Fine materiality and its refined execution define this three-bedroom apartment at DLF Camelias, Gurugram. The highly stylized contemporary interiors of this 7,400 sqft apartment intrinsically embrace functionality while living up to the expectations and requirements of its owners. The client’s taste aligned with an immaculate, minimalist approach with a desire to achieve as much character and warmth with the space as possible, all the while retaining a sense of openness to it. However, luxurious veins of natural stones are creatively used to evoke a maximalist appeal to the expansive spaces that are minimalistic at the core. Geometric brass inlay works further to draw the exotic character out of the stones. The interior spaces follow a sort of lean, rhythmic vibe with recurring material and design details along with an analogous colour scheme. Tones of grey, brown, and wood are allowed to articulate throughout the spaces with varied textures, while sparse gold accents impart an elegant touch to the predominantly muted backdrop. The choice of lighting fixtures imparts intricate embellishments to otherwise clean spaces. Thus, a perfect amalgamation of visual aesthetics with a functional design results in a warm and welcoming home. The voyage through this Gurugram home begins with an open layout of a living-dining area that takes centre stage with marble flooring and statement art pieces that give it a wonderful sense of sophistication. The space looks grand on a first look but there is also conviviality, due to the bespoke furniture pieces custom-made by Essentia, that add sculptural touches to the minimalist environment. The curved edges of the accent chairs and the emphasis on colours evoke understated elegance. The gigantic mirror, classic crystal chandelier, and large-than-life art canvases too play their part in creating the perfect mix between a luxurious aesthetic design and a comfortable living space. On moving further, the neutral theme continues into the bedrooms and takes dominance even in the furnishings to lend a peaceful vibe to these private spaces. The mattress laid out with the views of nature makes for an excellent perch to relax and rejuvenate after a stressful day. Large glazings reflect abundant natural light and bring uninterrupted views of lush landscapes. Equipped with luxurious lighting and showers, the bathrooms have the serenity of a spa-like space, thanks to the materiality and the way the light flows. The other bedroom also follows a similar palette, yet with marble embellishments and artwork that add an artistic dimension to the space. A minimalistic style can often end up feeling a little dull, but this Gurugram home skilfully brings grandeur and luxury with the use of two strong materials—marble and brass—to display warmth and richness across the home. The secret lies in the thoughtfully and subtly carved tiniest details in every nook and corner of the home, such as the play of mirrors, geometric brass inlays, colourful artworks, and flow of natural light.