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Siolim House, Goa

  • Destinations
By Batul Netterwala
4 min read
Feb 26, 2018

Take cues from the heritage interiors of Siolim House, Goa to induce the susegad feel in your home

 

Bright printed tiles, old-school wooden furniture and bronze ornaments are a common sight in Siolim House, Goa. This 350 year old manor house with strong Portuguese influences, is packed with inspiration for home owners who wish to add a vintage touch to their homes.

 

To replicate the grandness of the living room, pair dark hardwood furniture with dark upholstery. Simple bronze ornaments can help complete the look.

 

Create the illusion of a higher ceiling by painting a bright border around it. Not only can you use bright tiles for a statement wall but using them on floors can inject pops of colour in an otherwise muted room. Use muted drapes and linen in this case.

 

Utilise dead spaces under stairs by placing a small bench with cushions to create a small seating area. Add a splash of colour by using bright tiles or throw pillows.

 

Dress up bare walls with a life-sized painting to create a feature wall. If you want the furniture such as a canopy bed to be the focal point, leave the walls bare. Comfortable padded benches placed at the foot of your bed can provide more seating.

The addition of a small bench can help you make use of dead corners. Enliven walls with brightly patterned tiles that contrast with the floor.
A life-size artwork can double up as a feature wall. Pairing dark wood furniture with antique bronze ornaments can give the room a vintage look. Drape a patterned throw over the back of a muted sofa and pile it with cushions to create a pocket of colour.
Dark wood jalis let in much needed natural light and air while also providing some semblance of privacy.
Monochrome rooms can be brightened with the help of patterned tiles and vivid drapes. Opt for bronze light fixtures to continue the rustic theme of your room.
Dark wood paired with white linen is a sight for the sore eyes. Prop some printed throw pillows or a printed rug to break the monotony.
A textured ceiling can also become the focal stand point of your bedroom. Matching hardwood floor and furniture create a composite space. Play with the shape of your windows as well, by opting for an arched one instead of the usual squares and rectangles.
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