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Steal This Look: A Serene Bedroom Inspired by Gandhi

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 12, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Aug 11, 2015

A while back we featured the Satyagraha House, a guesthouse on the property of what was Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi's house in  Johannesburg, South Africa,  a century ago. Since many of us at Remodelista are city or near-city dwellers with countless distractions and noise pollution, we were especially drawn to the calm, light-filled bedrooms. To re-create the look, we sourced the essentials of the monastic Satyagraha bedroom. See the rest of the property in our post Serenity Now: A Guesthouse that Channels the Spirit of Gandhi . Above: Bedroom light is filtered through a set of curtains fashioned from layered cotton dhotis. Photograph via The Satyagraha House . Above: A black and white bedroom with minimal storage is a reminder to pare down and pack light. Photograph by Elsa Young via House and Leisure . Above: A  charpoy, or rope bed, serves as a bench or place to recline.  Photograph by Elsa Young via  House and Leisure . Above: Designed by Giulio Gianturco for Boffi, the Air Fan is available with black varnished or natural wood blades; to source in the US, contact Dzine in San Francisco. For more ceiling fans options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans . Above: The  Italian Vintage-Washed Percale Sheet Set  is $319 from Restoration Hardware. Above: Coyuchi's Cotton & Linen Birch Duvet Cover is made from flax grown in France and Belgium and 100 percent cotton from India; $348 for the full/queen size. Above: The Lampe Gras Model 222 has a pivoting base and articulated arm; designed by French engineer-inventor Bernard-Albin Gras, it's been used in projects by likes of Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Man Ray, and Robert Mallet-Stevens. The 222 model is available directly from Lampe Gras. The smaller Lampe Gras Model 304 Sconce Lamp is $360 at Design Within Reach. Above: The  Lampe Gras Model 205 Task Lamp  has a cast steel frame that's made without screws or welded joints and has a 40W candelabra base; $475 from Design Within Reach.   Above: At Satyagraha, a vintage lab bottle functions as a bedside carafe paired with drinking glasses; a similar option is the Alessi Tonale Carafe  (shown here); $55 from Zinc Details. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Water Carafes . Above: Senufo Stools , made by the Senufo people across the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Burkino Faso, are carved from a single piece of wood and are available for $300 from the Hamill Gallery. See another inspired interior that makes use of the stools in our post  Design Sleuth: Senufo Stools . Above: The Jute Boucle Rug is a simple, thin, and reversible option; $349 for the 8-by-10-foot size from West Elm. Above: Ikea's simple  Mulig Clothes Rack  in black (also available in white) is made from steel; $9.99 each.   Above: For a minimalist branch or two, the Single Stem Vase is available in six different finishes and made in Sausalito, California; $81 from Heath Ceramics. Above: Satyagraha's woven charpoys have ebonized wooden legs. Charpoy beds, like the one shown here, can be sourced from Ouma Productions and on eBay . ABC Carpet & Home in NYC offers a sparkly silver Charpoy Coffee Table/Bench in two sizes (priced at $695 and $1,295). For other places to stay and visit in Johannesburg, see our South Africa City Guide . Plants in the bedroom? Join the debate and get some ideas  at Gardenista. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 9, 2013, as part of our issue  The Summer Bedroom . More Stories from Remodelista By Land or by Sea: Summery Bedroom Decor from the Netherlands Bedtime Stories: Playful Children's Furniture from Italy Steal This Look: A Color-Blocked Bedroom in Moscow






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