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3 Independence Day inspired living rooms that are tastefully patriotic

AUG 12, 2016 | By Nupur Ashok Sarvaiya
Whether you drift off for a small getaway or throw an Independence Day shindig, chances are as August 15 approaches you’ll either be searching your closet or cabinets to inject a tri-colour spirit.
Come this Independence Day, like good citizens, we have rounded up three of our favourite living rooms from our archives in Gandhiji-approved colour palette of saffron, white and green. Try one or all of these not too kitschy ideas that will serve your decorating needs long after Independence Day is over.
Unfettered reigns gave way to Film Writer/Director Mozez Singh’s home in Mumbai. A bold, audacious act of balancing hues and styles, the living room features saffron colours of the hand-painted silk and paper chinoiserie wallpaper from Greece that has been handpicked. The space also boasts of fuchsia brocade fabric on the JFK TWA terminal sofa reproduced by Maison Maheep to give a perfect contrast to the orange.
A tranquil aura reverberates from every corner of copywriter Freddy Birdy’s New Delhi apartment. Much like its owner, the living room is opinionated, comfortable in its own skin, calm with splashes of quirkiness and most importantly, eccentric. Doses of colour are injected with a steel flower installation from Alex Davis’s collection and vivid blue bar cabinet from Sharma Farms Antiques amongst many more.
Conceptualised by Lidewij Edelkoort with ELLE DECOR – a peak at what we showcased at India Design ID 2015, this setup is ideal for nature lovers who would love to come home to nature. We suggest accentuate your wall with a beach inspired covering that is replete with trees. If you’re less audacious then opt for decor pieces that imbibe the same vibe like Close To Nature Sofa from Yellow Collectables or simply placing cushions in green hue such as Pure Cotton “Patta” Cushion Cover from No Mad 97% India.
Leaf through our August – September 2016 issue for more such ideas. Click here for a preview!
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