Tucked in a quiet tree-lined avenue in New Delhi, This home is quite the opposite of the street; in fact, the drama begins in the foyer of the house with its dusky pink floors, soaring doors, the wildly different Chinese brocade panels, a marvellous 18th-century carved Chinese table overlooked, with a gimlet eye, by a woman in a Vietnamese painting. This is a home built copiously for the senses.
Each room in this house tells a story. The long living room, with its pink and ebony marble flooring, is not unlike a glamorous train carriage that captures foliage – palms, banana trees, frothy bougainvillea – all the way through from both sides. The colours used in the interiors are a nod to Cartier's famed ‘Tutti frutti’ necklaces (visible in the colour lampshades in eau-de-nil, moss, hot pink and chartreuse), and the furniture is inspired by the languorous, louche elegance of art deco.
Architectural Digest India, Jan/Feb 2013