The Muse: Homing in on the Himalayas

Designed by Rano Singh of The Muse, a tastefully furnished penthouse, unfurls quietly in the crisp air of the Dehradun valley

A tastefully furnished, 12,000 sq ft penthouse brings the outside inside, in the lush Dehradun valley in Uttarakhand. Designed by Delhi-based creative designer Rano Singh of The Muse, the residence stands cupped by nature at the foothills of the beautiful Himalayas, in a modern interpretation of a French château. 

The twin-levelled home arranges itself across an unusual double-height foyer, five large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, plush living areas and a luxe dining space for entertaining family and friends. “The brief was to bring in the spirit of the surrounding mountains and create a sense of calm,” shares Rano Singh, of the home that brings in a sense of quiet elegance while knitting itself to nature.

Designed by Rano Singh of The Muse, a tastefully furnished penthouse, unfurls quietly in the crisp air of the Dehradun valley

Fine detailing in the choice of colours and the curated picks from travels add a curious charm to the spaces. The deepening of hues marks the visual separation between the formal and private areas of the house. Taupe, beige and dove grey rule the living and dining spaces, with the palette deepening with splashes of blue, green and aqua in the bedrooms.

The myriad hues celebrate the greenery dotting the view from all parts of the residence as the three large bedrooms on the upper level unfurl quietly midst the calm that knits the space to the surrounding mountains.

Shilpi Madan for Design Dekko

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