Designed by Raseel Gujral, this contemporary home project carries her signature style which is an amalgam of authentic indo-colonial expression and modern urban living. The entrance cultivates a sophisticatedly luxurious style by pioneering a modernist twist into the respect for the tradition. Transcending the obvious it transforms into the neo palace of India with its echoes from the past, amid French, colonial and Indian influences, as you move further away into the living room space. The living has an aristocratic appeal and is aesthetically neat with classic elements of wall art and art objets against the white. The large windows dressed in formal silk drapes lend it a cocooned nest-like feel. The fireplace makes for a cozy corner with a blush of red thrown in with cushions.
The dining is where all the drama unveils, it is a massive 16 seater formal sit out space, yet is very sublime and understated by way of using pastels and muted color palettes in the walls and textiles. The use of chandelier here really ups the glamour of the room and lends it an identity which is unique and chic. The show stealer is the Panoramic wallpaper at the corridor alley which celebrates the festivity of Indian pageantry with elephants, camels and desert ruins in the backdrop.
The most striking element in the project is how effortlessly the old world blends with the modern. One of such corners is where the Sarkar Raj vanity table is situated and it highlights beautiful moulin rouge red with an artistic appeal in graphics. As you move along the house, there is an informal family room for a cozy gathering and bedrooms which are an expression of the neo palace vocabulary which is developed in India with the inspirations that have pervaded through India in the last 500 years.
Embodying the assimilation of the client’s vision and Raseel’s eye for precision and an artistic desire for poise and elegance, the house resonates the romance of modern luxury with the ideals of classical history. The neo-classical renaissance resounds with inlays in onyx, jaali work and yet it incorporates the elements of the griffins and braiding etc.
Alluring to the natural and design aesthetic, the result is at once strikingly chic yet altogether proverbial. Embodying an awe inspiring infusion of character to the familiarity of a classical form, each living space from the array transforms into an artistic legacy that both arouses fantasy as well as stirs the imagination.