Indian Contemporary: Blend modern pieces with ethnic handicrafts

AUG 31, 2015 | By Risha Merchant
Wayang puppets from Java, Indonesia; Deep purple cushions from Bandit Queen; Custom-made sofa designed by Rubel Dhuna; Recliner bought from Chor Bazaar, Mumbai; Slate flooring by SK Decor 

If you wish to strike the perfect balance between modern and heritage styles in your living room, Sunita Namjoshi’s Mumbai apartment designed by architect Rubel Dhuna might be the perfect inspirational guide for you.

A natural grey slate flooring, consisting of tiles in different shades, is an easy fusion of contemporary and traditional styles. Anchor the grey space with wooden furniture for warmth. Mix and match furniture representing different eras, to give it a laid-back yet soulful appeal.

If the colour palette of your living space is in a neutral theme, break the monotony by hanging a large artwork or adding statement pieces like the Wayang puppets in this space, to bring the entire decor together visually.