Suffused with light and luxury, this apartment in Ahmedabad by STUDIO-IN-DTALE plays host to art and spatiality

OCT 4, 2023 | By Niharika Joshi
Matt black pendant lamps create a dramatic composition of curves and spheres, floating over the black Neolith dining table top as a wall art in fabric by Anek Tanka adorns the wall; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

A sprawling terrace, a living room with a double-height ceiling, stunning wall-art and a great view is what dream homes are made of. Bestowed with an interesting layout and proportions—Pooja Shah, Birju Shah and Dhara Shah, founding partners of Ahmedabad-based STUDIO-IN-DTALE, were entrusted with designing the interiors of this 3,800 sq ft home with abundant natural light, stunning volumes and expansive spaces. 

Custom-designed furniture from KBP Interior Projects in rust orange, dusky blues, cane and hints of brass with a rug in wool and viscose by Floored Homes sets the tone for playful wall art by Priyanka Thaker, House of Berserk. The dining area is visible in the background, behind hand woven cane screens; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

Located on the fourteenth floor in upscale Ahmedabad, the apartment showcases a balance of textures and neutral colours at its soul with the rawness of lime plaster, the brilliance of brass and handwoven fabrics coming together to create a plush and congenial haven for the homeowners. 

Flanked by open and closed shelves in light ashwood, the dining area showcases an interesting play of contrasts: Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

While the apartment offered many opportunities for experimentation with design, it also came with its set of challenges. The passage was the longest that the designers had encountered. “You can go for a walk in that passage!” laughs Shah. She continues, “We tried highlighting the length but also gave it small breakouts with wood details and brass sliding doors coupled with long blank walls.”

The custom-made master bed with slender brass legs is set within a composition of coarse textures and fine art; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

Read more about this home by STUDIO-IN-DTALE in our October-November 2021 issue…