An open plan kitchen inspires conversations and more helping hands.
Photography by S Thiru, Styling by Sonia Dutt

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Familiar Phase: Nurture a countryside enclave

by Aditi Gaitonde Sep 14, 2015

Dare to step away from modular mode and revisit a kitchen with a small dining area that’s high on modesty and charm. Architect Pradeep Sachdeva’s home in Gurgaon is where you should look for ideas.

Do away with grills and dividers to make a large window that will flood the room with energising natural light. Like Pradeep, take inspiration from Rajasthan and outline the window frames with a delightfully bright colour. 

Open up the space further with an easy yet ingenious design change. For the door, retain the main frame and replace portions with glass. It’s guaranteed to make a small space look large and a large space look expansive. Kota stone, whitewashed walls and natural wood should be enough for you to achieve this look. 

Should space permit, place a small dining table for four inside the cookroom to make an open plan kitchen to enjoy interactive meals. 

Get the look 
Above, Left 

Counter top in kota stone, locally sourced 
Teak shelves designed by Pradeep Sachdeva 

Above, Right 

Flooring in kota stone, locally sourced 
Dining table made by Windmill Interiors 
Chairs upholstered in cotton fabric from Fabindia 
White serveware from Dev Crockery Emporium, Khan Market, New Delhi

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