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Mood and hued — This spacious minimalist home in Pune designed by S.ALT Atelier x T.T.D.S has gorgeous hues for all your moods

DEC 13, 2022 | By Tamanna Doctor
Displaying custom-made sofa, dining chairs and centre table, with accessories from Fabindia, Westside Good Earth and IKEA in the cheerful living room; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

Why should maximalists have all the fun? This Pune home designed and conceptualised by S.ALT Atelier and T.T.D.S is minimal yet vivid.

The founders Shantanu Waykar of S.ALT Atelier and Twisha Thakker of T.T.D.S crafted this 1,950 sq ft space at the 11th floor in Pune that was later styled by Samir Wadekar

Simplicity and softness are what this living space is about. with the left wall in suede finish by Kemtex, antique horse head accessory from Just Antiques Furniture, carpet from IKEA and custom-designed curtains; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

The Curious Brief 

The homeowners knew they wanted a space that was airy, ventilated and full of natural light. “In these times of excess, subtlety is difficult to achieve,” says Shantanu. With open spaces as the brief, the main focus was to keep the space clutter free with clean designs and yet not make it ordinary. 

The dining space is delicately orchestrated with back wall panelling in Asian Paints Royale Aspira finish, brushed brass dining side unit top and a dining table custom made with Corian and veneer covering; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

There are reflections of both contemporary and traditional values in this space, hence the homeowners don’t have to choose just one. 

Red console in Duco finish and back wall in Suede finish by Kemtex in the living room; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

Tour every turn of the home 

The home is divided into three different sections. The entertainment space with the mandir, living and dining spaces in the middle and kitchen and bedrooms on the other side. There are hints of gold throughout the home, which provides glamour to the space. The overall tone is a delicate blend of deep blues, sandy browns, deep greys and olive-green hues making up for a comprehensive colour scheme.

This corner of the living room with a TV unit custom-made in veneer finish and a back wall with stone tiles makes for a cosy atmosphere; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

The main door opens into the foyer, which leads to a peaceful white mandir to the left. 

Moving ahead to the entertainment room, intelligent use of wooden tones along with pastel colours render warmth. It has a towering bar unit along with an olive pull out sofa that doubles as a bed for the guests to sleep in without intruding on private spaces. 

A sit-out incorporated in the grey palette with custom-made planters make for a corner to chat and relax; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

Following this, we enter the living and dining space. The full length window in the living room lights up the space. The furniture is in fabulous neutral tones with a bright red console and a flamboyant artwork on top of it to bring the space together. The attached balcony has a spacious seating area with a custom-made planter grid.

The master balcony with a custom-made planter grid in powder-coated finish and flooring by Nexion; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

With an open space layout, the dining room has stunning deep jewels tones and an elegant setting great for hosting guests. 

Splashed with subtle shades, the kitchen comes next. A small powder room has been converted into a pantry in the kitchen, increasing its functionality and making it the ideal storage unit.

Serving as a fully-fledged feature of decor is the wall grid in brushed brass finish with veneer shelves in the bar room. The sofa that doubles as a bed in Molfino fabric and a bar unit in Duco finish with fluted glass on herringbone laminated wooden flooring makes for a generous bar room; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

Following this, there are three bedrooms in the home.

Upholstered in Molfino fabric is the bed and the bed frame on a herringbone-patterned wooden flooring is the master bedroom. The bed’s back wall finishes in Asian Paints Royale Aspira and the bedspread and rug are from Fabindia; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

The master bedroom is designed in delicate neutral shades with impeccable furniture. It contains a walk-in closet and a terrace attached to it. 

The son’s bedroom is a radiant room in blue with a luxurious back panelling in pastel blue. 

Cozy ambience in the son’s bedroom with a fully upholstered bed, headboard in Molfino fabric and beam texture concrete finish by Kemtex; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

The guest bedroom is in fresh peachy tones with its own private bathroom as well. 

Ideas to bookmark

Instead of adding excess furniture, the use of pop colours to elevate the space enhances and boosts it. The designers aimed to appeal to the emotions a person feels while walking into a space rather than following fading trends. 

Adorned with matching elements is the master bedroom with herringbone pattern wooden flooring, pelmet in veneer finish and the bed back panelling in texture finish suede by Kemtex; Styling by Samir Wadekar Photography by Yash Jain

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