The Veere Di Wedding guide to redecorating your room
All the décor inspiration you need for 2018
The much-hyped movie Veere Di Wedding has finally released, and apart from its unique storyline and stellar cast, another reason to catch the movie is its stunning décor. According to Pria (Iggy) Ahluwalia, the movie’s production designer, all four characters — Kalindi (Kareena Kapoor), Avni (Sonam kapoor), Meera (Shikha Talsania) and Sakshi (Swara Bhaskar) — are shown living in homes decorated to suit their individual personalities. “The movie’s producer, Rhea Kapoor, has a strong sense of style and design, and she was clear on how each character’s personal space was supposed to be designed,” she says. With furniture from Gulmohar Lane and upholstery from Cottons and Satins, Pria and set decorator Achala Mirza worked room by room and character by character to create a space that best reprensented each one.
Kalindi with her uncle. Featured here: Morris 3 seater sofa in sage and pearl stripe fabric by Gulmohar Lane, cushions from Cottons & Satins
“Kalindi is a graphic designer who lives with her uncle at his Gurgaon home, portrayed as a safe haven for Kalindi with flavours of her mother’s paintings as well as touches of her favourite colours. Avni is a lawyer who lives with her mother in an apartment in Delhi’s GK 2 area, and you can see clear clashes of two strong personalities who mark their territories — there is a stark difference between her bedroom and the rest of the house,” says Pria.
Avni in her room. Featured here: wingback queen size bed in 100% linen vintage rose country garden print by Gulmohar Lane
“Meanwhile, Meera comes from a strong family background, but she doesn’t take the traditional route and marries an American. Her American home is shown as simple yet classic. Sakshi, on the other hand, comes from a rich business family who moves to London with her husband, and then she moves back to her ostentatious bungalow in Delhi.”
“While all four characters are shown residing in different parts of Delhi, there is nothing common between them in terms of décor,” she says.
Keeping the modern sensibilities of the four Veeres in mind, Pria gives us 10 décor ideas to re-decorate your home.
10 ways to get Veere Di Wedding’s look for your home:
"Your place is a strong expression of who you are, and it has to represent you. Find tiles, colours and fabrics that veer towards a certain palette or style that is unique, and that will create your space."
"India has a vibrant collection of art, and we should show our support to local artists by investing in their creations. For the movie, we borrowed original art from artists like Delhi-based Reema Jain and Mumbai-based Arif."
"Instead of opting for the tried-and-tested ceiling lights, add more lamps to your home to lend a modern touch."
"For those who love maximalism, opt for colour on colour and print on print for your décor."
"Mid-century furniture is making a huge comeback. Try repurposing it — strip down the paint and re-fashion it into something new."
"Be innovative while re-doing your home and find artefacts that call out to you. For example, for Sakshi, we bought a golden plate cutlery set from a store called Pottery Barn in the US, because we couldn't find anything like that in India. If you're a minimalist, then don't over-clutter. But if you like clutter, go all out and add layers of artefacts."
"Your upholstery should represent your taste. Use fabrics interchangeably and get creative with it — repurpose your saris and lungis into cushion covers, table cloths and curtains to give your room a new look."
"If you're someone who likes everything to be tone-on-tone and monochromatic, then let one statement piece add a pop of colour to your room."