This is the second home in a row I’m featuring that’s designed by Unnati Pingle. Unnati has designed this home for an elderly couple in Hyderabad who wanted to move out of an independent house to a more “communal” neighborhood. An apartment in a plush neighborhood was their obvious choice.
The post is packed with nuggets of wisdom from Unnati that comes from experience. She offers her insights on what factors are important to give that luxurious feel to a home even on a budget that homeowners often fail to budget for, while focusing on frill items. If you are in the process of designing your home, latch on to every word she says. Over to Unnati now:
Can you tell us a big about the project and the brief from clients?
What’s beneath the glass in the dining table?
The client had an old 6-seater Burma teak dining table and disposing that off wasn’t their choice or an option. Hence covered the top with fabric and topped it with glass to make it an 8 seater. The chairs are new and the whole set come together as if they were a match made in heaven. A quick fix and it is believe it or not a show stopper in the space.
What were your choices for wallpaper, lighting?
The client was receptive to a lot of ideas we had and which we eventually implemented. Especially the spark/throw of colours, wallpaper, contemporary lighting which I was skeptical about their acceptance for.
Wallpaper gives a character to any space. Considering the age group of the client, we kept the concept subtle, but classy. I like to experiment with colours. I think it adds a great dimension to any space in an instant. Lighting was a highlight at LANCO. The space feels warm and inviting. The credit for the way LANCO turned out, completely goes to furnishings, lighting and furniture.
A cute picture of Unnati and her colleague with the clients.
Expert speaks: finally, what are the primary elements one should budget for while doing the interiors of a house?