Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Interior Style: India

When I think about typical Indian inspired decor, I see rich textiles, patterns, jewel toned color, and gilded everything. To a minimalist, this rich style can seem overwhelming and busy, but to a color and pattern lover like myself, it can be the holy grail for inspiration.

via Lonny Mag


via Lonny Mag


via Elements of Style source here


via An Indian Summer


via Apartment Therapy


via Living Etc
I adore that pink rug in the last photo, but I know floor cushions would instantly become dog beds. What do you think about this rich style? Too much, or just enough?

19 comments:

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

The last one is great, if they would just get rid of the decorations on top of the book shelf. :)

I don't think minimalism is at odds with rich Indian decor. As long as it's not over the top, with stuff dripping from every ceiling, and takes elements of rich fabrics and colours into consideration instead.

BuenoBueno said...

pretty post!
inspiring!!!
love all the colors! Ty

Julia said...

Just enough, in my opinion! :) We just watched Bend it like Beckam last night--very modern Indian! I love the beautiful colors and patterns!

Wishful Nals said...

wow, looks like a dream world!

melifaif said...

I, personally, adore the style. I would do my whole house like it...

Angie said...

Just enough!! And yes that pink rug is gorgeous!!

In Honor Of Design said...

wooww. loving it. those floor pillows are exquisite.

Patricia Torres said...

Simply superb.. each pic!! Love the way you've put it.. 'holy grail of inspiration'

SogniSorrisi said...

I really like the last two rooms.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

love the 4th and 5th ones...i'm scared of busy wallpaper!

drollgirl said...

these are beautiful! i can't go balls out with this style, but i like incorporating some pattern and pizazz to keep things interesting. that cold modern looks can be so.......COLD! well, at least to me.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Haha, I hear you on the instant dog (in my case cat) beds! Love that pink carpet though and the dressing area in the photo above that--divine!

xo

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Adore the hot pink against the neutrals~
xo*

Shorely Chic said...

awesome! I love pillows on the floor - so cool and inviting! makes a nice statement :)

The Cottage Cheese said...

I think it's a beautiful style, and in small bits could even be introduced into a modern home. Those brights look fantastic against white walls. And like you, I'm in love with that pink rug in the last photo. My dogs would destroy it in a few months with their little toenails. Alas, big dogs + good rugs don't mix.

Jaime said...

Beautiful rooms- I love all the wallpapers, ornate details, and textures.

Hanako66 said...

that first room is gorgeous!

Bromeliad said...

I dig it. But up to this point I've only embraced it in its neutral version (black, white, grey and silver.)

Diana said...

I love the colors but in bits and pieces. The culture alone is so vibrant with colors everywhere but I'm so used to my blah stark white rooms.

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