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Crafting beauty

Spread over 10,360 square feet, The Hive is a weekend home in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. “This villa marks the marriage of a modern tropical identity and the layering of antique artefacts and curiosities from across the country,” says Hyderabad-based architect Sona Reddy. Larger than life furniture adds drama and ties all spaces together. Off-white oxide walls, buffalo plank ceilings, and floral cement tiles in sections give the home an earthy feel. Foot basins on the ground floor and second floor add coolness and tranquility to the space.

Crafting beauty

Spread over 10,360 square feet, The Hive is a weekend home in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. “This villa marks the marriage of a modern tropical identity and the layering of antique artefacts and curiosities from across the country,” says Hyderabad-based architect Sona Reddy. Larger than life furniture adds drama and ties all spaces together. Off-white oxide walls, buffalo plank ceilings, and floral cement tiles in sections give the home an earthy feel. Foot basins on the ground floor and second floor add coolness and tranquility to the space.

One of the foot basins

The name of the project comes from the custom beehive installation which forms an intriguing element capturing a biophilic feeling. As customers receive a lot, dedicated spaces such as a bar-lounge, a home cinema and vast living areas have been specially created for them.

Photographs by RICHA KASHELKAR

A new look

Sometimes a house needs updating, which is when the clients decided to call in interior designer Sarah Sham. “Clients were clear that they wanted color and texture to flow through the space,” says Sham. So when you enter the house in Versova, Mumbai, there is a foyer with colorful tiles. “A few steps lead you to the dining room, where we made a birch plywood ceiling with custom furniture and curtains,” says Sham, adding, “The bar was completely built on site and the plywood ceiling Birch wood continues here with bar chairs.Our customers love to entertain and wanted a little niche carved out for that, and that’s exactly what we did.

The sunny living room; (Photographs by TALIB CHITTALWALA; Styling: SAM WADEKAR)

The blue bar; Right: One of the bathrooms

For the main living area, Sham placed a rug from Jaipur Rugs, a center table from West Elm and got custom artwork from The Artemist. “Clients love music and are attached to certain artists and they wanted their home to celebrate them,” explains the designer. For the living room, she opted for a purple-themed sofa and rug from Jaipur Rugs and a textured wall from Kemtex.

Turn in the tradition

Titled House of Weaves, this 1,950 square foot multi-generational home in the heart of Mumbai may be the spatial alchemy of contemporary and mid-century modern sensibilities, but the most special aspect is that it pays homage to the roots of the family. “This space allowed us to push boundaries and transcend our fluid, ultra-contemporary design style. We were able to make the DNA of the space our own, while remaining committed to the family vision,” says Bhavsar The open floor plan common core forms the heart of the home with sunlit nooks.The lack of a defined foyer has been addressed with a wood and rattan screen with a console that rests on elegant wooden elements. black metal.This opens into the formal living space dotted with neutral-toned Tianu furniture that fuses mid-century modern and contemporary character.The living room spills into the dining area, which in turn leads to the lair “This is a family of voracious readers and bibliophiles, the lair helps them relax and escape into the dreamscapes of their treasured readings where an untouched palette of materials sets the scene” , explains Ajmera.

Left: The master bedroom | Right: The den; (Photographs by KUBER SHAH)

The main living room with the false fireplace

Beach and beyond

The Isprava Monforte Villa D, in Assagao, Goa by designer Minnie Bhatt is an ode to sunny spaces that scream summer all year round. Spread over 3,700 square feet, the home’s meticulous layout displays a fluid symmetry between interior and exterior. “We designed it to celebrate the location of beautiful beaches. The design language revolves around old Portuguese motifs with curved shape patterns. The nautical and Portuguese theme is the overall theme of this villa,” explains Upholstery enhances the space with colorful pastel tones while old vintage mirrors and carved wooden doors add quaint charm.

Photographs by ISPRAVA

The overall furniture and decor palette is simple with few highlight elements in each area. “Upon entering the villa you will notice a fire pit with a group of plants giving a fresh and pleasant ambiance. The living room has hand painted coral prints, reminding you of the calm depths of the ocean,” adds Bhatt. Passing the living room, a staircase leads to the upper part of the villa with an inviting dining area. Each room here has a unique atmosphere.

Photographs by ISPRAVA

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