Let the luxurious interiors of Amanbagh, Ajabgarh be the inspiration for a home that is fit for royalty
A former royal abode, Amanbagh in Ajabgarh has been beautifully transformed into an opulent heritage hotel retaining its elegant Mughal architecture and decadent detailing. Emulate this regal décor in your home with rich, polished marble and stone surfaces bathed in neutral tones. You’ll also see flourishes like scalloped lancet arches and corbles, mirrored and fabric clad alcoves and emerald green marble bathtubs with waterfall faucets. The tall jali lamps that throw soft, diffused light are a great idea for lighting up living room corners.
Flooding the interiors with natural light, French doors add a classic feel to any room. Sleek black frames fitted with frosted and clear glass highlight the area without being jarring as do recessed lights above windows. Gold highlights such as faceted knobs and mirror-finish central drop lights elevate the décor. Narrow floor-to-ceiling, wooden bookcases not only make a good focal point in the living room but can also be used for a windowless staircase landing.
Take a cue from their bedroom setting and partition different zones in a large room without cutting them off entirely. Using columns and a marble top table, they have sectioned out a cosy work zone that is physically accessible on all sides. You can create the same effect using a jali screen or an open bookcase.
Scalloped lancet arches that frame the seating area and windows lend a royal vibe to the space. A built-in, padded seat topped with throw cushions is a great idea for terrace and poolside relaxation. Use waterproof upholstery.
If you have an adjoining terrace or balcony, opt for full length doors instead of sliding windows. This helps creates a seamless and more flexible transition between indoor-outdoor spaces.
Symmetry is a dominant feature in Mughal architecture and is very visually pleasing. Use elements like light fixtures, furniture layout and wall mouldings to add symmetry to your rooms.
Elements like crown moulding and marble skirting add a luxurious flair to any space. The olive-green upholstery and silk cushions pair beautifully with rich wood surfaces.
Instead of a headboard, embellish the wall behind your bed with a mirrored alcove and recessed lighting. It will reflect light and make your room look larger.
The built-in, emerald green marble bathtub and pedestal sink steal the show in the spacious bathroom. Waterfall faucets and ceiling showerheads add an element of spa indulgence.