The Living Room

The entrance to the home

The kids' bedroom

The master bedroom

The guest room

Study area for the kids

New Delhi based studio Formnorm imbues this Hyderabad home with rare expression and minimalism

by Vedika Nair May 09, 2020 Cocooned in the City of Pearls is Lagom house, a 1650 sq ft apartment for four. Conceived by designers Harshita Singh and Tanay Dey, Formnorm used its unique and experimental design ideologies and focused on the intrinsic details of the space to add character to the home while weaving in their own aesthetic.

Located on the 15th floor and spanning three bedrooms, the abode was designed with minimalism as its key ideology to match the panoramic view of Hyderabad’s western suburbs. Each room’s function influenced its theme and character. A subtle monotone palette of canvas layered with white oak wood complemented with an array of textures, soft furnishings, rugs and graphics, this home was built to fit each family member’s personality. “We ensured a beautiful yet practical design for the space,” says Harshita.

On the journey to finding the right balance, the home was christened “Lagom” which is Swedish for ‘just right’ and also inspired the designers to create a similar synergy when crafting the interiors as well as exteriors of the home. Perfect harmony is seen throughout with ample natural light from the outside and sufficient privacy inside. A custom-built movable Louvre system acts as a screen to filter the sunlight and ensures solitude throughout the day. To create an easy transition between spaces from day to night, softer forms with contoured corners were created with colours that take inspiration from serene Nordic landscapes, paired with one new colour for each room to lend an identity. With meticulous planning and chic aesthetics, Lagom House exudes tranquillity with calm light and clean lines.

Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Study area for the kids