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PIX: Singer Anuradha Paudwal's LAVISH Mumbai home

Last updated on: August 14, 2014 19:01 IST

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A peek into the veteran singer's 4,000 square feet home.

Veteran singer Anuradha Paudwal bought her house, a sprawling duplex located in Khar, a posh western Mumbai suburb, 10 years ago.

"This house is perfect because I had always wanted to live in the city, but in a locality that has a slightly rustic touch.

"This place is well-located; there is no noise pollution. And the main road (Linking road) is just five minutes away," Paudwal says as she opens her lavish home for us.

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Situated on the first and second floors of the building, the house boasts of two balconies and lots of windows to facilitate adequate ventilation.

"I made few changes when the house was under construction because the flats in lower floors are generally dark, as they are surrounded by tall buildings.

"I asked the architects for more windows for a more airy, bright space," Paudwal reveals.


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Shedding some light on how she learnt to use space judiciously, she says,"Before I came into the house, I happened to visit a friend's place in Australia.

"He took me to a couple of homes there.

"For the first time, I saw lots of paintings, Buddha statuettes and painting, artefacts displayed all over the house, which were picked up from Bali. It also made me understand how small corners in a house could be utilised," Paudwal shares.


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The staircase in duplex flat leads to the opulent and spacious temple. 

 


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Art pieces, paintings, a mix of intricate and modern furniture, and a grand temple showcase Paudwal's eclectic taste.

The singer is seen here posing in front of her rather magnificent pooja space.


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To decorate her spacious duplex apartment, Paudwal travelled to Bali spent a day shopping for decorative items for her new house.


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"I am the voice in mum's head. I tell her whatever she's got in the house is too much already.

"All the corners are occupied with things but she still finds something when she is travelling and brings it home," Paudwal's daughter Kavitha says with a smile.


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Until recently, the wall in the dining area was pink.

The dull gold wall, which looks like a wallpaper, is painted on by a Jaipur artist named Mahinder.

"He is a gifted boy, he just picks up the brush and starts painting. It all turns out so uniform. He took one and half day to paint the wall," Kavitha says.


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One of the bigger balconies is lined with upholstered seating area and a Buddha plaque.

Ferns and other plants make the space more beautiful.


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The gold door and panel (Balinese wooden sculpture made of wood with gold leaf paint), leading to the temple, was a gift from someone from Bali and Paudwal picked up the two lions from Thailand.



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The house has a spacious wooden cabinet-lined kitchen.


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Paudwal is a big fan of Good Earth home store.

"Recently I met Shashwati of Good Earth in Delhi and she made some suggestions.

"She helped me get the right kind of fabric, design and colour combination for my living and dining areas from Delhi. She also advised me to throw away some things before I decide to add/buy more stuff to the house," Paudwal chuckles.


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The veteran owns up to her hoarder tendencies with ease.

She admits to not being able to resist if she find something she likes, and stores in cupboards until she can find the right place for them to be kept in.


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One corner of the house features a cosy couch with printed cushions and smaller artifacts from her travels to Bali and Thailand.


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