|Old lithographs of Raja Ravi Verma atop an old table with distress finish|
When it comes to defining the chronicles of her beautiful home, Shalaka claims to be a fairly organized lady who breathes "a place for things and a thing in its place" motto. Shalaka deeply loves the rich Indian culture and exquisite craftsmanship that it has to offer. Her inclination and love for antiques is present all through her home, but by blending old and new pieces, she has aced the ultimate balancing act of choosing the best of both the worlds.
Walking on a creative path, her passion for antiques and old items of historical significance continued to shine through as she declares: “Because of the line of work, I am spoilt for choice and end up picking up furniture pieces which are rare to come by. Even on our purchase trips for the shop, I inevitably land up buying a lot of "old" pieces and add to the collection."
|The fusion of different era commands attention in different corner of the home|
|Metal surfaces throughout in the home have a tarnished rather than polished finish|
|Her home is a complete extension and reflection of their store 'Sanskriti Lifestyle'|
As it is said for antiques, “The catch of beauty lies in keeping it real”, and these real pieces in Shalaka’s home fit perfectly with the room’s established color palette. Rare finds and vintage scores are brought back to life with modern prints and fun color.
|Great mix of modern elements, classic furniture and bold patterns that speak to home owner's personalities.|
|Chaotic jumble of old brass ewers, oriental china ware, handmade cushions, contemporary art pieces, African masks what is not to love about in this room?|
|Lively Global mix of Accessories|
|Lacquer Utensils adds feminine touch|
|Eye-catching gallery display of English wall plates|
|One-of-a-kind and great finds at Sanskriti has added some buzz-worthy Buddha collection in the Pingale family|
|Green plants dot many corners of the home|
|Few more of her rare and statement pieces.|
Thank you Shalaka, I am sure your inspiring tips and home tour will encourage our readers to express themselves with a different approach in decorating. Also a big thank you for welcoming us very generously in your beautiful home. The home tour, we have been pondering over since August, would not have been done without your kind and patient indulgence. Wishing all the very best to you and your family.
And to all of our readers, thank you for taking this journey with us, hope you enjoyed the tour as much as we both relished putting together. You can connect with Shalaka on her Instagram feed here and the décor mecca Sanskriti Lifestyle here. And until we meet again, stay connected on Instagram and Facebook feeds of Pinkz Passion, toodles.
(Image Courtesy: Shalaka Pingale. The pictures can not be used without a consent from the home owners, however, you may re-pin them from Pinkz Passion's Pinterest account)