House to Home
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A plot of ancestral land passed on from father to son, this 20,000 sq ft home in Thrissur, 'The Kollara House', is the house of the founder of the Elite Group of Companies. The home is a vision of Kerala heritage melded with colonial comfort and ease. After a meticulous 6 year renovation by his daughter in law, Meera Pyarelal, the founder and creative head of Temple Town @temple.town, a colonial furniture company in Thrissur, Kerala the house has been brought up to date. Behind the stately façade, are 7 bedrooms, 3 living rooms, a 16 seater dining room, home theatre and gym. We have created a comfortable family home that combines sophistication and glamour in its main reception rooms, with a more relaxed feel for the bedrooms and upper level. The home is a celebration of everything traditional and Indian. Ancestral treasures were maintained and new pieces were made to seamlessly blend in. Wooden ceilings, bold patterned traditional Athangudi tiles, Tanjore paintings and original art deco furniture reupholstered in jewel tones sets the tone for the rest of the house. Old Kerala massage beds have been converted into beautiful coffee tables, elaborately carved day beds, cane back Irish Chippendale dining chairs, custom made droplet chandeliers and touches of gilt bring together an individual home. The kitchen is reminiscent of an old Kerala home however every modern amenity has been carefully added for modern Indian living. Throughout the house vintage furniture, antiques and original art, look very much at home. With this renovation Temple Town has achieved the feat of remaining firmly rooted in the present, whilst curating the homes past with pride and effortless elegance.