Goa Vacation Home
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Ornamental wall panelsThis Goa home by The Orange Lane offers a window into the past. A pair of miniature antique jharokha-style (traditional enclosed stone balcony) wall panels are anchored by a weathered reclaimed chest. The classical wall column performs an offbeat jugalbandi (a duet of two equally accomplished solo musicians) of old-world and new-world sensibilities with the contemporary seating layout in front of it.Take a tour of this eclectic Goa vacation home
A staple in many traditional homes, a wooden chest (usually a hand-me-down from our grandparents) looks quite aristocratic. In this room by The Orange Lane, the wooden chest kept against a wall hung with Jodhpuri printing blocks creates an elegant vibe. It can be used for sitting or as a table.
Let it divideHere the column works as a semi-formal divider between the sleeping and seating areas. A change in the flooring further demarcates the different functions of the areas on either side of the column, while a common upholstery weaves the room together.
6. One of the most versatile furniture pieces that has been passed down from the vintage era to the modern times is the chest. Also referred to as the ark, cassone or even coffer, this humble box was a compact-warehouse cum locker box for most traditional homes. As seen in this Goan home by The Orange Lane, it can be used for storing your sheets, cushion covers, and if placed cleverly it doubles as the coffee table too. The Indian-vintage inspired chest usually features exquisite carvings along with metal handles that add drama (and makes it easily portable too). See more of this Goa home
The residence has five bedrooms, each with its own distinct character. “Every bedroom opens up to a cover of greenery separated by large glass doors and windows,” says Gupta. In this bedroom, the seating area is created as part of the bedroom and is separated by a centred half wall. “A large installation of reinforced rods above the seating with assorted traditional Jodhpuri printing blocks welded on it, forms the cynosure of the room,” adds Gupta.
Accessories Shabnam Gupta of The Orange Lane uses intricately carved old wooden panels as the only wall accessories in this eclectic, yet quirky bedroom in Goa. With detailing like that you don’t need anything else to set the space apart. An old wooden chest is also anchored against the wall to add to the traditional look. See this Goa home