If you’re aiming for a pared back yet luxurious vibe in your home, the interiors of Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg are all the inspiration you need
There’s often a struggle between getting that minimalistic yet luxurious look just right – with the eternal dilemma being how much is too much? The folks at Coco Shambhala, Sindhudurg seem to have found an answer to that elusive question.
What’s noteworthy is the use of essential yet discerning furniture pieces in all the four villas. The harshness of the sharp lines is mellowed by cushy upholstery and the hard look of stone is softened by strategically placing warm dhurries and potted greens. Bright colours and the gleaming, polished wood help induce an easy going, breezy vibe.
A hot tip to follow in your own home is the use of wooden slats in the windows instead of glass, which ensures ample sunlight during the day and cool breeze at night. Instead of traditional teak, mahogany or even sheesham, you can try coconut wood, which is used extensively at Coco Shambhala.
Tropical prints are the best way you can induce a laid-back vibe in your house. For that luxe element you can choose cushion covers embroidered in golden thread or cushion covers in shining materials such as velvet.
Plop several cushions on your sofa to create the illusion of a plump, cushy seater. You can choose complementing colours or pick all of one pattern.
Declutter your bedroom with the bare essentials and a king-sized bed! Here too, wooden slats create a play of light and shadow. Place mirrors on two facing walls to create the illusion of an open space.
If you want more space to seat people without cramping up the area with bulky furniture, think about small, two seater divans. These can be easily moved and shifted too, to create several combinations of seating.
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