This Firozabad home designed by Hiral Jobalia almost feels like a concocting play of nature

DEC 21, 2023 | By Hitakshi Nagda
The entrance is decked with nature's elements with a quintessential blend of nature and modern design, connecting wood, concrete and greens together; Photography by Ishita Sitwala, Styling by Samir Wadekar
The home almost feels an engraved element of Earth with green landscapes surrounding the home and complemented with the pool; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

A canvas so vast that it encompasses palatial hues of nature, like the lush greens, earthy browns and concrete greys. Designed by Hiral Jobalia, this 14,000 sq ft home in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh decked with nature’s elements, weaved in the home, giving birth to a quintessential blend of nature and modern design.

Encompassing a family of six, this home almost feels an engraved element surfacing from green landscapes encircled around. With each fragment of the home, blooming into an artistry of design, each corner of this space explores a different theme.

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The informal and formal seating space with double heighted ceiling is a harmonious balance of textures and shades with the sofa from Turri and the L-shaped sofa from Minotti and armchairs from Poltrona Frau and Minotti; Photography by Ishita Sitwala, Styling by Samir Wadekar

Go Green!

“The homeowners wanted to make a contemporary modern home with ample light and large landscape areas. He wanted the built footprint of the villa to be smaller to give way for the landscaped areas. The square shaped plot was in a gated community so we had the scope of designing the entire project from scratch,” explains Hiral Jobalia.

Upon entering the home, the entrance foyer with a detailed wood panelling, directs you towards an intersection of the temple to the right and the kitchen to the left. Right at the front is the dining area, which embarks the exploration of this home.

The entrance foyer with a detailed wood panelling, directs you towards the dining room; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

An affluent character builds up around the house as we tread further. The informal and formal seating space convey their presence through the double heighted ceiling and a harmonious balance of experimenting textures and shades.

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The views of the backyard heighten the concrete grey palette with tinges of green; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

While the space brims with a tasteful palette of muted tones with yellow shades whispering through the artwork, the double heighted ceiling allows room for experimenting with phenomenal pieces of chandeliers. The views of the backyard with efficient cross-ventilation, heighten the concrete grey palette that comes alive throughout the home.

All about the details

“During our design intent discussion, the client had one special request to have a World Map in the library area as they were well travelled and wanted to mark the countries that they had already been to and also inclined to visit in the future. We designed the same on travertine stone with layers and textures and the end result was surreal,” Hiral explains.

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The parents bedroom highlights the space with this sofa by Minotti that adds a touch of colour to the muted greys with the side table from Turri; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

The parents’ and daughter’s bedrooms are perched on the ground floor, while the son’s bedroom and entertainment rooms inhabit the first floor. A salubrious blend of greys and browns with a tinge of yellow shades imbibe a sense of contrast to the space.

“In the daughter’s and parents’ room we really enjoyed detailing the metal fabrication of shelving units and we think that it has come out beautifully,” tells Hiral.

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The daughters bedroom creates a blend of polished wood, and muted tones to maintain the colour scheme of the house with the bed and side table from Baxter and wall covering from Wall&Deco; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

No rules! 

The monochrome tones grace the home, inviting room for intricate detailing and dashes of colour instilled by little additions of soft furnishings and home accessories to the space. The embellished details of nature’s elements knit the whole home together.

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A surreal combination of textures takes place in the powder bathroom. The washdown sanitary fitting by Villeroy & Boch, mounted basin from Vitra and basin mixer is from Hansgrohe; Photography by Ishita Sitwala


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The daughters bathroom consists of sanitary fittings from Villeroy & Boch and Hansgrohe; Photography by Ishita Sitwala

“Design is highly organic and we prefer not to follow any formula or rules .We emphasise a lot on detailing and it can be seen in the entire house, be it a bathroom or wall panelling. Proportion, lighting, colour and furniture everything needs to work in harmony to create a sensuous space,” Hiral signs off.

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