Designed by Chief Architect, Meena Murthy Kakkar of Envisage with a brief to create an aesthetically pleasing space, the home reflects warmth and hospitality of the owners
Spread in 2,700 sqft, the home takes its design inspiration from a muted style of art deco while adding drama and flamboyance with strong geometric lines and a golden flair to the entire space. Meena did many brainstorming sessions with the family to understand each individual’s lifestyle and personality before implementing the brief. With an aim to achieve a space that will include all the primary comforts of daily living, the architect and her team have achieved warm ambience throughout the home. Enter this spacious home that has two bedrooms, a drawing room, a living room, a bar and a dining area, which is truly worthy of an elite lifestyle.
The home opens up into the foyer; and you are greeted with a space that is built for having conversations, with three zones for seating, which seamlessly flow into each other – the dining area, living room and the bar; all distinguishable through the slight differences of lighting and design details throughout the space. The living area showcases a simple design, while the bar amplifies the exuberance of the space using a metal stand with candle holders adding a romantic feel to the space. The owners, due to being a part of the defence industry, travel extensively, this led to the augmentation of the locally sourced travel-art pieces. The artworks while reflecting their own voyages, also reinforce the feeling of warmth throughout the space.
Enter the bedroom that is crafted and designed for comfort with a blend of several textures. Overlooking the bed is a panelled wall with lighting embedded within, situated opposite to a full-length glazing, offering a lush view of the landscape outside, while creating a relaxing space throughout the day. This is also accentuated by the bedside lights hidden behind the bed, which create a soothing ambience at night, inviting the user to unwind and relax. Adding to the comfort of this space are the automated lighting features, which substantiate the human-centric design of the house.
Moving on, the kitchen overlooks the bar and has an harmonic design. This was done to keep the focal attention to the seating zones. Further, the kitchen’s design is kept muted, with a monochrome wall done in lavender shade and beige interiors, where the only design element, which provided a different visual focus, was the patterned tiling underneath the kitchen cabinets. Similarity can be seen in the dining area, which is also in sync with this style, with modern contemporary seating, furniture and sofa, to increase the comfort quotient of the space. Overall, the whole space is integrated through its emphasis on solace and extravagance.