Eshita Marwah of /e draws curves and paints pastels in this Surat home
JUL 29, 2022 | By Sneha Gandhi
A home should flow like a narrative, close-knit and coherent, punctuated by thoughtful details. For when the ‘feel’ is scripted to perfection, the ‘look’ spontaneously flows in. Endorsing this theory is Designer, Eshita Marwah and her interior design studio /e (e.aesthete).
Taking risks, the firm believes in complementing and contradicting the context in varying proportions. Situated in Vesu, Surat, their latest project—a 2,000 sq ft modern home exemplifies this design philosophy and much more.
The curious brief
Cosy and happy—the owners of the chic home were confident about the ‘feel’ they desired from day one. As for the ‘look’, they let the studio take complete charge. Evidently, after a couple of quick conversations, /e finalised a complementary pastel mood board for the home with subtle yet contrasting curves.
Tour every turn of the contemporary home
One glimpse through the entrance vestibule reveals an earthy-themed living room, dining area and kitchen. Doused in muted colours and curvilinear accents are the terracotta-based lamps, lighting, accessories and artworks. The fabrics and rugs reiterate the same scheme throughout the communal expanse.
Hand painted tile backsplash decorates the kitchen that is fully furnished with a utility area in the back. Adjacent to the hidden bar unit is the dining area overlooking the balcony. Two bathrooms were merged to make room for a spacious primary bath and one of the bedrooms was modified into a home theatre.
While pastels is the overarching theme of the home, hand painted motifs spill across all three bedrooms from pleasing wallpapers to embroidered curtains. Taking it a notch higher, the studio designs and prints a handful of the upholstery fabrics that are further dyed in the exact shades as the walls. Speak of a seamless visual flow!
Poised in a stark contrast from the rest of the house is The Cave (home theatre) and The Art Bath (powder room), flaunting darker toned walls full of drama and intrigue. The custom-printed tiles in the powder room are also a labour of love of the studio.
Ideas to bookmark – a play with pastels
Interpreting the cosy-and-warm brief with a touch of personalisation, all furniture and fabrics are revamped to include handcrafted designs. Made in collaboration with artisans around the city, the handmade accents render an authentic aura to the home.
Experimenting with colours, the studio divides the home into three sections—the communal spaces, the bedrooms and the home theatre—featuring variations of subtle yet similar tones. The material palette on the other hand, features a diverse range of organic elements like wood, cane, terracotta and hand painted ceramics, along with cotton and linen furnishings.
What Eshita fell in love with…
“Although, I was concerned about The Art Bath and The Cave not fitting into the overall theme of the home and making too bold a statement on their own, they’ve ended up adding character, drama and fun elements of surprise,” divulges Eshita.
The minimal home by /e packs not one but two fluid and chic aesthetics with its pastel palette and curved compositions.
Scroll below for more stunning glimpses of the space!