Dipped in wondrous aesthetics, founder of Chumbak transforms their home into a melange of colours and contemporary sophistication

JUN 3, 2021 | By Kashish Kaushal
Custom made dining table and storage cabinet with matte finish wood in the dining area; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam
The daughter’s bedroom features a bed from IKEA paired with a Kantha Stitch bedspread set by Chumbak; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

Chumbak—the globally inspired lifestyle brand was born out of its founders Shubhra and Vivek’s love for travel and collecting memorabilia. Much like their bespoke works, co-founder, director—product and design, Shubhra Chadda, remodelled their abode into a home that is equal parts joyous and uplifting. 

Located in Bangalore’s Indiranagar, the 2,000 sq ft home for the couple is built across two levels that include three bedrooms and a private terrace. They wanted the interiors to be a mix of bold hues and pastel colours infused with modern lines. A mix of boho chic and eclectic, the home is a true representation of Vivek and Shubhra’s escapades put together over the years. 

The spaces blend seamlessly with one another yet retain unique styles. Wooden flooring is consistent throughout the house and the rooms have an attached balcony overlooking trees. Combining distinctive elements of textures, forms and colours, most of the rooms are calm and minimal while others are flamboyant, vibrant and contemporary. Each space triggers relaxed and calm emotions. 

The lamp in the daughter’s bedroom from IKEA is minimal and elegant. Yellow and Orange Blossoms candle jar and Tribal Paths Planter from Chumbak, rest atop a tailor made bedside table from Jodhpur; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

The living room with a dining area opens up to an extensive balcony which serves as a daily sit out area for the family. Red bricks in the living room impart warm earthiness. The rest of the rooms are minimal with abundant greens and textures.

Seen in the living room is a pendulum lamp and a lounge couch from IKEA. Pom-Pom cushion covers from Chumbak add a pop of color to the surroundings; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

A large wall in the living area has been converted into an edge to edge wall of books. “I love the way the gallery wall has come up. The blue armchair and pouf from Chumbak add so much colour to that space and we have kept everything around it neutral giving it the right sort of balance. Definitely the hero space of our house,” adds Shubhra

Chair and pouf from CHUMBAK against the white backdrop of the book wall adds colour to the space. Lamp and mirror from IKEA give it a neutral balance; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

The kitchen in metros and young professional homes caters to not just cooking but also acts as a place to relax. For someone who doesn’t cook, the kitchen is Shubhra’s favourite place to hang out and unwind. It also happens to be the area she loved designing the most. Built from scratch, the kitchen is a serene concoction of white and robin blue hues. Subway tiles have been used here along with Brooklyn wall theme and pinewood accents. Layered with several textures, vibrant crockery, planters and colourful grocery jute bags further add to the aesthetic of the space. 

The kitchen was built around a palette of white and a blue cabinet shutter. Colourful storage containers, baskets and trays from Chumbak compliment the kitchen in their soothing hues; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

The primary bedroom is a wash in a grey-green colour palette. Many structural changes have been made to this area that involved demolishing a wall to create a walk-in closet and the dissolution of the powder room and the washroom to make a bigger bath area.

Mughal inspired Indian floral placements and ceramic dinner plates from Spring State Dining collection by Chumbak flank the dinner table; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

Adding on to the list of favourite things about their self-designed house, Shubhra reveals, “One thing I absolutely love is the bed covers; it adds the right amount of feminine charm and interest and further complements the wall colour, which helps in bringing out the beauty of the room.”

Aqua colour bed linen from Chumbak contrasts the dusty pink walls of the daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

Following the footsteps of her parents, Samara their daughter loves to collect curios and original art pieces from galleries across the world. A mix of bold and pastel hues is implemented in the daughter’s bedroom. Mint and dusty pink with a little bit of yellow set the tone right for the largest room in the house that also hosts a workspace area. The guest room is painted in lilac grey colour that mingles with the overall theme of the house. 

The extensive workspace in the daughter’s bedroom is a boon in the work from home scenario. It features bohemian table decor, planters, a clock, a copper bottle and a chair from Chumbak; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

With balconies surrounded by trees, there is a lot of cross ventilation in the house. Attributing towards sustainability, the husband-wife duo uses compost bins where they create compost and recycle it to use in their garden. 

The residence is a symphony of colours, textures and forms. Some rooms are minimal while some are flamboyant and vibrant. But together, they evoke peace and happiness. A home is a place of love and joy that is evident with this abode that is minimal, sophisticated and classy!