Thursday, January 5, 2012

Chic Colonial Indian Design style :: The Raheem Residency, Kerala, India

This beautiful heritage residence caught my eye last year when I was looking for interesting places to stay in Kerala over the Christmas and New Year period. 
You really feel that you are in your own private palace!
Originally built by an Englishman in 1868, this beautiful house was purchased in the 19th century by Mr Raheem who moved his family from the Indian state of Gujarat to the thriving port town of Alleppey.

In 2003 the home was purchased by it's current owners who undertook the process of converting the run down home into a chic boutique hotel whilst retaining and restoring its original classical colonial Indian style. The new hotel was re-named the Raheem Residency

With ornate antique timber furniture and interesting objet d'art scattered around, this boutique home has an amazing mix of traditional Indian colonial elegance and a quirky chic style set in a lovely heritage residence. 
Such amazing carved timber detailing and unusual pieces of artwork... 
Now this is what you call a four poster bed Indian style!
Images courtesy of The Raheem Residency
Now this is truly a chic colonial heritage hotel and I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit such an amazing place.

Happy New Year.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year Lisa... what a lovely place to visit. I have a soft spot for Indian style interiors, fabrics and other decorative pieces, one of my favourite blogs is An Indian Summer, always filled with so much beauty. Enjoy your travels.


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