In Bed With… Ashiesh Shah
Ashiesh Shah has a talent for making interior design and architecture appear effortless. His home is every indication: of his taste that spans centuries and continents and a love for geometry, materiality and the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy.
Despite being one of India’s biggest names in his field, Ashiesh strikes a balance in his personal life that appeals equally. In our latest In Bed With feature, he shares thoughts on decluttering, stillness and a fresh way of styling our Played Plaid pillowcases in soft pink:
Your version of counting sheep…
The Sounds of Himeya soundtrack
Objects on your bedside table
Two copper water jugs, the Hanuman Chalisa, moisturiser, and calming balm
What gets you out of bed every morning?
The minimum number of hours of sleep you need to feel rested…
For me, it’s more about the quality of sleep than the number of hours.
Bed cover vs. the slept in look? Ironed sheets or wrinkled?
I prefer a bed cover, and ironed sheets.
Favourite bedroom feature
The eastern rays, seeping through the floor to ceiling windows, illuminating my apartment entirely.
Photo credit: Rema Chaudhary
“I like using comfortable, organic skin-friendly linens, preferably lighter neutral colours. I enjoy firmness in my pillows and mattress. And I like my bed to be uncluttered.”
Best tip for a good night’s sleep?
A hot shower before getting into bed!
The most comfortable bed you’ve ever slept on?
The bed I slept in while growing up in my parent’s home. The nostalgia it brings is irreplaceable.
Where do you go to rejuvenate?
I go within.
How do new ideas come to you?
As you grow, it is essential to declutter your mind and create space for new ideas.