Reflecting its Lakhnavi heritage and local crafts, lebua Lucknow, Saraca Estate is all about understated luxury
If you’re all about old-world charm, the interiors of lebua Lucknow, Saraca Estate will not disappoint. A thread of understated luxury runs through this 1936 heritage property reflecting a beautiful interpretation of Art Deco and Awadhi architecture.
Flooring tiles used in the interiors and exteriors play a key role in adding colour and visual texture. The jali pattern features extensively in different colour combinations – grey, turquoise or ochre with white motif inlay. Using the same pattern in different colour schemes is a wonderful way to section zones in your home. If your home features high ceilings, consider using a drop light as a central focal point. Vintage-style glass chandeliers with matching wall sconces add a lot of drama.
A minimal bench with carved legs placed at the foot of the bed is a wonderful addition to a bedroom if space permits. Another great idea for your homes is the wood cage-like structures with stained glass panels that have been used to house the air conditioner units.
Colour is also brought in through furnishings. Dark wood and white walls form the perfect backdrop for handcrafted artwork and minimal furnishings with a hint of luxury like gold thread zardosi work and chikankari embroidery. Take inspiration from the courtyard to do up your own patios. White, curlicue, wrought iron chairs and tables with bright yellow cushions work perfectly with the restored brick flooring and walls lined with creepers. Consider adding a small water feature for a relaxing ambience.
Details like the air conditioner coverings with an interesting wood cage structure, patterned rugs that tie in architectural features or furnishings with gold zardosi are great ideas for your home.
Consider wood framed, stained glass French doors; they open a space up and allow for the flow of natural light. Door or window arches are a perfect way to tie in traditional architecture.
Simple outdoor furniture like curlicue wrought iron tables and chairs are always a good option when you want to add a little vintage romance.
If your bedroom is small, consider adding only one or two vintage features like a bench at the foot of a simple-framed four poster bed with sheer drapes or an elaborate glass chandelier that is the only focal point in the room.
Consider adding a water feature to your patios. For small balconies, use one wall to create a vertical garden with potted creepers.
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