a haveli and a guest house

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Arts Reverie

Arts Reverie is an exquisitely restored 1920’s haveli in the heart of Ahmedabad’s old City. It is run as a centre for creative arts professionals. In the heart of the bustling city this special guest house offers a unique home-stay experience.

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It fosters international exchanges, a place where visual artists, writers, poets, musician, dancers, playwrights, visiting curators, academics, journalists, photographers, cultural study experts, architects and other creative professionals can stay.


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Arts Reverie is set in the heart of a traditional pol or enclosed neighbourhood. The house is a ground plus two storeyed structure with a floor area of 325 sq. mts. It represents the typology and evolution of traditional havelis with a grand facade with elaborate stucco work and decorative pediment.

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Originally belonging to a Jain jeweller, the restoration of the building was carried out by the Ahmedabad Heritage Centre as part of the Indo-French Cooperation Project. Traditional elements co-exist with modern conveniences such as a wire-free environment in contemporary interiors.

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the pink chi


cool pink

Designer: Michael Morten Neumayr

The perfect, freshest, classiest pink interiors I have ever seen and fallen in love with!

I had almost concluded that even the right pink does not look good on walls or in interiors! These interiors by Nuemayr have changed my conclusions!


Cool Pink is design of a hallway.

At the base of this invitingly fresh hallway is a lush lighting concept. A soffit runs along the hallway to cast magenta coloured lights on adjacent walls. The floating sideboard is crafted out of Palisander wood and illuminated glass seems to hover in front of wall. This effect is enhanced by a spray of scarlet light projected from its backside onto the wall.  Access to the dressing room is through glass door illuminated in a soft tone of cool blue. The light channels alongside the hallway project a streak of white light against the ceiling, resulting in the illusion of added height.

(Photo credit: Susanne Hesping)

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