Project Reveal – Modern Boho Loft Part II – Upper Level
Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on January 23, 2019
If you’ll saw the first part of this home that we revealed before (click here to see), and thought it to be a black and white or neutral home all through, the upper level will surprise you with its bursts of color in the family room, the richly layered master bedroom and the subtle yet beautiful guest room!
Each of these spaces has their own character and packs in so much detail but fits right in as part of the same home!
As you enter the apartment in the lower level right after the entryway is the guest bedroom, which has a subtle feel of India to it keeping in mind that the most frequent guests would be immediate family and senior citizens.
We chose a solid wood bed in medium teak finish with a simple clean headboard and added a beautiful decoupage cabinet on one side that brings both color and pattern to the space. The rest of the space is open and houses a modern white wardrobe that stands out against the warm wood.
Pastel pink curtains and simple light bedding keep the vibe relaxed. The art is bright and vibrant with a decidedly Indian look to it. The wall lights are a modern take on the Indian jaali / Moroccan lattice patterns letting light to come through when lit.
This is one of those spaces that I wanted to highlight as soon as I saw the home. The staircase was all white and we painted the railings black for contrast.
The large double wall houses a gallery wall of family photos where we took small pics and used oversized frames to make them pop! The gallery wall mixes black and white photographs with colored ones effortlessly and is one of my favorite features of this home!
Behind the staircase there was a large wall that we wanted to make into a feature wall. A beautiful suzani runner that I found got framed and hung on the wall and it makes for such a bold statement!
As we walk up there is a large open family room separated from the staircase with a glass partition and overlooking the double height ceiling. Since this room was to be used as a family room the primary objective while designing this space was comfort as well as functionality.
One of the major features in this space is the built in unit that provides much needed storage, holds a TV and has a gorgeous indigo accent color on the inside that makes for the perfect shelfie 😉 The brass sconces on the top add so much interest to this unit!
The rest of the family area has a sofa with a hidden pull out bed, with a deep teal and white dhurrie and a custom made kilim-covered ottoman. This space is all about comfort and warmth as against the sleek sharp feel of the lower level in this home!
On the far corner of this family room is a cute little kiddie corner where we have a tent, a custom chalkboard frame on the wall and a small table with stools for all those art and craft afternoons. The hanging oversized white ikea lamp is the perfect addition here….What a fun little spot this is 🙂
On the right side of the staircase is the beautiful master ensuite. The look and feel of this room is rich, layered and moody with a hint of luxury!
The color palette was predominantly gray and blue with some blush. The upholstered bed is custom made with a lovely hand embroidered fabric in shades of blue and is anchored by a charcoal seagrass wallpaper. The dark wall adds to the moody lux feel and makes the headboard stand out beautifully!
We added raw natural wood nightstands to complement the upholstered bed and hanging lights above.
A soft ivory and charcoal beni inspired rug is the perfect piece underfoot atop the cold tiled floor. The curtains are a neutral light gray adding a soft yet luxurious look!
The bedding is light in shades of white and gray with a pop of blush from the quilt and a beautiful custom made velvet lumber pillow!
Opposite the bed is a custom-made blush chair that makes for a cozy reading nook and a small console that we repurposed as a desk.
On the far end is the beautiful corner wardrobe covered in a chestnut veneer. This was such a challenging and tight spot to design…I’m so glad we could create a functional double wardrobe that works for the clients. The leftover space was too narrow and I thought a wraparound corner mirror would be a great way to maximize the space. The mirror is framed in a slim brass profile and is another of my favorite features in this house! A beautiful little chandelier on the ceiling rounds up this little wardrobe area!
The master bathroom had a bathtub that the client did not want. So we removed the bathtub and added much needed extra storage by way of a linen closet inside. Simple storage mirrors, glass enclosures for the showers and some art make the bathrooms functional and pleasing!
And that sums up the walk through of this lovely home! Its fun, fresh but at the same time has a great design aesthetic where all the details come together beautifully! I hope you enjoyed looking through this home and a behind the scenes account of it all as much as I enjoyed every moment of working on this space and seeing it come alive 🙂
Until next time, till am back with our next project or a blog update, keep it personal and chic!
All pics by Parth Swaminath.