Best known for minimalistic designs, Farah Agarwal’s Chestnut Storeys recently designed Indian actress Nikki Galrani’s apartment in Chennai.
Keeping it chic, Nikki Galrani’s 3,500 sq ft apartment is a clever play between classic and creative. Statement furniture, artistic decor and wall art create a fresh, vibrant aesthetic.
The main foyer is an eclectic mix of contemporary pieces from different eras. A large contemporary artwork sits in the centre of the wall. A mix of prints surround it representing unique characters from different eras and cultures. A multicultural focal point, the foyer acts as a conversation starter, making for an impactful entrance with credenza from Magariand rug by Jaipur Rugs.
Moving forward into the living room, one can see a wonderful balance of colours, prints and textures. A velvet blue sofa in the centre of the room complements the abstract botanical printed seaters from Magari and a sharp leather credenza.
Nikki Galrani’s awards and accolades adorn the walls of the living room. A grey printed rug from Jaipur Rugs, spanning across the rooms provides the ideal foundation for the wooden centre table.
The following corridor is wrapped in a phases-of the-moon wallpaper by Nicobar. A metallic angled console from ‘House of Things’ adds a subtle but luxurious depth.
Soft, subtle colours dominate the dining room. Pastel pink suede chairs sit around a white marble-top table, decorated with a golden fish centrepiece and a beach themed vase.
A classic leather trunk stand decorated with gold embellishments adds an edgy statement to the subtle decorated room. A multi-coloured Amit Lodh artwork behind the trunk provides a sharp contrast combined with a charming aesthetic.
Artworks have been spread across all corners of the apartment. For example, this green artwork by Preetha Kannan, courtesy of Gallery Veda adds a fun pop of colour to this corner of the apartment, complimented by a grey couch and auburn runner from Jaipur Rugs.
Colours and more
The bedrooms were designed with a mix of colours, prints and patterns. The master bedroom has plenty of green elements like the sage green and ivory striped wallpaper, velvet green headboard by Magari, and the dual toned artwork by Pulkit Prajapati from Gallery Veda with significant green shades.
A classic brown-and-beige bed and printed ottoman, also from Magari, sits well with the velvet green headboard. A distressed carpet from Jaipur Rugs, twin bedside tables with matching lampshades and a weathered wood set of drawers tie the whole room together.
The guest room has a darker aesthetic. Rich blue walls and brown hardwood floors envelop the room complimented by a pastel pink suede headboard and a yellow and grey rug from Jaipur Rugs. Black and white art plates from The Plated Project above the headboard add a touch of regality.
And finally, a compact walk-in closet, which boasts of a classic design and simplicity, complemented by a bright turquoise blue and hot pink rug from Jaipur Rugs lifts the room, infusing elegance into the space.