Weaving the rattan — Anisha Chandy imagines this Bengaluru home that dances on the rhythm of summery hues and earthy materials
MAY 31, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana
As much as a home is built to be in harmony with an individual’s living needs and design aspirations – every little and big element only metamorphoses into a complete canvas after a collaborative effort between the dweller and the maker.
In the case of this 1,000 sq ft home in Bengaluru, Anisha Chandy, Founder and Design Head of her eponymous firm Anisha Chandy Design Studio, brought to life simple but imperative design demands that the homeowner Anant Sharma of Momo Media harboured and imagined.
Expressing the design discussions that took shape between the both, Anisha says, “We discussed daily routines, standard practices, go-to activities, most comfortable spots and importantly, the functionality of each space.”
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Maintaining a rather cosy but capacious demeanour, the home unfurls first with a foyer on the right of the entrance door. An astutely planned space as it is, a whiff of rattan passes you by with Prism Lights’ wall lamp and wood and rattan unit standing in focus, custom-crafted by Anisha Chandy Design Studio, executed by Tusker Katha.
Sauntering inside, the living room that doubles up as the TV room, radiates a refreshing, resplendent aura with elements that recite poetic verses of a fresh spring day. Humming similar tunes of spring and outdoors, the balcony sits right adjacent to the living area affording en plein air views of the city.
Lending a closer look at the design details in the living area, Anisha muses about the beautifully arranged rattan pelmet outlined with wooden frame, “Creating pelmets has somehow become a signature design add-on at our studio. It is one of the things we look forward to doing in all our projects.”
Right where leisure begins to pick pace, the space cascades to a snug but striking dining with custom furniture dotting the area. One poses as a cutlery storage while the other makes for a crockery unit. What catches the eye is that the duo models a distinct but seamless craftery of lean, sleek legs rendering a unique height.
A spectacular play of curves and arches takes the starring role in the culinary-forward space.
Anisha informs, “The wall between dining and kitchen was demolished and a larger opening has been created.” Imbuing a warm, inviting mood through design, the small arched corners soften the sharpness of the entryway while hitting the right kind of interior statement.
Heading towards the boudoir, the room that falls first is the study room, transformed from a bedroom into a truly ergonomic study, jam and dressing room. The homeowner being a musician himself, made sure his ideas on jazzing up the space with amp and guitar trickle into the right space.
The corridor unwillingly pulls a full stop and a rather stunning one with its master bedroom sitting on the end of the narrow space. While the colour palette majorly melds and moulds every corner as the layout flows, there is a certain sense of design brilliance that shines through in tandem with light-toned wardrobes, a pop of pink pieces by Carpet Kingdom and an impressive hand-knotted rug created out of recycled saree silk and cotton.
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