The furniture in my living room was predominantly ethnic, centered round my Shekawati chairs and teapoys.
I love my chairs, which were bought with a lot of love 21 years ago in India and were shipped to the US when we moved. But lately l realized that I needed a change in décor, to achieve a right balance of beauty and comfort.
The main issues that had to be addressed were: 1. Low seating was uncomfortable for older guests. 2. Four single chairs and three teapoys gave a cluttered look to the living room. 3. I needed a cozy feel which was not possible with my existing furniture. 4. The off-white silk cushions on the sofa looked drab and I was itching to add a splash of color to my room.
I addressed the problems as follows: 1. Bought traditional sofas, which are mostly available in very limited colors and styles, but which would be comfortable for my senior citizen guests.
1. Replacing the 7 pieces of furniture with a single sectional sofa, worked wonders to eliminate the cluttered look in the room. 2. Incorporated an ethnic and cozy feel with colorful cushions and dhurries.
I managed to keep all my Indian wall décor (my Tanjores, my Ravi Varma prints). I also was able to keep my favorite sister’s painting of a ship, which was her gift to me.
My bronze collection too stayed on to add their own charm and Indian-ness to the room.
And I even managed to find a place for my Leonardo De Vinci print in the staircase area. This had to be accommodated in an area away from the main room as it did not go well with the décor flow in the living room.
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