Project Reveal Part I – The Modern French Country Inspired Home – Living Spaces
Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on January 16, 2021
A year back when I was in Goa for a holiday break, I got a call from our clients to design their home in Bangalore. They had a tight schedule and we were unable to take on new projects at the time…..so we signed off saying “lets hope we get to work together in future”!
A few days later one of our new projects didn’t go forward as planned and I reached out back to them saying if you’re still keen we may be able to explore this 🙂
A year later and what a crazy year it’s been, here we are sharing all about this project with you! This space is home to a beautiful warm family and I hope we have been able to bring forth their love for colors especially tones of blue, Pallavi’s love for the classic French country aesthetic and Tarun’s love for the warmth and ruggedness of natural wood!
The home itself as in all of our designs centers around functionality and making the most of every space have its own character and identity in a large open plan home. We broke down a large living area into a living, dining, bar area, a kids nook and entryway. We made a whole lot of structural changes in this home especially in the utility area creating a functional space for the clients help, changed a bathroom into a walk in closet for Pallavi and opened up the kitchen wall to create flow between the kitchen and the dining.
As you walk in the entryway visually extends all the way through the living which was made possible by the float ceiling we added to further define the living and dining and eventually rests at the end of the hallway where we have a beautiful custom made wall hanging.
The wall hanging is designed around a marriage of the symbols Om and the Sikh symbol which Pallavi put together. It sits on a wall painted a beautiful tone of gray.
The living room is developed around a classic French country feel with a light airy palette of blues and soft grays. We wanted to define and demarcate the living area clearly and adding a beautiful wainscoting panel all through the large L shape wall allowed us to do that beautifully! A grasscloth wallpaper in tones of pastel warm blue brings in a hint of color and texture.
The seating is designed to relax, entertain, have conversations, play board games and more! A large nailhead trim couch facing the large wall and with a view of the balcony forms the main seating for the living. We added a pair of beautiful oak and cane classic French country chairs to the right and two upholstered chairs in an Ikat fabric opposite the couch. We grounded the space with a soft blue and white rug and a large wood and metal coffee table perfect for game night!
The details in this space like the curtains with an embroidered border, the milk glass pendant with filigree carving, the art and the sculptural corner table are all the little things that make this space come together!
The dining is divided from the living with a large custom console that offers not just visual demarcation but brings in enhanced function serving as a buffet while entertaining and much needed storage below with baskets.
We added a large natural wood x leg dining table for a modern French farmhouse look. The dining table is grounded by a classic modern glass linear pendant. We added a splash of color with Suzani upholstered head chairs and kept rest of the chairs in a natural wood tone.
The dining area is flanked by a beautiful bold green custom made hutch with a wallpapered back for some depth and contrast. The green hutch makes a nice segue for the bold blue library to the left and also adds function and color. To the corner of the dining area is a cute kids corner with a teepee tent and simple storage for the toddler of the home 🙂
One of my favorite features is the way the dining overlooks the kitchen. The kitchen is concealed with beautiful pocket doors in white that echo the same wainscoting detail in the living and carry that through.
On that note signing out and see you all back here with all the details of the gorgeous kitchen and the other private spaces.
Happy Weekend 🙂
All Pics by Parth Swaminath