The client’s needs mandated that the home epitomises a Vintage-English persona, one that conjured the allure of colonial-period dwellings built by the British in locations like Coorg which served as getaway homes when they wanted to escape the wrath of the balmy Indian summers. Our design team took those specifications and ran with them, creating a home that perfectly embodied everything the client was looking for. From the architecture to the furnishings and decor, every element was carefully selected to create a space that was both luxurious and comfortable, transportive and inviting.
The earthy tropical home has a modern look with a subdued color palette. The apartment has airy decks that offer views of the surrounding greenery. The decks also exemplify the indoor-outdoor living experience. The rooms of the home are filled with light during the day.
The challenge they faced was to create a bungalow-like feel in a modern apartment’s blueprint, which they achieved through minor civil alterations and reassignment of functions of certain spaces. They reimagined English design elements associated with the estate-home style to align with the rooted aesthetic of the subcontinent. As the sun sets and the sky grows dark, the living room comes to life. The rustic fireplace becomes the center of attention, and families gather around to spend time together and entertain guests. In many homes, the living room is considered the core of the residence - it's where family members spend time together, share stories, and bond with one another.
The space was pieced together with minimalistic yet versatile elements of furniture that could function diversely. The opposite end hosts a Victorian-style bookshelf by Be Vintage that holds a spectrum of books and board games the family indulges in. At The Southern Plantation Home, the design narrative finds its bearings in the clasps of nostalgia. The space comes alive while the nuances of heirloom entwine with tangible design in a modern light, creating a lasting montage for all of posterity to behold.
Project: The Southern Plantation Home
Designer: House Of 9 Design
Location: Bengaluru, India