This is how show/model homes are done. Tastefully.

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This is how show/model homes are done. Tastefully.

This is the show home of Sobha Lifetsyle, a sprawling community of villa in the outskirts of Bangalore. The model villa or experience center is decorated tastefully using decor elements often in traditional Indian homes. Even if you are to looking to buy this property, there are design ideas you can get inspired from here.

You fell in love with the swing/oonjal, didn’t you? Ready to take a tour?

This post has rested in my drafts folder for over 10 months now. It’s time for it to see the light of day, don’t you think. The last few pages of BBC Good Home often have interesting hotels, snippets on gardening, online shops, or getaways being featured. This one was different: a show home from Sobha called Sobha Lifestyle Legacy Villas was featured in the July issue of 2014.

I was sold on seeing the swing. We would have been to more than two dozen model villas over the past year of all prize ranges, but never have we seen an oonjal. That shows some taste and deserves applause for the designer who executed it.

Simple details such as hard wood furniture with aqua blue and golden curtains add to the richness of the room.

When you are running short on ideas to decorate or renovate your home, step into a show home to see the latest trends being used and get inspired by the textures and color scheme. What I have seen over the years is not how big the builder is or how deep one’s pockets are. Sure, the higher market value villas are lavishly decorated to attract the right clientele.But, I’ve seen some of the smaller counterparts designed by lesser known names more aesthetically and personally to leave an impact much after you walk out.

It takes an immense amount conviction to step out of the safe boundaries of beige-golden-white (the safe neutral) color combination and go with your instinct, especially when you are catering to a large, diverse, unknown class of potential buyers.

Poster bed

I definitely like the poster bed and the cobalt blue wall color. In my personal opinion, the wall cladding, the wooden flooring, lighting and choice of accessories could have been better here.


The property has the picturesque Nandi hills in its backdrop. Just so you know, this was not an advertorial. You may either pick up the July 2014 issue or visit the property to know more.

If you are craving for more such homes, then this one by Khosla Associates you would truly enjoy. Here is a teaser image.

Home by Khosla Associates

Image courtesy: BBC Good Homes – July 2014/ Sobha Lifestyle

And these two show apartments done as tastefully in quite contrasting styles. The first one is by Vipul Patel Architects at Gandhinagar. The pooja room in this apartment is a showstopper.  IC: Hiren Raval Photography

Look at that pooja / puja partition door with lotus motifs and temple bells in MS

The second one is by Workshop Inc in Bangalore in Nordic style full of hygge. IC: Studio Kunal Bhatia

A Danish style living room at a show apartment in Bangalore



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