Inspired by the Moroccan style and design elements with a contemporary touch define the design of this home in Ahmedabad.
Images: Umang Shah
Project: Galaxy signature apartment
Location: Science city, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Rooms: Living cum dining, master bedroom, guest bedroom and son’s room
Designer: Ar. Bhavik Mehta and Id. Jaimini Mahida
Firm: Green Squares Design Studio, Ahmedabad
As you enter the home, you will fall for the monochromatic theme running across the space and complements the shades of pastels. Marching towards each space has its own identity functionally and aesthetically. Each corner of the space is designed considering the theme and uniformity of the overall area in order to make a union of design elements embedded.
The living room is extended to the balcony with the introduction of formal and informal sitting area in order to make the space prolonged and spacious. Linearity is the focus brought to the area with back panelling of the sofa and TV cabinet. An edge is provided to the wall facing the sitting with a simple wooden frame, giving an offset to the wall. Introducing hues of blue as a tapestry of the sofa, and generating a contrasting texture over the given space. However, the presence of a large roman wall clock, contemporary rug and white floral cushions adds details to the living and provides a buoyant impression. The client being a piano player; the layout was strategically designed in a way to generate focus over the piano placement. With the painting of artist Nirali Gajjar “the moon” over the piano and the continued linear grooves along with the wooden frame, it becomes the centre frame of the living room and also the connecting area to the dining.
The extended living room emerged as an informal Indian sitting with explored Moroccan arches painted in shades of pastel over the niche. The presence of a wooden log over the ceiling and light bulbs hanging through it provides a friendly ambience. With the sitting facing the east, morning daylight enters the space and creates a playful and dramatic effect with the pastel arches. The dining and living room is divided using a minimal frame occupied by the plantation creating a lively vibe. Scandinavian based wooden dining set is developed by green squares design studio along with Maruti Interiors integrating with the theme and generating a statement of style.
A semicircular arch inspired from elements of Moroccan style and redesigned considering the context is introduced in the master bedroom, as a backrest which directs as the focal point of the room. Scandinavian furniture complementing the wooden flooring along the hues of pastel over the wall and curtain adds serenity to the space. The flush door with vertical groves merges along with the design.
As the client is an artist she enjoys painting in the evening time, hence a special corner was designed where evening sunlight hits her favourite planter kept along an arch-shaped niche. The son’s room is inspired by a special collection of minion cards, as his personality was inclined towards animations and cartoon series. Hues of yellow and blue were extracted through minions poured over his study desk and bed rest. In order to complement the vibrant shades tint of grey and white oak veneer is used. The presence of a mirror over the wardrobe provides the room look magnified and spacious with the support of a grooving pattern over the veneer.