By Neehar Mishra
Photography: Prashant Bhatt;courtesy SpaceDesigner
With a varied material palette and seamless design, Space Designer creates a family home that scores high on space, aesthetics and functionality...
In a city, where living spaces are inversely proportional to its growth, it is up to architects and interior designers to visualise and deliver homes that make the most effective use of the limited space, while minimising clutter and making sure that the home is equipped with modern facilities that meet the needs of its residents.
So, when Pallavi and Trupti Wesavkar, the sister duo behind architecture and interior design firm Space Designer, were approached by a young couple to create a modern and functional home for their family, they adopted a minimalist, understated design approach that involved straight lines and use of a wide variety of materials culminating into a residence that was spacious and sophisticated, yet filled the warmth that is intrinsic to a family home.
While the simple design concept maintained throughout the house - comprising white walls, glass and wood panelling and warm lighting - seamlessly blends spaces, a wide material palette keeps the element of interest and individuality intact. So, while the living room looks plush with a stone black wave and veneer panel housing LED lights, the master bedroom’s all-white scheme, except for elegant wallpaper behind the headboard of the bed, is on the subtle side.
Black veneer panels are also stand-out features in the bedroom of the two kids, as well as the kitchen and the dining area. Bursts of contrast are created throughout the house, such as in the younger son’s bedroom, where bold black interiors in a metallic finish stand out starkly amidst soft white lighting. In the kitchen, the platform done in BiancoNeve quartzite with a white back-painted glass top stands out against its cool white, uncluttered ambience.
Lighting has played a key role in the design of this Thane-based family residence to enhance the visual appeal, including the use of natural light, lending the house a warm and subdued vibe that incorporates bursts of visual interest, luxury and contrasts.