A new & upcoming designer Aparna Sanyal under her brand Tigerlily, has created a dramatic home in Goa. 100 meters away from the beach, the apartment has a stunning view. True to her personality, Aparna Sanyal has used bold and strong colors through out space, largely using them via the walls. Direct sunlight from different directions make these colors look more vibrant.
|Living Room with customised Wallapaper|
Taking inspiration from the Renaissance period fused with Indian textures and colors through out the house.
The living is flanked with a large paper recreation of Renaissance artist Paola Veronese’s painting, “Feast in the house of Simon”. The wall against the bar and columns in the living room have been hand mirrored to add further dramatisation. The main seating has velvet purple and silver sofas. Personally not a big fan of velvet, I like changing the shades in sofas, especially the two tones which can look exceptional good if done correctly. This is a good example of doing away with the monotone couches. Vintage pieces, which were lying with the client have been restored. At the same time refurnished to look new.
|Bedroom 1 with Chinese embroidered silk frames|
The Master Bedroom is a very airy space. It has a ‘luxurious safari tent’ theme and the couples love of antique wood furniture. Each piece in the room is precious, right from the antique phone- seat, to the carved teak desk, to the heirloom framed Chinese embroidered silks on the walls. The pillar opposite the bed is wallpapered in a speciallycustomized jute- print, replicated from the bed head and the chairs around it. Customised wallpaper is the most fun when printing graphics. You can change the entire dimension of a room with them. I love the digital wallpaper concepts by Roysons, it will give you a better understanding.
Aparna Sanyal has created the second bedroom with an ‘Indian Haveli’ feel. It is painted in matka and indigo colours using brocades and velvets in bright Indian colors The walls are decorated with old clocks and collectibles sourced from the antique market.
|Vibrant Bedroom 3|
This bedroom is for the youngest couple of the family. Zebra stripes and colours meet to make this a funky, young space. The odd shaped corner sofa is an old corner piece from a larger sofa that was lying abandoned in the clients’ storeroom. It was restructured, extended and re- upholstered to give it this quirky neon avatar.
The children’s bedroom (for a 9 year old girl and 5 year old boy) is a warm space with a ‘bed nook’ that has twin beds for them to sleep in. The rich green colour and gold trim gives the room an ‘old world nursery’ feel.
Photos courtesy Tigerlily by Aparna