Far East Fantasy


The new issue of Architectural Digest just hit newsstands and if you’ve already read it, then you likely noticed the new cover, logo, and format courtesy of the new editor-in-chief, Amy Astley. The look is really fresh and I’m liking it! Speaking of fresh, the Indian home of the former fashion designer behind the Tocca line, Marie-Anne Oudejans at the Narain Niwas Palace is featured in the issue and it is a true exotic fantasy. Marie-Anne also designed the glorious Bar Palladio which was previously featured in AD and has essentially gone viral on Instagram and Pinterest because of its chic interiors. I blogged about Bar Palladio back in August of 2015 (read the post here).

Like the stunning Bar Palladio, Marie-Anne’s home features the same mix of sophistication and whimsy. Pagoda-style daybeds, ceilings tented in stripes, and beautiful, Indian-style floral patterns make an appearance in both spaces to great effect. Red is not a color that I often use in interiors, but it looks so vibrant and fresh paired with a dusty, robin’s egg blue in the home’s bedroom and living areas, while a full-on red application is bold, yet classic in other areas of the home, including the kitchen and dressing room. I have never been to India, but Marie-Anne’s stylish interiors make me want to plan a trip soon!







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{Photography by François Halard for Architectural Digest}

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  1. Morning- Have not had 2 minutes to look at the issue yet but I think I spot a border collie mix and any decor with one of these fine animals is tops with me. This is why I also know there are multiple vacuums in this home lurking and ready to pounce on the tumbleweed’s of hair! Homes and pets…a perfect LBD! – Laurel

  2. I just got my copy in the mail this week — and I actually read this story TWICE! I lingered for a long time on these pictures, they are SO amazing. Especially the flowers on the wall of the kitchen — my favorite!

  3. This is totally going to date me, but this is the first editor switch at AD that I’ve been old enough to be able to notice the tangible difference in the way the magazine is presented and the different styles of designs the mag is showcasing. I do absolutely love this bold and controlled use of red.