This Hyderabad home by MakeSpace Architects exemplifies how to make minimal look magnificent

JUN 10, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana

The good and a rather surprising thing about less being more, a subject in design that’s often debated over, is that it never looks less and feels doubly absorbing in its details. 

Outlining this very idea onto a canvas of a home in Hyderabad are Naina Reddy and Rajat Sanghvi, Founders-Principal Architects of MakeSpace Architects. The duo imagined this 3,000 sq ft den for themselves and their newborn, in the city’s prime locale of Jubilee Hills.

The apartment is experimental in its porosity and style. It generates an open, luminous plan through a minimalistic approach with the idea of less is more,” Naina and Rajat muse.

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Artworks from The Poster Club and art plates from The Plated Project animate the living room. The furniture is custom made from Kerala; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada

Following a 3BHK layout, the home encompasses a primary bedroom, guest bedroom, a baby nursery—every room revelling in the company of tiny balconies.

Dubbed the Stonebridge Abode, every little and big element here stands poised mirroring the family’s personality and importantly, the way they live. As the duo rightly says, they visualised the apartment as a white canvas and painted it liberally with choicest colours and art and curios from around the world. 

Patterned rug from Ikea, cushion covers from VAYA Home, pouffe from Pepperfry and curtains from D’Decor enhance the colour and texture palette of the living room; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada

The living room poses as the centre stage for profuse daylight to dance around and across, elevating the presence of the wooden vernacular furniture and the artwork on the main wall sourced from Denmark.

The large windows peek outside to the views of the city, the greens and skyline, bringing a slice of it indoors as well.

Beige circular carpet from Jaipur Rugs and custom made wood furniture from Kerala create a warm and cosy corner next to the living room; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada

Moving to the dining zone, an arresting red painting mesmerises you in one glance, resting above a wooden fluted console. The kitchen stands on one extreme corner of the home with a terrace, perfect to host guests. 

As you saunter further in, all the bedrooms are seen facing the living room on a convenient vantage point. 

Artwork from Richa Kashelkar and a colourful carpet from Jaipur Rugs add a playful contrast to the dining table from Orange Tree and curtains from D’Décor; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada


Pause points in the home are adorned by artworks from Etsy and Richa Kashelkar along with custom made wood furniture from Kerala; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada

The primary bedroom is awash with pale green tone on the walls laced seamlessly with natural brush stroke textures. A befitting match to it s the tropical wooden poster bed that completes the leisurely mood of the space. 

A playground of vivid aesthetics, the guest bedroom illustrates a beautiful blue wallpaper of a large Indian elephant motif paired with astutely placed furniture and similar hued furnishings making it a true treat to the eyes

Artworks from The Poster Club decorate the wall above the custom made bed from Kerala. The surface treatment on the wall is Supreme Texture Paint while sheers from D’Decor; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada


Elephant motif wallpaper from Wall King paired with artwork from Kalakaari Haath paint the guest bedroom in soothing shades of blue. The furniture is from Ikea whereas the furnishings are from Karmadori; Photographs by Sankeerth Jonnada

Statement-making yet subtle in its entire design grammar, this Hyderabad home is a resplendent breath of comfort doused in minimalism. As Naina and Rajat point out that the house celebrates colour through art and decor, maintaining a monochromatic palette with vernacular wooden and cane furniture.”

They sum up, “The home is playful yet soothing, letting us enjoy as a young couple with a newborn, hosting friends and family.” 

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