#Coverstory 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; 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.
My design team comprising of Vasundhara Shiva Kumar and Priyanka Singh endeavoured to stay 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.
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.
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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