Houzz Tour: A Light-filled Home Packed With Space-enhancing Ideas
Clever design tricks, greenery, soft tones and well-thought-out areas give this home a warm, welcoming vibe
Designer Vinithra Amarnathan of Weespaces was more than happy to take up this project, since it was already a “bright home that received ample natural light, had a great open floorplan and a clean, modern structure – plus the owners were very discerning and willing to take design risks,” she says.
Who lives here? A couple and their child
Location Bangalore, India
Property A two-storey flat in a modern apartment block built in 2017
Size Three bedrooms and three bathrooms; 250 sq m (2,700 sq ft)
Interior designer Vinithra Amarnathan, founder and principal designer at Weespaces
Photos by Parth Swaminath
The entrance to the home is marked by a narrow passageway – the hall leads to the dining area, living room, kitchen and staircase to the master bedroom and family room.
“We wanted to make the most of the narrow hallway,” Vinithra says. “We used a large brass-framed mirror with a sharp and slim matt black ledge below to hold small items.
“The ceiling has a beautiful perforated metal pendant light in silver and the play of mixed metals adds a lot of interest to this little spot,” she says.
“The bar utilises the dead space and doubles as a spot for entertaining,” Vinithra says. “We used a large part of the area to create a bar and the rest of it to provide closed storage for shoes and other hallway essentials.
“One of my favourite elements here is the shiplap walls that set the bar area apart,” she says. “It’s lined with pine, which adds a whole lot of warmth and texture to the space. We used gold hardware here.”
“A round, solid-wood coffee table adds weight and grounds the space, offering a contrast to the whites and the gold. We added neutral ivory curtains that bring in light,” she says.
“The rug is one of my favourite pieces,” she adds. “It has subtle hints of colour with shades of blue, light beige and grey, and a bohemian touch that relaxes the entire space and brings in that easy casual chic vibe.”
“The natural wood of the dining table and bench inject an organic feel, while the sharp black chairs add a modern contrast,” she says. “We kept all the colours neutral and there’s a textural play of all the elements, from the metal candle stands to the jute runner to the wood bowl.
“The space is complemented by a peony print that adds a punch of colour and a hint of a feminine touch to this otherwise neutral space,” she adds.
“The rest of the space is open and houses a modern white wardrobe that stands out against the warm wood. The wall lights are a modern take on the Indian jali or Moroccan lattice patterns, letting light to come through when lit,” she says.
“The mirror is framed in a slim brass profile and is another of my favourite features in this house,” she adds.
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