Ekavarna | Eijya Designs | Bangalore
‘Ekvarna’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘of one color’ …. pretty much sums up the essence of the monochrome design theme of this gorgeous villa.
This was a renovation project, and the client didn’t want to do any major changes, they wanted a contemporary design with a neutral color palette and “it should look very classy”. We stuck to a neutral palette and added a lot of different textures and geometric patterns for interest and some gold accents for a little drama.
The entrance foyer had a stone clad wall we retained, the shoe rack shutters have a pattern that can be seen repeated in the living room carpet and the puja door.
The living room had some existing stone and veneer paneling, which we retained. The ceiling had a 12” drop running right through the seating, we camouflaged it with false ceiling to create a visual barrier between the living and the bar area. The beige leather sofas are in stark contrast to the rugged stone backdrop. Some accent and ambient lighting layered with general lighting create the right effect for different occasions.
The dining area had an open staircase which was extremely unsafe considering the kid at home, we created a beautiful shelf partition to add to the stairs safety and store in style. The crockery unit dining table top and the rug again have geometric patterns unifying the space in a simple yet significant way.
The guest bedroom on the ground floor had a huge wooden bed, we upholstered it white and put it up against a dark colored wall. This room was to be used predominantly by the seniors of the household, so we kept the colors very muted and the white bed and wardrobe went well with it.
As you walk up the stairs you are greeted by a full wall mirror paneling that brightens up the space. There’s a small study/office area near the landing, opposite which is the daughter’s bedroom.
This daughter’s bedroom is the only room in the house which has a lot of colours, keeping a kid’s room devoid of colour would be similar to taking away from her childhood. The wallpaper, curtain and lamps draw their colors from the bright and colorful geometric rug. The white walls, bed and wardrobes make all the colors pop out.
The master bed on the other end of the corridor has a darker palette, the black lacquer glass wardrobe takes centre stage here, we have black and gold accents in the room to go with it. The master toilet has a coordinating black gold and beige palette.
Adjacent to the master bed is the home theatre which again has black as the accent colour with the black geometric wallpapered wall. The distressed tan sofa and chevron inspired rug complete the overall look of the space.