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.