See the punkah hanging from the ceiling above the table. This is attached to a rope which an Indian servant (probably sitting outside on the porch) will pull, so that the punkah sways, creating a breeze in the warm room.
Love the wide floorboards & the shelves over the doorway piled with straw hats ~ very British Colonial ~ Finally found it ~ This is India Hick's house in the Bahamas, so, indeed, it is British Colonial!
British India Colonial - pie in the sky, but how sweet is that tile? I love the idea of the balcony wrapping the building with this style column and a tile below. something simple like spanish tile could work or a a more ornate tile could really set the space off. risky move with busy tile tho.