A farmhouse in Chhattisgarh by Azure Interiors strikes the perfect chord with its earthy tones

AUG 28, 2023 | By Rajlakshmi Dastidar
The parent’s bedroom has a lime finish on the walls and the ceiling. The bed has a leather braided bed back and a wooden patterned ottoman; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The theatre room features furniture made from rattan, upholstery and carpet from Jaipur Rugs and a scenic view of the golf course from the window; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan
With a suspended rattan swing dyed in matte black and stained wooden frames, the ground floor living area is a cosy spot to unwind by the window; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The balcony on the first floor comes with a view of the green golf course and the blue sky above. A rattan chair and coffee table on the patterned mosaic tiles brightens up the space; Styled by Jasmine Shaival Jhaveri; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

The pure serenity of the Mayfair Farmhouse designed by Azure Interiors will whisk you to a world of complete relaxation. This 7,500 sq ft oasis, away from all the din of the city life in Raipur, Chhattisgarh nudges you to welcome peace and seclusion with open arms, as you venture into the soothing abyss of Mother Nature’s embrace. 

“The homeowners wanted to treat this as a recreational space. It’s their outhouse where they want to entertain their guests, relax and take a break from the usual routine. The earthy farmhouse stands as a picturesque retreat from the bustling world,” shares Rashi Bothra and Ruchi Gehani, Founders and Interior Designers of Azure Interiors. 

Furniture made from rattan, upholstery and carpet from Jaipur Rugs and a scenic view of the golf course from the window make up the entertainment room; Styled by Jasmine Shaival Jhaveri; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan


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The arch-shaped door frame of the lounge area, lime-coated walls and ceilings run along the length and width of the house to add a calming touch to the indoors; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Sowing the seeds of sustainability 

While the demeanour of the farmhouse is minimalist, it encapsulates all mod cons and encourages sustainability. The high ceilings, big windows, woodwork and tiles beautifully complement the surrounding natural habitat, with a view as the sun shines bright overhead the open courtyard transforming into the perfect spot for stargazing at night.

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The first-floor lounge has a card table that also poses as a table for the bar. The big windows by the table offer a view of the outdoor courtyard; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

An earth-loving expedition 

Feel the breeze in the epitome of silence as the world of nature engulfs you while you walk up to the front door. Upon entering, the open seating area is a cornucopia of earthly delights, as if the forest itself has opened its arms to welcome you home. 

The wooden furniture, crafted with love and imagination, boasts quirky shapes and curious carvings that invite you to take a seat and lose yourself in the moment. Warm mauve hues playfully dance on the walls in the powder bathroom, while the floor, dressed in black-grained marble, adds a touch of elegance. 

The entrance of the home has a black wooden console with a storage space and a place to sit as well. The artwork on the wall is locally sourced; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

As you wander through the two-story dwelling, sunlight dances playfully through every window, chasing away shadows and illuminating even the cosiest nooks. As you glide through, a passage leads you to the informal living area where a swing beckons you to unwind by the window. Adjacent to the living area, a harmonious fusion of dining space and an open kitchen awaits, embodying the essence of rustic charms and the joy of communal dining and culinary delights. The kitchen, featuring a terrazzo surface, echoes the resilience of natural stone, while pastel mint green infuses a breath of fresh air, breaking the monotony of neutrals. 

Moving into the bedrooms, the wooden bed frames, crafted with cane accents, provide a sturdy yet gentle embrace where sounds of nature lulls you into a peaceful slumber. While in the kid’s bedroom, soft pastel colours reminiscent of blooming flowers and gentle skies create a soothing and nurturing environment. In these bedrooms, time slows down, and the outside world seems to fade away. It’s a place where you can truly retreat and rejuvenate. 

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The parent’s walk-in has rustic finished floors with PU on the wardrobe shutters, a limed finish on the textured walls and a custom standalone circular mirror; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

In leafy whispers

The inner courtyard is adorned with patterned flooring and organic wall art. A set of outdoor furniture calls you to bask in the warmth of the sun and gaze at the enchanting sky above.

As you ascend the Italian staircase, unconventional curves and seamless glass rails draw inspiration from the contours of nature, allowing you to feel as though you’re climbing a lush, winding path up a hillside. When you reach the first floor, an entertainment den with a pool card table and a rustic bar counter encourages quality time with loved ones. The attached theatre has a foldable, sliding glass partition, creating a cocoon of privacy. 

Another section of the parent’s walk-in has fabric-finished tiles, Italian platforms, jute wardrobe shutters and a rustic finish on the floor and walls; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan


The guest washroom has mosaic patterned tiles on the floor and a vintage vanity set; Photography by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Focusing on sustainability and environmental consciousness, the terrace features heat-absorbing tiles on the floor that not only add beauty to the space but also help to reduce the reliance on air conditioners, promoting energy efficiency and fostering a greener, more eco-friendly living environment.

Whether you’re savouring a delicious meal with loved ones or simply gazing out at the breathtaking landscape, this space is a harmonious blend of design, nature, and heartfelt moments that stir the soul. 

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