Clash Course: 4 bedrooms that will inspire you to mix patterns and hues like a boss

MAY 11, 2016 | By Jaina Chandwany
2. A burst of pastels in contrasting hues and tropical plus symmetrical patterns make for a mellow, laid-back boudoir in Krsna Mehta’s home.
Photography by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Shaan Shahani. 1. A plethora of vibrant verdant hues, patterned marble and mirror work create magic in this bedroom in Gunther Maria Norrenberg’s Udaipur haveli.
Photography by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Mrudul Pathak Kundu. 3. Camel print bedding, furniture and cushion in eclectic prints and patterned wall hangings in lilac recreate an old English countryside vibe in Thierry Journo’s cosy cottage-like home.
Photography by Jignesh Jhaveri/Photolink, Styling by Shaan Shahani.
You don’t need a crash course to master the art of mixing and matching. Simply, focus your attention on the walls or the bed linen – or both – and take cues from these bedrooms that will build your confidence.
1. Gunther Maria Norrenberg’s jungle inspired bedroom
Vertical stripes, bubble wrap textures and natural swirls of stone come together in this room designed by the owner, an interior architect residing in Udaipur. The striped wallpaper in the background blends well with the potted plants and the trippy Rajasthani mirror work ceiling. The jade marble flooring patterned with swirls only.
2. Krsna Mehta’s tropical inspired bedroom
A riot of pastels and symmetrical prints mesh together in the designer’s eclectic Mumbai home. Krsna picked rani pink and golden patterned blinds, a tropical palm tree wallpaper on one wall and a checkered pink and black rug, all of which surprisingly sync together. The bed linen and cushions in a range of pastel colours and prints further complement the setting.
3. Thierry Journo’s blushing master boudoir
The French designer based in Jaipur, used a combination of textiles, prints and eclectic accents to evoke plenty of subdued drama in his boudoir. Against a primarily pink washed backdrop, he spread out camel print bedding, hand stitched cushions and patterned wall hangings in smoking lilac.
4. Punit Jasuja’s black magic bedroom in his New Delhi home
In this resting corner, Punit propped cushions in mostly solid colours and let everything around, from the glorious Samarkhand Suzani wall hanging above the headboard to the black and white bed cover sing because of their intriguing patterns. This entire setting is a good lesson in stylish global fusion that’s equal parts modern and traditional.
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