Sethi’s Timeless Abode | Studio Falcon | Gurgaon
The brief for the home is all of two adjectives–”timeless and subtle”. The clients wanted their house to feel inviting and comfortable. The design intent was to adapt our creative sensibility to the client’s needs and align it with the spaces. The clients were open to exploration with a varied range of aesthetics; our goal was to create the perfect symphony for them. The interior design philosophy included a rich layered aesthetics with sensitive juxtapositions of diverse colours, textures and patterns in subtle shades.
The site was a blank canvas with a multitude of opportunities. There weren’t any structural changes. The primer functional changes were converting one of the boudoirs into a mandir with comfortable seating. The other change was switching the dining area with an informal family gathering space.
As we walk into the flat, A marble-clad foyer greets us with muted enthusiasm. A mirrored-niche framed draws focus to a quirky yellow console and a complementing orange easy chair. Next in a row, the biophilia calms the passer-by.
With a panelling running across the breadth of the room concealing the kitchen door and a deep-back couch to sink into while watching a movie, the family lounge matches flawless style with utilitarian comfort. Shapes and silhouettes add personality, while a considerate blend of textures such as wooden flooring, a hand-tufted sofa and the use of soft colours make the space dynamic and inviting.
Living room, Dining area and Bar
In the living room, the darker hues and beige marble flooring are tempered by the light-toned walls. A centre table in brass, glass and wood sits atop a plush rug, while a drooping chandelier frames the couch.
A custom-made dining table, along with chairs, and Grey-hued custom fluted chairs, make up the dining zone. A light fixture suspended, and a neatly conceived bar unit in the corner complete the setting. The bar counter reimages the flutes from the dining table chairs and exaggerates its grandeur and opulence. This space is semi segregated with a refine brass rattan.
The inspiration was the Amazon rainforest. That is why arboreal greens make their presence felt all over the powder room.
Corridor – The transition from the common areas to the more private spaces of the house is facilitated by a corridor where the uninterrupted false ceiling wood panelling deftly directs the various doors along its length while imparting a linear visual depth.
The kid’s bedroom embraces soothing blush tones, punctuated by mint green tints and wood flooring. The bed back wall features an eye-catching mural that is a tasteful addition. The wardrobes have this modern panelling that softens the space.
Son’s room is highlighted by a luxury shade of blue, paired with grey tones, touched up with light wood polish. A minimal workstation is fit within the line of the wardrobe.
Master Bedroom – Tones of grey accent colour on the high back chair and ottoman sported beneath a cove lighting within the false ceiling design. Light linen curtains frame the floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing sunlight to stream into the room through the day.
The primary challenge was the project timeline. The client required the project handover within three months, which led to an efficient workflow to meet the deadlines. The client’s family noticed their emergent need to recuperate their family bonding. The architect provided a solution by segregating the formal areas and adding informal seating adjacent to the kitchen. This setting doubles as a cosy dining and TV lounge.
The overall scheme of colours and textures. A balance of maximalism and minimalism. The easiest way to achieve a simple yet layered look is to balance various elements. A detailed foreground needs a neutral background and vice versa. This family home is no less than elegant and modern. But what impressed me was how it remains grounded, always striking a balance between the contemporary and the classic, the opulent and the subtle. Colours were the binding factor through the house.
Project Name : Sethi’s Timeless Abode
Design Firm : Studio Falcon
Principal Architect : Shivangi Kochar
Project Type: Apartment Interior
Project Location : Gurgaon
Project size : 5,500 sq. feet (Total area)
Year Built : 2021
Duration of Project : 3.5 months
Photography Credits : Tarang Goyal
Styling Credits : Styling Abode
Bedroom Furnishings : Skyyliving
Décor : Smokey Cocktail, Home Fluff, Pure homes
Content Writeup Credit : Anchal Tiberawal