Restrained interiors of this palatial Kolkata home exudes warmth with a personal touch

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So often you step into homes and wonder if it is someone’s home, or an exhibit of the interior designer’s craft — to be showcased for guests, prospective clients, and magazines.

They lack the warmth, personal touch, and comfort. I wonder, “Who gets to make the final call when it comes to the comfort of furniture – the designer or the house’s occupants?”

Who decides if the sofa should be white because it matches the rest of the theme and would look great in pictures?

What if it’s a pain for to maintain with a continuous flow of guests and dust in the area?

What if the vintage furniture is really comfortable to sink my rear into to chat or watch TV? Isn’t it my home after all? But, I see homes after homes lost in this race of trying to be a showpiece. So, you know instantly when spot a gem and there’s one today. That’s what makes this beautiful home in Kolkata called “The Patio House” stand out.

Designed by Abin Design Studio, the home’s foot print offered the perfect canvas for the designer to showcase their craft and go overboard. Yet, it is brilliantly designed with so much restraint that the surfaces complement the choice of material, and embrace the natural elements of light and air flow. The interplay of light and shadows here must be a delight to wake up to, sense, and experience.

verandah

Another striking feature of the property is its tastefully curated artworks; the white walls offer a perfect backdrop for the art pieces to stand out. The flooring with traditional motifs and patterns blends with the minimalistic furniture of the 70s, brass artifacts, wooden chests, vintage lights, and jute blinds. When you look closely, you see how each of these elements complement each other without being too obvious. Wasn’t that the beauty of decor of the 70s?

entryway

 

living room

living room

dining

I’m crushing over this poster bed and makes me want to paint my wall to white from the current olive green.

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library

What did you think of the house home?

Credits and source: Abin Design Studio

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