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Kavya Sheth of Studio Ruh articulates a bespoke home for a craft connoisseur and curator

JUL 19, 2021 | By Kavya Sheth
The Purple Turtles sourced the live-edge dining table from Puducherry. An asymmetric chandelier is from Oorja at The Purple Turtles while the sink is hand chiselled from a stone slab. Kelachandra Veneer Industries have executed the kitchen; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Design team Priyanka Singh and Vasundhara Shiva Kumar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam
Created using a carved and restored antique door frame from The Purple Turtles, the mirror adds visual volume to the space. The dining chairs, Marble Pears and wooden handicrafts are from The Purple Turtles; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam
Themeteam has executed a hand-illustrated artwork in charcoal on the guest bedroom walls. A cane and dark stained wood bed is paired with stacked antique trunks that pose as reimagined nightstands by the window with the mammoth fiddle-leaf fig from Beruru. The Purple Turtles yet again take centre stage with plush upholsteries, the rug, antique trunks and the pendant light while the bed and its headboard are from Thar Antiques; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

Designed for Radeesh Shetty, founder and director of The Purple Turtles and Beruru, Open-Plan Residence brings to life a penchant for detail, craft and heritage. We at Studio Ruh call it the result of an elated love affair with tropical modernism.

The 1,750 sq ft residence occupies the second and third floors of a three storeyed tenement that is almost two decades old. Tucked in the quiet by-lanes of Bengaluru’s Indiranagar, the property is still held in the clasps of time. Imbibing an old-world charm and the homeowner’s predilection for craft and curios, the home celebrates art and antiquity in a way that transcends time, borders and thresholds on maps.

Our intent was to stay true to the land where it stands and allow nature to devour the home in its entirety as glinting sunlight, pattering showers as well as sights and sounds of the surroundings embellish the home.

In the living room, Create Your Couch and Portside Café are instrumental for the sofa and centre tables while floral decor from Ohana Fine Flowers, a hand-painted Balinese Lotus Leaves by a Vietnamese artist and Jaipur Rugs’ carpet add colour and vigour to the space; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

The residence frames arresting vignettes of the inside and outside coupled with the client’s comfort at its heart. Choosing a muted palette, we laced it with hues and prints on soft furnishings, selected antiques and art.

Monkey sculptures on the floor and on the pedestal add life to the dining alcove as does the colourful runner on the floor—all by The Purple Turtles. The succulent is by Beruru while framed artwork on the walls are prints of attires from South-east Asia that Radeesh found on his travels; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

Open-Plan Residence is reminiscent of the sprawling residences from the era of virtuosi such as Geoffrey Bawa and Minnette de Silva as this home derives inspiration from the mystic islands of Sri Lanka.

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Vaya sheers and blackout curtains procured from Home Stories and stitched by Blindlove, bedeck this living room. Escape by Creatomy side tables sit adjacent to the antique lion sculpture and an armchair by The Purple Turtles with a plant from Beruru; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

 

The main suite is layered in hues and prints using soft furnishings, antiques and art. Kelachandra Veneer Industries has executed the wardrobes while its handles alongside the rug, the sculpture and its pedestal are from The Purple Turtles; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

 

A bespoke floor lamp flanks the majestic rescued antique double doors by The Purple Turtles at the terrace on the third floor. The wall-art on the stairwell are prints of the Chinese Calendar bought by Radeesh in Bangkok; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

 

The terrace is brought to life by the red cow sculpture and the suspended bronze horse alongside the armchair and centre-tables, all being impeccable pieces by The Purple Turtles. A rug from Jaipur Rugs and outdoor bench, plants and pots by Beruru add character to the outdoors. The floor-standing lamp is customised by The Purple Turtles. Brass handles on the doors are by Studio Made; Virtually styled by Samir Wadekar; Photographs by Gokul Rao Kadam

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