Project Reveal – The Modern Classic Home

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on March 4, 2022

This home was one of our longest running projects and while we did most of the designing through the pandemic, the home has evolved through the changes our clients saw and the design subsequently.

That being said, the vision of creating a space that’s fresh, modern and luxurious in a livable way stayed through the design process. The design is built with classic forms and shapes but with a fresh modern perspective.
We embraced the idea of everyday laidback luxury in the spaces bringing in luxe materials that also feel accessible like linens, marble, leather and wool rugs all juxtaposed with natural wood, white brick and metal to create a beautiful contrast!

And this is my favorite aspect of this home!

Here’s a more detailed walk through of this gorgeous home 🙂

Entryway and Formal Living

The apartment directly opens into the formal living room and we had the challenge of creating an entryway and landing area. One of the ways we visually achieved this was by creating a beautiful art installation featuring hand painted wood blocks on the far end that draws your eye upon opening the door! The wood blocks are hand painted in abstracts and botanicals bringing in shades of earthy olives, light greige and charcoal tones.

The wall next to it is flanked by a beautiful custom-made leather wrapped console and a brass sunburst inspired mirror.

To the right as you enter is the formal living area dressed in modern tufted back blush velvet couches facing each other with a beautiful custom marble top coffee table in the center. A set of ochre velvet clad ottomans add additional seating and a pop of vibrant color.

The soft furnishings and wall paint are all kept in shades of grey to create a canvas for the blush and gold tones.
A large print by Namrata Kumar adds a burst of color and seamlessly ties the space together.


As you walk past the formal living area to the left is the beautiful dining space. Our biggest challenge in this space was almost no natural light. We tackled this by creating a space that felt intentionally intimate and moody.
A dramatic wall mural from Rebel Walls in a black and white tonality brings in a modern moody botanical vibe. A large leather clad bar in deep brown leather sits afront.

The dining table is custom made with a beautiful layered marble top with a built in lazy susan and a fluted wood base. Soft velvet clad curve back chairs enhance the cozy feel of this space. On the opposite wall and custom starburst cut veneer clad credenza offers storage.

The entire dining area floor is clad in herringbone wood and grounded by a cluster of ombre pendant lights and framed with a metal and glass arch detail that visually separates the area from the expansive informal living space.

Informal Living
The informal living area is an expansive area set adjoining the dining and opens into a large balcony! This space was designed as an area for the family to spend time together, unwind, entertain close friends and relax.

The space is highlighted by large wood beams on the ceiling and a beautiful black farmhouse inspired modern chandelier. The beams and the chandelier may seem counter intuitive here for a rather low ceiling height but they cleverly draw your eye up creating an illusion of height and is my favorite structural addition to defining this space!

The seating comprises a large custom made 12ft corner couch that spans the large area and creates a snug comfortable place to gather. A glass and metal console frames the back of the corner couch on one end, while olive velvet metal frame chairs frame the other!
Uninterrupted balcony views create a beautiful indoor-outdoor feel while letting in ample natural light to the space.

On the opposite wall we wanted to bring in a textural element while keeping the feel laidback and we achieved this with beautiful limewashed white brick. It instantly brings in the laidback Mediterranean influence and paired with the luxe materials in the rest of the space creates a striking contrast.

A clean wood veneer built in wall mounted unit acts as storage and a media unit. At the center of the room is a large tufted leather ottoman……perfect for putting your feet up while watching your fav movie or for entertaining with a tray set on top!

Custom black and white art with streaks of gold tie in beautifully with the modern gold arc lamp that frames the area.

This space is the heart of the home and defines the vibe of this home so aptly!

Master Bedroom
The master bedroom was imagined as a luxurious suite for the clients with three distinct areas within the suite. The main bedroom is framed by a large velvet tufted bed set against a simple striped wallpaper from the Little Greene Company. Walnut veneer bedside tables create the perfect contrast.

A burgundy upholstered daybed at the foot of the bed and a leather armchair forms a cozy seating nook for the TV area. The TV rests on a custom cane front black stained wood console.

The walk-in closet is segregated by a fluted glass and black metal sliding partition and houses a beautiful open cum closed closet.

Guest Bedroom
The guest bedroom is a calm and pastel oasis dressed in shades of chartreuse and blush with soft warm gray walls and a dark walnut four poster. A beautiful sanderson wallpaper forms the back drop of the bed and smoky grep pendant lights add a touch of drama to the otherwise understated space.

A curve back blush velvet upholstered chair sits by the window.

The guest ensuite bathroom was one of the bathrooms that we remodeled entirely in tones of dusty olive. A floral tile behind the mirror offers contrast to the shade sage brick tile that we used all over the bathroom walls in a herringbone style. The vanity is painted a bold green to round off the space. We love how this bathroom remodel turned out!

Walk in closet
We converted the third bedroom in this home into a walk-in closet for the lady of the house. The large all-white and glass walk in closet is grounded by a marble topped island and incorporates ample storage, a vanity in the center and a beautiful arch mirror flanked by a coral upholstered settee!

We converted another bedroom into a game room for Trilok. This home is large and spacious but at the same time retains a sense of coziness and intimacy thats characteristic of a lot of our spaces. It’s inviting and luxurious and lends itself to a lived in luxury vibe that we wanted to create.

We hope you enjoyed walking through this home and we cant wait to be back here with more.

Vinithra 🙂

All pics shot by Shamanth Patil.