A post with the same title appeared almost two years ago on the blog. I have been coaxing Shivani to speak about her latest work for months, and was delighted to hear from the wonderful lady.
Most of the projects I have featured recently require a great deal of wood work, sourcing materials across locations, and needles to say, a huge budget. From my experience of doing up our new home, I can safely say any ethnic touch costs a bomb: be it sourcing a wooden pillar or carved wood furniture. Shivani’s projects have always appealed to me because they are not high on budget, and the focus is on styling to make a room come alive. Her clever use of bed spreads, coordinated curtains and blinds gives a seamless look to a room.
I take you through her latest projects as Shivani shares some nuggets of wisdom on decorating with you.
Stepping away from her characteristic monochromatic style in the previous projects, she has infused this home with color not just with the fabrics, but on the walls as well in dual tones. Pure brilliance. If you don’t have the budget for textured painting, which is what you anyways see in most homes, bring in some uniqueness with offbeat colors and patterns.
1. Can you please describe the project? Location/scope of your work.
2. Yellow bedspread – a big departure from your monochromes. What influenced this color palette?
3. Your thoughts on color combos? How do you pair colors? What would you pair with aqua wall or a indigo wall?
4. The cane modas are lovely/off beat that you have used in one of your projects. How did you zero on them?
5. Where do you buy such furniture/blinds made of natural materials from?