Tejas Patel and Nidhi Shastri bathe this capacious habitat in contemporary minimalism

JAN 22, 2021 | By Raashi Dev
Pastel hues add a sense of tranquillity in the living room; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
The living room opens out to a quaint verandah; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
Subtle accents elevate the space with alluding minimalism; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances from Hafele and Nagold; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
Pastel hues punctuated with wood are seen in the dining area, which is furnished with pieces from V9 Home; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
Pendant lamps from Reflection illuminate the dining setting; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
The bedroom features flooring from Vir Interior, mattress from King Koil, artefacts from Olvvi, and furniture from Thumbprint; Photographs by Enlarge Photography
Natural light streams in this simplistic bedroom; Photographs by Enlarge Photography

Crafted with a contemporary dazzle, the 1,950 sq ft Kothari house is a spacious, four-bedroom home in Vadodara. It focuses on a delicate simplicity with minimal furniture and an emphasis on colour play. Tejas Patel and Nidhi Shastri of Tejas Patel Associates combined two compact apartments to craft this palatial abode. 

The layout of the house is such that the foyer leads in one direction to the green tinted living room that has a quaint verandah and the dining area, which opens out to a capacious balcony. Nearby are two commodious bedrooms—the master suite and another for the homeowner’s children.

In the other direction from the entrance is the kitchen, a prayer room and a boudoir where the eldest couple of the family reside.

Bharat Flooring tiles are in harmony with the living room walls. The space is furnished with products from V9 Home, Be Komfort and Olvvi; Photographs by Enlarge Photography

The entire home follows a contemporary aesthetic, which is highlighted by the continuous flooring pattern used in the living room and kitchen. The customised, geometric pattern of the tiles from Bharat Flooring forms the primary highlight of the property as they harmonise with the hues seen on the walls. 

A cosy nook is carved out to enjoy lazy Sundays; Photographs by Enlarge Photography

Designers Tejas Patel and Nidhi Shastri say, “The living room and kitchen were the most fun to design simply because the space doubled when we combined the two apartments. On the other hand, the bedrooms were the most challenging, since they were already constructed and had little scope of being reconfigured.”

Exposed bricks from RKBI ground the home in earthy tones; Photographs by Enlarge Photography

A pastel green hue dominates the living room and kitchen with a splash of pink to create a sense of serenity yet bringing in a quirky edge to the spaces. In order to balance this palette, the bedrooms were adorned with a warmer palette to complement the pastels without punctuating the seamless aesthetic. 

A Valchromat panelled console from Ventura is placed in the foyer; Photographs by Enlarge Photography

“To blend both the warmer palette in the more private areas of the home with the cooler hues seen in the communal zones, we’ve introduced wood with contemporary elements, which serves as an excellent equaliser,” conclude the duo.