Celebrity interior designer Sussanne Khan recently purchased an apartment in Pune, in addition to designing a showflat for the YOOPune project for Panchshil Real. Sussanne has always championed the use of an eclectic mix of materials to create spaces that exude a quiet luxury. Her approach to design is very organic. When asked about her inspiration for interior design projects, she expresses her gratitude toward, “Music, forests, history of architecture through the ages, my thoughts, my feelings, my children’s storybooks, vintage, modern, gothic, Frank Lloyd Wright, people in the design industry, (and) unique souls”.
Sussanne Khan, who has designed the homes of celebrities such as Natasha Poonawalla as well as several real estate projects across Mumbai, has now fashioned an apartment in Pune, part of Panchshil Realty’s YOOPune project, into a showcase of memorabilia and extravagance. Nestled in Koregaon Park, the 17-acre YOOPune project comprises 228 apartments across six towers. Sussanne was given charge of a 5,500-square-foot blank space to work her magic, transforming it into a sanctuary by using a combination of prints, leather furniture, velvet and illuminators.
Sussanne Khan recreated a vintage library of sorts, perfect for someone who is well-travelled and a lover of collectibles. To ensure a sense of warmth, Sussanne used a woodsy wallpaper in the living room. The bedroom is in black and white. Sussanne used a number of quirky elements to lend the space character and context, including a Marilyn Monroe artwork by Parisian artist Axel-Olivier Icard, a 1950s metal rocking horse from Martin Waller of Andrew Martin, and mirrors with summer tanned hued pony borders.
Sussanne’s design advice is quite simple: do not be afraid to use contrasts. She encourages a combination of old and new, dense and natural, as well as the use of figurines that take you to a ‘happy place’.