This enchanting new boutique hotel has been riding the decor news waves these day, along with the designer who designed and the styled the hotel. Presenting to you today, Abode in Bombay, and Sian Pascale, the bright young lady responsible for Abode's look and feel.
Adobe is Bombay's first boutique hotel. Sian has done a brilliant job restoring the building which was built in 1910 by an opium trader. Along with salvaging what could be salvaged, Sian worked with local workmen to bring in distinctive touches like the beautiful hand made cement tiles, vintage chandeliers, painting of local deity painted by truck artists and more contemporary prints and textiles to skillfully layer the different eras of the city within the hotel. Read more about the interesting design process right here.
Abode is now open for business and is going to be my preferred place to stay whenever I am in Bombay next!
This post would be incomplete without sharing some of Sian's other creative work portfolio. From designing and producing ceramic pendants, 'bhel puri' stand tables for Abode, Sian has designed furniture, ceramics, worked on various interior and architecture projects, along with art direction. She runs the multidisciplinary design studio called Young Citizens, and operates from Melbourne and Bombay.
And while we are talking about Bombay,
A question for the folks in Bombay: Has the monsoon arrived yet? :)
[Images: Sian Pascale. Pics by Prarthna Singh, Anushree Gavas, Roberto Michel. Creative visuals and storyboarding: An Indian Summer]