Take a cue from the interiors of Turiya Villa, Goa to induce a laid-back vibe in your own home
Sometimes, technology can get the best of us. Peace, tranquility and a change of air can do us a world of good. Take a cue from the laid-back style of the 100 year old Turiya Villa in Goa for your own apartment. This boutique villa exudes a rustic vibe with its muted colours paired with old-school wooden furniture.
Small windows, low shelves, intricately carved wooden furniture, Aztec print rugs and vegetable dyed wall color are a common sight at Turiya Villa. The white-washed walls provide just the backdrop for these elements to stand out. While wallpaper is a great option, you could create the same effect with paint – choose a motif and repeat the pattern throughout. Another alternative you can try is creating a gallery wall with abstract paintings, a mix of colour and black and white photographs and graphic posters.
Bring in natural sunlight in your bathroom with larger windows, this also helps keep germs at bay. Instead of the usual white tiles, try a cement finish and paint it bright yellow – as seen at Turiya Villa. Potted plants also bring life to the space.
While it’s not possible to emulate the Mangalore tile roof, you can create a false ceiling by using multiple wooden panels. In keeping with the rest of the décor, pick antiques and accents in a matte finish.
Make the most use of a small balcony by adding a few chairs and a side table. Cement tiles meant for outdoors work best with bright coloured walls and is also a more durable option.
Another aspect you can adopt from Turiya Villas is fixed, built in benches, especially if you have the luxury of a balcony. Cover it with a cushy mattress and throw pillows for a comfortable seat. You can also place large candles in hurricanes to light up the space.
Give your bedroom a traditional look and feel with a carved headboard and walls covered in folk art. A woven quilt helps add texture. Also, invest in cotton sheets and woollen rugs for an organic touch.
Upholstery with geometric and floral prints will spruce up an area for a little chit-chat. Bare brick walls paired with fresh flowers and light wood furniture create a homely vibe.
Ventilation and good lighting are essentials for the kitchen area. Keep the neutral scheme and create a unified style with earthy colours and brass utensils.
Give wallpaper a miss and experiment with patterns using block printing-like technique to redefine your wall. Make use of contrasting colours and large mirrors to add character to the space.
Segregate the dry and wet areas in the bathroom with the help of rugs. Instead of the usual wall sconces and recessed lighting, suspend a few pendant lights for a brighter space.