Bharathi and Anshumans Interior

A Design intensive interior to help the successful couple set their home in a style that is intrinsically contemporary with a classic indian blend to it. 

THE CHALLENGE

Challenge 1: To create a contemporary decor that would have an unmistakable Indian tone to it, 

Challenge 2: To cater to every detail that will remarkably showcase their taste for comformt and style, to ease their lifestyle and also become converstion starters when they have guests over.

 

Our Idea:  Sensible  I  Stylish  I  Indian

 

COLOR 

Color can never be too far when you aspire to have a contemporary Indian decor. Bright indian colors are used carefully against as an offset against the rich wooden textures to create a happy magic that will lift anybodies spirits up when they walk into this home.

WOOD GRAINS:

While we aspired to make it contemporary with new materials in town, the element that was used to bring in the Indian Blend was rich wood with visible and beautiful grains in all furniture, veneer and other wooden fitouts . 

LIFESTYLE:

The decor showcased a lot of lifestyle elements as design details, allowing us to explore the possibility as design elements within the larger scheme of things.

TEXTURES:

The decor boasts of a few textures and patterns that were Indian in idea but used as contemporary motifs across various spaces and applications.

 Entrance and Lounge

The Foyer: A linear space with a wash of warm light from spotlights welcomes you as you enter. You will but not fail to notice the bright  ochre stone that tops the shoe rack setting the stage for the rythm of Indian tones and rich wooden textures that one will encounter through the home. A rich carved framed mirror and a textured wall paper finish the minimalistic yet happy decor.

The Lounge - The main lounge is a large space. The rich wooden panelling for the TV with the unique Tan-coffee grains spans the entire lenght of the wall, tieing the whole space together. Chunky wooden furniture belonging to two different furntiure styles & brighly cushioned upholstery let you comfortably cozy.

Dining and Kitchen

The Dining and Bar: Accomodating the bar unit with the dining was a challenge, however the linear form of the bar-unit and its counter double up as a crockery unit and a serving counter for the dining table. The bar unit is designed with an open cubic detail where the loud grains in dark oak and emrald green-gold mini glazed tiled top bring in an urban elegance. A teak stained wooden dining table with a bench adds further interest to the space. 

The Kitchen: The unique decor boasts of an elegance that can never be achieved by high polished lamianted kitchen cabinets or by classical kitchens. The handmade shutters were finsihed with sandwiched Indian Raw silk fabric with  little embellishments of the native Gold Zari work. The pastel tones and an off-white quartzite counter visually enlarge the kithcen. A small seating with cozy upholstery makes the kitchen, not just a space for cooking, but chatting, reading, friends and family too.

The Bedrooms 

THE BEDROOMS : The three bedrooms in the house have three different accents and function. While the master bedroom boasts of a slight classic stlyling with heavy sliding wardrobes and rich wooden wall work, the kids room has a sense of lightness and pastel that suits an 8 year old. The third bedroom doubles up as a study cum visitor lounge. The angular book shelf and the retractable sofa-cum-bed make this an easy make shift lounge to entertain guests and friends.