Incorporate a traditional aesthetic into your home with inspiration from the features in The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh
We love that the recently opened Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh blends traditional Indian architectural elements like scalloped arches and hand-painted gold-leaf murals with Victorian and Colonial décor features like glass chandeliers and antique furniture in light-filled, creamy white spaces.
To elevate neutral palettes like off-white, grey and beige, include pops of colour. Vibrant yellows, ochres, deep reds and shades of blue have been used for upholstering dining chairs and throw cushions. Usually calm blues and greens work well in smaller rooms while warm colours like burnt orange, yellows and reds are better suited to larger spaces.
Elements like brass-framed doors, ornamental cornices, French doors, four-poster beds and vintage pictures with gilded frames add a luxurious touch. Including all these features at once might become overbearing in a small space, so try a few elements with simple detailing. You could also give marble and teak flooring a go to demarcate different zones in the room.
Another decor idea you can emulate is using different materials in the same room – wood, enamel, glass and wicker can add layers and texture. Their window dressing for instance features patterned blinds layered with sheer drapes. The muted ivory on ivory adds luxury without being over the top.
The architecture borrows from traditional elements like antique-styled drop lights, gilded doors and scalloped arches with hand-painted, gold leaf frescoes.
Let objects perform dual functions, like the wicker storage basket that doubles up as a bed bench. By placing curtain rods closer to the ceiling, you get the illusion of length, which works to open the room up.
Sometimes, accents play a pivotal role in the interiors. Here, sheer panels on the four-poster bed, deep red silk cushions and tasselled, cream and gold table lamps lend the space a luxurious vibe.
Recessed lights placed in alcoves along the bottom are a wonderful way to highlight the bright, floral murals. The ledge hides wiring while brackets add architectural detail.
Neutral colours form the perfect backdrop for the wood-blade ceiling fan and ornate furniture. A brightly lit window can be transformed into a quiet reading nook.
A freestanding bathtub with exposed fixtures and wooden flooring add drama to this large bathroom. A section wall gives privacy while sheer drapes shut off the closet area when needed.