This Apartment Shows How to Mix Styles with Ease
Entrance to the home clad in wood and stone

When you do quality work, execute professionally and deliver on time, there will be no dearth of work.  This is particularly true for interior designers and architects. And commendable work, seldom escapes unnoticed.  This is true in the case of H+J Studio who have executed seven projects in Ratnaakar Beaumonde, an ultra-luxury apartment in Ahmedabad.

This apartment is their eighth project.  But, it also presents a strange conundrum.  When you design interiors for many apartments in the same community,  there is an invisible pressure to push the envelope and create a unique design.

Often, with no drastic changes in layouts among apartments in the same building, the only way for a space to have an identity of its own is to mimic the residents’ personality and tastes.  And, that is exactly what Jignesh of H+J Studio did here.

This apartment is a wonderful mix of styles where ethnic motifs, rustic finishes, modern comforts, and contemporary furniture happily coexist.

About the project:

Who lives here: A family of six comprising Mr. Chintan Agarwal, his wife, two kids, and his parents.  

Location:  Ratnaakar Beaumonde, Satellite, Ahmedabad.

Year built: 2018-19

Size: 3900 sft

Type:  4BHK apartment

Designed by: H+J studio

Photograph courtesy for the images: Inclined Studio

Beyond the partition in the foyer is the formal living.

The  entrance to the apartment is clad in stone and wood. The foyer opens up to a huge living space. The wooden-clad foyer is kept simple with a small statue of Buddha with a see-through partition in glass. Behind the partition lies the formal living room and an informal seating area adjacent to it. It’s a clever demarcation of an otherwise large living room.

The sofas in the living room are imported from China.  It’s often the small details that elevate a design like the curvilinear panel holding the TV here.  I can imagine this area by bathed in sunlight during the day, thanks to the large windows.

The designers made no modifications to the structure. Italian marble for flooring throughout the house except one bedroom was a clever choice. It brings a luxurious feel to the space and offsets the liberal use of wood for paneling on walls and ceiling.  

Informal living overlooking the dining.
Informal living overlooking the dining.

A contemporary partition in wood and glass divides the dining from the informal living and opens on the other side to the kitchen.  The open-style glossy kitchen fitted with modern in-built appliances screams luxury.

Dining and the kitchen

Product Sources

Lights: Wipro

Paints: Asian Paints

Furnishings: Drape Shoppe, Ahmedabad

Sofas: Ready-made from China

Dining table: Ready-made from china

Flooring tiles: Italian marble from Evershine, Ahmedabad

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