Residential Interior – Vintage elements paired with warm tones that speak beyond this era | Project Co | New Delhi
It is a 60-year-old residential property in Faridabad for which the only brief was to create a space that feels as warm as the people who reside in it. The intention was to design with purpose, giving utmost importance to restoring over replacing.
A method of fixing but also a philosophy that breakage and repair is part of the beauty and history of an object; to be appreciated rather than disguised. It’s the idea of highlighting the cracks and repairs as simply an event in life rather than allowing it to end at the time of its damage or breakage.
Sustainable ideologies have existed for centuries and we couldn’t have found a better word to describe this project. We decided to forgo an often seen transformation to the sleek 21st-century structures and stuck to simple upgrades to restore this 60-year-old construction to all its glory.
A nod to the three generations that have resided within its walls, we decided to keep the exterior distinctly old-world, allowing for a pleasant surprise when the doors open up to the interiors. Just how the exterior is reminiscent of an era gone by, we wanted to maintain the same quaintness with the lights and other little details of the house.
Our favourite feature is the curved walls of the living room that reflect a sense of fluidity. We wanted to celebrate these curves rather than trying to change the inherent character of the room. While the furniture is sleek and contemporary, we’ve tried to balance it by adding natural elements like lush green plants and heritage elements like sandstone carved pillars to pay homage to its innate aesthetic. The neutral hues of the walls and warm coloured upholstery draw in the space making it cosy and comforting.