Samode Safari Lodge has a separate spa building inspired by the vernacular architecture. I decided to take this approach forward and create a fresh and restful mood in the interiors. For the walls i wanted to use the texture created by traditional lepai, a practice commonly used to hand paint mud walls in the villages, and add an element of surprise by juxtaposing it with blue birds painted in gond style.
My sketches were very well translated by Gond artist, Venkat Singh Shyam. We decided to tone down the colours as we wanted a very subtle feel.