As architects, designing for our own home posed quite a conundrum for us. But as we delved deep into the project we realized that we wanted our home to have certain qualities in it. Some of them were that it had to be fresh, full of warmth yet dramatic, a story in itself, an experience, and an inspiration for us. In its core essence, the home was to be simple yet inviting. Our home had to be a reflection of our love for travelling and photography and yet it had had to be compact, organised and clutter-free and child friendly too. The house also needed to be designed super efficiently to meet the huge storage requirements of the 4 members living in it.
The backdrop for the entertainment unit wall is a subtly featured down lit natural and rough textured mint stone wall in squares of various sizes. The flexible arrangement of the natural finished bench style tables and wooden chairs can be moved around between the room and the balcony. Bright red and yellow coloured graffiti seats with cushions have been made out of the old style bathing buckets make an interesting addition.
The Master bedroom has been planned to create two spacious and well organised walk-in closets with laser-cut floral motif PU wooden doors which continue the design feature through the house. The entire black, grey and white space with grey wooden flooring has a chic contemporary yet warm and unpretentious feel to it
The backdrop of the diamond stud leather headboard against the roughly textured exposed white brick wall used for personal photographs, collectibles and art form a nice contrast
A strong concept flows in the house with use of Nature-inspired fluid floral motifs designed both randomly as well as in a grid through the house. The same invoke modernity and elegance when used in laser cut backlit designs either forming doors separating the rooms or closet sliding doors turning it into a feature instead.
The colour and materials chosen were fresh and bright summer in the living room, greys and whites with spurts of primary colours like the winter in the master bedroom and fall colours in the mothers room. The colour palette chosen also works with the activity of the room integrating itself with the use of nature inspired floral motifs, natural stone and brick cladded walls.
Lighting in the entire house has been designed to suit various moods, occasions and highlight feature walls and each setting gives the house a new look which makes it fun.Natural stones like Eta Gold, Mica, Slate, and Mint stone, have been explored in different various finishes and sizes cut out from large slabs in the bathrooms as well as living areas.
The design fuses elegance with warmth and shades of modernity and minimalism thus making it look more spacious than what it really is. Every nook and corner has been used fabulously without making it apparent that there is storage in the area.
The Kitchen being a compact- narrow style one has been organised to the T making sure the correct organizer/space is provided for all kinds of storage, vessels and cutlery and the colour combination had been kept light pastel and earthy PU shades with frosted glass upper cabinets and grid-patterned glass finish tiles at the backsplash.
After trying various creative planning options, the best one that worked beautifully was creating an almost private booth style dining nook with rich-looking fabric high backs and a custom-designed spiral chandelier hanging from a veneered ceiling design.
The choice of the main flooring in the house being the distinguishing Eta Gold natural stone works well with the white walls, solid self-textured earthy curtains and a stark red couch