Country Living-Indian Style

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Simplicity. Style. 2 words that are the hall mark of the design of this astounding Farm house on the outskirts of Jaipur. Munnu Kasliwal who is legendary in the jewellery busines & part owner of the famous Gem Palace in Jaipur went with the maxim 'Less is more" when he went about designing this austere piece of art. Kasliwal was particular that the home used local work ,men, materila & inherited know-how, and there is no 'air conditioning' in this home of a person used to staying in the best 5 stars across the world.

The natural tones of the materials create the colour palette, the warmth of the wood balances the cool of the stone floors & the pristine white walls.
There are no glass panes in this home & the simple horizontal iron bars let a free flow of air in & out of the home.
Natural material & textures make decor elements
The kitchen uses only brass vessels.
This image is scrumptuous
The pink stained bathroom
And the freshly plucked roses from the lush rose garden
Simple rattan chairs
and simpler yet, iron banded side tables
The open terrace is used throughout the summer months
The thatched roof is made of local grass, cut and bound in a local traditional style, which Kasliwal laments is a dying art.
"To replace the trees he harvested to build the house, Kasliwal has planted various trees, mango, guava & neem for its anti septic qualities"

Images from some of the text is from the Vogue Nov 2008 Issue where this home was featured.

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