The living room’s neutral palette serves as the perfect backdrop for vibrant furniture pieces — the sofa, brass centre tables and retro textured chairs by AANDH’s design firm AH Studio — as well as the overhead fan from Pinkmondo

In the daughter’s bedroom, the custom made bed features a distressed wooden headboard with handpainted cherry blossoms

Left: The striped sofa and wooden centre table by AH Studio as well as the cane accent chair by Elevate X sit on vintage flooring tiles from Tranceforme, Hyderabad, and a tropical themed carpet from Floortex; Right: A bespoke dining table is paired with cane chairs, all by AH Studio, against tropical wallpaper panels sourced from Seasons

Left: A door with wooden beading adds warmth to the foyer; Right: Graphic tiles from Bharat Floorings, locally created wall panels and a customised storage unit adorn the foyer

Left: In the bar area, a concrete counter with wooden painted legs is designed by AH Studio; Right: The dining table is given a jaali base by AH Studio

Photographs by Ricken Desai Photography

A timber sideboard crafted by AH Studio holds knickknacks in the dining area

This weekend home in Hyderabad is wrapped in tropical elements and grounded with concrete textures

by Nitija Shastri Jun 21, 2019 Overcoming the unique challenges that come with turning a city home into a welcoming weekend sanctuary, Hameeda and Aamir Sharma of AANDH transformed this 2,500 sq ft abode in Hyderabad into a cocoon of comfort. “Its location in an upscale neighbourhood in the City of Pearls meant that we had to work out the difficulties that are common to dense neighbourhoods,” says Hameeda. In response to the residence’s lack of natural light, the husband-wife duo conceptualised the design to maximise the available volume. “The entire home borrows light from various angles to highlight its seamless design — a neutral palette with pops of colours,” she shares. Daylight streams in from the doorway into the foyer, which features blue tints on surfaces and a timber, beaded door. In the living room, a velvet couch sits around brass centre tables and cushy, houndstooth chairs for a formal touch. The dining-cum-bar area just beyond is adorned with tropical accents, wood and cane seaters, and table bases that are inspired by age-old design ideas. “Tropical wallpaper panels and the table’s blue jaali base break the monotony of colours in the dining zone,” adds Hameeda. A walk through the home highlights that its monochromatic surfaces serve as the perfect backdrop for a mix of spunky accents, graphic flooring and wooden furniture pieces, many of which are inspired by traditional concepts and custom made by AH Studio, AANDH’s design atelier. Addressing the concerns of height, the designers developed an element that is functional and aesthetic in equal parts. “Since the ceiling was quite low, we played with rafters and rustic ceramic tiles to emulate old metal ceiling panels.” It is clear, though, that what the home lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in style.

Photographs by Ricken Desai Photography

A timber sideboard crafted by AH Studio holds knickknacks in the dining area

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