An India-Modern home on a budget in Faridabad

An all-white home with bursts of rani pink, this family home focuses on carefully curated decor both antique and brand new

Making our way through the dusty lanes of Faridabad, little did we know that we were about to discover a home, which if we could, we would just pack and bring back with us. Ruth Philips and Asit Sharma’s charming home tells a beautiful story of contemporary design. Swathed in white,the space is as soothing as it is stunning. It is also spotless - quite a feat considering they have two young kids, nine-year-old Nikita and five-year-old Myra, the space is as soothing as it is stunning. The home reflects who Ruth and Asit are as a couple, easy going, charming, and might we add – wonderful hosts to boot. With Asit’s background in the hospitality business and Ruth’s infectious energy, we couldn’t have expected any less.

The couple enlisted the help of their close friend and interior designer, Moon Agarwal of Inner I design. While they had only caveat - no white in their home, Moon was insistent on an all-white space with bursts of colour. And boy, are we thrilled that Moon had her way! Designed on a strict budget, the pieces in the home came together bit by bit. “Much like their varied cultural backgrounds, the home is also a mix of the modern and the traditional, the old and the new,” says Moon. It's easy to spot many fabulous pieces that make up the space – whether it’s the imposing, antique, 100-year-old entry door, the chest converted into a coffee table, the console or the plush armchairs, each of them has a story to tell. But even the most beautiful pieces need to find their space in the scheme almost organically, and this was something Moon recognised. While Ruth needed a bit of convincing to invest in newer pieces, Moon ensured that some of the older ones would be revitalised, painted and reused for a good mix of the old and the new.

We have always believed a home well put together is often a result of the intuitive understanding between the client and the designer. And in this case, it couldn’t be truer.


Written By: Pragnya Rao

Contributing Writer

Produced By: Pragnya Rao

Photography By: Pulkit Sehgal


25 January 2019

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