Wooden panels close in comfort in this contemporary Kolkata home by Tatvam Concepts
SEP 14, 2022 | By Sneha Gandhi
In a field of fleeting trends, refreshing greys wrapped in the warmth of wood hit like a soothing wave of nostalgia. The sheer comfort and timeless appeal of spacious, sunlit environments with earthy elements and soft fabrics is hard to miss.
Bringing the above aesthetic with a contemporary chic inside this Kolkata home is Sakshi Arora Poddar, Founder of Tatvam Concepts along with her design team—Viswajit Singh, Aritra Mitra, and Rishika Goel.
The curious brief
Designed for a family of four, the 1,800 sq ft apartment resonates with its owner’s vibrant and vivacious nature. Blessed with stunning views from its 12th floor balcony in the upscale PS Aurus complex, the home draws a spatial harmony within its walls. A diverse palette of textures and patterns take centre stage complemented with quirky furniture details.
Tour every turn of the modern home
Fostering a warm and welcoming first impression, the entrance foyer houses a vintage console and an array of mirror panels pointing towards a more open passage and living area. Visualised as the focal point of the apartment, the voluminous living room stuns with its 22’ double height ceiling.
Enveloped in polished teakwood layers, the walls close in with comfort while ambient natural light from the spectacular window wall invites a breeze of positivity. Blue plays a pivotal colour dynamic in the form of an area rug from House of Rugs and a bar unit by SPACIO. Adding to the drama, is the crowned chandelier dropping down from the double ceiling.
All lights in the home are by Metal & Light Designers, The White Teak Company and Smartlight and artwork by Art Collection.
Overcoming the compact living layouts are thoughtful mirror panel additions that reflect the rejuvenating greens outside during the day and transform into a twinkling blanket of cityscape by night. Maximising storage needs and need for state-of-the-art appliances, the kitchen is designed as a modular expanse with a simple circulation.
Introducing hues of greens, the guest bedroom is a sanctuary of sorts with its tranquil wallpapers. Minimising inputs, the main bedroom lets the pendant lights and elegant bed back design do all the talking.
Experimenting with metallic texture paint, the daughter’s room balances circular mirrors with similar pendant lights. The son’s room, on the other hand, surrenders to a monochromatic wave of grey tones and furnishings with an asymmetric wooden bedside panel.
Ideas to bookmark – neutral colours and warm materials
The home planning gravitates towards a clean, clutter-free layout with design consistency and balance as its core ideas. Coupled with maintenance-friendly materials and a neutral colour scheme of grey variants, the apartment morphs into a decidedly modern canvas. The compositions are purposeful, breaking monotony to create a series of visual interests.
What Sakshi Arora Poddar fell in love with…
“Executing the exciting double height space came with its own limitations. Installing the woodwork, painting the ceiling, fixing the long chandeliers and curtains was extremely challenging, as we had to constantly build and remove the scaffolding as and when required—but all worth it!” concludes Sakshi.
Loved the contemporary wooden aesthetic of this home? Now check out Shades of walnut — A Kolkata home by Spaces & Design that recites the beguiling warmth of walnut, wood and browns