Warm and welcoming, designed with an obsession with old world elements and ancient architecture, my home is an eclectic sanctuary that brings me peace and tranquility, growing with me as a dimension of my personality. The entrance doors are ancient doors from India, replete with lush river patina and sky blue hues, hand carved with lotuses and chakras, connecting me to my roots. The carved antique barn doors that I have used throughout the house have an old bohemian style, bringing a feel of the traditional elements that I grew up with. Sliding barn doors line the hallway that has a collection of my treasures and artifacts that play with the potted plants and lush foliage. The feel is very grounded, a romance of old vintage woods and natural handcrafted furniture.
I follow no rules, never have and never will, my spirit is my guide. The foyer leads into the living room, where I used a double-sided triple arch to create depth and visual splendor. On both sides I have magnificent wall sculptures of Krishna and Buddha who bring with them beautiful energies. When I walk into the living room, the carved sofa is upholstered with royal blue silk and velvet pillows, the blues of the ocean and the bright open sky give me clarity and open my mind, bringing the soft blue sky like on the coffee table vintage. and sparkling ocean blue on the sideboard, the aura is magical and very comforting.
I work from home and pretty much any room, so I have cozy nooks with consoles or high tables that double as desks. My office/study/mediation room is where I go to relax and want to light the fires of creativity. The walls are lined with old arches and doors that I’ve turned into bookshelves, and my desk is made from an old Indian door. Every piece of furniture has a purpose and a story. The patians and carvings whisper the stories and are beautifully cemented. My altar is housed in a cupboard in the office and is adorned with deities, spiritual carvings, crystals, and sacred geometry. But on days when I want to listen to the wind or experience the magic of nature, I sit on my Indian swing on the balcony.
My bedroom is opulent in comfort and design, I spared no effort to create a gorgeous headboard from an antique patinated wood door and hung the door panels on the sides to get the width of the king. The open door in the center frames a painting of the forest and mountains reminding me that I am one with the earth. Peaceful and grand, my bedroom is an oasis of beautiful dreams and my sanctuary.