Today’s home tour takes us to India’s capital city, New Delhi. The home belongs to Jasleen Singh and her family. Jasleen runs The Ketli Design Studio where she offers professional interior design and styling services. How do I describe this gorgeous home?! It’s a fabulous blend of well-edited, contemporary style, with a hint of colonial elegance, and a dash of boho adventure. Jasleen makes it look effortless, but it definitely requires a keen eye and an innate sense of style. Clean lines and no-fuss furniture add to the graciousness of the space. The color palette is mostly neutrals, and the entire mix is enlivened by pops of color in the pillows, the art, and other accessories. In fact, my new favorite color is grey! Read Jasleen’s story below, and enjoy the gorgeous pictures! – Priya
My Delhi Apartment
“I was thrilled when Priya of Collectivitea reached out to me for a feature on my home. That’s one of the blogs I visit for doses of design inspiration from interesting home tours with an Indian touch. She asked me to tell her readers a little bit about myself. So, here goes…
I have a background in writing and editing, and worked for over 20 years with a publishing house. However, a couple of years ago, the magazine I edited was shut down because of lack of advertising support. It was then that I turned to interior design.
My interest in interior design is not new. I have always been interested in living spaces and how those living in these spaces treat them. I have a small apartment in New Delhi which I share with my husband and two teenaged boys, and it is my constant endeavour to keep clutter at bay and create a space my family and I can relate to as well as one that is inviting and beautiful and cohesive – a home one wants to come back to. The words I frequently use when describing my home are earthy, rooted to an Indian essence yet contemporary.
I put my editing skills to good use in my home. Frequently editing the space, removing clutter and keeping things organised is part and parcel of living in a small city apartment. Space is at a premium and so removing things one no longer needs is a frequent exercise. However, that’s not to say that I am a minimalist. Far from it, in fact! I lean towards maximalism. It’s rooted in my very Indian design sense. I always start with a neutral colour palette, mostly grey (my favourite colour), but then shades of red, rust and coral always find their way in. I use stone pottery, plants, posters, and Indian textiles to enhance our home. My husband and boys also frequently contribute with DIY projects. Their interests and favourite objects are also reflected in our home.
This love for interiors has now become my profession. I have been styling homes for other people for a while. And I share my love for styling spaces on my Instagram page The Ketli Design Studio.” – Jasleen Singh
Images are courtesy of The Ketli Design Studio and are taken by Nihal Luthra.
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