February 4, 2012

Eat, Pray, Love: India

August 31, 2010
After my latest posts focusing on Italian style, I realized that I should continue the trip around the globe and write a blog as a sort of homage to Eat, Pray, Love, next stop, India. As I'm sure you already know, the title Eat, Pray, Love refers to the authors time in Italy (eat), India (pray) and finally Bali (love). I haven't seen the movie and admit I have yet to read the book....something I hope to do this holiday weekend. However, I have heard author, Elizabeth Gilbert speak and have read excerpts from her books. No doubt, this woman can write. Her soul just leaps off the page. Here is one of her quotes for you, "He was powerful and I died of love in his shadow.". Wow.

Designers influenced by Indian style typically use saturated colors such as magenta, turquoise, deep lime green and orange in their interiors. When I think of India, I imagine the hot sun sparkling on the shimmering white of the Taj Mahal, layers of gold bracelets on a woman's wrist, embroidered silks with design motifs resembling Indian architecture and beautiful furniture with inlay of bone or mother of pearl.

Photo: Geoff Barringer Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith

Photo: Designer, Windsor Smith Source: http://www.simplifiedbee.blogspot.com/

Photo: Geoff Barringer for Ports 61 Source: http://www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com/

Photo: Designer, Bunny Williams Source: Elle Decor

Photo: Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.