A strikingly contemporary Bangalore home that oozes elegance and charm!
Who livs here: Mahesh Ramanathan with his wife Padma and son Ayushman and Armaan
Location: SNN Raj Serenity, Bangalore
Home Size: 4BHK spanning 2,100 sq ft
Design team: Interior Designer Sneha Garodia with Project Manager Ambujakshi N
Livspace service: Full home design
A 4BHK ready to move in with all the interior designing in place within a month! Doesn’t that feel stressful and close to impossible? Well, Mahesh Ramanathan and his family were very keen on moving into their new home at the earliest and they approached Livspace with that in mind. The couple wanted a bigger home with a view and away from the city madness. SNN Raj Serenity interiors proved to be ideal for their cause!
Sneha Garodia, Livspace interior designer’s crackling chemistry with the couple was one major reason behind the successful completion of this stunning home. Quick decisions, market hunting for statement pieces and mutual trust were key players in this project. Take some time to skim through this stunning apartment to see how Livspace transforms spaces!
A Striking Entrance
The foyer is the first thing one notices when they enter a home. Sneha gave the couple a bright red wall in the foyer with a statement mirror and cove lights creating soft focus on it. A shoe rack with ample space and seating makes this entryway every bit functional as it is pretty.
Centre of Attraction
As one moves inside the home, the eyes automatically span towards the uber cool stone cladded wall with a large Buddha statue installed in the centre. The couple wanted this wall to be the focal point and Sneha did complete justice to their requirement. Tiny pebbles underneath only add to the mood.
The living room is a uniquely designed space with powder blue walls and off-white sofas. Sneha installed wooden trims on the wall provide completion to the otherwise empty space, while inducing warmth in this room. The living room feels so fresh and welcoming the moment one enters!
Statement Dining Room
The dining room feels stately with with a shiny marble top dining table and a textured wall on side, which is the chosen space to hang family photos. Sneha gave the couple a divider to create a subtle demarcation between the living and the dining area. Since the dining area does not enjoy any natural light, the divider was kept wide and open to let light in. The shelves double up as display spaces for collectibles and artefacts!
A very striking feature of the dining room is this statement artwork that Sneha and Padma, Mahesh’s wife, picked up at a store in Bangalore. The pristine white console table has storage space for all the crockery and other essentials while it plays match with the dining table and chairs.
The boys love goofing around in the balcony, while the couple also unwind in this area. Keeping this in mind, Sneha gave them a artificial grass carpet in the balcony to keep things green and fresh. The railing was also extended to keep up with safety measures!
Beat the Blues with this Kitchen
Kitchens are the heart of the home and if you have a bright heart, then your home will automatically shine through! This cozy kitchen is done up in all white, except for the flashy backsplash. Complete with corner units, tandem boxes and bottle pull-outs, it is a delight to watch this space come to life.
The countertop is built up of granite which is easy to maintain and since it is black in colour, it won’t get stained easily. The chimney plays match with the countertop.
As you enter this compact U-shaped kitchen, your eyes will meet the vibrant blue backsplash in an instant. A closer look at the tiles reveal the fact that they are tastefully shaded and make for fun cooking sessions.
A Pooja cum Study Room
While we were in conversation with Mahesh, we found out that this is his favourite spot in the home. He loves how Sneha has designed the pooja room and the fact that this is his work den as well. The granite slab on the pooja counter is a leftover piece from the kitchen. Talk about optimum usage of resources!
The study corner fits right in this room where Mahesh spend most of his time working. This room is also used for guests when they are visiting; it’s been furnished with a futon that can be converted into a bed. We love how airy and light this room feels!
One for the Boys
One look at this room and it instantly lifts your mood! Ayushman and Armaan own this space and it is so lively that one can feel the energy in here. From the blue themed drapes to the study table and the bed with the side tables, this room is a blue haven for sports enthusiasts!
The bike on the wall spells cool and we are crushing over it! Sneha and Padma picked it up from a store in Chickpet and it just adds to the entire look and feel of the room. The bed features hydraulic storage, while the headboard is a combination of blues and greys that blend in perfectly into the mood of the room.
The study table is a masterpiece in itself, with two separate sections for the two boys, so no more fighting for space! Sneha has cleverly customised this piece for them, so each of them have their own cupboard and drawers to store their books.
P.S. Do not miss the cute little hangmen on the wall beside it. They are not decór pieces, they are hangers for the kid’s clothes. So smart and quirky!
Sneha showed the couple a 3D model of a similar wardrobe and they loved it so much that they wanted an exact replica of it. The closed cabinets are used to store clothes, while the open shelves are utilised for random stuff. The red baskets offset the blue colours of this room and come handy when the kids want to stow away their toys!
When the Parents Visit
This room is used by Mahesh’s parents when they visit and is designed in a way that suits all their needs. The decór is kept simple while the colours are serene and soothing, just right for older people. The stencil pattern of the wall adds a touch of uniqueness to this room!
The wardrobe is a simple shutter wardrobe with mirror panelling that features storage. The drawers beneath the mirrored shutters can be used to store vanity essentials. Therefore, this wardrobe acts as a dresser when required! White Duco paint makes it durable and glossy.
A Master Design for the Master Bedroom
Mahesh and Padma wanted something simple yet classy for their bedroom and Sneha did complete justice to it. Ultra classy slate hued walls with a geometric-patterned wallpaper behind the bed makes this room look so stylish. LED strip lights along the niche make for cozy lighting at night!
The wardrobe is milky white with spruce-hued panelling in the center to create harmony within the room. Sliding shutters with ample storage space inside, customised for the couple, is perfect for cozy spaces like this. The upholstered yellow headboard adds a dash of colour to this otherwise muted room!
Padma wanted some extra storage in the room and a dresser-cum-console table was the answer. With wall hung ledges for storage and display and ample drawers, this console table sits pretty beside the mirrored tall unit complementing the theme of the room.
“This project was a learning experience for me because I got to learn so much during the entire design process. The couple was very cooperative and accommodating, and they gave me complete freedom while trusting my decisions. It was a complete pleasure working for them!”
– Sneha Garodia, Interior Designer, Livspace