As many of you already know, the majestic country of India is going to be the source of inspiration at Paint+Pattern this February. India abounds with old monuments, forts and palaces, many of which are just strayed and neglected while many others are converted to heritage hotels. Hotel Devi Garh Fort by lebua, is one such glorious heritage boutique hotel atop a hillock near Udaipur, India. Once a fort palace, it has been luxuriously restored into a sophisticated, ultra-romantic retreat that is magical and a little mysterious both at once. Palaces are a thing of dreams for many and this hotel makes it a reality for the modern traveler. It is not only designed keeping in mind present day comfort and convenience but also pays tremendous attention to detail while maintaining the old world charm.
Hotel Devi Garh is nestled in the Aravali hills in Delwara, a village 28 kilometers away from the busy city of Udaipur. 39 unique luxury suites at this heritage hotel exude exquisite design and artful detail in both traditional as well as contemporary styles. The design takes advantage of the suite’s original eccentric layout and may sport domed balconies, bay windows, or even tented terraces that open onto Mughal-inspired gardens.
Over a ten-year period, the neglected 18th century fort palace of Devi Garh, was transformed in a minimalist style focusing on chic Indian design, often incorporating local marble and semi-precious stones like malachite and lapis lazuli.
Artworks abound on the entire expanse of the walls that surround common areas as well as the suites. One can find everything from modern gallery-like installations to ancient-looking calligraphy, hammered metal, stencils and hand-painted scenes. Indian style is expressed in all of its glory where, wrapped in artful luxury, guests relax and find themselves pampered in quiet a classy style.
Overall, this luxurious hotel by lebua seems like a masterpiece of confluence between the old and the new. All the raw materials used are local and the white marble utilized extensively throughout the palace, brilliantly pulls all of the designs together. The end result after years of restoration and rebuilding establishes a 21st century grand image statement for India.
We hope the splash of colors and the wall decor ideas in this post have inspired and encouraged you to launch an India inspired stenciling project of your own. How-To / DIY projects and inspirations abound at Paint+Pattern and you can also check out India inspired stencils Collection by Royal Design Studio to give an Indian touch to all your projects.
Happy painting everyone and be sure to share your exciting new projects with us, we would love to feature them on Paint+Pattern.