When the team at CeeBee design studio visited this apartment for inspection before the client moved in, it was a complete mess. The apartment is unrecognizable with its spiffy new makeover which was the result of several brainstorming sessions between the team and the client, some roadblocks in terms of constructional restraints but all in all, the country chic dwelling is luxe, functional and warm.
“The home is customized as per the liking of the residents – a young couple and their little daughter”, explains Chitralekha. As soon as you set foot into the house, you realize that it is an art lover’s paradise as each corner of the apartment is adorned with paintings that make it lively and vibrant. The master bedroom seen here features wood finish flooring that sets a warm and welcoming vibe. The headboard and the wardrobe doors are all handmade by local artisans and showcase the traditional and classic combination of wood and wicker.
“Even though we faced space issues, the team managed to fit in an informal as well as formal seating area in the living room. The apartment overlooks the lake and we did not want to steal away this highlight. This is why as soon as you enter, you can directly see the open balcony and the breath-taking view,” points out Chitralekha. The impressive dining area is a typical European style space with mismatched upholstery and a beautiful hand-made painting that adorns the entire ceiling.
“The unfinished look of the wall in the formal seating area with the artefacts collected and handpicked by the client lend the living room a breath of fresh air. Most of the furniture in the house is restored and upcycled”, says Chitralekha. The tufted beige upholstery of the couch and the perfect placing of green foliage around the space helps create the ideal place to have conversations after a long day at work.
“Painting a home is an exciting journey. Right from picking the perfect hue to actually seeing the entire place done up, however, it can all take a toll on you. With Asian Paints we have complete faith in the products and the service provided, which makes this entire process fun and less gruesome. The Asian Paints team helps us put together our dream and makes our work look even more stunning”, explains Chitralekha.
“The daughter’s room features a princess bed but unlike the conventional pink, we have used furniture and accessories that are an amalgamation of things she likes. The room truly represents who she is”, says CB.
The balcony and the view it offers have to be one of the most arresting features of this house. The entire living room lights up owing to the natural light that seeps in from the open balcony. It makes for the perfect spot to enjoy your morning tea.