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We remodeled the house, but retained the footprint so as not to intrude into the garden space. It is now a two storey house, 4200 square feet in total area. So yes, a nightmare to keep clean!
Since Hyderabad gets very hot in the summer we kept the exterior white but added plants and trees to keep the house cool. The interior is really very simple, but we brought in interest and colour through walls, bold artwork, colourful rugs, pottery, old hand-me-down artefacts, brass, copper and wood. As a complete contrast to the exterior, there is not a single white wall in the house.
The ground floor is not as contemporary as the first floor, in terms of furniture. We wanted my in-laws to feel like they were still living in the same home they had known for 30 odd years.
The guest bedroom on the ground floor became an extension of the kitchen, an informal dining area. My father-in-law was sweet enough to let me convert his study into my painting studio, which is in the north-west corner of the house. Along with some minor structural modifications, we changed all the flooring, wall paint and woodwork on the ground floor.
Most of the paintings in the house are my creations. Some are original, others are reproductions of artwork I have seen by famous painters (but way too expensive for me to justify buying). I also dabbled in glass painting, which was too difficult, so I will not be trying that again. I am a DIY enthusiast….and you will see a lot of my DIY adventures scattered around the house.
I am partial to clean open spaces with few accessories. I don’t like to clutter up tables with little things other than some coffee table books. I love earthy colours, they work well with Indian artefacts as well as modern accessories. I brought in colour with cushions and art. The old teak easy chair was my late father-in-law’s. The bar cabinet is an antique piece from a store in Bangalore, the three paintings above it are from an artist here, bought at a craft bazaar. I looked all over for a traditional swing in Hyderabad, the kind one sees in Chennai, but could not find it. So, I finally had the carpenter make a teak swing. The little orange niche behind it was made for that art piece I had.
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Category: Interior Design India
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