A 5500 square feet, 4 bedroom apartment, situated on the 15th floor of the luxurious Aralias apartment complex in Gurgaon.
The client’s requirement was to have a clean and simple design avoiding excessive ornamentation.
The interiors of the rooms were to reflect the taste of the occupant and give the space a distinct personality.
The idea was not to use much colour; colour and texture were brought in through wallpapers, artefacts and abstract paintings.One enters the lobby that has two vertical niches on the side wall —handmade tiles with backlit frosted glass panels. The niche has glass vases with green petals highlighting the textured wall paper.The ceiling has an interesting wooden jali cut panel backlit continuing from lobby to the side corridor space leading to the master bed room. The wall below it has ceramic glass cladding—the reflective surface creating a sense of space.
The lobby has low sofas and the blue and orange hues in the artwork serve as a perfect foil to the achromatic decor. A half-inch thick corian screen with intricate latticework demarcates the puja room. Red wallpaper adds a little visual interest to this space.
Another feature within this space is the appearance of the Buddha in a reclining pose on the console, as a bust on a cabinet and in the form of prints on a platter in the lobby. A wall unit with artefacts creates an interesting element while serving a functional purpose.
One enters the living/dining room through the lobby. A leather-clad wall with mirror panels is the highlight of the living room. The pattern is replicated in the ceiling to disguise the existing beams by alternating with cove lighting.
The sofas in dark brown leather are in contrast to cream leather cladding.
The dining hall has a wall unit with beautiful white artefacts which reduces the impact of a wall column, while a niche in a bright green hue punctuates the brown of a Rosso Alicanta Italian marble-clad wall.
A large balcony extends connecting the master bedroom and overlooking landscaped gardens below coupled with a spectacular view of the golf course .
The master bedroom is where hues of brown reign. Again, a sole painting captures attention with its abstract textures and shades. The ceiling has interesting recessed veneer cladding panels highlighted by cove lighting.
The interesting wall behind the bed has two distinctive materials visually dividing it into L-shaped portions to create intriguing, abstract artworks of soil. One section is clad in textured travertino marble, while the other is actually a mirror that flaunts floral, CNC cutwork on white 3M Di-Noc film. The interplay of textures and artefacts extends to all the bedrooms.
An almost utilitarian guest bedroom features spectacular wooden panels on the wall behind the bed. The son’s room is warm with wooden flooring. The highlight of this space is the contemporary wallpaper with funky blocks and strips in green, black, grey and white.
The 18-year-old daughter’s room invites a closer look at the wall behind the bed which has a beautiful floral shaped mirror frame. A puncture in the ceiling focuses golden tinted light onto the mirror thus accentuating it further. In stark contrast to the copper hued theme, is the dark grey Williams Italian marble flooring.