Passport to Chic: India-Inspired Home Decor

Between a certain celebrity couple (I mean you, Katy Perry and Russell Brand) having a lavish wedding there, and a certain president's recent trip there, India seems to be in the spotlight these days.

Personally, I've always been fascinated by the vibrant colors and beautifully intricate patterns that adorn the clothes, furniture and textiles of India. Designer John Robshaw has brought Indian hand block printing to life in the United States, with gorgeous sheets, duvets, and decorative pillows. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the blog on his website, where you can travel vicariously through India courtesy of John's gorgeous photos.

This winter, I'm planning to fill my home with Indian textiles in bright fuchias, oranges and reds as a way to beat the gloomy days that lie ahead. Print and pattern will be my mantra and I'll place colorful, mirrored tea lights around the table for a festive feel. Here are a few more ideas to get you started.

Above from left, Madeline Weinrib rug, price upon request;  Honeycomb Mirror, $200 at Pier 1 Imports; Jaggery quilt, from $325 at John Robshaw; Mosiac speres, from $12 at West Elm; Elephant Cards, $40 at John Robshaw; White Elephant Hook, $16 on Etsy; Wooden Ulpolstered Sofa with Bridal Rug, $1,599 at Wisteria


Above, from left:Classical Symmetry Print in red or orange, $69.95 each at Crate & Barrel; Turquoise Decorative Pillow, from $90 at John Robshaw; Purple Guilded Glass Candle Holder, $3.65 at Luna Bazaar; Milon Coverlet, price upon request at Rajboori; Festival of Lights Mirrored Votives, $25 at National Geographic Store;Skyline Furniture Armless Chair in Gerber Cherry, $235 at, Side by Side Orange Pillow, $34.95 at CB2; Boka Persimmon Table Lamp, $179 at Crate & Barrel

Elizabeth Geddes is a regular House Proud contributor and the owner of Octavia & Brown, a shop which specializes in handpicked vintage finds for the home.

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