Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fashionista Fiesta - A celebrity home tour (Manish Arora)

Designers undoubtedly choose the language of color to communicate. Freedom of dipping in the pool of possibilities to foster the perfect color choices is deep seated in designers. They haul around hundreds of shades of color to pick the perfect one. Today's post gives visual record of one such designer. 

Manish Arora, the fashion aficionado, is the most renown and inspiring fashion designer. The Indian designer Manish is branded for his high-class stylish and trendy play on colors.
 
Along with his designer clothing, the bizarre color palette in his color rich home reflects his frisky logic, opulent mind and of course his Indian affection. Color is often forerunner to fashion for these designers who marvel at having good eye for it.
A designer who seems to justifiably known for bold and brave colors proudly claims that he is not afraid of colors. A monochromic color scheme all the way through the apartment involves the use of different hue in varying tints, tones and shades.
 
Keep your eyes and heart open as we head into Manish Arora's colorful world.
 
 
A neon pink poodle and a robot dog greets his hot pink entrance. Quirky and fanciful tones are set from the entrance for you to seek out unexpected.
 
 
 
Lush and dazzling arrangements make the entire space glow. His collection of Persian dolls at the entry way and few sacred and epic figurines beautify his engraved fireplace mantel. Hot pink had to be slapped six times more than regular coatings to achieve this bold look in the room.
  
 
Hippy black and white rug and threesome of rimmed aluminum lamps above the wooden table look stylish to serve the meal elegantly. To take a note, extensive mishmash of chairs were scored from Paris flea market.
 
 
The designer chews on only cheerful entertainment hence, ‘Tom and Jerry’ takes frequent rounds on his home screen projector. The second hand sofas are also refurnished in Manish Malhotra’s signature print textile. Drama and excitement completely set the stage in this room. 

The kitsch and retro look decodes the designer's style mantra. These perky tangerine trims mixed with bright mint green define the space brilliantly. The kitchen is the smallest part of his apartment as the designer never cooks.

A thread of the same bold minty green color is continuously curving through the visible space to create a connecting link. Few of his playful manga comic characters are mimicking on the shelf along with peculiar collection of clown hats.

The eccentric arrangements of several souvenirs fetched on his travels are worth mentioning. Tiniest pieces of his collection enhance the charm to the décor and depicts the stylish personality of the designer.
 

Multiple bold colors and patterns are all jumbled together on the bespoke wall of prismatic glass panel, a statement piece created in India. It doesn’t only reflect the changing nuances of color but inordinate amount of natural light is also flooded through. Don’t forget to glance at the big strike - the rosy pink claw foot tub parked pretty on these elegant Parisian tiles.
Designer’s slumbering “adda” is rather calm and quiet. Posing above the bed is stag skull and antlers add the countryside hint in the room. The floral beddings are again from designer’s own collection. Grouping of trinkets decorates the fireplace mantel of the bedroom. Repurposed movie theater seats and taxidermy oddity of a parrot completes the designer’s personal sleeping quarter.


Wasn't it a flight to fancy? The designer revels in color using it in every nook and cranny of his apartment. Psychedelic swirl of colors states the story of designer’s joy and personality.  Carefully chosen unusual hues of bright colors beg you to stay and play all day. Concluding the kaleidoscopic tour with designer's happy go lucky words:

“My design aesthetic is all about happiness. You can feel happiness when you enter. People smile when they enter my place and smile again when they leave.”

Until we meet again, stay connected and have a splendid weekend!


Picture Source: Via Lonny
 

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