Not many things are closer to ones heart than their own ‘Abode’, a space where one can be ones true self without any intrusion.

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Architects: Intrinsic Designs (Shivraj Patel & Shruti Malani)
Completion Year: March 2018- July 2018
Area: 1200 Sqft
Location: Anand, Gujarat. India
Photographer: Ishita Sitwala
Design Team: Shivraj Patel, Shruti Malani
Products & Brands:

1. Tiles – AXI MARBLE

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  1. Paint – Asian Paints
  2. Carpenters – Sarwan Suthar & Team
  3. Lighting – Nirvaana Lights
  4. Soft Furnishing – D’décor, Japiur Rugs, Gulmohar Lane, The Deco Kart
  5. Paintings – Mojo Art Gallery, NDTV
© Ishita Sitwala

The project was to revive an old apartment space and design it as a ‘second’ home for a non-resident Indian based in the New York City. Located on one of the first high-rise towers in the heart of the Anand city, it is a 1200 sq.ft. 2-bedroom apartment. The client brief was to design a minimalist and contemporary interiors for a home away from home, best reflecting his subtle taste.

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One major modification we made was to incorporate an open kitchen concept, by taking down an existing wall that connected the dining and the kitchen areas. Giving the dining area a more extrovert feeling is a beautiful adjoining verandah, which makes it a perfect outdoor setting for any hour of the day. This in turn puts the living, dining and the verandah in a linear succession and allows for a single chunk of space for large gatherings.

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As suited best to the minimal taste of our client, furniture and details have been kept simple and a controlled palette of tones of ivory has been used for most of the surfaces. To add to it a hint of play, specific walls have been emphasized with a change in palette through brighter tones. Complementing it, are the soft furnishings that perfectly compose the eclectic mix of colors against the brilliance of wooden textures.

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© Ishita Sitwala

As for the client’s love of nature and art, the bonsais and artworks add to the visual appeal of this contemporary functional and minimal second home.

© Ishita Sitwala

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