Excerpts from our conversation with Shruti:
Our team at Chrysalis DesignStudio received a design brief from the Kashyap family, on a wintry day. Their home was already a treasure trove of art and thoughtful touches, such as the delicate china with a beautiful winter rose design in which we were served afternoon tea. The family had runners woven out of jute with ikat patterns, wooden trays with filigree work, and serving bowls in a splash of pop colors. All different in terms of style but completely balanced in terms of visual delight!
During our exploration of the Kashyap home, we confirmed what we already love about home decor - the family's aesthetic showed that one should not be afraid of mixing and matching prints and styles. Just remember to have a central theme, like a family of colors that go together. Get creative and have fun while decorating! Taking table-top as an example, Good Earth is great for tableware and runners. Shades of India also has a great collection of runners. For budget-friendly options, you can check out the selection at India Circus.
Dining Bowl From India Circus
|Discern Tip: In a space where Art Dominates; let it be the hero and keep the furnishing soft and non-intrusive. Let it complement, rather than distract.|
The space on the right leads you to the dining area where the focal point - a huge 300-year-old Tanjore - is offset by a figurative painting from Anand Panchal's toy seller series. Also, in the room are a modern table in solid Burma teak, accompanied by leather and wood chairs. The dining room has a family space-like extension, exuding a Middle Eastern vibe with a Bohemian crystal chandelier and plates from Turkey. The powder room features backlit onyx with wood in three colours. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and the guest bedroom is modern-chic.
The basement houses a home theatre and well-equipped gym, along with a billiards and table tennis table. The home looks best at dusk when lit candles cast dancing shadows and the smell of rose petals in the metal Kerala Urali at the entrance creates a dreamy ambience that is accentuated with the smell of mogras placed in floaters on the dining table. Good design has the ability to recreate living poetry in a sublime form. This home bears testament.
Sideboard in Walnut Finish
Oritz Three Seater Sofa
Dhokra and Warli Art Table and Chair