Borrowing design elements from different eras, the interiors of Luxo Aldona exude old-world charm
We love seeing history beautifully preserved and that’s what Luxo Heritage Homes are all about – holding on to Goa’s culture and history through century-old homes. Along with Architect Rita Mody, they have wonderfully restored and curated Luxo Aldona, a heritage home in Aldona, Goa.
Get inspired by the cerulean blue and crisp white exterior featuring traditional Goan architectural elements like pillared verandahs, tiled, gabled roof or a porch at the entrance called balcao with stone benches and decorative timber fascia that hide rafter ends.
The predominantly white interiors are equally impressive. Take a cue from the living room and add colour to white walls with a decorative dado rail, with the bottom section painted a soothing ochre. The same pattern has been used on the flooring tiles, tying in the entire room.
To replicate this style in your homes, pick a few pieces of dark wood period furniture and make them the focal point of the room. We love the traditional chaise lounges, medallion-back cabriolet armchairs in the living room and consoles fitted with hand-painted Azulejos tiles.