The Designer

About Bhavna P. Talwar

More than 15 years of experience in all aspects of Interior Design. Inchbald School of Design graduate who has been repeatedly recognized for creative and conceptual talents and design proficiencies. Demonstrated success transforming client ideas into beautiful, functional design solutions, experienced in leading design projects from start to finish on time, on budget and with excellent quality. Creator and owner of Samskaras, a bespoke and eclectic jewellery collection that is inspired by Indian Royalty belonging to the heartland of Rajasthan, India.


DIPLOMA, Architectural Interior Design (1995-1996)
Completed Design Courses

  • Fundamentals of Interior Design
  • Space Planning
  • Lighting for Interiors
  • Residential Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Design Drafting
  • Presentation Skills
  • Drawing Essentials


Transcend Media Group Office, Nairobi Kenya
Oct’12 – Dec’12
Key Contributions:

  • Developed entire design concept (including fixture/furniture selection, space planning and architectural details), ensured code compliance (commercial grade) of all fabrics and finishes; and delivered final presentation.
  • Created graphics, branding, color schemes, work space planning

Medanta Africare Diagnostic Center (Affliated to Medanta, India), Nairobi Kenya
Apr’12 – Sep’12
Key Contributions:

  • Conceptualized elegant, multifunctional state of the art diagnostic center, a one of it’s kind facility in Kenya.
  • Coordinated between the medical consulting team and the team of contractors translating their requirements into functional designs.
  • Developed entire design concept (including fixture/furniture selection, space planning and architectural details), ensured code compliance (commercial grade) of all fabrics and finishes.

Coco Chic, the first lingerie boutique, Nairobi Kenya
Jan’12 – Mar’12
Coco Chic introduced ‘LE MYSTIERE’ brand endorsed by Oprah Winfrey

  • Created and executed the design concept and color scheme choices for assigned client (an upscale, regional women’s lingerie boutique translating into a chic, well acclaimed boutique.

Intex Construction Ltd, Nairobi Kenya

  • Affiliated with Intex Construction Ltd since 1999 on various projects such as four commercial design executions (Corporate & Regional Offices)

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, Mumbai, India
Key Contributions:

  • As an Interior Design Consultant, helped source all artwork, object d’art; and select and source design elements for all public areas such as lobby for 3 of their prestigious hotels: Taj Mahal Hotel & Towers Mumbai, Taj President Mumbai and Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
  • At Taj Exotica Hotel & Resort, Maldives, created, developed and presented three different styles of mock-up rooms.
  • Created an overall design concept for the Resort & Spa in terms of ambience, textures, mood elements liaising with architects, selecting and sourcing complete design palettes

Ananda in the Himalayas, New Delhi, India
1998 -2000
Key Contributions:

  • The first Destination Resort Spa of its kind in India, operated by Mandarin Oriental Group, Hong Kong
  • Conducted all research and development to create a best in class Spa through extensive travelling and studying different Spa styles such as:- Siva-Som, Hua Hin; Mandarin Oriental Hotel & Spa, Hong Kong and Taipei; The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia; Aman resorts
  • Helped source all the art work, object d’art and chose elements used for designing which included all floors, furnishings and other various decorative electrical elements.
  • Liaised with acclaimed design firm: CCA handling all interior design related activities from conception to execution coordinating implementation of design as point person for all contractors.
  • Created graphics for table layouts, color schemes, and created rendition of all Spa elements such as In – room amenities, artwork, music and fragrance as well.

Talathi and Panthaki Associates, Mumbai, India

  • Worked as an Assistant Designer on conceptualizing prestigious Jewellery boutiques: Popley Plaza and Arena; and creating interior design elements for Luxury Farmhouses in Alibaug
  • Responsible for choosing of presentation boards, managing primary inventory work, site measurements, elevations, planning budgets and making approximations