Bring monochrome spaces to life with mosaic floors and bright linens. Seek inspiration from the pared back interiors of Mateus, Goa
A restored dilapidated mansion, Mateus in Goa has deftly fused the elegance of its old school interiors with modern comforts.
Every room has a different theme, but they are tied together through the use of antique wooden furniture. To bring the look home, you can opt for wood in different finishes to give each room a character of its own, while maintaining cohesion throughout your home.
Features of mosaic tiles, whether on the floor or walls, can come in handy if you’re looking at adding a pop of colour in your room. If you’re looking at creating differentiated areas in the same space, without the use of physical partitions, using different tiling can help you out.
Light drapes and bedding can give your room a warm and cosy look. The lack of loud colours and prints ensures that there are no distractions and you can get a good night’s rest. But there’s a workaround to this too – add a patterned bed runner or a printed panel at the base of your drapes for a subtle infusion of colour.
Trade in the wooden doors of your terrace for glass ones. This immediately increases the sunlight streaming into your space while also blurring boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Make the most of your balcony / terrace by placing lots of colourful plants in pots.
Mix and match patterns while selecting sofas and seaters to give your room a novel touch. Use multiple shades of a single colour for upholstery to give the room a cohesive look.
Suspending plants on the wall serves two purposes; it can help save floor space and dress up an empty wall. Add a small table and a couple of chairs to your balcony to create the perfect setting for afternoon tea sessions.
Patterned mosaic tiles are a great way to add colour to a room. Light coloured drapes with a dark panel on the bottom create an illusion of more height than there actually is. Add a mattress and few pillows on a ledge under a small window to create a comfy reading corner.
We love how the arched doorway topped by high-strung curtains instantly creates drama in this all-white bedroom. Exposed ceiling rafters, while being a stylish visual aesthetic, they can also give your room a warm and cosy feel.