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The concept for this apartment in Ahmedabad designed by The Grid architects emerged from the current era influences and from narratives that guide new ways of living, inspired by contemporary and minimalist perspectives. About the project: Location: Gandhinagar – Ahmedabad Area: 1420 sq ft Type: apartment Design Firm: tHE gRID Architects Principals: Bhadri Suthar and Snehal Suthar Photo & Video credits: Inclined studio Snehal says The bespoke Interior of a home is the result of a beautiful collaboration with the owners while taking into consideration every single object, their lifestyle and preserving the philosophy of the studio. The main conceptual approach for this apartment focused on adaptability and functionality.” Carefully curated art and artefacts are complemented by neutral interiors. The furniture around the house is…

A modern living room: a solid navy blue couch is paired with a patterned upholstered bench. The focal point however is the geometrical pattern in the flooring. Villa 900 is a recent canvas that 39 Design Studio painted recently, spread on an area of about 2500 sq ft in Gurugram, Haryana. The overarching scheme for the villa was to merge the exterior and the interiors from the existing house to the new construction, it is a perfect balance of modern and accessible Indian home.  About the project: Who lives here:This space is built for a couple in their 40’s Location: Gurugram Years lived: 1.5 years Size: 2500 sq. ft Type: House with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom Designed by: 39 Design Studio Principal Architect : Keshav Ahuja  Design Architect : Insha Soni  Photograph courtesy for the images: Prateek Sharma The open shelving metal rack subtly…

Kalpak Shah of Pune-based Studio Course has designed this minimalist bungalow with a timeless appeal. The choice of natural materials like teak wood, black granite, kota flooring, and wicker in modern forms gives the home a rugged yet sophisticated look. Clean lines for the furniture, unusual skirting length, walls and surfaces devoid of unnecessary artefacts lets the space take the center stage. If the intent of design was to achieve a calm and serene space, the architect has nailed the brief. It’s a modern take on mid-century design for a home whose interiors are beautifully wrapped by the exteriors. About the project: Project Name; T House Location: South Gujarat, India Completion Year: 2020 Gross Built Area: 500 Sq.m. Principal Architect: Kalpak Shah of Studio Course…

This 3 bedroom Mumbai apartment has been renovated by architect Sahiba Madan of Insitu / Kalakaari Haath for a young working couple (the designer herself and her husband). Originally bought as additional space for the couple’s parents who lived on a lower floor, the apartment has remained untouched for over 7 years. The house is infused with layers of functional furniture, rich textiles, handcrafted rafters, thoughtfully placed plants, artwork, and locally sourced treasures. “It’s like a balance between the oldest t-shirt you’ve been sleeping in since school and the new outfit you bought and aspire to be seen in. ” says Sahiba. This sentence captures the essence of striking that balance in function and aesthetics when renovating an old Mumbai home with limited square footage. About…

This plush home in Worli with a famous address has been designed by We Design Studio for a family of four. That it cannot be boxed into a certain style is what best describes this deceptively simple home. The flawlessly designed home will floor you for getting all the aspects that define a warm home: wooden charm, ample storage, flooding the dark corners with natural light, well lit, soothing furnishings, and most importantly comfort. But, the sheer brilliance of this home is its not over-the-top design. The house is timeless; it doesn’t play second fiddle to trending colors, wallpapers, and lights. It’s one where you can home to and feel at home. Defined by neutral colors, wooden furniture, and pastel furnishings, this home is like…

Would you ever imagine that there is a wall-to-wall storage hidden behind the image of a street in Europe (ref: image above)? I didn’t. So don’t take it to heart if you didn’t. It’s so brilliantly concealed and there are many such surprises around every corner of this 4-bedroom luxury Mumbai apartment designed by Anushka Contractor for a family of three. It’s a whole package that is tough to be boxed into one particular style: it has touches of contemporary elements, a dash of ethnicity, a stroke of modernism when it comes to furniture, an evolved taste for art, and a brilliant balance of soft + bold color palette. About the project: Who lives here: A family of three comprising the son and his elderly…

Axis House: The facade of the home with the family enjoying the view of the greenery from the deck. Axis House is an apt description for this 6-bedroom Nagpur home, whose grand modern facade gives a hint of the architectural brilliance in staircase and skylight design that lies beyond. Having said that, this contemporary home with characteristic intersecting sloping roofs belies the spacious interiors. Designed by tHE gRID Architects, the two-storeyed bungalow with a basement is home to a large family of 3 generations living harmoniously under one roof. About the project: Location:   Nagpur – India  Completion date:  2019  Area :   Plot area – 15000 sq ft , total built up area – 8769.07 sq ft.  Architecture & interior design :    tHE gRID Architects  Design Team: Snehal Suthar and Bhadri Suthar, Vishvajitsinh…

This 4-bedroom bungalow in Agra wears colours on its sleeves walls with ruthless confidence that will keep you riveted – wanting to stop, and turn back again and again. Designed by Varija Bajaj for a family of three, in an age of contemporary homes, it’s not often you come across a Indian house that is innately so colourful, ornate, and decked up as if it is Diwali tomorrow. The timing seems just about right to feature this home. If it’s not a bit of a stretch, I’d associated some parts of the house synonymous to the grandeur of a palace. Loosely executed palatial inspirations can look shabby, but this one pulls off its regal look with finesse. About the project: Who lives here: Mr Vinay…

Lighting can elevate your decor or push it into the shadows. I learned this the hard way by focusing all our efforts and money on furniture, wardrobe and furnishings, and not including lighting as part of a holistic design. Rookie mistake. Even if your interiors are mediocre, good lighting has the power to shine, literally, your home. So do allocate at least 15% of your interior costs for lighting. And yes, a single space will need different kinds such as spot lights, chandeliers, wall lamps because they are for different purposes. This post is a collection of 15 lighting ideas for your dining region, the one where you entertain people the most, from the homes featured on the blog. You will notice that the lights…

This post is a compilation of select contemporary TV & entertainment unit design ideas most of which are from the homes featured here. So the themes are primarily modern, contemporary and minimalist for the most part. You will find the interior designer details along with a link to the rest of the home below each design. There are three areas that are of prime importance to any one designing or renovating their home – living room, kitchen and pooja room. In the living room / family room, the design of the entertainment unit or the TV unit attracts most attention because it is the focal point around which everything else is then centered. Well, at least in most apartments where space is a constraint, the TV…