Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Style in India

This post is in response to a request. I have a reader who wants to know more about how to bring elements of Indian style into her home. My suggestion to her, if you want to bring bits of this culture into your home, you better not be afraid of color. Some of the most beautiful print fabrics rich in jewel tone colors can be found in India. Although I haven't had the pleasure of visiting India one day I hope to. In lieu of catching the next plane to Mumbai I can shop for imported fabrics from there or utilize my local designer fabric shop for Indian inspired prints.
Drape a bed, table top, or your favorite lounger. Add an abundance of pillows to the lounger or the bed. The look will invoke comfort and romance. Dark wood is also in abundance in furniture and flooring and don't forget to layer the floor with several area rugs. The same colors found in fabrics can be added to walls and accessories to pull it all together. As I always say... make it special, but most of all... make it your own.


Kwana said...

I love the style of these and the rich but understated color. thanks for the encouragement and visiting my blog today.

JLC Studio said...

Great finds!! I especially love the table with the spheres hanging over it...very cool!

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I will be visiting again!

Artistic Lifestyling said...

I love global influences in design. Thanks for posting these beautiful inspiring photos.