Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street, Galle

The interiors of this beautifully restored Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street take you back in time to the Colonial era

Bathed in white, Taru Villas - Lighthouse Street, Galle blends period pieces and Sri Lankan antiques with a clean, simple aesthetic. We love how the bright interiors feature dark woods, textured rugs and ornate pieces that pair perfectly with plush sofas, uncomplicated lines, and the colour scheme of grey and beige.

The 19th century villa’s interiors were imagined by iconic Sri Lankan designer, Nayantara Fonseka, better known as Taru. They display her trademark airy spaces with traditional elements and contemporary details. The living area for instance, is flooded with natural light streaming through arched windows and skylights in the gabled ceiling. The wood shutters with sheer drapes add a classic touch.

Try pairing old and new, like cane and wood antique seaters placed adjacent to plush sofas. Keep the colour palette neutral and layered with natural, textured fabrics. Flower arrangements can form focal points in the room and bring in pockets of colour – display them in large, brass urns or vases. Use multiple fixtures at different levels. Glass hurricanes dot the interiors, spotlights set the ambience and pendant lights accentuate details. Gallery walls of simple framed photographs and artwork can tie in the interiors.


Written By: Nadezna Siganporia

Contributing Writer

2 February 2018

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