We open the doorways to essentially the most breathtaking Chennai properties. Photograph credit score: Björn Wallander
A Crafts Infused Chennai Residence, by Niels Schoenfelder and Malavika Shivakumar
Regardless of a scattering of swanky new residential high-rises and theme parks with names like ‘Oceanique’, ‘Ecstasea’ and ‘Dizee World’, the street south from Chennai to Kovalam nonetheless retains remnants of a rural setting. It’s down one such seaward lane that German architect Niels Schoenfelder of Mancini Enterprises alongside along with his spouse Malavika Shivakumar—companion within the Chennai-based embroidery atelier of Jean-François Lesage—have built a home for the family. The frontage presents a naked expanse of white wall with a intentionally uninviting metal door that opens outwards. To step inside, nonetheless, is to droop perception. You enter a big eating house, with its ground of waxed black Kadappa stone and kooky artwork deco eating desk. Right here onwards, shock after surprising shock lies in retailer. The low-slung constructing offers on to a walled courtyard with raked yellow sand in Zen garden-like symmetry. Past lies the two-storeyed important home, its central double-height residing space hovering to a pitched roof, and partitions of birch ply, stained deep blue with pure indigo. The attention travels upwards from an revolutionary metal bookcase of Schoenfelder’s design to an ingenious “bridge of books”; this hyperlinks the master suite to a big walk-in space that he teasingly calls “my woman’s boudoir’’. The ornament of the interiors extends the Indo-European design vocabulary. Artfully conserved Seventeenth-century French embroideries are organized alongside Thanjavur polychromes and sculptures, Burmese lacquered objects, pictures, and treasured household memorabilia. The general vibe of the house is earthy, calm and all the time inspiring.
Glam Parts Dominate this Chennai Condominium, Designed by Vinita Chaitanya
As briefs go, this one for an condo in a building in Chennai was tailored for Vinita Chaitanya’s explicit sensibilities—a classy abode that was excessive on glamour. The inside designer, in flip, has wreaked fashionable havoc inside the 2,900 sq. toes of this expansive condo. The constructing itself, designed by the Rahul Mehrotra-led architectural apply RMA, for a joint household of three brothers, their households and their mom, performed extra on the tenets of modernity. And Chaitanya, introduced on board by the oldest brother to endow his first-floor condo within the stylistic traditions which are her signature, took cues from the structure. With the shell all prepared and interiors in progress on different flooring, the inside designer labored within the path set by the fashionable proportions of the constructing. Whereas the flooring, subsequently, takes a muted cream-coloured palette, and the furnishings is all clean-lined symmetry, the overtone of glamour-defining flourish comes via the layering and supplies. Apparently, your entire house throw up linear silhouettes together with the horizontal structure, wood-lined french home windows, panelled ceilings, and sharp vertically prolonged items of furnishings. The clean-lined furnishings upholstered in velvets and silks, is textured with semi-precious stones and gold leaf elaborations, additionally transplanted onto the ceiling. Accents of silver, copper and brass add a contact of opulence. The interaction between conventional and fashionable parts can be at work, and all of it comes collectively in an area redolent with luxurious, an aesthetic true to Vinita Chaitanya’s patented vary of labor.
A 4-BHK dwelling Seamlessly Downsized to a 2-BHK Bolthole, by And Design Co.
“We selected a vibe that evoked an understated magnificence whereas bringing its inhabitants’ uber stylish way of life to the fore,” say Rupesh and Archana Baid, co-founders and principal inside designers of And Design Co. The shoppers—a younger couple—selected to downsize the original four-bedroom layout by turning one bed room right into a walk-in closet and one, into a house theatre. Dominated by hushed tones, weathered finishes and fashionable prospers, the house meanders like a river via earthy moods and hues projected on white-grey European marble, back-painted glass, darkish oak veneers and ornamental rustic wallpapers. Translucent honeycomb patterns delicately veil the picket entrance door, hinting on the dwelling’s elegant inside. Inside, a lobby unfurls an incandescent private bar that serves because the tour de drive of the entryway. “The house options automated lighting methods and double-glazed UV filtered home windows, reflecting the house owners’ want for a sensible dwelling,” says Rupesh. Plush furnishings from Baxter costume the frequent areas, whereas the lounge breathes a basic, classic air, courtesy a handful of curated tchotchkes and Cadillac-inspired shows. “Trinkets and objets d’artwork collected by the shoppers over time discover expression within the dwelling, dazzling in opposition to the underlying grey-brown palette,” notes Archana. The bedrooms are awash in gentle hues and sensible mosaic tiling assist the loos actually stand out.
A Chennai Residence With Timeless Structure and Elegant Interiors, by Design Inc
Magnificence and creativity are options that outline this Chennai home designed by Khushboo and Kunal Khandelwal of Design Inc. The transient was easy—a sublime and splendid dwelling with sufficient privateness for 4 generations to dwell collectively. “Every member of the family desired a person house that resonated with their persona and but blended in seamlessly inside the bigger design sensibility. Being ardent believers in design we needed the house to not simply be luxurious but in addition transcend the limitations of time. The house needed to awe and keep within the minds of the guests lengthy after they’d left the home,” says Kunal. The result’s a residence that’s each magnificent but subdued, centered on the requirements of its finish customers with out compromising identification and artistry. The sprawling 7,000-square-feet dwelling accommodates 4 bedrooms with stroll in wardrobes and en suite loos, plus one other visitor bed room. Moreover there’s a giant front room, eating room, dwelling theatre room (den), puja room, kitchen and a household room. The house is designed preserving in thoughts the ideas of vastu. All the general public areas are laid out on one aspect of the home and the non-public areas on the opposite. Perched on the 14th ground, the house boasts of uninterrupted metropolis views. Outsized home windows carry views of the docks, the ocean and town to life. Vegetation inside the home add a refreshing dose of freshness to the interiors.