Punarvi’s 11 ways you can add Indian touches to your modern day home


After studying at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Punarvi refined her skills under the guidance of two industry icons, Naeem Khan and Oscar De La Renta, in New York City. Her work at these prestigious houses deepened her understanding of design, contributing to the production of red carpet gowns and assisting in creating pieces for notable figures like First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan, as well as celebrities like Beyonce, Deepika Padukone, and more.


Subsequently, Punarvi launched her eponymous brand, gaining admiration from celebrities including Parineeti Chopra, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Nina Dobrev, and more and was featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan.


Today, she's broadened her horizons, venturing into interior design for clients. Her journey began with building and designing her own home, sparking a newfound passion for creating unique living spaces. She's eager to help clients express their personal style within their homes — spaces where fleeting moments in the kitchen turn into lasting memories all around.


Step into a Punarvi space, where every corner weaves a story of power and allure, blending vintage charm with modern finesse, earthy tones with unique textures, and creating a sanctuary that you never want to leave — compelling you to live, love, and embrace your surroundings from your roots to your soul. 


Punarvi currently lives in Atlanta with her husband Arjit and their fur babies, Rose & Sage.

Punarvi’s 11 ways you can add Indian touches to your modern day home:


  1. Prints • Think past traditional artwork and frame your favorite Indian prints, whether it's wallpaper or a sari/textile. Prints can evoke a spark in you, so pick one that will reflect the energy you want to be surrounded by daily in your home!

  2. Brass • Real brass decor pieces are a total win. Taking the lead are these vintage brass tiffin/chapati boxes that complement any stack of coffee table books. Buy a larger one, and you can house your TV remotes in them!

  3. Marble • A trip to India is incomplete without returning with a marble piece. From bowls to trays to this beautiful floral carved dish - there are many options at your fingertips. Go for an off-white or slightly aged marble look; it will bring a touch more character to your space if it looks like it has a story to tell!

  4. Figures • Add a whimsical touch to any space with a brass companion or a similar figure sourced from India. This is one of my favorite finds from Udaipur. I just knew it had to be a part of our home.

  5. Hardware • Transform any cabinet, drawer, or even wardrobe with a small but mighty change like these brass lotus pulls.

  6. Mother's Recipe • Have your mom write your favorite recipe in Indian writing and frame it inside a picture frame. It makes for great shelf or countertop styling in the kitchen and will always keep your mom close to the heart of your home.

  7. Vintage Door • During my last trip, we went hunting for a vintage door to bring back home. It's a thrill and adds a unique conversational piece to any space within your home. Imagine the generations that this door has protected!

  8. Rug • Visiting the village where generations of artisans have carried on the tradition of hand wound rugs was so special. Get to know the local artisans and bring back some of their work.

  9. Boxes • Camel bone boxes make for the most beautiful setting onto just about any surface and can house various items.

  10. Lens • Next time you're in the Indian section at HomeGoods, grab that hand-carved magnifying glass. I love to set it atop a favorite page in a coffee table book.

  11. Pressed Flowers • When traveling, you usually can’t bring back fresh flowers with you. Next time, early in your trip collect some flowers, dry them out or put them between books to flatten, and bring back a pressed floral memorabilia!


Follow Punarvi's interior design journey @punarvii and @studio.punarvi and you will be inspired by her truly global aesthetic, unique creativity, worldwide travels, and artistic photography!

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