Jaipur’s jewelry district has a new treasure radiating the rosé-infused streets of the Old City. Concealed behind the 19th-century terracotta facade of the historic Lal Haveli home, the newly opened Johri hotel is a marble-kissed haven overflowing with emerald houseplants, ornate murals, and, of course, an abundance of cocktails. This is a world-class hotel in a World Heritage Site – and we expect the Johri will act as the backdrop of our dreams for many nights ahead.
However, when we awake, we’re ensuring our modern homes mirror Jaipur’s unrivaled ambiance by drawing inspiration from its most notable interior features. Here are five style tips to get started.
1. Choose boutique furniture – with a lighthearted twist
Boutique certainly doesn’t mean boring. Despite its luxe aura, Jaipur is not afraid to inject elements of fun into its Neelam (sapphire) suite. Swinging alongside the boldly painted columns and marble floor is a statement swing that hangs from the arch with wrought-iron cables.
Whether it is possible to bring a swing into our homes is an individual decision, but the most important lesson from Jaipur remains the same. Whatever you do, make sure you have unapologetic fun.
2. Combine pink and red hues
…yes, really. This color combination has divided fashion and interior enthusiasts for decades, but The Jaipur has just settled the debate for us all. The Manak (ruby) room combines candy cane tones with a pastel pink wall, which is a not-so-subtle nod to the hotel’s postcode in the pink city.
It’s a risky pairing that has created a feast for the eyes – and it’s a feast we don’t ever want to venture from. We’re adding pink and red paint to our baskets as we speak.
3. Trust the rule of symmetry
First impressions count, but The Jaipur don’t need to worry. Their inner atrium is among the first spaces that guests will explore, and its magnificent glory is associable with one key architectural feature – its symmetry.
This nineteenth-century building was blessed with a series of columns and multifoil arches, which the owners preserved throughout the renovation, but we too can mirror its look without needing these features. For a striking modern living room idea, steal this symmetrical aesthetic by doubling up on house plants and furnishings to create a mirrored look in your space.
4. Experiment with a mural
Murals have allured art-lovers since ancient times, but their beauty endures – and – these bold and brilliant walls are having a moment in the most elegant of settings, including The Jaipur.
Take a cue from the hotel and drench this bespoke wall dressing across the biggest space in your house. Whether you decide on an ornate piece, as seen above, or a contemporary pattern, the spectrum of wallpaper ideas is eternal.
5. Revel in rattan – the trendiest material of them all
While The Jaipur pays homage to its Victorian heritage through timeless designs and craftsmanship, it is also no stranger to some of the biggest interior trends of the moment. Retro-style rattan furniture has found its place in the chicest homes over the previous season, but this trend shows no signs of wavering.
The most stylish way to indulge in the craze is through a crafted light shade that stands as the focal point in even the most ornate of rooms. Because even in the Pink City, they can’t get enough of rattan’s trendy hues.
The Johri – Jaipur at Lal Haveli is now open for bookings. Reserve your place in this pastel-kingdom via their website – then bring the look into your home.