Residence For Anand's, New Delhi
Mr. Kapill Kamra
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Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Vishal and Aarti Anand, their three children and Vishal’s motherLocation: New DelhiSize: 362 square metres; 4 bedrooms and 5 bathroomsYear built: 2014Architectural designers: Amit Aurora and Rahul Bansal of Group DCAThat’s interesting: The entire home is furnished with furniture made from reclaimed woodAwards: GoodHomes Awards 2015 – Winner of Best Space Styling (Architecture and Interior Design Category)Photos courtesy Group DCAThe home is spread over two floors. The main door leads to the entrance lobby and on the left lies the informal dining area with an open kitchen. A passage next to a reconstructed wood-and-metal staircase leads to Vishal’s mother’s bedroom and to a formal living room, which opens to an informal lounge area. The staircase connects to two floors that house a pantry, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, an entertainment zone and an open terrace. “The owners have a modern lifestyle and wanted a home which is apt and comfortable for the growing needs of the family. Therefore, we designed for them a compact, accessible residence with eclectic interiors,” Aurora says.
10. Curation done rightDécor is as much about the personal touch as it is about aesthetics. This living room by Group DCA covers two rooms and includes a collection of artefacts and other accessories that the family have picked during their travels. While the space includes a variety of furniture and accessories, the underlying theme that joins these together is that they reflect the owner’s personality. Most of the furniture pieces are made of reclaimed wood and are hand-crafted. The grey armchair placed right at the opening between the rooms bridges the boundary between the rooms.
Use distressed materialsThe material palette for this look is often dominated with wood and metal with hints of leather. Look for salvaged objects, repurposed furniture, distressed products and utilitarian accessories. Visit local flea markets (every city has one) and look beyond the dust and chaos. Pick out pieces that evoke grunge and look like they were part of an old cotton mill factory.