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This Bengaluru home is an ode to South Indian culture

India has a galore of art, design and architecture styles. And every new home space is a canvas of creativity.

Inspired from Indian style of interiors, specifically, the Dakshin way of doing up homes, is Signa Design.

The words that define Dakshin or South Indian style of interiors are sun, tropics, bright colours, flowers and monsoons.

This Bengaluru-based luxury interior design firm co-founded by Darshana Patel and Rashmin Perla has done up the stunning interiors of a beautiful bungalow in the garden city.
The entry to this villa is flanked by a rust console with small brass bells with reconditioned bullheads, kerosene lamp and brass flower bowl.
The dining room features a custom lacquered tabletop, which is adapted from the ‘Rangoli’ that adorns many South Indian homes. The artwork is brocade, which is traditionally used as a festive dressing.
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Handloom textiles and low seating are the hallmarks of many South Indian homes. Hence, the family room features a custom low seating sofas in organic cotton prints with ombre curtains with an art piece that’s made of traditional beadwork technique.
This master bedroom is inspired by the vibrance that is south India with the master bed in a floral headboard set against an exposed herringbone brick textured wall. The lights are
from banana paper, with a woven cane ottoman.
Called the ‘chill-out area’ this portion of the master bedroom is inspired by Howdah (seat carried on an elephant). This has been inspired by the pomp of the Mysore Maharajas.
This breakfast counter in the kitchen has been made using an old
sewing machine base and a custom wooden bench.
Children’s room has Madras checkered blinds and metal and naturally stained wood bunk bed. The study tables have coir rope anchored on cast iron clamps and restored woven cane chairs.
The TV lounge has an Uruli side table, brocade blinds, old school frill curtains, rag cotton rugs and recycled antique table and radio.
This guest bedroom features walls in turmeric, up-cycled
wooden panel from a door frame, leather-strapped Indian bolsters as a headboard with the printed cotton duvet with a dhurrie set.
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