AN INDIAN MIDSUMMER DREAM
GoodHomes|August 2021
To create this tropical-styled home, Tanushri Dalmiya combines vernacular arts and crafts with sustainable design practices. Witness how this Chennai home ingeniously celebrates the best of India just as our ancestors used to
AVRIL NOEL D'SOUZA

TANUSHRI DALMIYA

Founder, Vayam

Architect and founder of Vayam, Tanushri Dalmiya is on a steadfast crusade…at the heart of all her designs is the focus to champion Indian arts and crafts, explore local materials and encourage vernacular talent. She is the bright face of Indian design looking inwards for inspiration. In the pursuit of her cause Tanushri doesn’t compromise on high-quality design and detail and this 4,300sqft home in Chennai is a testimony to that.

Taking us through the dining area, Tanushri details out the design for us, “The dining is brought together by natural light grazing a three-arched antique teak wood jaali that defines the space. Crafted with upcycled carbon from the environment, the differently patterned floor tiles are mesmerizing. We love how Tanushri makes crafts a highlight here: The Nakashima-inspired live-edge table paired with a bench and chairs dressed in wine and olives, contrast wonderfully with artisanal perch lights, reimagined in textures of banana paper.”

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