India is a land of deep cultural and artistic heritage. These homes and spaces carry a lot traditional Indian influences and they’re a testament to the richness of this land. So, without further adieu – we’re proud to share some of our favourite ethnic Indian homes with you. Happy Independence Day!

Textured, dark and oh so delicious.
Aradhana Anand curated her space with a lot of patience and care, as is evident. She played with a mix of textured and colours – a very bold move but completely worth the risk.  

Aradhana Anand

Home of Aradhana Anand

Earthy, vernacular charm.
Another devotedly curated home, Meeta and her husband, Amit, chose to build a completely vernacular home, complete with traditional tiled roofing that keeps the house cool even on the hottest summer days. The tiles on the bedroom floor are hand made by one of the few remaining artisan families in Tamil Nadu.

Meeta Walawalkar

Home of Amit and Meeta Walavalkar

Patterns, glorious patterns!
From the stairwell to the bathroom, Nalini Malhotra ensured that every inch of her home feels like a palace. This is the kind of home we would love to spend a weekend in, pretending to be royalty.

Nalini Malhotra

Home of Nalini Malhotra

Divine interior-vention.
Forgive the pun, we had to. Shernavaz Interiors designed these two vastly different puja rooms for two different homes. One is traditional and very much resembles the subtle, intricate elegance of the Taj Mahal. The other is a more contemporary grid-based designed. Just goes to show that you can take ethnic design to any modern set of principles and make it work beautifully.

Shernavaz Interiors

Puja Rooms of two private residences, designed by Shernavaz Interiors

Woody warmth.
We particularly love the woodwork in this home, designed by Sthapati Kalp. The hand-carved detail, ceiling beams and rocking chair take us right back to our ancestral home. It’s not so much the aesthetic, but the feeling this space invokes. It’s the feeling of warmth – something that’s inherently Indian.

Sthapati Kalp

Private residence designed by Sthapati Kalp


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