India’s many charms have captivated travelers from around the world, whether they’re aspiring to ascend to the top of the Himalayas or searching for a serene retreat. This mysterious and exotic land has also paved the way to box office gold here in the U.S. (think Passage to India and Bollywood) and created a growing list of “It” girls like Slumdog Millianaire’s Freida Pinto and Royal Pains’ Reshma Shetty whose red carpet moves are followed by style watchers galore.
Now all things Raj are the rage at home, too, delivering a dash of global glam that’s footed in the past but definitely made for how we live today.
Although framed by ancient-style flat cusped arches, this drawing room has a modern sense. Why? Because designer Surya Mahal made it all about the architecture by going with a crisp white hue that makes it really pop. Then he added one wow accent that pulls the eye across the room–an elaborate brass-mounted door opening onto the garden.
Floored by a lively mix of patterned rugs, this bedroom suite delivers classic Bedouin charm. Yet, it also feels contemporary because of all-white walls and a bold geometric print rug that visually anchors the look.
The Knightsbridge dining side chair pairs sumptuous leather with a fabric adorned with paisley–a twisted teardrop motif with Indian and Persian origins.
The intricately carved front of the Matisette Chest does more than conjure images of beautiful Sanskrit mandalas; it also adds architectural interest.
Whether your look is classic or contemporary, Indian-inspired décor like this will work. Is your home ready for a dash of glam mystique?