In our Design Focus series, our designers share their inspiration behind great, Liv-able interiors. In this edition, interior designer Hithaishi S talks about creating a beautiful, soothing escape for its elderly inhabitants, keeping their needs in mind.
Who livs here: Holiday home for Ashish Manakatala’s in-laws
Location: Bommanahalli, Bengaluru
Home type and size: A 3-bedroom apartment spanning about 1450 sq ft
Design team: Interior designer Hithaishi S with project manager Jay Kumar and design manager Divyalakshmi S
Livspace Service: Full Home Design
Modern design sensibilities when coupled with a dash of culture works as the perfect home-away-from-home for client Ashish Manakatala’s elderly in-laws. Tasked with creating the ideal vacation retreat for them, Livspace designer Hithaishi and team thoughtfully carved out a space that marries aesthetics and function seamlessly.
Doused in neutral hues, this three-bedroom apartment radiates a relaxed, serene aura while rich brown finishes enliven the space. This house’s streamlined, uncomplicated design is a nod to the 90s and is done keeping in mind easy navigation for the elderly.
The long hallway is cleverly separated from the dining room area by a tall, see-through display unit. This provides privacy,without being visually overwhelming. A plethora of cultural accent pieces, reflecting the inhabitants’ tastes, adorn the display unit which can be admired from the plush sofas and ottomans.
Placed strategically across the dining area is the media unit. The elderly couple specially requested for this, as sitting at the dining chairs helps maintain the right posture and makes TV viewing a comfortable experience.
Contemporary elements are evident in the modular kitchen, complete with stylish wood stained cabinets as well as the swanky sliding wardrobe outfitted with a large mirror.
“We wanted to give the elderly parents a space that not only looks aesthetically appealing but is also ergonomically friendly. After all, they need to feel secure and confident in their own home.”
– Hithaishi S, Livspace