Goa Vacation Home
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2. Patterned tilesHoliday homes often embrace statement tiling with bold patterns and colours. It’s easy to see why – they remind us of exotic holiday destinations like Morocco or the ever-popular Spain. The Orange Lane uses black-and-white patterned tiles to give this living room an eclectic and worldly feel.Tour the house here
1. Dimpled ceiling slabGiving the impression of a perfectly symmetrical lunar landscape, this dimpled ceiling by The Orange Lane is a creative work of art, formed by impressing upside-down taslas (shallow metal basins used by Indian construction workers to carry materials on their heads) into concreting plates prior to casting. The ceiling makes a fitting accompaniment to the modern cage pendant lamps, quirky furniture and trad floor tiles.Take a tour of the rest of this eclectic Goa vacation home
If you’re using numerous patterns, you can highlight one pattern above the rest. A simple way to do this is by choosing a slightly brighter colour for one pattern, like the green floral upholstered chairs in the image.
7. The dominating dimpled ceiling developed by placing taslas (round basins) within the slab before casting, steals the focus in this dining room by The Orange Lane. The printed black-and-white floor, pendants and floral upholstered chairs too come together to create an unconventional yet stunning look.Read more:How to Top Off Your Room With a Showstopper CeilingTell us:Do you have beautiful ceiling designs in your home? Show us some images and tell us about it in Comments below.
This living room designed by The Orange Lane shows a confluence of rustic and modern style and a truly unique concave dimpled ceiling developed by placing taslas (round shallow basins) within the slab before casting. The exposed ceiling and white-painted brick walls contrast with the patterned black-and-white floor, pendant lights and the variegated chairs, creating a striking mix-and-match look.
A different styleIn this pattern-filled dining room, the metal-frame pendant lights offset the heavy look of the ceiling. Such pendants with bare skeletons work wonders for a room with a busy décor.
What trends do you foresee in 2017?Greenery was named the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year. It is meant to represent refreshment and revitalisation – something I believe we all could use a bit of in this complex social and political environment. I hope this cheery shade of green will dominate not just home decor, but also fashion and commercial design.Another trend that has been gaining momentum these last few years is upcycling/recycling. People are looking for more sustainable furniture and interior design ideas. They want to get their hands dirty – reusing, repurposing and upcycling will remain key elements this year. Since we live in a world immersed in technology and disposable items, people are now looking for a balance – to be more ‘green’.
You could take things to a whole new level, just like this homeowner did. The bold dimpled ceiling was developed by placing upturned taslas (wide basins) upon the concreting plates before casting, so the ceiling slab took their impression. Contemporary lamp shades, eclectic furniture and traditional floor tiles and accessories complement this unusual ceiling.
Gupta has designed the dining area as an extension of the living room. “The dining area is accentuated by the printed black and white floor, and the concave dimpled ceiling developed by placing taslas (round urn) within the slab before casting,” she says.