Spice of Life – Indian Interior Influence
India is synonymous as the country of colours. whether it be the colourful culture, the streets, the tales that you hear told, the religious symbolism or the sari’s and jewels. From the deep reds of a wedding dress, the orange marigolds displayed in celebrations, or the spices and dyes that laden the markets.
Source – Open Travel
Source roughdreams.com (Calcutta Holi Best)
One commentator on colour has suggested that;
“a country as diverse and culturally vibrant as India, it is perhaps the common, simple expressions of colour that hold together the multitudes of outlooks, lifestyles, and traditions. The symbolism of colour stands out and controls every aspect of life in India, be it religion, politics, festivals, or celebrations. In India, be it the north, south, west, or east, colour and culture go hand in hand.”
So in honour of this vibrance, and perhaps because I am writing this on a very grey day in Sydney, I thought I would showcase a few interiors and accessories which take inspiration from this celebration of colour and culture.
From using a dash of celebration to bring to life a predominantly white space.
I love this idea to make a small child’s room seem spacious, it certainly beats a racing car bed or an over explosion of pink! New york based interior Photographer Pieter Estersohn has created a little palace for his son by creating a wallpaper from one of his photographs….
Source Elle Decor – Photograph Pieter Estersohn
From these unique and whimsical blinds by Sydney designer Kerrie Brown.
To recycled vintage Sari Quilt covers from Niki Jones
Vintage Kantha Quilts – Niki Jones
My favourite has to be this light shade from Kerrie Brown…..
Kerrie Brown Indian Princess with Lute Lampshade
Hand blown glass pendants from Rockett St George are the perfect way to add a subtle flavour of indian colour to your home.
Or on a cold day snuggle up in these kantha quilts from Be-still.com.au
Which is your favourite?…. mean while on with the colourful adventure..