For Snehal Shah and his family, their path has eventually led them to a serene and spacious retreat, which they have lovingly named as “Ghar”. Sitting idyllically in the landscape and far from the hustle-bustle of the city, this Modern Bungalow interacts with its surroundings with its balanced and neutral insertions. It respectfully aligns with nature by using the rustic charm of natural wood in the design. Given the challenge to come up with interiors that evoke modern vibes, Mr. Joshi, the Founder & Pritesh Patel, principal associate carefully infused the calm and serene setting with restraint and a considered contemporary approach. And his magic is evident as soon as you step forward at the entrance. The “Gateway to Ghar” is adorned with Italian stone wall cladding and brass murals that exude affluence. The Golden streaks at the door welcome and draw you in towards the holy sanctum. The foyer is made exquisite with Black Italian marble inlay in Beige Italian marble. A minimal wooden frame with glass sliding doors and see-through batons separates the foyer & living area. The showstopper of this bungalow is surely the Living Room. This magnanimous space is synonymous with a “darbar” of an emperor. Oozing class in every square inch, the living room interiors have some of the finest Italian marble, Italian stone walls, statement-making rugs from Udaipur and customized paintings. The regal aura is heightened by the presence of double-height spaces and the towering chandelier that hangs tall. All in all – “Impress” at first sight kind of vibes in the living room. The master bedroom has curated veneer paneling and opens up to a lovely garden with breathtaking views to behold. Up on the first floor is where the teenagers have their own “space to chill” aka bedrooms. While the daughter’s bedroom dons the finest Italian marble, handmade rug and wooden niche, the son’s bedroom opens up to a beautiful terrace garden. Outline Studio Architects have put their hands up and done a fabulous job with the landscaping. Gardens infuse a breath of fresh air in the spaces while making for a visually stunning backdrop. At "Ghar", we have created this scintillating space of dry landscape, walkways, stepping stone pathways, indigenous flora, palm area and a special little promenade along the waterbody for "Walks to Remember". The landscaping is done keeping in mind the finer details, including styling, plant selection, grass species and soil quality among others.
“Ghar” is a very special project and very close to our hearts. It was a pure joy to design the interiors in collaboration with the client, who had an eye for detail and our relationship simply blossomed over time. The natural aesthetics of wood, the calmness of the hushed color palette, thoughtfully curated lighting and scattered chevron patterns make for pastoral settings. Just the kind of space our client desired to return to after a long day of hustle. It is said, “Home is where the Heart is”. However, after this project, for everyone here at KN Associates, “Heart is where the Ghar is”.