Monica Chawla

Monica Chawla

As one of India's leading Interior Designer Monica Chawla has been the creative genius behind some of the most spectacular celebrity homes in the country. Her innate design sensibilities backed by sheer talent brings any space alive! She skillfully orchestrates her sense of style into various elements of design in all her projects, creating an environment that is elegant, sophisticated, yet reflective of her vibrant persona. Though her designs are all about creating spaces that are magnificent, extravagant and unapologetically opulent yet they never lose sense of the purpose they are meant to serve. She fervently believes that space planning is an integral and the most important part of the interior design and that is why it deserves the most attention. She believes in the contemporary design sense and her skill in creativity stems from the way she combines classic richness with modern practicality.

Her international experience and exposure as well as her deep appreciation for the exquisite design heritage of her native India have given her pioneer status in an exciting design revolution in which both east and west visibly seek inspiration from each other. An alumni of Lady Shri Ram College, Monica's unique style has been brought to the attention of an elite clientele within India as well as attracting curiosity from other designers and patrons elsewhere in the world.

As Monica puts it, Just like a good host my job is to anticipate the needs of my clients and I spend a lot of time and energy understanding their life style and their habits. Once I have a fix on that, I consciously try to resist giving my imagination a free run and try to incorporate client specific elements so that the result is not only original but also practical. I challenge the notion that pleasure isn't functional! It is a matter of personal pride to have our designs cleared in the very first presentation to the client. My sensibilities lean toward fusion of modern and contemporary with everlasting elegance of old. And while others may think of it as a combination of tradition and funk, I am happy calling it contemporary classic.

What further elevates her work from that of her contemporaries is her hands on approach to each element in the space no matter how big or small. I consider details more important than broad strokes. Nothing works without details says Monica.. 'A good space is like a beautifully composed piece of music where a single jarring note can turn the piece into cacophony; That is why I insist on being a part of each and every aspect of that particular space from fragrance to music to the staff's uniform, their training and even their bearing!' she further adds. No surprise then that her work is not confined to fixed interiors alone but has everything from vases to candle stands to chandeliers to sofas, cushions, accessories, art and dcor.

Her work ranges through commercial, corporate, hotel and residential designs. In a field rife with change and annihilation, she has emerged as a designer who can deliver the flavor of today and has received accolades from all her patrons for her creativity, integrity and professionalism.

Work Experience

Education Details

Philosophy hons., Philosophy
Lady Shri Ram College For Women | 1989 - 1992
High school '89, Sciences
Rotary Public School | 1980 - 1989

Personal Details

Monica Chawla