Styling interiors in Kathmandu
(With "Before/Afters") My second trip to Kathmandu within 7 months’ time was for a “workation”. A dear friend of mine was in the process of opening a guesthouse and had asked for my advice for the interiors. And what fun it was!
TARA ARTHOUSE B&B turned out to be the perfect merger of heritage and modern comfort and that's true both for the building and for the accomadations inside. You will find beds with great mattrasses (not the easiest find in a Nepali hotel), great five-star bathrooms, there's some built-in furniture and some modern accent pieces, there are beautifully carved antique windows on the facade … and lots and lots of art all over the place.
I did a lot of running around trying to source things in a city that doesn’t have anything near to an IKEA, let alone decent furniture stores (okay, there are one or two half-nice ones). There was an exorbitant amount of talking to suppliers, waiting for deliveries, calling back and forth, reasoning about why deliveries couldn’t and wouldn’t take place, discussing cost, matching materials, colors, patterns, textures … but in the end it all worked out as you can see on the TARA ARTHOUSE website and on a separate – very long and informative – post on my specialized NepalNow.blog where I document the art scene in Kathmandu, and focus on “modern art & modern life of Nepal”.
Before/After of interior design at TARA ART HOUSE
Enjoy here some before/after images and go to the above links to round out the picture!
Here you see one of the single/double rooms, with the window going towards the courtyard. Each of the three floors has one of this type room.
Here you see one of the studio apartments with two individual or also a queen-size bed. Looking towards the other side of the studio, you see the kitchen:
The kitchen is still missing the refrigerator in this photo (will come under the window, also brown!)
And in this last set of pics you see an example of the double rooms on the right side, also facing towards the courtyard:
... the breakfast room on the top floor is also quite a sight, so here's a collage for you to enjoy:
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!