The House of Neutrals | GeoGreen Architects | New Delhi
The brief of the project :
The brief demanded the home to be designed in a solid pastel colour palette. Keen on hosting social gatherings, they wanted a well defined bar, a formal living space and everything nice and classy.
The design intent :
After listening to the client’s brief, we were quite sure that we wanted to design a very fresh, soft and minimalistic space. We wanted this home to look like a drop of sunshine wrapped in soothing pastels.
The spatial configuration/flow:
The home unfurls across an area of 2700 sq. ft. consisting of a living area along with 4 bedrooms and a terrace which embraces a glass house and a bar area for the social bashes and festivities. Central to the spatial narrative of the space is the living area which is very carefully divided into three seating clusters- a formal living space, a family lounge and a dining space all accommodated in a single room with sharp-witted furniture layouting.
The material palette :
Plush velvet pastel-hued double face sofa in the living room is so muted yet unique in its own way that it not only is multi-purpose serving as both formal and informal area but also gives a sense of belonging.
A bonding space for family and friends, the dining area houses a luxe eight-person dining table with onyx marble table top and a quilted base with chairs that are a blend of brass and swanky velvet.
Then there stands a magnificent bar area with black PU finish all over, seamless storage and classy fluted glass shutters. The korean marble serves as the table top with splendid bar stools to its right.
Moving on to the section of the home where leisure finds its truest meaning—each of the bedrooms reveal a serene but sophisticated theme, playing with a composed palette of white, grey and ivory. While a blue velvet upholstered chaise delineates a corner nook for reading and seating, the other room has a set of two pastel green chairs with a coffee table.
The kids room has got all the fun vibes. It caters a bunk bed with a swing on its side all done in ivory PU paint. An ivory circular table with four tiny blush pink chairs make up the play area for the kids with Thor, Captain America and Princess Elsa in the background. A dedicated study and ample storage for their toys definitely makes it a win-win situation for both the parents and the kids.
The terrace caters a bar unit and a glass house outdoor deck with lounge seating that romances the vistas of the dreamy sunrises and sunsets. In all, this superlative abode has a plethora of luxurious materials, rich textures and subtle hues—which are evoking bliss as one remains fixated by these consistently.
We were handed over the project quite late when most of the civil work had been done. There was too much unwanted circulation and waste free spaces. The client wanted a typical family lounge (with mandatory bar) and a formal living area along with a dining table in the given space. Our main challenge was to accommodate all the required spaces but ensuring proper and required circulation, using the spaces wisely and without compromising the aesthetic appeal of the home. Hence, Dividing the spaces in a balanced yet effortless manner was surely a challenge yet a thrill.
The sumptuous black PU finished bar with fluted glass cabinets and Korean marble top is definitely the most striking feature when you enter the home. The chic bar is designed along the TV unit rendering it as a family lounge which exhibits a relaxing yet ritzy ambience to dwell in after a hard day’s work.
Favourite aspect of the project:
When we first looked at the floor plan, we knew it was a potential layout to play around with spaces. Instead of following the trend of creating vertical partitions between public and private areas in the living space, we let the furniture do the task. We did curate a formal and informal living space but we made sure it wasn’t mundane. We gave a slight exotic touch by adding the dual face sofa which somehow contributed to the natural flow and circulation of the space.
Project Name : The House of Neutrals
Design Firm : GeoGreen Architects
Design Team: Ar. Shahrukh Khan, Ar. Sahiba Kaur & Mokshna Jain
Project Size : 2700 Sq. Ft.
Project Location: East of Kailash, New Delhi
Client: Mr. Praneet Taneja
Photography Credits : Tarang Goyal