Located in the business hub of North India, Raipur, this residence needed a makeover and to their surprise Interior designers Ruchi Gehani and Rashi Bothra, Principal designers of Azure Interiors, Raipur, Chhattisgarh laced it perfectly with luxe elements and smart play with natural light. If the ultimate luxury is to be able to furnish a desire that has only just been imagined, and the ultimate indulgence is to have tailor-made solutions, a tour of this bespoke bungalow awash with colours, textures and fine design details will not disappoint. Have a look at the enticing interiors of this house at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
To give it a distinctive look, the designers infused decorative vintage and contemporary elements. It’s that rarest or rare quality;that little something called flair that gives a home a distinctive appeal. Something that interior designers Ruchi Gehani and Rashi Bothra, principal designer of Azure Interiors, have mastered. The Aggarwal residence located in the business hub of North India, Raipur is a perfect example of just that.
Ruchi and Rashi have worked with the client previously. So, when the client approached them to renovate their home and give it a contemporary spin, they knew exactly what the family needed.
A Complete Facelift
The 4,800 sq ft four-bedroom bungalow required a complete facelift. This meant breaking down walls, creating seamless spaces and increasing the size of doors and windows to let natural light bathe the interiors.
The layout of the house remains the same, the public areas—living, dining kitchen, guest bedroom and the entertainment zone—are on the ground level, while the master bedroom, two children’s room and a lounge is on the first. What has changed however is the way the spaces interact with one another and the modern look and appeal of the spaces.
The Grand Entrance With Italian Marble Flooring
The renovation story starts at the entrance. Previously, the foyer did not have any impact. Now complete with Italian marble flooring in a combination of white and beige, walls with strips of Italian marble hues, and a distressed mirror ceiling create an almost theatrical effect and setting the stage for the formal living room.
An Ideal Mixture of Textures, Furniture, Hues and Lighting
A perfect amalgamation of hues, textures, furniture and lighting much suited to the shape and structure of the house. The focal point of the house is a 60-year-old pichwai, which when juxtaposed with a brass legged modern sofa from Alsorg instantly piques your interest. Another high impact point is the centre table with a rectangular base and a conical-shape top and fish skin detailing from Formus.
Complementing this are the ring shaped side tables designed by Mumbai-based furniture designers Mozez Singh and Fenny Ganatra, for Formus. The 25ft tall, smoked velvet curtains add to majestic setting.
Luxe Living Area
Equally imposing is the informal living area in a double height space which has a ceiling that glitters with a metallic wallpaper, and a stunning chandelier forms the pièce de résistance. Taking cues from the soft gold the seating here is set against a contemporary staircase crafted from stainless steel and finished in gold hue. A television unit, multi-use coffee table and an L-shaped sofa ensure comfort and style.
Clean-Lined Kitchen and The Dining Area
The dining area and the kitchen are placed next to each other, with the puja room in close proximity.
The highlight of the dining room is the Fanzart chandelier-cum-fan, artworks and the black fixed glass panel which is allows views of the beautiful fountain fixed outdoors.
The kitchen is clean-lined and modern and features a stainless steel modular unit from Arttd’inox. A green areacreated in a narrow corridor outside serves as a beautiful backdrop to the cooking zone. A free standing crockery unit that is visible from both the kitchen and dining connects the two areas.
Soothing and Relaxing Master Bedroom
The designers wanted to give the three main bedrooms of the house, master and the two children’s bedrooms, a distinct identity. The master bedroom was consciously given a sober and calming atmosphere, but is still luxurious thanks to the suede covering which drapes the walls.
Earthy Elegance in the Daughter’s Bedroom
The teenage daughter’s bedroom has an earthy feel and a seamless wall and flooring by using micro-cement. A cane and wood four poster bed, seating corner, study-cum-dresser and old world wardrobe form the furniture in this room. Inlay-work created on the flooring with brass, a lovely bedding collection from Good Earth, a vintage free standing tall mirror, and engaging accessories renders a bespoke quality to the entire bedroom.
Vibrant and Lively Son’s Bedroom
Lastly, the son’s room is rustic and edgy with concrete panel used on the walls. The pops of colour were introduced by a Casa Paradox wallpaper which translate as panels for wardrobes, and feature on the chairs.
Project: Aggarwal Bungalow
Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Area: 4,800 sqft
Design firm: Azure Interiors
Principal designers: RuchiGehani and RashiBothra
*Text and Photo Courtesy: Azure Interiors
About the Firm
Azure Interiors is a leading interior and decor solutions company based in Raipur helping people discover the nuances of bespoke decor. Azure was founded by two friends professionally trained in interior design Ms. Rashi Bothra and Ms. Ruchi Gehani, in 2013 to bring a more personal experience to home design and styling. Having been in the industry for more than 7 years , Rashi Bothra and Ruchi Gehani offer tailor made solutions to the clients to suit their personal taste and lifestyle. This endeavour was to bring more life to interior projects now also offers customer made furniture solutions as well with superlative quality and varied finishes.
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