Surat-based firm Khushboo & Rohin Designs has imbued some royal splendor into this modern home.
Imagine a colonial style home with large spaces, walk-in wardrobes, a deck, foyer and a garden with a contemporary touch. This is the charming fusion design that designers from Khushboo & Rohin Designs have implemented for a spacious 8,000 sq ft apartment in Surat, blending colonial style chandeliers and modern furniture, plush furnishings and stark marble with straightforward space planning.
Space planning was crucial to this home since it was a large floor plan spread over a single level. The client was emphatic about the brief: it would have to be an elite look with a modern touch. The house has four large bedrooms and two living rooms, an office, a pooja room, a home theatre room, and also a small pool area.
Each room of this house has a distinct look and feel, and various automation and security features are woven into the design for a luxurious experience. The master bedroom, for instance, has a glass partition with automated blinds between the bedroom and bathroom. Mood lighting in various rooms creates a customisable ambience and video door phones provide security.
The children´s room has a striking black and white theme with a stepped floor for more activity within the space. A swing hanging from the ceiling adds a touch of fun while the two-colour furnishing allows a pleasing play with colour. The highlight of the house is the home theatre, which has a Marilyn Monroe theme and a low seating arrangement that is as Indian as it can get in a contemporary flavour. It´s a great place for the family to catch up informally.
Interesting wall treatments have been used throughout the house, beginning from the travertine marble - clad foyer to the informal living room, where MDF paneling is finished with metallic paint. The parents room has a curved wall, also splashed with metallic paint. In the guest room, a cement-based wall texture has been used, while in the pool and party area, there is a brick look. Furnishing in fabrics ranging from brocades and velvets to linen have been used for a royal look, complemented by colonial style light fixtures.
Even the furniture is a mix of colonial style with contemporary touches; for example, the four poster bed in the parents´ room has been given a metallic finish. The master bedroom has a sliding breakfast table over the round bed and a television concealed over black glass. The children´s room has a bed designed like a bunk bed with storage atop and steps that serve as display.
The formal living room has an onyx wall that lends a touch of warmth. While Italian marble is used for flooring in most areas in the house, Kota tiles are used in the guest bedroom for a more rustic touch. The outdoor areas are also skillfully designed, with a cascading waterfall, artificial grass in the pool area and a fine selection of outdoor furniture.
The house uses material artfully and space cleverly to induce a feeling of luxury and glamour whilst also making it very functional to live in.
Total Area: 8,000 sq ft
Total Cost: Rs.1.75 crore
Text: Sumisha Gilotra
Khushboo & Rohin Designs,
L-10, 17 Chancellor building,
Opposite Surat RTO, Athwagate, Surat - 395 002.