When Tradition Meets Design – Puneri Wada

When tradition meets design…history is recreated. In sync with the rich ‘Vada’ culture of times gone by, my team and I present our latest offering for your eyes only. Adorned with arches, flowing curtains, chandeliers & carvings, this home is based on the concept of Puneri Vadas. A space with a beautiful amalgamation of rich colours, wooden finishes and wall art with a touch of timeline photography. Not to mention the ease of functionality which gives the owners the class of history with a contemporary touch!

The Triple Jharonkas and shimmering beaded curtains and endless brass embellishments makes the living space looks rich and deep in colour.

The chandelier with its machine cut jaali work emphasizes the influence of the Persian, Rajasthani  & Gujarati architecture. This living room is a rich cultural heritage, wrapped in small elements such as brass artifacts, bright rich colours, the flowing Khann fabric (typical fabric belonging to  the state of Maharashtra)  curtains, jaali work and elegance of teak wood.

Isn’t this a fun corner? Dating back to various generations, swings have been a part of our culture and interiors always. When you step into a typical Marathi Vada(home) , you will find a traditional  flat teak wood jhoola. A treasured asset for your interiors and the best therapy to bust out the stress after a long day, swings are just a perfection creation. Adding a fun element to this living room, indoor swings have become very popular. This new trend is being loved by people of all age groups from kids to youngsters to elderly people.

For many people, the dining room is their centrepiece—the place that they entertain guests and share family meals. When you are trying to place tables and chairs, lighting, and storage cabinets, space is a major consideration. This dining room shows impeccable harmony with the living space. Everything works together, from the ceiling lighting to the flooring, to the walls and the table serving 10 people at one time.

We adorned this traditional home with typical Marathi vintage photographs. The Tambe family flaunted the subtle traditions of sarees and hairstyles to match their beautiful home in their photographs. This also became the main wall decor of each room.

Moving on to the bedrooms Indian style interior design is among the most exotic, interesting and complex decor styles to work with. Due to the differences in the culture, history and art across the country,  Indian interior design has many variants. Here, we played with bold reds and deep greens embellished with golden. We also enhanced the walls with typical Marathi style portraits of this beautiful family. Here, functionality was a top priority. The poster bed was made to have ample storage below  and a desk was created because Shalaka and her husband work a lot from home…

Along the other side on the right a beautiful book shelf was made with mirror and jaali work in its background and on the left is a spacious walk-in closet to avoid any clutter in the main stream area.

Moving in to another traditional bedroom, the pleasing greens and classy wood finishes, make this room look spacious. India is historically famous for its beautiful fabrics. Here, fabrics give a  fluid feel to this space. The wallpaper has beautiful initialized version of  intricate mandala motifs. Overall the effect is rich and decorative.

Last but not the least, we enhanced the porch with timeline photography of the family. We did not forget the typical Vada style vintage chandelier, a rich carpet and brass embellishments.

 

 

Fitness Studio – Inposture

My client Anand owns a fitness studio on the busy Law College road of Pune. He is brilliant and excellent in his profession and helps people to reduce ailments and look lean, healthy and fit. So here is where I came into the picture and we decided to make this place chic and functional!

 

Figuring out the perfect layout was key to design this fitness studio. The small space meant having to lay out all the equipment perfectly. The lighting, weights, space for functional training and rubber flooring had to be all placed perfectly.

A Well-Balanced Space

In order utilize his space  to the fullest, we decided to align all the machines by the wall and use the space in the middle for more functional training.  To maintain a serene and airy look, we  used whites on walls, a nice rustic texture of beige to the ceiling and gave a splash of rust to the beams. This deep rust added an accent and energy to the space.

Clutter-Free Consciousness

 

Fitness studios must be clean and minimal so that students can remain focused and clear-headed. In order to keep his essential supplies nearby, neat and uncluttered, we designed a cabinet to organize yoga mats, therapeutic bands, some small weights and a foam roll. All and all has its place and makes the space look very clean.

Overcoming Challenges

 

The dark gym flooring presented the most challenges. In its original condition, the space underfoot was made up of regular tiles. Here, the challenge was to make the space look big despite the black flooring. But with its whites and beiges  and the king-size windows, this small studio looks smart and chic!

Peace and Lighting

 

Anand wanted his place to look warm, yet  crisp. To do this in a non-literal manner,  we installed fabricated beams with industrial track lights indicative of lighting found in industries. We also gave a back light to the humongous mirrors which brings warmth yet gives a little fancy look to the place, also bringing in the feeling of peace.

A Desk Area & A Cabin

 

Anand uses a desk area in his little cabin to attend to his clients. He opted for a classic, white table with a glass top with movable drawers made for filing to keep the space clean and clutter-free.
Working on the little aspects of this studio made this experience very pleasurable. Not only did we achieve most of what Anand wanted but we also made the studio very chic, functional and organised!