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Traditional or modern?’: Charming Chennai flat mixes old and new styles

As a migratory wife, Pramila Gupta has perfected the art of setting up home. So much so, she is working towards becoming a full-time product stylist. A PhD scholar in Organic Chemistry, she refers to herself as a rookie in the world of home decor. “I couldn’t resist following my passion,” she says.

The self-taught product stylist is known for her budget-friendly home makeovers and DIY experiments with sustainable/upcycled décor. The most recent example is a kiddie canopy tent, fashioned out of old sarees. “It garnered 1.6 million views – a first for me; it will always remain special,” adds Pramila.

“I’ve never taken a design professional’s help; it gives me an excellent opportunity to personalize my home according to my taste and family’s needs,” says the mother of two. She spends every second of her free time on weeknights and Sundays to create the colourful compositions that define Instagram grid. “But I feel gratified at the end of the day,” concludes the Chennai-based décor enthusiast.

The foyer sets the tone for the home’s contemporary-traditional style.

The living room draws on elements of the cottage come aesthetic with floral prints, chunky knits, and sustainable weaves.

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