This Ahmedabad home by 16th Avenue Interiors pivots around sinuous detailing with hints of mellow and minimal

JAN 28, 2022 | By Kashish Kaushal
Sofas, ottomans and the blue cane chair are upholstered with fabrics from Woodland Furnishings in the living room. The pin table and centre table are made on site while the floor lamp is from Pepperfry and rug from Rugberry; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala
Customised artwork made of fabric from Woodland Furnishings is punctuated by wall lamps by Citra on either side in the guest bedroom; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala
Wall tiles over the kitchen platform by Graffiti Tiles adds a layer of brevity amongst joyful shades; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

Crafted into an earthy environment rendered in a soft palette, this 2,400 sq ft house draws on an extensive brief from its homeowners. Deftly put together by Dimple Motiani and Meetali Mehta, Founders and Principal Designers of 16th Avenue Interiors, the home sprawls as a beautiful 2-BHK space.

Located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat this home belongs to a young couple, who own a jewellery brand, hence the imperative and obvious focus was on the details. “Another brief we had to work on was to keep the colour palette as earthy as possible because the clients wanted every corner of the house to feel like home and not like a hotel room,” says Motiani. 

Keeping these instructions in mind the duo conceptualised a plush, personal and refined space, making a conscious effort to break away from the rustic and rugged attributes. 

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
The wall artwork pieces are made out of jute. The designers skipped a traditional false ceiling to use wooden planks for warmth and character. The black and white striped throws are from The Velvet Box; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

“We were sure we wanted to use a lot of whites, in combinations of crisps and milky to magnify the insane amount of natural light that washed in once we opened up the space after the significant civil changes,” shares Mehta. 

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
The entrance features a hand painted wall with Line Drawing by a local artist. The pots kept on the console in the vestibule are handmade by a local potter that have been left raw and unpainted to preserve its essence; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

The entire space sticks with the boho chic trend, while fusing styles like vintage and minimal neoclassical. It is threaded together to feel warm and autumny, without overwhelming the surroundings. Finished using only wood, metal, marble and glass, the material palette is kept as basic as possible. 

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
Tan Chairs by Dinkar Furniture and crockery on the table from Mrid Cera add elegance to the extended living room; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

A vestibule with a wooden console welcomes you, the facade of which is made from small pieces of wood put together. Towards the right is the living/lounge room that opens up to an extended living zone that has additional seating and overlooks the balcony.

As you walk further into the house, a vintage style dining area stands in front of the neoclassical design open kitchen. Moving further, a passage leads to the two bedrooms. 

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
The custom-made dining table set and crockery unit imbue simplicity, making the rudimentary hard-to-ignore; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

The primary bedroom shows off a beautiful poster bed made in wood. A monochromatic black and white artwork graces the wall behind the bed, highlighting the use of basic geometric shapes in distorted forms.

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
A Firelily table runner and table mats from The Pepme Store sourced from Amazon build on the serene aesthetic in the kitchen; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

Next to the it is the guest room that has all four walls half panelled and half painted in a faded green shade. The warm golden brown flooring of this room offsets the green shade that finds prominence in the space. 

Talking about the positive excerpts they encountered while designing the home, Mehta shares, “Using the boho style as the base canvas, we loved creating minimal clean details in terms of only a few basic materials throughout the space. It is insane how you can create such a multifaceted, opulent space while still using only a few materials with colours drawn from nature.”

homes in Gujarat Ahmedabad by 16th Avenue Interiors
A frame in gold from Ikea accentuates the gold tones in the bedcover from Westside store in the primary bedroom; Photographs by Ishita Sitwala

In this project, 16th Avenue Interiors have experimented with a melange of styles. What’s remarkable is the way they have managed to both contrast and merge them throughout.

If this home left you captivated, make sure to check out this Chennai home by AWOL Design Studio that brims with minimal luxury