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Look at the picture of the entrance above and take a guess what the railing reminds you of. The answer is hidden somewhere in the rest of the post.
The interior designer for this project named this house: “Evocative Domesticity”.
Does it sound intriguing?
Well, it did for me.
But, then, trust The Company of Design, the folks who designed this apartment to give every project they design — an identity of its own, symbolic of its occupants and the design.
In simple words, evocative domesticity means ” memories of home or family life.” As you scroll through the images of this 1,890 sq.ft apartment in Surat, you simply wonder, how these two words succinctly described the essence of the home.
About the home:
Type: 1,890 sq.ft. apartment for a family of six spanning three generations.
Location: Surat, Gujarat
Design Aesthetic: Industrial/Mid-Century Modern
Designers: Pooja Shah, Niel Parekh of The Company of Design
An excerpt of my conversation with Pooja about the design process:
1. How did the project come about ?
2. What was the brief and how did you go about the design?
3. One aspect architecturally that you loved about it and wanted to utilize to the max?
Sourcing details: The rug is from the Rug Republic, the blue couch from the Gulmohar Lane, and macrame hanging from The Wishing Chair.
The art work in the bedroom below is from Rogan.
This house is steeped in memories. There are elements all around the house that are a gentle reminder of something lovely from the past like: wooden bead abacus railing at the entrance (yes, you read it right, Abacus, it is) , the wall tapestry on the passage wall suggestive of grandmother’s weaving, the carved wooden blocks used in children book cabinet and entrance door are indicative of the client’s textile business.
What a brilliant idea to emboss blocks on a cabinet!
That’s another conversation starter piece right there. Who wants a normal leg for a shelf anyways?
4. Fun part of working with this client? And anything else you may want to add
My take: there is a fluidity about this home that doesn’t let your eye settles in any one space. And, there are enough conversation starter pieces from the puzzling corner table to the display shelf with wheel legs that will make it worth your while. So, go on, enjoy it once more.
Image courtesy: Ishita Sitwala for The Company of Design