Amerjit Ghag lives in the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii. Her home is an expression of her love for colour and pattern. A space that reflects her Indian roots combined with western design sensibilities. NRI Home
As with every journey on Prismma, our interaction with Amerjit Ghag was quite serendipitous. Amerjit contacted us for a story on Diwali Décor in October(featured here) and our subsequent conversations took us all the way to Hawaii where we ended up discovering her creative enterprise on this tropical paradise.
Chai Studio(featured in our Desi Design segment) is her brainchild, revealing a design sensibility that was influenced by her Indian roots. She grew up in rural California, in a farming community near Yuba City, having moved there at a very young age with her family, who migrated from India. After graduating in design from UCLA, she moved to Hawaii.
Her lovely home in Honolulu has all the elements of tropical warmth and reveals her love for colour and pattern. The furniture is old world with a rustic elegance. There is a timelessness to the space, and it draws you in with a constant engagement. You are curious to discover what the next corner would reveal.
The use of vibrant colours in the fabrics for cushions and throws against the vintage wood-work creates an interesting setting that would inevitably be a conversation starter.
The warm flooring in various parts of the house, wooden or tile, brings a warmth to the setting. There are several distinctive pieces of furniture in her lovely home.
An abundance of plants and flowers add to the tropical paradise atmosphere.
“I have always had a love for colour and for unique things. I think being unafraid to mix colours and prints in new and unique combinations comes from my desi heritage.”
Amerjit’s love for colour and pattern is clearly evident in her beautiful home which has a perfect blend of contemporary and old world charm.
The kitchen looks fitted for some serious culinary exploits. Could those be recipe books lined up in the cabinet ?
The little details are interesting—striped wallpaper, pop art and a tiles in warm tones installed diagonally on the floor.
“Since moving to Hawaii, I have travelled all over the world and I think experiencing travel and other cultures whether they be in New York, Paris, Singapore or Sapa, has helped fine tune my design sensibilities.”