BMC Software Cafeteria – Bangalore

Creating a cafeteria in an office space that’s unique, breathtaking, and functional is no easy task. We tried to go over, under, and through, with the most impressive cafeteria details for BMC Software, Bangalore. A small building tucked amidst the glamorous area of Bangalore, stands BMC Software. BMC needed a chic cafeteria on its 4th floor which needed a lot of remodeling. Here, we added gaming zone, kitchen, high seating counters to enjoy the view, service counters, projector screening area which centered around masquerading Bangalore city & its eateries with a good tucked bookshelf. So lets cover all the elements and challenges of this space!

How We used Nooks, Crannies & Walls
After redoing this 4th floor cafeteria gave a sense of being some place else rather than in office while having food or taking a break from work! Prior, It was too colourful and was definitely not planned. Infact it was quite flavourless !  After renovation, its wild color scheme, wall graphics of Bangalore city and unusual angles nodded to the innovative spirit of the company. We divided the space into 4 areas, gaming zone, the kitchen, high seating overlooking the city and space meant to host social events. All its nooks, crannies and walls were used up!
Vibrant Spirit, Captured in Full Color
The whimsy of this creative cafeteria extended into the gaming zone, where one can see the popular Bangalore food junctions graphics.  Clubbed with its carom board and TT  table,  meets the vibrant wall graphics, wooden faux pas flooring and bright bold lights. This space needed “wide open spirit” to be reflected in the common areas. And so it did!
Preserving the Existing – Rich &  Bright
We designers always try to preserve original elements such as existing facade, the windows, most of the ceiling and found a way to soften the decor by adding a series of delicate details such as blinds, brick wallpaper. We also employed a color palette based on bright wall graphics to light wooden flooring and grass alike carpet to spruce up the high table space!
Flexible & Functional

Also since this BMC office is small they even hold meetings, social events etc in this space, we added a projector screen wall making it a easy for any screening while making the back side of this wall into a store room creating a good amount of functionality! We also designed foldable tables and racking chairs which could be removed or arranged for any event. This is one of the most important feature we worked on in this oddly shaped area. We turned this event hall cum cafeteria into a comfortable, friendly and welcoming space meant to host social events and to bring people together.

Illuminating with Pop of Color Pendants

Since we made the facade area of this cafeteria a bit quintessential and create a bar like effect, it gave a touch of style to this space. Prior to the remodeling, this space was used as a store room. These hanging pendant lights are crafted making this space look trendy!

Lead Time Zoomed!

Handing over the site much before the promised time has always been our forte! Despite the fact that we are based out of Pune, our designs, 3Ds, team, raw material and all the other little things were delivered and installed perfectly in sync with the target date!

So to conclude, this oddly shaped building gets it cafeteria with a culture of spontaneity, collaboration with versatility and is splashed with color! The so-called breakout space, pictured above, is scattered with all the necessary things the company requires for socials, food, games and leisure!

This project is a collaborative effort of Amit Laghate Contractors & Designers and Livelywood.
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TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial – BMC Software Cafeteria – Bangalore

BMC Software – Pune

As much as residential projects are fun and creative, so are corporate ones! When it comes to creating a productive and inspiring work environment, without compromising sleek, high-end decor, we do it all!

So while the opportunity came by from BMC Software, Pune, we were delighted to make it happen and gathered our skills! First and foremost, when considering interior design for any business type, there are a few points that should be taken into account. They  include functionality, brand identity, creativity and uniqueness, budget and schedule. After a few discussions with the BMC Software team, we understood their requirement. Small lead time to complete the project was the top priority. We had only 25 days to complete a 3000 sq ft of space with an addition of 56 workstations. So here is how we went through the project step by step…

Happy Team at BMC Software

Replicating Workstations

BMC believes in open seating. Their workstations were linear and they wanted us to replicate the design which was 5 years old. The interior market being so fast paced, doesn’t allow us to replicate something so old since trends change very fast. Despite the situation, we researched and tried and tested a bit and through experience, we could achieve the exact same design for them. Obviously, the shared space was divided through the use of partitions, giving everyone a bit of privacy and a chance to concentrate on the task at hand. At the same time, it’s very easy to peek over the separator in order to discuss something with a desk-mate.

Small Lead Time

Matching timeline in our profession is always a challenge. Despite the fact that the office was in working conditions, we managed to deliver the entire site 5 days prior to our promised date. Our team worked through the night and over weekends.

Reuse & Rework

To reduce the cost for the company, we used a lot of existing materials and even repaired and fixed things without damaging the existing set up.

Even though there are practical aspects had to be taken care of this corporate office space came out clean, smart, fashionable and comfortable!

Pat on the back from Mr. Shashank Bhushan CEO BMC Software

This project is a collaborative effort of Amit Laghate Contractors & Designers and Livelywood.
www.amitlaghate.com
www.livelywood.in

 

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Testimonial – BMC Software – Pune

Innovative Façade Designs – Pandit Javdekar Builders

When buildings are built, making them enticing is our job! We designers made this building and its façades a piece of art and gave it an awesome symphony of interaction. This building of Pandit Javdekar Builders helps uplift its surroundings by giving its residents an experience of visual pleasures & comfort.

The building envelope is a critical area of a building’s design. It is one of the most significant exterior elements or façades for building functionality. Façades and building envelopes not only form the outer skin of buildings, but also project image and creative intent. So here, we  gave solutions and layouts on staircase and landings, elevator cladding, main gate, and parking. In addition, we enhanced their lobby with features like statues and brick wall and indoor plants which beautified the building, making it inviting for its residents.

This aspect of designing is different from the mainstream interior design we professionals build in our scope. Making us unique and divergent in the our field.

This project was a collaborative effort of Livelywood & Amit Laghate Contractors & Designers. Its was also a delight to receive a testimonial from Mr. Rahul Pandit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Testimonial – Pandit Javadekar & Associates

Sports Cabinet for the Youngest Indian Iron Man

Ever since the kitchen pantries get organised, we move the next bit of the kids rooms which is the new leader for the the messiest, least organized space in the house. But here, with the Kudtarkars, the story is a bit different! Yohaan one of the youngest Ironman in India who is just 19,  needed to get a sports cabinet built in for his future feats. With his cycles, and fins and running gear, he needed something to be more organized and easy to access. But good news was, it got a major upgrade!!

Yohaan’s Medals from Marathons

So here we go… 3 cycles, a trainer, fins, accessories, weights, all his medals from marathons and many small things needed a place. Vertical bike storage was the best solution for an apartment of the Kudtarkars.  So we mounted hooks, brackets and other hardware only on studs to have most stuff on the walls.  The other things did need drawers to  arrange items in a more space-efficient way.

For inspiration, we’ve rounded up some elements of Iron Man in this cabinet! They were thoughtful enough to please any sophisticated design enthusiast, but even more importantly, this wall art gave a huge WOW factor!

And lastly a Before & After picture!

 

 

The Turkish Themed Farmhouse

A farmhouse getaway is like a vacation! Yet one needs to have a decor with which one resonates, carries a sense of belonging and obviously is beautiful and lovely to stay in.

 

This Turkey inspired farmhouse stands out and has a wow factor. One of it being the Iznik tiles. Original Turkish blue and turquoise tiles are hand painted and are suitable for bathrooms and kitchens as well as for decks, stairs raisers and floors. Here we used these to bring in this Moorish effect! Through out this home they gave an unusual mixture of delicate, ancient and bold graphic patterns that grab attention and provide a luxurious feel.

To get lost inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is to immerse yourself in a sea of ​​stalls that offer all kinds of copper, brass, silver and other metal handwork. One sees large decorative platters, tea sets, spa bowls, lamps and lanterns, door handles, etc.  Brass has been on-trend for a long time and even today we believe it is here to stay. Hence we embraced a Turkish character and made interiors of this farmhouse  fresh and sophisticated with a touch of exoticism.

With their geometric designs and sophisticated blue-and-white motifs and brass handles even simple dressers have a power to be transformed into a stylish cabinet upgrading the decor of the rooms.

We also adorned this farmhouse with lamps which play a key role in the decor of this place. This certainly added to the Turkish flair .  This decor would certainly be incomplete without colourful lamps essentially made of glass and metal.

Wall hangings, throws, and table runners again feature heavy thread work and embroidery, each bright enough to act as a highlight. Here we mixed some Indian wall art of Mudras & faces with Antique patchwork  which served as excellent display pieces in a Turkish style decor.

With so many options to choose from, you can easily add a splash of Ottoman influence, this farmhouse can accommodate modular influences, which means you can keep adding touches over the years to ensure this home continues to evolve alongside the travels

Little Girl’s Nursery – Citrusy bright

Citrusy bright, full of cheerful touches, and almost tropical in its sunshiny intensity, here’s a super-colorful bedroom designed by us that gets everything right: cute wall art, well-loved stuffed animals, a bookcase, a quaint colourful play table and chair set. But it’s the greens, sunny yellow, blue and fuchsia pink palette that steals the show. It’s hard to find a better color combo for a little girl’s bedroom.

 

Not leaving out the functionality of this little room, your daughter’s homework assignments will grow right along with her. Every school-age child needs a desk for study time.

Also, the basic furniture will have no problem handling a more mature palette of brown, and the other accessories can be changed over time as the teen years arrive.

 

It’s no secret that this little girl’s nursery blooms in green and natural co,ours! The lushness of the plants perched in simple room makes this space look cozy and quirky! The accessories give an upbeat hues making this room not only nature themed but also playful!

 

Ethnic Home – Blingy, Bright & Bold

Nothing shouts diversity louder than India. The country with its diversity and vibrant colour just invoke an amazing blissful feeling in us. We all know how colourful and spicy the Indian traditions are. So when it comes to interior decors, this is what we implemented in this beautiful home of the Iyers!

There are a lot of ways to decorate homes and a home being a reflection of oneself is the best! This home is decorated with the the collection of beautiful pieces of art and vintage furniture by the Iyers!

Curating an impeccably composed wall with the most intricate art forms from India reflects the opulent culture and heritage of the country! Since the Iyers are ardent collectors of such various forms of art, what fun it was to design a perfect gallery which fits in so well in the living space!

Nothing adds personality and color quite like a gallery wall. We displayed a collection of handmade Indian artwork and added an array of ornate variations of green TV unit and a vintage trunk and a grandfather clock to mix things up!

Pairing a recreated vintage shoe cabinet adorned with antiques crass objects is a true charm to the space! the best part about the brass is that it goes well with all colours so deep distressed green is what we chose for this cabinet! its dressed up with antique knobs and decoratives which adds gravitas to the light-hearted greens!

Whenever we have a vision for a design, we become very impatient to see it complete! An entrance wall of this beautiful space came together with Madhubani Wall art!

Ethnic elements can fit beautifully into any decor. From layering a new decor with old world furniture with pieces of history like these bronze miniatures urns and pots to modern den. This dining are is certainly punctuated with such ethnic accents which makes it vibrant and give it style.

Moving from an ethnic theme, Agneya wanted a little modern touch to his bedroom. We decided to give his space an industrial look! Such a decor exude calm and cool.

The blue and greys with splashes of red show an industrial genre coupled with soft and playful finishes in this kids space…And of course the quirk effect!

Wall paper is also one of the best way to personalize your bedroom, whether you are going for loud graphic patterns or soft subtle florals. When we designed this room, we worked with soothing blues, travel graphic wall paper with a complimenting brown teak wood furniture!

TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial – Ethnic home


 

 

Home Office – Chic & Contemporary

A home office off the living room can be concealed with a pocket door. Grey laminated cabinetry complements the living area finishes but makes the space unique.  A small, quiet, efficient office space for one that is perfect for this dynamic corporate trainer to do some self study while at home.

Though small it has a great deal of natural light and views out the lush trees outside the house.  A pocket door makes the office disappear when it’s time to entertain!

Small yet incredibly functional, this desk space is a comfortable, quiet place to catch up on home reading that she needs to do.

To keep it from feeling cramped or crowded, we complemented warm and cozy seating on the other end of the space. Where sometimes she sits in the comfy built-in chair with her book and relaxes. We added a splash of colour which gives a bit on a whimsy to the corner. She says everytime she sees it, she wants to take her book and settle in there!

 

While the office was intentionally designed into a tiny nook off the living room, we didn’t want it to feel small for Sayali  to use it. By keeping the base color palette light, taking cabinetry to the ceiling, incorporating open storage and maximizing natural light and a bright colour touch, the space feels cozy, and larger than it actually is.

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Testimonial – Home Office – Chic & Contemporary

The Urban Terrace

 

If you have a home with a terrace – it’s a gift!  One can create styles, with gardens, fountains and seating zones and so on. Here you may spend the most relaxing, wonderful and philosophic moments of your life. If the surrounding nature is picturesque, enjoy a calm dinner with candles; if you live in a big city – the light of the night city would be great! So here is what we created!

Wooden cladding on the ceiling of this terrace,  created warmth and coziness. Set against the neutral tones of slate grey tiles, the ceiling added an element of texture. Another basic design we created was we divided this terrace into zones – one with grey slate tiles and the other with lush green lawn. Each contrasted fantastically with the wooden ceiling and created a natural lounge like look which one would not want to leave!

So on the part of the green, we hung some moody lights  that made this place very inviting. The sound of the fountain adds to peace and quiet of this space. Obviously, we did not forget  the gardening nook and flower beds!  Shashank & Pritma who own this gorgeous space say they spend a lot of their time here! This is also a space where Pritma gets to indulge in her hobby of growing plants and house trees of her choice!

However the other side of the terrace, despite the visual distinction, has sofas and refurbished teak wood chairs, pots and lamps, tables and a beautiful faux pas European window to add that little twist to the terrace.  While the palette is limited to neutral colors, the terrace does not seem monotonous at all. On the contrary, there is a maximum of diversity and dynamics, which was achieved with a combination of different tones and grey, brown and colourful textiles. Potted plants became a great natural accent to compliment the design!

A perfect getaway at home is a best way to feel everyday!

 

 

 

 

Classroom Interiors – Learners Edge

An attractively decorated and well-organized classroom can have a big positive impact on both you and your students. Coming in every day to a cheerful and attractive space will lift your mood and inspire your teaching. For students, the design elements you choose can help create a comfortable and safe learning environment.

Seating


Whether you have desks or tables, you’ll want to think through where to put the students for seatwork. Different instruction styles require different seating arrangements. Small groups of desks make it easier for collaboration. Here we have 2 sets of seating, one in a small and the other in a large classroom.

Distinct Areas


It may be helpful to create different areas within the classroom. For example, a classroom might feature learning centers, small and large group areas, music areas, multimedia spaces and of course, your teacher space. You can make these unique spaces serve special purposes. Here we have worked with globes and maps!

Decor


Students will enjoy learning in a space that they feel a part of.  You may want to cover every inch of walls, but too many words and images can be distracting or overwhelming to students so we have left spaces where students decorate it to their liking.. Décor should reinforce learning, not just be a distraction.

Movement


Research now proves that many children need extensive mobility while learning. Provide opportunities for children to move around throughout your classroom rather by visiting the different distinct areas hence we have kept ample space for kids to move and remain active.

As a teacher, your classroom often becomes your second home. We have tried to make these classrooms to make it an inviting, comfortable place to be and to teach.