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The White Lotus Musings

Putting the IN into interior spaces and designs. Welcome to the Musings of The White Lotus, a space of sharing and conversation. Here you will find articles that I hope which will assist you with some inspiration when you want to re-INvent your space to give it your personal touch, easy and quick tips on decorating your space and introducing colorful personalities in the industry and the services they provide. This space to some extent is a 'personal journal' of sorts into the world of interiors, the experience, the beauty and balance of the inward and outward journey through design... a constant flow of re-INventing.            
June 17, 2021

Cozy Corners

Hello,I decided that my new topic would be to show my take on creating a space that‟s personal, vibrant and states, “That‟s my happy space”, literally and figuratively.There is now so much talk of the New Normal and the eccentricities that go with it. It‟s the work from home culture that continues even after a year, the children have online classes, where the parent, needs to juggle sitting with them, home work/house work/ feeding the

February 20, 2021


The Art of Framing I have often wondered whether a frame tends to bring out the beauty of a picture or painting or was it just meant to take a backseat and allow the picture or painting to only take the lime light. Reminds me of that saying by Hafiz, a Persian poet, “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like

February 20, 2021

Window Covering – Part 2

The Art of dressing Windows Windows are such an important component of any room. They allow natural light to filter through, provides air circulation, creates a flow, guides your furniture arrangement, and is your connection to the outside world. With windows the next accessory is the ‘dress’ the window wears, this is usually by having curtains or blinds. If your curtains or blinds tend to look tired, untidy or just boring, it’s time to give

February 18, 2021

Window Covering -Curtains -Part1

A Conversation with Priti Haksar of MOD Furnishing I started wanting to write a piece on Window Covering focusing on Curtains. The focus was to present a piece on the more technical aspect of curtains, the material, patterns etc. – in line with the ideology of The White Lotus, presenting pieces of interiors that will further enhance one’s home.I reached out to one of my favourite people, Mrs. Priti Haksar.Priti Haksar has been in this

February 17, 2021

The Accent Chair

have always loved the placement of the Odd chair or the Accent seater that livens up what normally is a predictable sofa seating arrangement in the Living room. It’s kind of brings out a whimsical tone to the room. Whether upholstered in print or plain or even with patchwork, choices are a plenty. While we do see a lot of designs around the world, I have decided to showcase a few from my favorite stores,

February 16, 2021

Creative Wall Plates

It was a random visit to the Jew street, in Mattanchery, Cochin, over fifteen years ago that spurred me to buy an old endearing Chipped round plate, that was the precursor of my plate collection. Shapes and size don’t matter and the quirkier it is the better.Having collected plates over the years, I then decided to display the same and the wall was going to be the canvas for my favorite plate collection. Here now

November 5, 2020


Tabriz , I always thought it was this mystical place, brought alive by The Shams of Tabriz in Elif Shafak`s book, The Forty Rules of Love, a love story that is a must read. Tabriz, is the capital city of East Azerbaijan in Iran and it literally means- A Persian rug usually having a cotton warp, firm wool pile, and a medallion design. And wonder where all this leading to, well to my next musing

October 28, 2020


JHULA, JHOOLAA, ZHULA Jhoolas have traditionally been part of many ancestral Indian homes and of course the Indian cinema. It is a quintessential piece of furniture – poetry in motion in our homes that celebrates life. Jhulas are and can be used in any part of the house.Mani Ratnam uses the Jhoola to capture a couple’s journey in scenes of togetherness when young… ……And Old “Give me a swing and all maturity goes out the

October 28, 2020


In every home or work space the placement of paintings always tends to add color and brings out a whole new perspective to the ambience of a space. It is said that “A picture paints a thousand words” and any art piece can always be a conversational piece in any surrounding. Be it a collector’s piece or a quirky piece that catches one’s eye, every picture or art will always bring out a personality of

October 28, 2020

Table Lamps

I was house bound for the last three days and wanted to choose a topic that resonated with me. My initial thoughts prior to the self-imposed quiet time was to meet an interesting dealer of Antique Carpets and his knowledge of the old Juxtaposed with the modern is illuminating to hear. Oh well, I will keep that for my next week musing. Letting the keyboard choose my next musing, I have now swayed towards Table


Some words from our clients
Prema Seetharam

A keen perception and genuine empathy with her clients is what makes Ms Nirmala Rajan unique. A design professional with impeccable taste, a meticulous approach and total dedication to her work, she transforms an empty space into a home with a life and personality. At the end of our first meeting, Ms Rajan had gauged my mental make-up and taste. So she introduced me only to vendors who suited my taste and budget. She got the quotations, then guided me through the selection process and waited patiently for me to make the final choice. A perfectionist, Ms Rajan supervised the installation of the equipment with an eagle eye and handed over the premises to me. I am totally satisfied with her work.

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Mahesh Jethwani

I had a very pleasant experience. The details given were precise and the work was done very well professionally. Am happy to have been associated with them and I wish them all the best.

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Maya Rajiv

I was not sure if I needed an interior designer for my new apartment. Neither did I know of any interior designer who would suit my requirements. I came in contact with Nirmala through our builders, Chaitanya Builders. When she told me that she had started an interior designing company, I was ecstatic! I instinctively liked her and her taste. Her office room, was enough to make me sure. A tour of her house just added to the confirmation. Simple and classy! This has been my first experience with an interior designer and I have not ever regretted my decision! Nirmala is very meticulous and Innovative. She comes up with a lot of ideas and also takes your opinions in all matters, before implementing the same. She also sticks to your recommended budget. She has got the perfect contacts for all one’s requirements- be it furniture/ upholstery/ mosquito nets etc. She’s a perfectionist when it comes to getting the work done and leaves no stone unturned to get to the finished product of her taste and requirement. There’s a personal touch in all that she does, which suits me perfectly! Little ideas which make a whale of a difference to the whole outcome! This is what she brings to the table. I will, without a second thought, recommend her to my family and friends who are on the lookout for an interior designer.
I am glad that I found an incredible interior designer who has also turned out to be a wonderful friend!

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Kavitha Vijay

Nirmala revamped the interiors of my home and the entire experience was tastefully and extremely professionally handled. She blends functionality with beauty seamlessly like she blended my old furniture with the new and her designs complimented my thoughts, my requirements and my wallet. She was always Patient and particular to understand my taste and gave effect to my thoughts within my budget, while providing me artistic inputs on the same. On taking on a project, she is client centric, solution oriented and pragmatic in her approach. Her attention to detail is admirable and she ensures her team executes the job with minimal disturbance and a hassle - free implementation to suit the client. I admire her work and appreciate her expertise and have received much appreciation on the new decor of my house. Looking at her dedication and patience, I feel she has truly found her IKIGAI.

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