View of the formal living room of Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

Living room sofa of Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

Kitchen and dining space of Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

A look at the guest bedroom of Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

The pool side of Shweta Desai's home in New Jersey; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

The playroom in Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

This New Jersey home redefines modern cool

by Akshita Bhansali Nov 15, 2018 Minimalistic yet bold, Shweta Desai’s house is a luxurious air away from the hustle of the city. The home gives a distinct outlook on Art Deco. The walls are a bright white and the flooring in the living room is patterned with black graphics. The flooring in the bedrooms and in the kitchen is dark grey with a wooden finish.
While refurbishing her own house, dated from the 1980’s, Shweta Desai, who is an interior designer herself, was newly inspired by the French and Parisian interiors. She took it upon herself as a challenge and looked at this house as a blank canvas with scope for modernizing.

She toned down and balanced the bold colours and textures in the furniture and fabrics with neutral colours. The flooring is patterned with dynamic strokes, although in neutral monotones which counter-checks the brighter furniture. The decor of the house is kept minimal in terms of fabric, with a mixed-use of velvet, faux fur, silk, leather and similar artisanal elements.

The kitchen is inspired by the vintage white and gold La Cornue gas burner, with shaker cabinets covered in the sterility of white colour and slabs of 2.5 inches Calcutta Gold Quartz, finishing the modern look. The décor pieces are locally sourced, built in-house or custom-made and delivered from California.

What according to us completely steals the show is this black-on-black wall in the powder room. The iconic Andy Warhol wallpaper of Marilyn Monroe is reminiscent of the Art Deco period and brings about a representation of the lost era.

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The playroom in Shweta Desai's home ; Photo courtesy - Raquel Langworthy

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