This is our home in Kochi, a city in the southern state of Kerala in India. It’s a 1650 square foot newly built apartment. After living in rentals for 11 years, this is the first home we have owned.
We love the plentiful light, breeze and sweeping views of the city from the 23rd floor. Everything in our home brings back memories of the different places we have visited or lived in – India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Istanbul…
Every object in our home has been collected over the years from all these different places. Rugs from Istanbul, paintings by a New York street artist, curtains from Indian textile shows, a much used IKEA kid’s chair which has been travelled with us from California to Kochi.
Our home has an eclectic collection of antique hand-me-down, custom-made, straight off-the-shelf, and even discounted floor-model furniture. The decor is inspired by our love for Indian fabrics (indigo, block prints, ikat), books, simple functional furniture and an attempt to avoid clutter as much as possible.