Handy Crafts: Create a snug Jaipur inspired courtyard

AUG 31, 2015 | By Jaina Chandwany
 Centre table from Lalji Handicrafts; Blue antique door bought from a market in Amber

Pining for laid-back, pristine living in a remote place cut off from all civilisation? Build your own fortress of calm, by taking ideas from entrepreneur Barbara Miolini’s terrace in her home.  White washed lime walls with jali work, unpolished stone flooring, shallow fixed divans (of brick or stone), thatched roof and big potted plants can lend a raw but peaceful simplicity to your balcony or patio.

As an ode to the beautiful arts and crafts heritage of Jaipur, an antique heirloom wooden centre table, khadi and matka silk cushions in jewel tones, bronze or wicker tableware and suspended Rajasthani bulbs will fit the theme of the decor perfectly. If you’re the one who treasures beauty in the details, get an antique wooden door like this blue and orange bolted one at Barbara’s courtyard.