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The Pomegranate Journey


Way to fitness

(the Fitness centre reception at kaya kalp)

It wasn’t the ultra luxurious look which drew my attention to this spa – Kaya Kalp at ITC Mughal at Agra.

The traditional elements of Mughal landscaping and architecture caught my attention.

The heady mix of Ayurveda and Mughal legacies held me mesmerized.

On one side there are different tones of white in entire design; on the other Pomegranate (liet motif) trail runs dramatically across-along the white floor as an inlay red engineered stone.

The architecture of the spa is also inspired by the use of space in Mughal architecture as specifically in ‘Fatehpur Sikri’.

The 99000 square feet spa is only a few months old (launched May 2008) and has already been rated by Tatler‘s as ‘world’s best city spa’.

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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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