Raji Radhakrishnan


Based in the Washington DC area since 2005, Raji Radhakrishnan is a self-taught interior designer known for her well-edited interiors and curator’s eye. Leggy furnishings and over-scaled classical art murals are signatures of the Madras, India native’s, sophisticated, sculptural style. Here are 10 of my favorites interiors by Raji.


Modern Living Room

“Homer beseeched the Muses for it.  Andy Warhol found it in a can of soup.  Inspiration can come from the divine and the prosaic, the mundane and the electric.”

Vogue India (one of several magazines I subscribe to on Zinio since reading this post on The Zhush – thank you Sue!) asked some of their favorite designers and creatives what triggers their eureka moments.  All of their answers are ones we can relate to: in other words,

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What better way to spike our holiday cheer and gear up for the New Year than with a festive NYE-extravaganza-style Bollywood video and design inspiration to match?:

The song Aap Jaisa Koi by Nazia Hassan is from the 1980 Indian Bollywood film Qurbani – the glamorous actress is none other than Zeenat Aman.

Keep on dancing and we will keep the design inspiration coming: see below!

Image of the ceiling of Trilogy Nightclub,

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Last Saturday Vikas and I attended his cousin’s lovely Hindu wedding reception. We had such a nice time celebrating the happy day with our family.  For the evening I wore a bespoke dress my mom commissioned her designer to hand-make for me from a black saree gifted by my sister-in-law’s mom. It is a floor length black silk gown, made in India, and hand-embroidered with sequins. Needless to say, I love it!  I wore it with red-lipstick and pearls,

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