How to turn your home into an postmodern art gallery

With a few key pieces

  • Suchi Reddy, interior designer


    • Play with light and shadow, and the idea of depth and overlay.
    • Opt for sculptural pieces of furniture and subtle tone-on-tone geometric patterns for upholstery.
    • The lighting in the room could be ‘60s colourful or monochromatic.
    • Offset the artwork’s inherent shape and structure with a contrasting floor pattern.


    Cloud (2011) By Aakash Nihalani


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  • ‘Paper Ice Cream’ lamp, price on request, NICHETTO=NENDO

  • Scalinatella Cocktail Table, Rs.1,21,160, Jonathan Adler

  • ‘Prism’ tables by Isamu Noguchi, Rs.32, 850, Vitra

  • Malabar cushions, Rs.4100 and Rs.2900, Le Mill

  • “Kopra Burst” chandelier, Rs.7,91,815, David Weeks Studio

  • ‘Serie Up 2000’ armchair by Gaetano Pesce, price on request, B&B Italia

  • Annkur Khosla, interior designer and architect


    • Borrow elements from the work when selecting the wallpaper or paint, so that the wall becomes a background to the piece.
    • Reference the geometry and colours of the piece in the décor accents. For instance, a brass centre table complements the pinball machine seen in the work
    • Achieve a shabby chic look by assembling memorabilia or flea market finds.
    • Play up the idiosyncrasies of the work. In this case, floral art deco salon chairs riff on the corner details.


    Windows of Opportunity (2013) by Thukral & Tagra

  • ‘Stacking Vessel’ sculptures, price on request, Pia Wustenberg

  • Gramophone, Rs.31,000, Anemos

  • ‘Lotus Blossom’ wingback chair, Rs.86,860, Anthropologie

  • Chihuahua, Rs.30,756, ABC Carpet & Home

  • “Lotus Love” and ‘Lotus Vision’cushion cover, Rs.799 and Rs.599

  • Arati Khanna Juneja, interior designer


    • When it comes to video art, placement is important. It can be projected onto a wall, a plain white centre table or directly on to the floor – anything that can act as an empty canvas.
    • Video art is best displayed in a dark, sparse location, rather than a living room, for greater impact. Or in a long, dark corridor leading from the lobby to the living room, so one has enough time to experience the film as you walk through the space.
    • Through the strategic placement of mirrors along the wall or ceiling you could catch glimpses of the film at different stages.
    • Lighting is crucial – indirect, diffused lighting that can be dimmed to the required intensity is ideal.
    • Employ glossy, black flooring that gives depth to the space and creates subtle reflections.


    Between the waves, Channel II-Landfill Dance, Single Channel video installation (2012) by Tejal Shah

  • ‘Raphia’ armchair, price on request, Casamania

  • ‘Striped’ cushion cover, Rs. 1,150, The Home Label & ‘Cubes’ cushion, Rs.3500, Sarita Handa 

  • ‘Quartz ‘ mirror by Christopher Guy, Rs.1,87,500, Ace Maison Experience Center

  • ‘Burnt Doodle’ table, price on request, Moroso

  • End table, Rs.68,000 each, Itara Designs

  • ‘Saule’ floor lamp, Rs.10,23,403, Saint-Louis