RESIDENTIAL | INTERIORS & BUILDING ELEVATION | 10,000 SqFT | CHENNAI
Nestled along the coast of the Bay of Bengal with panoramic views of the sparkling blue ocean, Villa 167 is a home for a young, exuberant family. Designed to be a self sufficient cocoon like space which would cater to all their lifestyle needs, it is a home that is stylistically eclectic, modern in it’s functioning, rich and dynamic in its visual and traditionally rooted in its essence.
Taking cues from the clients’ theatre backgrounds, we have treated each space as a backdrop or a setting. The idea being, that every space stands on its own visually, while belonging to a larger, cohesive visual. An intricate, strong visual graphic that modulates across the levels helped us to weave together an elegant and eclectic collage of spaces. These transition from rich and plush to playful, quirky and rustic.
The ground floor is a composition of bespoke spatial elements that are developed using intricate details in Brass, solid teak wood and marble. Taking inspiration from the clients’ deep-rooted sense of tradition, the graphic visual has been developed by abstracting the South Indian traditional motif designs, guided through bold inlays in the floors and walls complimented with customised screens, tailor-made doors and wall panels. As one moves though the space, the intricate elements transition into plush, geometrically accented dining and lounge bar. The dining room is clad in bronze mirror and inlayed with black metal sections, sneakily concealing the door to the kitchen. The spaces are warm and cozy with a fully customised bar nook complimented with our version of chesterfield leather furniture, statement lights and rich matt velvet furnishings and accessories from all over India.
The upper floor is the family’s sanctums. It’s their space to put their feet up, let their hair down and unwind. Developed as a neutral shell with stucco finish on the walls and solid wood flooring, the objects in space take on bold prints and textures creating a chic yet warm, sanctuary like space.
Pops of colour dictate the mood in the informal living room with an over sized sectional sofa strewn with colourful cushions in tropical prints and embroidery, complete with a little love seat placed against a tropical print wall covering, the perfect setting for that cosy evening coffee.
The uppermost level plays host to a multitude of activities; from breezy sunset evenings, late night movie screenings to outdoor gatherings with family and friends. A rustic, industrial influenced aesthetic reflects in the finishes, furniture and soft furnishings. An unfinished brick wall with a funky graphic done in black pipes and filament bulbs becomes the focal point. Customised black charred wood bar, saw cut wood with metal furniture pieces are balanced by textured upholstery and soft furnishings. Carefully collected film memorabilia and custom installations on the walls is an ode to their inspirations, aspirations and the journey ahead in their profession.
The designing of this home gave us the perfect opportunity to weave together an assortment of visuals and spatial styles. Each expressed with distinct material palettes, details and objects that come together to create a mélange of spaces. The designs completely rely on material usage and intricate detailing that led us to work with many local craftsmen, street artists and young upcoming manufacturing units, only to give a glimpse into the enumerable possibilities of “Make in India”.
Award | Young Practice of the Year, Commendation | IIID Design Excellence Awards 2019
Award | Shortlist, Residential| Wade India 2019
Published in Good Homes Magazine|Vol 13| Issue09 | Dec2020
Published onHouzz | Houzz Tours-Indian Homes | Sep2021