Project Reveal Part I – The Modern Plantation Home – Living Spaces

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on September 27, 2020

It’s been a tad silent here but we’re back with a fresh and much anticipated project reveal!

It was August – 2019 when our team first did a walkthrough of the bare shell G+1 villa in a quaint gated community. A young family that hailed from Kerala, our clients desired an abode which was strongly rooted in its identity but with a modern flair to it. 😉

Our combined inspiration came from the palatial, open floorplan tropical-modern homes that resonated with the quintessential Bawa aesthetic; the earthy goodness of God’s own country & all this wrapped in the bones of this Bangalore family home!

We were working with a great open layout, umpteen daylight, a play of volumes and a sense of inside-outside living – we couldn’t be happier! With travel plans put on an indefinite pause, come experience this residence with us! 😊

Ground Level Living Spaces:


As you walk in to the villa, the entryway is a small space that opens into the open living areas to the left and a stairway leading to the first floor. The entryway is a compact spot yet impactful in its presence! The mango wood console and a plantation style upholstered wood bench are sure the statement pieces in the spot. They add a touch of timelessness to the space.

A design hack that went miles for us were the two symmetrical black frame mirrors – while making for a design addition in the foyer, one of them also strategically conceals the electric panel. The kilim runner & vintage art print lend the space an elevated touch – small details are key! 😊

Living / Dining

The formal living section of this home is the true heart of this home – its doused in tropical modern aesthetic and each element contributes to its identity effortlessly. Bathed in natural daylight, a restrained earthy palette and organic elements, this living room is the perfect example of a modern understated take on plantation homes😊

We added dark-stained wooden rafters to give the ceiling more definition and suspended a colonial inspired wood fan with a 10ft hang to get the plantation vibes going! The sofa is beautiful modern curve back sofa in a terracotta velvet fabric, the wood armchairs have exposed woven cane backrests, the bench boasts a bold striped monochrome fabric and all these pieces come together harmoniously.

We layered 2 rugs to create visual interest considering the scale of the space and placed a clean modern coffee table that has a concrete-finish base and a dark wood top. The wall sconces and the corner floor lamp illuminate the space and set the ambience for entertaining.

Additions like the antique mirror opposite the large patio doors helps amplify the light in the space and let’s not miss the composition of the four colossal framed raw natural timber slices that we framed in a slim black frame and mounted on the wall. This was no mean feat from an idea in our heads to procuring raw wood slices and then framing them and hanging them from the double height ceiling. They truly draw the eye and hone in on the rooted organic character of the home.

The bar nook by the window is one of our favorite moments in this home. A swoon-worthy cane cabinet where we removed the wood shelves and added marble shelves keeping in mind function and a vintage inspired moody print set the mood right for those evenings meant for unwinding! 😉

The Dining section in this open floorplan pays true homage to the tropical theme with its salmon and green hues incorporated into the custom wall mural. Oversized rattan pendants hang beautifully over the midcentury style dining ensemble in a walnut finish. We created a custom black crockery console with sleek profile shutters and added a monochrome bone inlay mirror that reflects all the natural light coming in from the large kitchen window and complements the space perfectly! 😊


This dreamy dual-tone galley kitchen celebrates the classic combination of warm grey & white! This kitchen packs in maximized function and storage with its ceiling-height cabinetry and a custom walnut stained wood ladder that glides across metal rails.

Matte brass hardware, shaker style cabinetry and glass knobs complete the look keeping it contemporary and clean. The marble tiles as the backsplash was a no-brainer choice we love!

Elements like the 10-foot jute runner grounds the space and the open shelves over the sink make for a lovely spot to display curated crockery.

The light-filled kitchen has views of the front lawn and we’ve topped the space off with two glass and pendants that accentuate the length of the expansive kitchen. 😊

Powder Bathroom

The powder bathroom is all things moody & dramatic! 😉

We’ve gone the dual-materiality route here and how! We treated the upper half of the walls with a burnt sienna venetian plaster finish followed by artisanal traditional-motif beige and orange floor and wall tiles by Bharat Floorings. The color-palette here is all things traditional yet upbeat!

A custom wood turned leg console and gorgeous terracotta brown veined marble top create the vanity of dreams! A deep-edge custom brass mirror and a smoky-copper pendant add a hint of luxe to this vanity nook. The powder bathroom sure is a highlight that is a reflection of the home’s design narrative!


Dreamy, Whimsical, private and oh-so perfect for this family of three! 😊

The patio adjoining the formal living section has a raised wooden deck that sits over a lush front lawn. This dreamy patio nook extends the living area into the outdoors beautifully with the addition of a handcrafted wooden bench with tile-inlay. We added a collapsible kilim recliner, a bright kilim dhurrie. A cluster of three black metal chandeliers suspended at varying heights play up the double-height of the patio’s volume. The birdcage with pillar candles is a dreamy addition we love! 😊

A perfect spot for the family to enjoy and entertain.

This home has truly been a treat to work on. And we hope you love it as much as we do!

We can’t wait to be back soon with more of the private spaces in this home.

Content by Lavanya Chopra for Weespaces

All Pics shot by Shamanth Patil