Photography: Courtesy Design Cosmos
Gurgaon-based studio, designcosmos design a high-end show-flat that exudes luxury without taking away from the warmth of home…
A ‘show flat’, architects Manishi Aggarwal and Apoorv Singh explain, is one that drapes the space in such a manner that it exudes sophistication, luxury, style and comfort - all in the same line. “The biggest challenge here, was to present a house that has a universal appeal, stands out in terms of design and redefines opulence,” adds Manishi.
Located in a posh locality in Gurgoan, and spread across an area of 2,000 sq ft, the flat is no less than a series of fancy hotel suites, with each room standing out for its distinctive lux factor.
Allocating each room with a hierarchical backdrop, design typologies have been followed with colour and pattern as the established guidelines. For example, the living-dining and open kitchen that follows an open-plan layout stands out in a combination of black and sterling silver, with a hint of royal velvet. Decorative chandeliers, smart side tables, a chic partition and a stainless steel table with a mirror-finish table top gives the tiled room its requisite sophistication. Across the room, the dining space shares the same colour palette, while shades of umber in the open kitchen break the monotony.
Similarly, the guest room takes on a splash of red even as golden ensures that the deep scarlet is not too jarring on the eyes, while the parents’ room exudes simplicity in an obsequious fawn with dark wooden flooring complimenting the furniture. Cool blue and teal has been used for the kids’ room, where black marble-finish storage units add to the youthfulness of the hub. The master bedroom, on the other hand, is in immaculate shades of white - including the wooden flooring.
While large windows allow natural light to filter in, mood lighting makes for dressed ambiences, highlighting the patterns and textural nuances by evening. The designer duo’s keen eye for details is, in fact, evident across the apartment.
Almost in contrast to these defined areas of opulence, is a large portrait of Buddha welcoming the guests into the house. The Buddha has, in fact, been used across the house to add a sense of serenity.
“The home exudes the quietude that one seeks in today’s chaotic life; spells chic, is plush and has the warmth so characteristic of a lived-in abode,” opine the designers in unison.