The highlight of the living cum dining space is the mirrored wall, adjacent to which is a detailed wooden grooved panelled feature. All the furniture here has been custom made by the architects — the plywood and veneered straight-lined dining table with suede upholstered chairs, the plush sofa with a built-in seating along the window and the centre table made of strips wrapped in a circular form.
Note the subtlety in which colours have been introduced through cushions and minimal accessories in this almost-white living space. The contemporary wall art has been custom designed for the client.
The focus wall in the master bedroom has groove patterns in POP in grey. The backdrop is ideal for the plush leather-clad bed with custom-made side tables to complement it. The ledge near the window is a cosy place to unwind with a book or watch the sea for hours together.
The master bathroom is wrapped in a monolithic grey tile, with randomly placed wooden strips coated in white PU, to break the monotony. The built-in wash basin is customized in polyurethane. The bathroom is lit up in a soft yellow lighting and has speakers that stream in music for a spa-like feel.
The guest bedroom is almost Zen-like and uses warm tones as seen on the headboard, the textured beige wallpaper and the upholstery and bed linen.
The highlight of the guest bathroom is a chequered pattern created by placing tiles at different levels on a wall to impart a mural-like feel.
architects remodeledit to create a central access to the living cum dining room, which is flanked by two bedrooms (a master bedroom and guest bedroom), and a kitchen down the corridor. Considering the space constraint, the bathroom attached to the guest room also doubles up as the powder room and can be accessed from the dining area. The architects were left with a compact space to accommodate the living cum dining area after the layout of the house was rejigged. Being the public zone of the house, this space was also required to make an impact, intrigue people and tell the design story, all at a glance. It did so, and how. with just two smart moves. A mirrored wall was created next to the dining area, which hides the access door to the powder room beyond it. Continuing the sense of mystery a delicate wooden floor-to ceiling-panel with grooves was fashioned next to the mirrored wall — it masks the guest bedroom door. "The detailing of the mirror and panelling put together brings in a flavour of a separate space for the living and dining areas and also creates the illusion of a larger apartment at first sight. We've been told that that people visiting the house thoroughly enjoy the way the home unfolds to offer spaces beyond walls," informs Arbaysis.
Should art always be hung on a wall? Though we love the old way of going about Displaying a prized possession, there is no Harm in experimenting with some new ones, Take for instance, the customized wall art, which the architects have displayed on the Side table instead of putting it up on the wall covered in beige wallpaper. It not only breaks away from the mundane, but also adds an element of surprise.
When you are creating a minimal – look, every Small element in the space should be exquisite. The architects decided to do just that with all the custom-designed furniture. But they paid a Little more attention to the humble coffee Table here, which has been made from wooden Strips that move around in a circular form, creating a grooved – look. The result is brilliant and gives off an arty air without compromising on its utility.
A riot of colours and a plethora of styles; most Indian homes are replete with these two Design elements. How about trying something Offbeat and keeping it simple? This corner of The master bedroom is a study in simplicity and Fine detailing. The handmade POP wall in grey, The cube- design of the white leather- Upholstered headboard with a side table that Echoes the same tone, the beige of the Cushions and the upholstery on the ledge sofa, The hint of yellow and red from the flowers And bed linen respectively. All these intricate yet simple details come together to create an almost –meditative space.