And don’t think you can’t experiment with color combinations if you’re tending towards Scandinavian design. Black, white, yellow, and bright teal might be a surprising set but they work together here.
We upgraded all of the systems, and I convinced the owners to open several of the doorways, but it was essentially a renovation within the footprint. There was a question of whether or not to paint over the dark woodwork, so we had a restoration specialist take a look. He was fine with repainting most of it, but in the small back stairwell, he discovered a banister and handrail that are even older than this almost 300-year-old house. He told us flat out we could not paint them.
The hallway of a Bahamas vacation home, which was decorated by Miles Redd, is painted in a Benjamin Moore blue and lined with plaster palm trees; rugs from IKEA were stitched together to make the runner.
This is especially true in modern homes that have an open design that connects the kitchen with the living and dining areas. In India’s urban areas, including cities such as Chennai and Bangalore, the kitchen is often integrated into the social areas even in villas and small houses. Of course, with the advances in technology, the appliances and equipment used in modern kitchens are considerably different from the ones you may have come across in old bungalows.