Atinrimal Ghansham Pagarani

Emirates Hills, Dubai
Sunday , 16 June 2013
Atinrimal Ghansham Pagarani
Atinrimal Ghansham Pagarani
Atinrimal Ghansham Pagarani

The house belonging to the managing director of the Yogi Group is no ordinary home. Sentimentally known as The Yogi House, this mansion is a lavish abode for the whole family with Atinrimal instrumental in every detail of the design, injecting his sense of style, individuality and humour.

As in all Hindu homes, guests are greeted by figures of Lord Ganesh. In the Yogi House this tradition has been given a jovial twist. “We took advantage of the round-shaped entrance lobby and got a 7ft-diameter circular table designed with 15 Lord Ganeshes playing cricket,” laughs Atinrimal. “Every Indian loves cricket and my elder brother is a professional player, so it’s even more appropriate.”

With no stone left unturned, Atinrimal’s attention to detail is clearly reflected in the lounge ceiling. “While our lounge was decorated to be calming and classic, it was crying out for some drama,” he says. Using twigs and pink fuchsia flowers and crystals, the ceiling was transformed into a work of art. “Everyone enjoys the ceiling and appreciates the warm and dramatic effect it gives to the entire room.”

The drama continues with an enormous chandelier that took 12 days to install; a fresh water fish tank that was specially made; a serene prayer room and – for Atrinrimal, the heart and soul of the house – a 2ft golden idol that was given to the Yogi Group managing director in the presence of almost 90,000 people in India.