Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Indian Style

Vivid palettes of deep indigo, playful pinks, and sultry saffron, exquisite sari fabrics bearing delicate gold and silver threads, and elegant divans lavished with pillows...these are only a few of the decorative items that India has offered to the world! Just as the land is rich in diversity, so is the culture. A host of different religions and a long history of invasions, have all left their mark. And these varied influences have contributed to the unique masala, or blend, that is Indian style! Today it is easy to being this aesthetic into your home.
So get inspired - make a splash in the living room and drape a bold sari on the back of a couch, enhance a bedroom with a shimmering sari inspired curtain, spice up a dining area with a tablecloth bearing Indian motifs, use hammered silver and brass bowls with floating rose petals and Miniature Moghul paintings to accessorize. Here are some ideas to create rooms that embody or hint at the enchantment of India.
Living rooms



Images courtesy "India Style" by Alexandra Bonfante-Warren


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Amazing the colors, love the post...Stop by and check out my Mother's Day Giveaway.

Kamini said...

Thanks a lot Teresa, I sure will.

rama said...

I really like the blue wall paint texture. Of course all the rooms featured are very good. Nice blending of bright, yet soothing colors. I think we Indians can never live without adding lots and lots of colors in every aspect of our lives.

Val said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

When I lived in London, I made up a double pair of curtains from four Tree of Life Indian bedspreads. They were in our sitting room which was otherwise pretty dull, unfortunately!