Interesting Interiors: Vishram by the Sea

Vishram by the Sea, a beach house in Chennai designed by Benny Kuriakose and Vishalakshi Ramaswamy

As promised, here are the pics of ‘Vishram by the Sea’, a beach house on the shores of The Bay of Bengal in Chennai. The house is designed by award winning interior designer Benny Kuriakose and Vishalakshi Ramaswamy (also a designer, and the owner of the house). The interiors are a tribute to fusion design – Mediterranean colors, local Attangudi tiles, a Kerala-style bathing pool, Indian artifacts and Vasthu shashtra, all come together in a beautiful blend.

The doors, windows and other fixtures are Vishalakshi’s personal collection, sourced from houses being demolished in her native Chettinad, and accumulated over the years. Everything about this house is special – free flowing open spaces, minimal decor and furniture, the blue and yellow combinations – my kind of holiday home for sure! Sitting here, one can easily forget the bustle and grind of city life and truly unwind, be one with nature and just live. Have a look.

portion house picture of Vishram by the Sea

the living room area of Vishram by the Sea house

relax and reading entrance of Vishram by the Sea house

Entrance area of Vishram beach house

diining room area at Vishram beach house

entryway to pool at Vishram beach house

ground pool at Vishram beach house

bedroom at Vishram beach house

bathroom area at Vishram beach house

Thanks Benny, for sharing the pictures.



  1. My kind of house, really. I can relate to each part of the house. Thanks for featuring this one.

  2. absolutely beautiful! peaceful.

  3. Abigail and Anon: thanks for stopping by. So glad you liked the house.
    – Sharon

  4. Vishalakshi Ramaswamy’s home is truly inspiring:-)


  5. Thanks Arch..I am a true-blue fan of your blog, and more recently of your flickr pics! Art, creativity and an eye for detail at their best!

    Glad you liked the house.

    – Sharon

  6. Absolutly gorgeous!

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  8. Very very beautiful!! It looks very earthy and ethnic!! I love this and can relate to every decor item in the pictures. Thanks so much for sharing

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