Someone once said your home should tell the story of who are and be a collection of what you love. It should let the eye wander and create fantasy. This home in Chennai is a living example of that. Infusing tradition and modernity, the home spells grandeur and style in every pillar, photo frame and lampshade
Old world charm and classic traditional architecture – at the entrance is a thinnai, which is the public space of the house, a tiled roof and a passage that leads you inside. With pickle jars dating back to the last century doting the side of the wall, the foyer has a beautiful antique swing accompanied by bright coloured zari cushions.
Whether it is the brass utensils, traditional Pallanguzhi board game or furniture, there are trails to the past all over the house. The puja room is a collector’s paradise with tall wooden pillars and scriptures as old as 300 years.
Another factor that makes the house of Subramanians stand out is their beautiful terrace garden with glossy green vegetables bottle guard, bitter guard, ladies finger, coriander and spinach. A paradise amidst a concrete jungle.
A family that appreciates art and loves to travel and that is not hard to tell looking at the Mexican tribal mask, Brass Singha the traditional Thailand lion god, the golden dragon from Singapore, glass flowers from Niagara, upcyled lamp from Andaman, a side table from China and replica of the famous Pasupathinath temple in Kathmandu. Egypt seems to be a favourite as the walls, shelves and tables adorn lovely figurines from the country.