. Royal blue glass jar, `20,000; Abstract Artwork, `50,400; both from Ficus Fine Living. Colour palette cushion cover, `2,500; Scandinavian grey cushion cover; `2,200; both from AA Living. Free standing letters (set of four), `1,799; from The Chic Pad. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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STYLE

TAKE SOME TIME TO PONDER OVER YOUR BEST DAYS — SURROUND YOURSELF WITH IMMERSIVE ARTWORKS AND GRAPHIC PRINTS. LET A LITTLE BIT OF YOU COME THROUGH WITH POP COLOURS, QUIRKY PATTERNS AND OBJETS D’ART THAT HEARKEN BACK TO SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

(THIS PAGE) Elephant artwork, `54,000; Abstract tribal art, `30,600; Abstract negative space artwork, `14,000; all from Ficus Fine Living. Make your dreams artwork, `1,119; Coffee artwork, `1,119; Sandy toes artwork, `1,199; Sparkle unicorn artwork, `1,119; all from The Chic Pad. Ceramic mug, `860; from Freedom Tree. Pink alarm clock, `1,000; Rabbit decor, `1,500; Stationery chair decor, `1,000; all from Red, Blue & Yellow. (FACING PAGE) Beige Chesterfield cream sofa, `88,500; from Ficus Fine Living. Low rise stool (each), `6,500; from AA Living. Candy striped floor cushion, `1,280; Gypsy nights red mix cushion (with filler), `9,480; both from Freedom Tree. Ikat print blue cushion (set of two), `3,321; from Shyam Ahuja. Multani chair, `30,000; from Tranceforme. Color of life rug, `1,25,000; from Cocoon Fine Rugs. Car, `2,500; Red, Blue & Yellow. Abstract artworks, `14,000; Elephant painting, `54,000; Oil pastel artwork, `30,600; all from Ficus Fine Living. Make your dreams artwork, `1,119; Coffee artwork, `1,119; Sandy toes artwork, `1,199; all from The Chic Pad. Floor lamp, price on request; from Voylite. Shopping Guide on Pg 80

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PROJECT


DESIGN IN TRANSITION A dramatic play of colours and textures; prints and patterns, makes this Jumierah home a masterpiece in one of the most sought-after locations in Dubai FEATURE SEEMA SREEDHARAN


All the colours in this house are infused through fabrics and accent furniture pieces.The bedrooms too, are colour oriented. — Shantanu Garg, Founder and Principal Designer, Shantanu Garg Design

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PROJECT

The house primarily covers two levels — ground and first floor, with a courtyard anchoring the spaces. The former has a large foyer that takes you into multiple directions. The formal living space is segregated into two seating areas, demarcated by their use of colours.

SHANTANU GARG Founder and Principal Designer, Shantanu Garg Design Shantanu Garg Design is a young and dynamic service for immaculate interior design and architectural concepts. His projects include high-rise apartments, retail, corporate and commercial spaces, hospitals, offices, hotels, etc. Shantanu is a firm advocate of transforming design into a distinctive concept. As an extension of this philosophy, Shantanu’s projects are all marked by custom, bespoke elements.

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The icy blue furniture lends a fresh vibe to the living room. The furniture was custom made to suit the owner’s sensibilities. While the rest of the home is high on colour, the dining room and the kitchen take on a more neutral palette.

It’s interesting to see how the controlled intervention of colours can change things around. — Shantanu Garg,

Founder and Principal Designer, Shantanu Garg Design

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hantanu Garg is synonymous with his intrepid approach to colours and a maximalist style of decorating. This luxury residence in Dubai, designed by him is no different. Located in one of the most soughtafter addresses in Dubai — Jumeirah Golf Estate — this 18,000 sqft residence is the very epitome of luxury. The owner, Ralitza Ivanova, a Bulgarian national based in Dubai, fell in love with Shantanu’s design sensibilities, and was intrigued by his relationship with colours. Ralitza wanted a space that was not restricted in terms of style. “The space really doesn’t conform to any particular style. I’d call it design in transition where multiple styles blend together to achieve balance and harmony,” says Shantanu. “All the villas in the Jumeirah Golf Estate are based on the tenets of Spanish architecture. However, I didn’t want that to dictate my decor style.” Shantanu is known for his fearless colour palette. When he opted for the striking blue wall in the living room, Ralitza had her reservations. “In fact, everyone was sceptical about my choice of colours. However, when they saw the space in combination with the grey lacquered wall and yellow chairs, things changed. For me, using colour as a visual accessory is inevitable,” he concludes.


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INSPIRED BY THE EARTH In a firm nod to the robust palette of mother nature, architect Nilanjan Bhowal infuses warmth into this stunning Gurugram home FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA PHOTOGRAPHS RAVI DHINGRA

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PROJECT


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THE SHOWSTOPPER IS THE SPACE WITH THE CENTRAL STAIRCASE, BOOKSHELF AND DISTRESSED AND RAW FINISHED CONSOLE WITH METAL CHAIRS. Nilanjan Bhowal, Architect, Design Consortium


The design ethos was to propose a living space which offers the warmth and comfort of a home infused with elements of modernity and technology, along with the artistic character and striking a balance between all of them.

NILANJAN BHOWAL Architect, Design Consortium The recipient of over 35 national awards in the field of design and architecture, Nilanjan Bhowal calls himself an urban planner. He finished his Master of Architecture from Catholic University, Belgium, specialising in Human Settlements, and has presented papers on topics pertaining to the world of aesthetics. With this project, the architect unveils his genius with infusing warmth into living spaces.

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THE HOUSE EXHIBITS A VARYING MATERIAL PALETTE. WE REFURBISHED OLD FURNITURE PIECES IN ORDER TO BLEND IN WITH THE ENTIRE THEME OF THE HOUSE. Nilanjan Bhowal, Architect, Design Consortium


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This house is a product of thoughtful planning with creative ideas and details that reflect the personal tastes of its homeowners. This is further infused with the imaginative thoughts of Nilanjan and his team.

ime stands still at the Sen’s sun-soaked duplex villa in Gurugram. Every wall and corner has been lovingly adorned with art that Sohini and Satinder Sen have collected over the years. The curation of serious artworks and quirky curios could easily rival some illustrious homes, but it is this hearth’s warmth that makes a lasting impression. “The brief given by the Sens for their 3,000sqft home was flexible. They wanted a warm and cosy home, portraying their personality. Their main requirement was a creatively designed residence which was open yet cosy. My challenge was to create a smart, modern yet minimalist design,” says Architect Nilanjan Bhowal of the tall ask. With avid art collectors for clients, Nilanjan wanted to highlight the walls as that’s where most of the canvases would be showcased. Focused lighting and open shelving draw the eye to the pieces. Nilanjan explains, “The interiors have been designed in coherence with the idea of balancing and complementing the artistic elements.” Nilanjan calls the interiors vivacious, and rightly so. The saffron-hued accent walls in the common living areas are a fitting canvas for the sun’s many moods, while the large windows draw in natural light and highlight the open design that he has perpetuated. “The material, texture and colour palette ranges from rustic and earthy in the form of wood, jute and the choice of flooring; to modern and sleek via artefacts, chairs, staircase railings, etc. The living room have white walls with yellow flooring complemented by comfortable furniture and upholstery.” Nilanjan’s idea, to make the living space more open and extend the natural environment with abundant light and air into the living space, is truly mesmerising! MAY 2019 GOODHOMES 67


REAL HOME

PERFECT FIX Soma Maitra’s Mumbai apartment is the perfect marriage of colours and accessories FEATURE SWARUPA TRIPATHY PHOTOGRAPHS VIKRANT KHARAT

(LEFT) Soma always had an interest in buying distressed furniture for the space. However, the ones available in stores weren’t exactly what she wanted. Instead, she decided to get her own made at a local furniture shop in Bandra. (FACING PAGE) The partition between the kitchen and living room was done away with to make the area look larger. This space was turned into a bar by Soma to hide certain areas of the kitchen. The unique bar stools were re-upholstered to fit the aesthetic needs of the room.

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(CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP) The sofa, initially comprising four individual pieces, was clubbed together as one by joining three pieces. The fourth piece was used as a tan leather single seater; For her own bedroom, Soma’s teenage daughter was involved in the design process. The smart arrangement of the bed and study table on a platform allows ample space for her to move around freely; The spacious kitchen is Soma’s favourite space in the house as she loves cooking. An extension of this is seen in the dining room as well, with a separate induction cooking area where she loves whipping up some of her favourite meals.

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I love our balcony the most.This was the reason we bought the house. I grew up in cantonment areas which were large, open and green; since my dad was in the army. Finding that in Mumbai is impossible, hence this piece of open space is my connect with nature. Soma Maitra, Homeowner


REAL HOME

with colourful accessories , Soma Maitra’s home had us on as we entered. The retail Mumbai apartment comes with oramic views of the city, seen from every room. The expansive balcony, accessible from the kitchen, guest room and master bedroom, lets in cool breeze during the evening. Since her home is often the preferred hangout spot among close friends, the balcony is also used for hosting barbeque nights accompanied by drinks and music. Even the living room provides a comfortable space for get-togethers with cosy seating perfect for karaoke nights. For the master bedroom, Soma decided to incorporate functionality with comfort. She went with an all-white colour palette for the space. The French windows in the room allow natural light to come in during the day. At night, the city lights provide a visual treat to the homeowner. Just like the master bedroom, storage space in the daughter’s bedroom was of utmost importance for her to keep her belongings. Apart from the large wardrobe, space has also been provided under the bed and study area to avoid clutter. The home is a well-balanced mix of colours, textures and accessories. To prevent the space from looking too crowded with accumulated pieces, Soma discarded the ones she didn’t need any more. Her love for interior design and dedication towards creating a warm home, when bestowed upon a space one can only dream of in Mumbai, has managed to bring the best out of this small house. MAY 2019 GOODHOMES 71


COLOURS OF HOLLYWOOD

New York based interior designer Peti Lau dramatically pairs a thousand different shades to create a tropical inspired, contemporary home befitting Alex Pall, one part of the world famous music duo, The Chainsmokers FEATURE AVRIL NOEL D’SOUZA PHOTOGRAPHS © BRITTANY AMBRIDGE/OTTO

Interior designer Peti Lau reveals Alex Pall loved this house as it felt like a ski chalet in the middle of Los Angeles. The stone work on the floor, fireplaces, mid-century clerestory frame windows, ceiling height, and the fact that this home is cloistered by greenery and feels hidden, all make it a modern day paradise. Peti ran with this idea to create a tropical inspired home.

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PROJECT

Prior to becoming a rock star, Alex worked in an art gallery. I wanted to create this feeling of a modern, cosy ski chalet-chateau befitting his art collection. — Peti Lau, Interior Designer 74 GOODHOMES MAY 2019


PETI LAU Interior Designer Based in New York, Peti Lau has had an impressive, decade-long career in interiors. In regards to this home, Peti created spaces that are open, yet contain a story. “I always say that I like to create ‘moments within a space’, and for Alex’s home I did just that.” Peti has also conceptualised a new style of interior designing, which she calls ARISTOFREAK! “Stylistically, it’s aristocratic elegance with a modern twist…something old, something new.” The design of the house is really eclectic, quite like Alex. For his home, Peti sourced the monocle console from Essential Home, a Portugal based furniture brand. It fits right in with her ARISTOFREAK! style of design. She also believes that art is everywhere. “Someone somewhere is expressing themselves. We have to be open enough to be able to see it.”

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(LEFT) The show stopper of this house is the huge, beautiful tree growing at the entrance. When you walk in, it faces the great room and contributes to creating a tropical inspired ski chalet.

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PROJECT

What really excited me was the eclecticism and architecture. I could see the house’s history and the energy it had. There’s something magical about it. There is literally a beautiful tree growing inside, right at the entrance! — Peti Lau, Interior Designer

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PROJECT

The beauty of this home is how high the ceilings are. To capitalise on this, I removed anything obstructing that expanse to further open up the rooms. — Peti Lau, Interior Designer

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ensconced in the hills of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Alex Pall’s home has ajor highlight — an ancient and thriving tree growing in the centre of ain entrance. It is the first thing that greets you when you enter, taking visitor by surprise. Alex, one half of the world famous musical duo, The nsmokers, admits it’s the first thing he fell in love with. The house has been tained by the previous owners to preserve the charm of old Hollywood. ior designer Peti Lau, to whom Alex commissioned the task of doing up ome says, “Alex’s home is an original 1930’s home. It sits in Hollywood and even though there are several other homes around, it stays hidden d a lot of greenery. That’s one of the many things I love about this home... ow private it feels.” ti wanted to create a chic, cosy and colourful home, befitting Alex’s envyhy art collection. “Alex’s style is super low key. He loves quality and stand unique pieces. The home I’ve designed for him reflects this.” It started with ropical wallpaper that Alex had installed. Peti was inspired by its vivid rns and Alex’s pairing of it with a blazing orange sofa. She says, “I took idea and ran with it. I wanted to bring the outside in. This particular room family TV room. It has a mid-century clerestory window and you can see cal palms outside. I wanted to bring in a tropical jungle vibe.” That’s what ouse is — a modern day tropical paradise. e previous owners had bulky track lighting running along the ceilings. stripped it off and made way for statement light pieces. She opened up pace and drove home her vision of ‘outside in’. “My favourite is the dining room. I imagine Alex hosting beautiful dinners and then unwinding in the great room.” Boy, wouldn’t we like to be flies on the wall then! NOVEMBER MAY 2018 2019 GOODHOMES 79


SHOPPING GUIDE

ABCD

Abstract House www.abstracthouse.com Address Home www.addresshome.com Artisanti www.artisanti.com Audenza www.audenza.com Bent Chair www.bentchair.com Beyond Design www.beyonddesign.in Khasra No 432-434, Ground Floor, Sultanpur (Pillar No 89), M.G. Road New Delhi 110030 ✆ 11 26804180, 26804183 Blue Loft www.blueloft.com F9, First Floor, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011 ✆ 09930370755

Bisazza www.bisazza.com Boca Do Lobo www.bocadolobo.com Cane Boutique www.caneboutique.com Chaplins Furniture www.chaplins.co.uk Chumbak www.chumbak.com CJ Living www.cjliving.in 344, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Sultanpur, New Delhi 110030 ✆ 09810231340 Cuckooland www.cuckooland.com 80 GOODHOMES MAY 2019

Danube Home www.danubehome.in Defurn www.defurn.co.in Shakti Mills Lane Compound, Worli, Mumbai 400011 ✆ 09821928432 4B, 2D & 2M, New Link Rd, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Suresh Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053 ✆ 22 26369322 D’Decor www.ddecor.com Ground Floor, Notan Heights, 20 Gurunanak Road, Station Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050 ✆ 22 61152530 Dowsing & Reynolds www.dowsingandreynolds.com

EFGH

Einrichte Design www.einrichten-design.com El Corte Ingles www.elcorteingles.com Ellementry www.ellementry.com Essential Home www.essentialhome.eu Etsy www.etsy.com

Frazer And Haws www.frazerandhaws.com Freedom Tree www.freedomtree.in Block 31, Laxmi Woollen Mill Compound, Shakti Mills Lane, Off E Moses Rd, Mahalaxmi ✆ 22 24984443 Bandra Breeze, Plot no. 57/A, 23rd-28th Road, Bandra ✆ 22 26412999 Furniture Choice www.furniturechoice.co.uk Gallery Art Magnum www.facebook.com/Artmagnum 89, Shop No 3, Near Narayan Wadi, Girgaum, Khadilkar Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004 ✆ 09820111949 Gallerie Nvya www.gallerienvya.com 101-103, Square One Mall, C-2, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi 110017 ✆ 11 29564333 Ginger and Jagger www.gingerandjagger.com GM Modular www.gmmodular.com Graff www.graff-faucets.com H&M Home www.hm.com/home Habios www.habios.com Häfele www.hafeleindia.com Hermosa Design Studio www.hermosastudio.in A2, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, C Scheme, Hathroi, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001 ✆ 1800 123 9020 Hurn & Hurn www.hurnandhurn.com

IJKL

Idus www.idus.in 10/57 Industrial Area, Kirti Nagar ✆ 09871500042 IKEA www.ikea.com India Circus www.indiacircus.com 72, Dresswala House, 1st Floor, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Near Lion Gate & Old Customs House, Fort, Mumbai 400001 ✆ 09082848076


Ground Floor, North Skyzone, High Street Phoenix Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013 ✆ 22 49731009 ✆ 09213336060 Jaypore www.jaypore.com La Fleur www.lafleurbouquets.com Lights4fun www.lights4fun.co.uk Ligne Roset www.ligne-roset.com Lime Lace www.limelace.co.uk Lioli Ceramica www.lioliceramica.com Loom Craft www.loomcrafts.com A-7/98, South Side, GT Road, Industrial Area, Ghaziabad 201009 ✆ 09871122239

MNOP

Maison Valentina www.maisonvalentina.net Malabar Baby www.malabarbaby.com Masilo www.masilo.in Mind The Gap www.mindtheg.com Mikasa www.mikasafloors.com Nedgis www.nedgis.com Orvi www.orvi.com Peacock Life www.peacocklife.com 190, Turner Rd, Guru Nanak Nagar, Bandra West ✆ 22 26511474 31N, New Link Road, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Andheri West ✆ 22 26323331 Pepperfry www.pepperfry.com P-11, Raghuvanshi Mill Compound, Lower Parel West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014 ✆ 08291255385 Ply Mahal www.plymahal.com

QRST

RR Decor www.rrdecor.com Red Candy www.redcandy.co.uk Rehau www.rehau.com Rug Society www.rugsociety.eu Scaramanga www.scaramangashop.co.uk Shimu www.shimu.co.uk Smithers of Stamford www.smithersofstamford.com Studio Malabar Morvi Ln, Charni Road East, Chowpatty,

Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007 ✆ 22 23620225 Sue Ryder www.sueryder.org Surprise Home Linen www.surpriselinen.com 2, Kohinoor, 29 Hughes Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007 ✆ 07303972125 7, Ratnavali, 1st Gauthan Lane, Santacruz (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054 ✆ 22 26493123 Sweetpea & Willow www.sweetpeaandwillow.com Takatome www.takatome.de The Decor Kart www.thedecorkart.com LG-05, Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi 110017 ✆ 09811331181 The French Bedroom Company www.frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk The Light Yard www.thelightyard.com The Purple Turtles www.thepurpleturtles.com The White Teak Company www.whiteteak.com Unit No. 3H, Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Link Rd, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053 ✆ 08928869095 1st Floor, A-225 New Manglapuri, Opp. Metro Pillar No 45, MehrauliGurgaon Rd, New Delhi 110030 ✆ 07703900609 Tom Dixon www.tomdixon.net Tom Tailor www.tom-tailor.eu Tranceforme www.tranceforme.in F-11, First Floor, Shakti Mills Lane, Off. Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011 ✆ 22 24939916 Tresorie www.facebook.com/TresorieIndia, Linking Rd, Near DCB Bank, Potohar Nagar, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400054 ✆ 22 26608042

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