Client:Shashi Goenka & Madhvi Goenka
Location : Vasna Bhayli,Vadodara, 2016
Area: 5000 SFT
Highrise living gives the sense of being in-between the earth and the sky. This 5000 sq.ft. floorplate in a highrise building in Vadodara, was presented to us in it's most raw state. The client wanted us to combine two 4-BHK apartments and design it's interiors.When approached for this project, we took no time in deciding its conceptual philosophy. We wanted the house to be a reflection of the client’s lifestyle: Simple, Luxurious and Classic.
The house flows like a poetry, verse after verse, unfolding the play of textures, colours, materials; and blending the stark with the neutrals to enate the perfect balance in design. The door to this house opens itself into an elegantly crafted foyer which is the sole connection between the public and private spaces. A play of geometric patterns done in leather finished Italian marble highlights the auspicious antique art piece from South India. The waterbody, the Onyx lit backdrop, the bench; are all designed to create an interesting space complimented by furnishings and art pieces.
The living room is a linear space divided into formal and informal seating. The Italian flooring endows a gorgeous base for the furniture; which is designed in a way that it stays timeless. Colour palette is mostly introduced through upholstery. The entire space opens into a balcony adding transparency and enhancing visual connectivity with the outside. The hanging lights, table lamps, floor lamp and other artifacts add drama to this space.
The dining and kitchen, inspite of being in public area, act as separate entities maintaining their own privacy. The dining area is designed differently using interesting elements. The Onyx table-top is in contrast with the flooring, the chandelier is based on the concept of Boondh (droplet) and the MOP work on the Onyx table top is inspired from this concept of the chandelier. A touch of freshness is then added by flowers and paintings.
The bedrooms on the other end of the foyer are connected by a passage highlighted by family picture frames giving it a personal touch.We have created a unanimous look by panelling the walls and ceiling with veneer. Cut work is then added in panelling to expose mirror at the back. Mirrors are also added at some intervals to multiply the space and give it a voluminous look.
The TV/Guest bedroom has a sofa-cum-bed with an acoustically panelled backdrop to cater requirements of both. The room has two red leather chairs which act as the highlight of the area keeping everything else very subtle.The master bedroom is given a classy touch with wooden flooring. High bedback in red highlights this space and is well complimented with coloured cushions and earthen bedspread.The other master bedroom is kept simple and a splash of brightness is added by colourful furnishings. The kid's room puts up a play of pastel colours creating cheerful vibes.
The flooring, furniture and furnishings come together to establish a loop of visuals around the house; completing the poetry and leaving the focus on sophistication, elegance and simple contrasts.