A canvas of art and nostalgia—This Bengaluru villa crafted by Treelight Design kindles curiosity and comfort
APR 18, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana
There is a certain sense of belongingness that makes art as curious a subject as it is inviting. If it is an artwork or many that one owns as a personal collection, over the years, it becomes a piece of comfort, while for the onlookers a work that ignites conversations. A similar narrative breathes life at this Bengaluru home composed by Amitha Madan, Principal Architect, Treelight Design.
Dubbed the Sen Residence, it sprawls about 5,000 sq ft with a selection of art pieces peppered generously throughout the house.
Thriving on the theme of nostalgia, this villa in a gated community hosts its owner, an art connoisseur, who returned to the city after many years.
While the entryway directly leads to a deck with an open-sky pool, the living room enjoys a large, double-height window allowing daylight to pour in profusely. Melding with the dialogues of artworks is a fitting white-washed and neutral colour palette that drapes across the house.
A sliding-folding door guides one to a spacious open kitchen that models a beautiful island made on-site with white marble and grey quartz top. Adding a pop of pattern here is the designer wallpaper by Sabyasachi for Nilaya by Asian Paints, while on a grey kota and red sandstone flooring stands a slender shelving unit by Magari.
Next, eyes meet a white dining room arranged as the nexus of the home. A melody of monochromes takes over this corner with one focal artwork on the wall overlooking an exquisite, custom-made white table in concrete and brass inlay paired with a couple of chairs and a bench in a similar off-white tone by Magari.
Strolling further, a bedroom on the ground level revels in the vistas of pool. An arcadian staircase adjacent to a vintage wallpaper-clad wall navigates to two bedrooms upstairs that also houses a library and a den.
The bedrooms carry forward an identical vocabulary of repose and a decluttered design theme yet embracing an eclectic exhibition of statement furniture, appearances of beautiful timber and objects of intrigue.
Result of a discerning design layout here is a seamless connect between the living area and the upper floor.
Amitha construes, “The library shares the double-height windows with the living room, adjacent to which hangs a series of eye-catching art pieces that guide your eyes upwards creating a sense of connection between the two spaces.”
As an extension of the poetic display of the artworks and pieces, the home hosts a den area, created as a private, cosy but community-themed corner complete with a gorgeous blue platform bed, a bent plywood veneered vaulted ceiling and a regal carpet sourced by the dweller herself.
As Amitha aptly observes, Sen Residence is a home that steers away from set trends and design rules. It is a joyous space in an urban city where thoughts brew freely in the company of unique artworks and an unhurried cadence of slow, calm living.
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