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12. New Delhi bungalow Who lives here: Preeti and Mike Knowles, and Preeti’s motherSize: 280 square metres (3000 square feet); 4 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms; 1 powder roomInterior designers: Preeti and Mike Knowles of The Hidden GalleryPhotos by Mrigank Sharma PhotographyThe two-level apartment is a bright space that displays design experts Preeti and Mike Knowles’s own furniture creations, lighting pieces and ceramics, as well as collectibles and art. The home is enhanced with greenery and a soothing colour palette. Find out more about this New Delhi home
12. A long benchTo create a separation between two seating areas, consider a long backless piece of furniture like this one. The wooden bench is multifunctional, because it offers seating for both sections of the room, acts as a partition and can be moved around in the house.
Tasteful table lampsIn urban apartments that are tight on space, the concept of multi-layered lighting tends to take a backseat – one size fits all is the general outlook, where, for instance, one flick of the switch can light up the entire living-cum-dining space in a manner practical but prosaic. Instead, invest in a couple of table lamps. They are highly versatile and can be used to play a functional or decorative role. Use them either for task lighting or for brightening up different corners of a room, thus setting the mood of a room and creating the right ambience. Tip: A tip for general lighting is to have light sources on a dimmer to change up the brightness and ambience.Follow this guide to ambient lighting
The two-level apartment is a bright space that proudly displays many of their own furniture creations, lighting pieces and ceramics, as well as collectibles and art. The lower level houses all the formal entertainment areas, along with a guest room; the level above is reserved for private bedrooms, the kitchen, and informal dining and lounge areas.The home’s aesthetic emerged from careful consideration. It’s a decor that’s a balance between the European style, which Preeti and Mike love, and Indian elements. A walk through the home reveals a well-curated collection of art and antiques, and custom furniture designed by the couple themselves. Paint: Dulux; furniture: The Hidden Gallery