Gauri Khan, an interior designer, entrepreneur, and wife of the legendary Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan, designed Bollywood director Karan Johar’s one-bedroom bachelor pad. Gauri and the renowned Bollywood director have been close friends for almost three decades, and they have supported one another through numerous professional and personal milestones. Karan’s personality and preferences are reflected in her design, as is his passion for entertaining.
In a detailed article about his new residence, Karan explains his request to Gauri. It was quite simple, he said: Transform it into an airy bachelor pad with one bedroom, and do it quickly. “At age 50, I desired my own space, complete with a large living room for entertaining guests and a bedroom with, of course, a massive closet. I joke with Gauri that what she’s created is not a walk-in closet, but rather a run-in, and that my bathroom is large enough to play cricket in. Karan told the media outlet. “Gauri poured so much love into this home, which is evident in every corner,” stated the filmmaker.
After the lockdown, the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director requested that Gauri add a one-bedroom bachelor pad to his penthouse. Karan stated, “I made it clear to Gauri that I wanted it to feel expansive, with an abundance of light and space.” In this image, he can be seen on the apartment’s balcony.
For the bedroom, Gauri employed a subdued colour scheme, with the exception of a black-and-white marble accent that the publication describes as “a motif used throughout the home.” The room features a custom-made bed, Roberto Cavalli table lamps, and Ralph Lauren bed linens.
“Some of Karan’s collectibles, family photographs, and books are displayed in a showcase in the bedroom,” the outlet shared, as captured by Ishaan Nair.
The film enthusiast’s wardrobe, which perfectly complements his fashion sense, has been added to his new residence.
Gauri has designed a seating arrangement that is both comfortable and spacious for Karan’s living room. The centrepiece is a classic blue-and-green tartan sofa from Bentley Home, a favourite of Karan’s children. Her bespoke line designed armchairs with a subtle ikat pattern on the sides to complement the sofa.
Alongside these is a Roberto Cavalli Home sofa set with fluted arms and vintage brass accents. The room is illuminated by the warm glow of a Mathieu Lustrerie chandelier made of marble.
Harsha K, the host’s preferred caterer, will provide a selection of cheese platters and desserts at Karan’s parties, which are renowned for their warmth. In addition, the bar is always stocked with a variety of beverages.
In one corner of the living area, a prominent fireplace serves as the focal point. The room is furnished with a brass-finished, vintage coffee table from Gauri Khan’s custom line.
The dining and living space is dominated by a remarkable mosaic piece of art.
The apartment has a long, continuous balcony that wraps around three sides. Gauri has decorated the space in a manner that is reminiscent of Ralph Lauren.
Both Gauri and Karan consider the powder room to be one of the apartment’s most outstanding features. The room is illuminated by a Timothy Oulton turbine light fixture and features graphic floors and walls in a deep forest green hue. Custom-made, marble horse-head accents, which are emblematic of Karan’s aesthetic, contribute to the space’s glamour and style.
Regarding Karan’s bachelor pad as her new project, Gauri stated, “Karan’s approval is the most important. It’s equivalent to receiving an A+ on an exam, so the home had to be incredible. I am familiar with his likes and dislikes, lifestyle, and entertaining preferences. This home is custom-built; it is unique. It is intended to reflect who he is: glamorous, fun, and a little excessive! It is a space that cannot be duplicated.”
Also praising the interior designer for her impeccable taste was Karan. “Gauri claims that I am her best client because I never interfered! It would have been simple for me to check on the progress of the work, and I will admit that it was difficult to refrain from doing so, but I stayed away from the construction site until it was completed. “I had absolute faith in her taste and judgement. When I return from extensive travel, I want my personal space to be unlike that of a hotel. And all credit goes to Gauri, who gave this space its unique identity and made it a home.”
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