Ethnic Interior Decor – An Apartment tickled by Colour…

Tickled by colour, Kaushik and his mother quite liked the idea of using warm colours & patterns and bringing in a touch of ethnicity into their small apartment. Personally, I thought an ethnic touch in this house would be a unique way to bring in all their tangibles  in a classic and electrifying style. Hence, ethnic interior decor it was!

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So, after choosing a theme, I began working towards two key elements  the “texture and rich colours”. If you look into the history of Indian designs, you will notice that the Indians have an inclination for rich, warm colors. Reds, yellows and oranges have always been the first choice of  any Indian in terms of traditional interior design. I needed to keep one thing in mind, i.e the space was small, any design or colour would still maintain its openness.

Ethnic Living Room

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In the living room,  I collaborated  bright red color on the furniture and the color blue on the entertainment centre which soothes the small space keeping it open and airy. The Madhubani wall mural with its splash of colour and its tradtional ikat print curtains balances the bold yet minimalist look in the living space. Gives rise to the ethnic interior decor.

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The idea of wall art can be explored in a very creative and beautiful way. I wanted to create an effect of a cozy seating in the shade of a beautiful tree to bring in the nature. You could do this in your home. Great way to utilize a bare wall in the Indian way, right?

Floral Bedroom

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We Indians are known for our colours and textiles, which are incorporated everywhere from window treatments to throw pillows to wall hangings. Here, in the master bedroom, the bed was injected with a beautiful hand-made Rajasthani throw and throw pillows in assorted patterns.

Kaushik’s mother loves flowers, hence we decided to incorporate floral designs which, for her, are like breath of fresh air. We chose floral design wallpaper as a back splash for her bedroom which enhanced the look and she claims it triggers happy thoughts and pleasant disposition.

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The simple functional wardrobe was also adorned with a little hand-painted dresser in the corner to bring in the splash of colour to the expanse of rusty wooden browns.

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Moving to the second bedroom, small as it was, for a single young mad, we decided to keep the colours fresh and neutral. Here, I chose a combination of blue and dark brown to give it a solid wood effect. With a back splash of a cool blue wall paper and the solid dark brown bed, study table and wardrobe, the room had a calming vibe. A mixed geometric pattern of stripes  added to the visual interest.

The Bachelor’s Den

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So this was a walk through this small yet cozy home of the Chugs. Nevertheless it is always good to look for  a color scheme that runs through each style and suits every temperature. I sure loved doing this home and had a wonderful time imagining it as my own.

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Turkey Inspired Interiors

This old British home with small honeycomb rooms needed a makeover! Rita and her husband were frequent travelers to Turkey due to business and hence it was decided to convert this ancestral home in the best Turkish way!  This home reflects rich cultural traditions and history and is characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful fabrics. Unfortunately, it being a very old project, all photographs are scanned from hard copies.

Living Space the Turkey Way!

Whats a best part of a living space when natural arches already adorn it! In this small alcove of the living space, a divan was kept. Here this piece of furniture is a combination of delicately-carved wooden piece and plush over-stuffed upholstery. The rough stucco walls were painted peach. Textiles play an important role in this project which create a natural flow. Here a natural white fabric was used to frame the alcove and a woolen woven rug that was placed in front of the divan.

While on the other side of the living space which disconnect slightly, a plain white rustic wall was made on the back drop and a plush red sofa was fitted in the small space. A perception of space was created by placing a beautiful fluid blue painting over it with some antique chairs and white natural drapes! The place looked stunning and breezy!

Unpretentious Dining Room

In this old home, the dining room with its collection of old photographs and its unpretentious furniture adds a note of frivolity. Assembled were all old wares of this home,  and this lovely dining area was created. On the way to the dining area, a lovely seating was created with another upholstered divan. Typical earthenware was placed in the stand above it and bright bold cushions were thrown on the divan. This whole area was placed between typical mosaic tiles which adorned the lower walls.

A small space was created at a tiny veranda at the entrance. A place to relax in the morning sun with simple cane chair and an old fashioned tea table with antiques like clocks and wall frames made the place look very rustic! Parallel to it, small artifacts were placed on the wall. It gave one of the best Turkish feature to the area!

Simple Entryway

Rich & Lush Bedroom

Who would call this bedroom small when the hand woven rug made its way up the wall and the bed got natural white bed sheets! Simple, small and yet elegant!

Orange Guest Bedroom

The old British era homes still have ample rooms! Here, a small bedroom overlooking a littlepatio with a basic bed with bright orange patterned Turkish upholstery was created. For a side table, a wicker basket box was used! It served perfect when guests arrived!

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Turkish Blue Main Door

Last but not the least…the beautiful bold blue of the main door makes this the entrance so intriguing! Unfortunate this is one of the old yet the best Turkish projects without good pictures. Some wooden semicircular beads were pasted on the door with ornate brass ware and look how gorgeous the door looks!

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