Farm house in Delhi
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6. Only have a single focal point in a roomWhile having a single focal point is not a bad idea at all, there is absolutely nothing wrong in having multiple focal points, too, in a room. If one wall in the room has a splash of bright colour, the other wall can have a fireplace or a window seat. These do not necesarily compete with other; in fact, they add another dimension to your room.
2. The wooden ceiling with exposed beams steals the show in this spacious and sophisticated living room in a farmhouse designed by Monica Khanna. The ceiling has been well balanced with the use of an ornate wooden fan and woody pendant lights. Also, by laying out a wooden flooring, the architect has ensured that the warmth from the top flows down to the entire room. The subtly coloured upholstery, teamed with the view of the outdoors and the wooden ceiling, gives an earthy dimension to the room – it doesn’t need to be over-accessorised because of that.
FurnishingsThe most prominent soft furnishings are curtains and sofa upholstery. The market is full of Indian as well as imported fabrics in all kinds of colours, textures, prices and brands. You need to visualise the look you want – is it a breezy look with only sheer curtains or a warm look with solid curtains to block the light? Do you want your sofa in a dark colour such as black or navy blue or would you prefer it in a soft neutral colour such as beige or grey? The choices are endless, but your selection has to be kept in mind from the outset, to help the designer develop her vision.
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1. Rustic opulence Location: National Capital Region, DelhiDesigner: Monica Khanna Designs Part of an outhouse, this informal sitting area was designed for entertaining. Monica Khanna has done away with the conventional block-like format and spread the structure over the three-acre site. Large windows and skylights visually connect the exteriors to the interiors. They have been positioned for the best views of the lush green landscape. For instance, this glass-walled space is set in the midst of a pool, a lily pond and a large Buddha water body and garden. The hardwood floor and antique ceiling fans and lights add to the rustic vibe. See more of this house
This is the only space where Khanna brings in some colour through use of upholstered chairs and other soft furnishings in red. “We kept the interiors quiet and elegant, so the focus would go to the outdoors,” she says. “There was no need for accessories. Instead, we instead tried to highlight the interior structural details including windows, wooden flooring, lighting, ceiling and wall finishes.”