An all-white home with bursts of rani pink, this family home focuses on carefully curated decor both antique and brand new
Making our way through the dusty lanes of Faridabad, little did we know that we were about to discover a home, which if we could, we would just pack and bring back with us. Ruth Philips and Asit Sharma’s charming home tells a beautiful story of contemporary design. Swathed in white,the space is as soothing as it is stunning. It is also spotless - quite a feat considering they have two young kids, nine-year-old Nikita and five-year-old Myra, the space is as soothing as it is stunning. The home reflects who Ruth and Asit are as a couple, easy going, charming, and might we add – wonderful hosts to boot. With Asit’s background in the hospitality business and Ruth’s infectious energy, we couldn’t have expected any less.
The entry to the home is through a bright sit out, which is a great preview to the tastefully done interiors.
The couple enlisted the help of their close friend and interior designer, Moon Agarwal of Inner I design. While they had only caveat - no white in their home, Moon was insistent on an all-white space with bursts of colour. And boy, are we thrilled that Moon had her way! Designed on a strict budget, the pieces in the home came together bit by bit. “Much like their varied cultural backgrounds, the home is also a mix of the modern and the traditional, the old and the new,” says Moon. It's easy to spot many fabulous pieces that make up the space – whether it’s the imposing, antique, 100-year-old entry door, the chest converted into a coffee table, the console or the plush armchairs, each of them has a story to tell. But even the most beautiful pieces need to find their space in the scheme almost organically, and this was something Moon recognised. While Ruth needed a bit of convincing to invest in newer pieces, Moon ensured that some of the older ones would be revitalised, painted and reused for a good mix of the old and the new.
We have always believed a home well put together is often a result of the intuitive understanding between the client and the designer. And in this case, it couldn’t be truer.
The open plan of the house makes it look spacious and airy.
The living area has a cosy alcove fitted with plush cushions that makes for a great reading nook.
Asit and Ruth in their Faridabad home.
The kitchen overlooks the living and dining area with the wooden counter top serving both as the breakfast table and as a working area.
The entry is warm and cosy and makes for a wonderful sit out area.
The grey wall in the living room was hand painted by Moon Agarwal of Inner I design, and then stencilled. She also introduced indoor plants to give the space a fresh vibe.
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