Pair patterned carpets and couches with antique accents for a space that evokes a global fusion.
Photography by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Shaan Shahani

You can use pickle jars as vases and emphasise them with accents collected from exotic flea markets

A Whole New World: Try a travel inspired theme

by Risha Merchant Dec 02, 2015

A wise one, perhaps in a perpetual wanderlust, once said, “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” So breathe life into your living space by mixing accessories of different centuries and continents, as seen in this Mumbai penthouse styled by interior designer Kunal Shah. 

To play off that eccentric world-wise look, give your antiques a pride of place along with other collectibles. Who thought that a traditional pickle jar could also be used as a pretty planter? Give purpose to every decoration and let your space speak your style.

Always keep an eye out for interesting decor on your getaways for those one of a kind finds to pepper your “well-travelled” home. Then you’ll give “armchair travel” a whole new meaning! 

Get this look
Sofas custom made by Kunal Shah 
Cushions from Fabindia, North Eastern textiles, Neeru Kumar from Tulsi and Atmosphere 
Massage table turned centre table from Jew Town, Kochi 
White candle holders and bird show pieces from a flea market in Greece 
Director’s light from Chor Bazaar, Mumbai 
Lazy seater from Heritage Arts Kochi 

You can use pickle jars as vases and emphasise them with accents collected from exotic flea markets