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Comfort Zone: Get the old-fashioned cottage look

OCT 8, 2015 | By Risha Merchant
Centre and side tables with marble tops, bookshelves bought from Jodhpur; Sofa upholstery from Fabindia; Silk organza curtains from Ranika Design; Handmade geometric floor tiles from Bikaner

If an intimate country home dotted in fresh colour and rustic finds is your style, Nila Mehta’s 7 Pines hidewaway in Kasauli might be the perfect inspiration for you.

While decorating your living room, take cues from nature. Set a handful of greens in a vessel or add bold floral or fauna inspired prints on objects and textiles like the parrot print striped cushions and the flowery curtain – an ideal way to bring in the outdoors.

Remember to choose soothing natural fabrics like cotton in shades of dull green, yellow or grey for your upholstery, and classic chevron printed tiles for the floors or even a wall, to keep the space warm and inviting. Imbue with travel souvenirs and personal treasures for a nomadic sophisticated vibe.