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14. Where: AhmedabadFirm: Dipen Gada & AssociatesPale green Kota stone forms the floor of this traditional-style living room, simultaneously highlighting its minimalism. The textured surface of the river stone that makes it skid-proof is a great option for high traffic areas.
4. Kota stoneMainly quarried from the Kota district of Rajasthan, this variety of limestone is hard, non-porous and non-slippery. The blue, brown and beige shades are the most sought-after colours among many other natural ones. The stone can be polished to achieve the desired amount of gloss. Although the smooth Kota stone slab is best suited for interiors, a river-finished or matte texture has a more classical and organic charm. Dipen Gada uses a river-finished Kota stone floor in this living space of an Ahmedabad home.
4. For spacious and roomier homes like this one by Dipen Gada and Associates, a wooden swing or a jhoola evokes the vintage feel perfectly. The highlight of this living room is the swing, which is placed indoors rather than on the porch or the veranda. It hangs from the ceiling supported by decorative iron support. The Aztec paint motif adds a dash of colour and is complemented by a similar style of carving on the backrest. Cushions and a comfy mat are added to assure body support.
As living room seatingDon’t think twice about making a style statement with a nice, big jhula in the living room. Find a good position (ideally, it should be a part of your formal seating setup), install it from the ceiling and make sure the upholstery complements, if not matches the other sofas. Tip: If you don’t wish to deviate from the modern tone of your space, consider a contemporary swing. Hang it with SS strings and make sure the cushioning is comfortable. If you have a small apartment, you could suspend it in between the living and the dining area so as to create a semi formal demarcation.Swings in living rooms? Take a look at these winning spaces