If at first glance Mihir Garh looks almost unreal–like a fairytale castle from a dream–it may be because it was designed that way. Husband and wife owners Sidarth and Rashmi Singh, had the vision for the property while standing together on a small dune in the Thar desert in India’s Jodphur region. They were so inspired by the serenity and beauty of the location, that they imagined building a gorgeous Indian fort where the location and traditions of India could be celebrated. Over the course of 12 years, they designed the hotel ”guided by intuition rather than reason, and inspired by emotions rather than rationale.” I love that the design wasn’t driven by marketing wizards at some hotel chain, but a couple who wanted to create something truly magical and one-of-a-kind.
The couple enlisted the help of over 150 craftsmen and artisans to celebrate centuries old building techniques and craftsmanship from the region. Rashmi designed every piece of furniture, customizing every detail of the interiors from the art to the jewel-toned fabrics from Jodphur.
The stunning wood beds boast traditional wood carving, but the high headboards and clean design make them feel more contemporary. A more muted green paired with raspberry pink gives the preppy color combination an exotic spin.
If you like the look:
The Ferret Bed from Hudson in Boston.
Carved wood headboard through John Robshaw.
Bronze elephant lamp.
Wallpaper samples from Les Indiennes.
Silk Ikat pillows from John Robshaw.