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“Every house says something. I think my house says that the home was built with a lot of love. There’s a lot of memories that we share with a lot of love.“, says Sania Mirza. The global tennis sensation reveals the story of her home as she takes audiences through her beautiful abode in the 4th episode of Asian Paints Where the Heart Is, Season 7.
Sania’s two-storey villa stands out with an all-white exterior characterized by circular columns and a striking horse sculpture that graces the front door. The home features an architectural style reminiscent of Classical Greek design. This design exudes elegance and an iconic charm, creating a unique visual impact.
As you enter her home, sharing insights about her expansive ground floor living space, Sania Mirza reveals, “This is the space where we spend, probably the most time in this house. It is the most spacious sort of living, drawing slash dining, slash kitchen which has now been converted into a foosball table area for my four-and-a-half-year-old son.” Sania reflects on how her son, Izhaan, has brought vibrancy and playfulness to the home, making it a more joyful place for everyone.
Seated in the lounge room designed for hosting friends and family, Sania is joined by her younger sister, Anam Mirza. Together, they delve into sharing a few cherished memories, “Sometimes I feel like she is the older sister in this relationship. We are closer than most siblings would be if they are 8 years apart. I was around 12, 13 when I started travelling nationally. And that’s when we actually bonded a lot as a family. Not just me and her, but also my parents,” narrates Sania.
The lounge reflects Sania’s design sensibilities as one sees the infusion of strong accents of gold and a luxurious carpet on the floor, both adding a touch of glamour and grandeur to the space.
Adjacent to the lounge room is a personal space, an intimate lounge with a cozy sofa perfectly positioned for watching TV or enjoying a good book. It’s a space where Sania can unwind and find solace amidst her busy schedule, a reflection of her desire to create a home that caters to both style and comfort.
Moving to the upper floor, Sania highlights the importance of peace in her life and the most peaceful room that she has built in her home, the prayer room. “I come from a belief of extreme spirituality. It keeps me grounded and this room is where I go when I feel unsettled, when I feel unstable. The colours of the carpet, the colours on the walls, everything is just really light. It’s just really, really fresh. Just makes this room almost feel like there’s a halo around it and makes it look really, really pure,” expresses Sania.
Sharing the story behind her son, Izhaan’s delightful room Sania shares, “The first thought was the room needed to be right next to mine, so that he was close. He’s a boy and he loves blue, so I was like, “Okay, let’s make it blue and grey.” And that’s how the colour actually came along. It’s a nice spacious room with a lot of light.”
Opening up about the master bedroom Sania says, “As you can see, there’s a lot of earthy tones used in the bedroom. Only thing that brings a lot of colour is this green which I love. It’s the deep, bottle green that I really wanted.”
While playfully going through picture cards of different spaces of her home, Sania explains the why’s behind every element, especially the bold use of gold. “I feel like gold is something that can look very bad if you use it badly. But this very room, this dining and the drawing behind me, I’ve used some gold accents just to give it a little bit of a grand sort of look.” The artist in Sania comes to light.
Sania’s home is a sanctuary where victories are celebrated, memories are made, and comfort is found. The place where she finds sanity in her bustling life. Watch Sania Mirza’s sense of decor and design beyond her tennis prowess in Asian Paints – Where The Heart Is Season 7.