What was the brief from the client for the design? The dwellers concept of an ideal living is that of a cozy, comfortable living space with setups that allow them to convert it into a work environment whenever required. Something out of the box to match the requirements along with being a comfortable space for an elderly couple (Client’s parents). They wanted a quirky retreat home with elements of the yesteryears for adding ancestral touches. The furniture is from their Kerala home that adorns carving designs along with some Indonesian wood elements being a total modern element to break the ice.
Explain the concept of the design and the approach towards it. Modern space with an extravagant colour palette. A home to a tech-savvy boy and old-fashioned parents being extremes it shouted fusion. Designs from both the eras had to be considered giving the house a lively feel as well as a warm touch.
Explain in detail the design of each room in the house and the choice of material and finishes Master bedroom- soft blue hues hand painted in areas to have a personal touch since this was occupied by the parents. Wood along with paint for the raw look but a very elegant space. Son’s room- monochrome with a dash of yellow to break the monotony. Minimalistic. Clean veneers with tones of grey finishes. A printed tile quirky bathroom in tones of grey. TV Room- A den for a total bachelor feel because he’s a Tech Freak and wanted to have a surround sound system to enjoy his gaming experience. And a collection of his humble grams over the years are placed in this room. Living and dining area- Refurbished furniture from their old Kerala house has been used. We provided small details along the way and a rocking chair which they are fond of and the pipe lighting for a feature wall. Dining table is original teak wood from Indonesia along with our brands favourite signature chandelier. Kitchen area- Modern English teal finish with a classical design to break the colour pops in the living area since it’s an open kitchen.
Describe the key furniture elements of the house, especially those with a fusion approach. All the furniture elements in the house are a fusion of classical design with solid colours. Majorly the living area flooring pattern being a yesteryear idea with bright furniture on top of classical origin.
Describe the wooden elements used in the design and the décor influences. Entry to the house is an old saying with a lemon-yellow entry door to balance the fusion. The wooden raw breakfast counter that can slide along and be used as a bar counter.
What makes this home a fusion home in your opinion? Fusion style offers everything, and no rules that limit the design element. A combination of modern elements being the ‘life’ with classical elements being the ‘soul’ hence completing the design as a whole.