Flooring also plays an important unifying role. Kota stone was chosen as the main material for the floors in the living room, dining room and master bedroom. Bharat Flooring patterned athangudi tiles and brass strip inlays define the edges of the floor. In addition, passing under the wider arched portal, this strip further links the living and dining areas.
“Our studio philosophy is to bridge the gap between the traditional and the contemporary by working collaboratively with our execution team and artisans,” says Madan. She adds: “Given the customer’s roots from Gujarat, the TV cabinet in the living room was inspired by traditional Kutchi interiors and finished in white stucco.” Multiple niches and shelves within the unit house the client’s collection of books and objects. The unit’s arched carpentry details are a nod to the hull’s larger arched portals.
On the other side of the living space, the chosen furniture – a three-seater sofa, bench and a collection of tables – also incorporates a variety of vintage design elements. These include curved legs and armrests, a woven rattan backrest, and padding in traditional patterns. Completing these details is a dhurrie in earthy tones and twin pendant lights.
The comfortable dining area backs onto teak windows that incorporate a subtle arched profile. Hand-carved wooden columns with brass detailing flank the built-in window bench that doubles as a seat on one side of the dining table. The table itself was also custom designed by Insitu and is topped with a green marble slab broken by bands of brass.