An Earthy Material Palette Dominates The Interiors of This Residence in Indore Designed by Manish Kumat Design Cell


Designed by Manish Kumat Design Cell, this beautiful residence in Indore, Madhya Pradesh emerges boldly with clean lines and earthy materials on the plot area of 3900 sq. ft. Delicately merging with the landscape, the house exemplifies a nice blend of modern exteriors with contemporary and ethnic interiors. Also, incorporating a courtyard along with a water body gives a unique identity to the home. Apart from this, the use of natural and earthy material palette dominates the project. Read here the details of shared by the designer shares about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

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The firm decided to create a courtyard and the water body on the first floor, thanks to the client who came up with the acceptance. Unlike most times when challenges guide the design, it was the enthusiasm of the client and the faith they put in the firm that advised the design till the end.


Unique Motif in the Exterior Staircase

On the ground floor, the porch is done in strips of Kota stone and black Shahbad stone. The Exterior staircase has some unique motif engraved at the risers, creating an interest.

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The ground floor houses a small office, a guest bedroom and a home theatre.

rahul-jain-residenceGalicha tiles from Bharat flooring is laid in the veranda to add some colours.


Patterned MS work in the First Floor

As we enter the first floor, an open space with an informal sitting catches attention, following up with the patterned MS work, enhancing the area by casting sciography throughout the day.


The water body on the first floor, along with the living area, envelopes the house and is lined with the black mosaic.

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Use of Niche in the Home

The house revolves around the niche created in the centre, connecting all the areas that seem to open up.


Niche is in the form of a courtyard, with a Zen garden and a dancing sculpture in metal (From Rachna Dave, Ahmedabad), adding life to it.


The back feature wall executed by ODYSSEY (Delhi) is all designed in stone with geometrical perforations, creating a play of light at night.

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The first floor also has parents’ bedroom with a bed back wall done in unique seporex work with copper inlay. The bedroom also overlooks into the centrally placed courtyard.

Khatia Seating on the Second Floor

It comprises a master bedroom, Kids bedroom and a daughter’s Bedroom.

rahul-jain-residenceAn elegant staircase leading from first floor opens up in a lobby area, comprising a traditional colourful “Khatia” seating and a backdrop of wooden ribs and a dramatic sculpture (by Rachna Dave, Ahmedabad) placed in a double ht. niche.

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All the bedrooms are minimal and functional yet glamourized by carefully picking the artworks and flooring patterns.

Natural Stones in the Lavatory

USP of the project lies in the toilet designs, which are all done in natural stones.


Gazebo Sitting Area on Terrace with Striking Blue Wall

The terrace has an eye-catching gazebo sitting with a fresh blue coloured backdrop wall and a fixed sitting made in concrete.


Project Details

Client: Rahul Jain
Location: Indore, India 
Plot Area (sq.ft): 3900 Sq.
Photographer: Rajesh Shah 

About the Firm

MANISH KUMAT DESIGN CELL” has been established by Mr. Manish Kumat in 1993 after completing his post-graduation from the School of Planning & Architecture in Delhi in 1990. Mr. Manish Kumat is the founder chairman and presently is the hon. Sec. of Institute of Indian Interior Designers. He has won several awards for his outstanding work.

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