London—the city where this couple met plays a starring role in this home, designed by Between Walls
When the homeowners who met in London, began doing up their first home together, they wanted their story to be a part of the home. This, along with their modern taste, love for travel—and each other—gave the dwelling a personality of its own. The home located in Lullanagar, Pune is spread over 2,900-square-feet and is designed by Natasha Shah, principal designer and Shurti Zanwar, designer of Between Walls.
“The clients wanted a home that’s sophisticated, modern and timeless. The house also reflects their love story which began in London,” shares Shah. And so, the entire home features elements and accents that remind them of UK. Park benches, bright red post boxes, iconic British slogans of, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ pepper the home. Various elements throughout the home—the blue main door, houndstooth cushions and the blues and greys—work towards creating a cheerful vibe. While the colours used in the apartment have been inspired by the hues of the Union Jack, the material palette comprises pietra grey marble, statuario marble, walnut veneer, paint, paver blocks and clay brick, interspersed with plants. The apartment is located on the 4th floor with very few high rises around—which makes it ideal for full-sized windows that open up views. “The house has an open floor concept where barring the private areas, all spaces are visually without any boundaries,” adds Shah.
The British theme plays out from the entrance itself—the lobby outside and the blue entrance door leads to a large arched opening and glass grid partition. Marble flooring and wooden accents add an elegant touch.
By city standards, the living room is a significantly large space with an open layout and full-sized windows that seem to bring the outdoors, in. The pietra grey marble on the floor and the white statuario marble on the TV wall give the room character. Most of the furniture has been imported while the swing is by POD. A series of photographs on one wall add a personalised touch. Beyond, the sprawling balcony also features a swing.
Beyond the glass partition is the study cum TV room. The striking, modern space features bold white and black striped chairs and a customised magnetic map on the wall. The room also serves as a library and play station zone for the young couple.
The focal point of the kitchen is the patterned marble flooring. The most colourful room in the house, it features powder blue cabinetry. Different knick-knacks like containers and cake stand have been sourced from Elementary. The room is accessed through an arched opening beyond which is the dining area which features an 8-seater table and art from The Plated Project.
The master bedroom is a monochromatic space, save for the stark, tan bed. Chic and sophisticated, the space is separated from the wardrobe by a marble partition.
The guest bedroom is a cosy, comfortable room which is also done up in neutral tones. Bringing in a playful element are pops of pastel pink brought in via the armchair and rug. The room is connected to the living room via a balcony that’s clad in clay brick tiles.