White Elephant Haveli!

In words of our  dear client Chris & Candice :

"The first room that we began redecorating was our mudroom. Originally,  there was a console table from Ikea against beige wall. We would toss keys, change, and junk on the table as we entered the house, accumulating clutter.  What ended up happening was that the mudroom project sparked an interest in redecorating the entire house in the manner of a Rajasthani haveli.

The first items we purchased was a  altar table and the mirrors above it, all of which are antiques from our friend Sorab at Inde-Art in Toronto. The table is quite a unique piece, covered with aged mirrors and colored foil. Its carved woodwork definitely gives it an appeal unlike what one would expect from an average console table. We have consequently named the piece "Raja".

The mirrors, also from Inde-Art, are a pair of old barred shutters recovered from a haveli and ideal for  an entryway. They have beautiful iron jali work on their lower halves, tinged with a blue patina:

Toward this end, we also bought a brass Ganesh murti that  sits at its center. On each side are carved wooden boxes that hold household keys, wallet, etc. without creating clutter. A plaque featuring nine manifestations of the goddess Lakshmi top off the area.

Alongside the door, we continued the elephant theme with a mango-wood set of hooks shaped like elephant heads (Inde-Art)

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