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Some two-and-a-half years years ago, in a mere five months, based on a very clear brief from Ahalya S, who was looking to create a home for her two brands – Kanakavalli and Ahalya (jewellery), Gayathri Selvan restored an old bungalow called Kingsley on Chennai’s Spur Tank Road. “Kingsley is elegant with a quiet, serene and imposing quality about it,” says Gayathri, as she chats with Akhila Krishnamurthy, over coffee, in her Hawker & West office in Chennai’s Kotturpuram, letting us into her mind and her approach and treatment of design.
“Every person is different; as a result, you craft a new story with every building; and that process and practice has taught me to be non-judgmental of people and the importance of humility,” she says, breezing through kanakavalli online and hand-picking her favourites, with clarity and conviction. View the curation right here, and read the accompanying article here.
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