Colours and textures coalesce as BeyondSpaces design studio marries the classical and the contemporary to bestow upon us a Parisian fairytale in Hyderabad

FEB 9, 2023 | By Siddharth Babani
A vibrant carpet from Jaipur Rugs ties together the purpose-built furniture overshadowed only by the artwork from master artist M.F. Husain; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi
The louvred windows open the kitchen up to the living room creating space for a quick breakfast or to lay a buffet at the next soiree; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi
A collection of artwork and photographs created by the couple adds a personal touch to the studio; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Every home tells a story, each one needing a captivating introduction to hold your attention. Unlike many, this house designed by BeyondSpaces design studio in Hyderabad manages to entice you from the beginning and keep you bewitched until the very end. 

This 2200 sq ft home designed by principal architect Mounika Kodali, serves as a personal inspiration to the artistic couple who demanded a bright and airy Parisian loft. From its vivid colours to the painstaking attention to detail, Ekam is a statement, that sets the stage from the forefront and leaves you itching in anticipation. 

A minimal chandelier from Atelier Lumys illuminates a magnificent blue backrest and a dining table from Solid Bench; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Touring the home

The tale of this home begins in the lobby where you catch your first glimpse of the striking green door with the ornate stained glass inlay. The door opens onto a sprawling living and dining room. The austere uninterrupted white walls juxtapose the dramatic interplay of colours scattered across the incandescent space, leaving you in awe of the extensive attention to detail such as the neoclassical wall panelling and the diamond inserts in the warm beige marble making it a delightful space to entertain guests

A floor to ceiling glass curtain wall separates the living room and balcony complete with custom coloured-glass insets running around its border. The balcony as described by the architect is laid with a ‘very French’ tile that adds colour to contrast the white walls in the living room. 

The privately sourced console from Bali is set to serve as a major conversation piece at family gatherings; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

The kitchen is a bright space with teal cabinets and off-white countertops. In a modern congregation of products, the mustard flooring with wooden louvred shutters render a traditional essence to the space.

Following  a similar theme, the master bedroom features inviting shades of brown, charming textures and practical furniture. The spacious bathroom with its Spanish tiles and a freestanding bathtub is a true source of personal envy.

The master bedroom features pillows by Sarita Handa, Bedding by D’decor, a bedside lamp by Ikea and a cosy chair by Chisel Design Studio to make the reading nook all the more inviting; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi 

Minimal wooden furniture can be found appropriated around the studio room which showcases art from the creative owners of this home making it a gracefully refreshing place to work.

The spacious bathroom with a free-standing tub makes you wonder if you needed the bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Ideas to adopt

Apart from having a statement for a door, the custom framed wallpaper backsplash in the master bedroom is a simple and elegant solution if you want to save yourself the hassle of finding pieces of art that suit your home.

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The ornate front door is a recurring feature with architect Mounika Kodali; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi


The elegant bar unit from Dastkari and high stools from Solid Bench complement the wooden louvres while providing a space to entertain guests; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi


The teal blue cabinets with fluted glass breathe life into the monastic kitchen; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi


The studio oozes character with its myriad collection of shapes colours and patterns; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi


Baby pink Spanish tiles and gold accents are a combination for the ages; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi


Cane chairs sourced from Bali and a pair of dark wood tables sit on a beautiful selection of printed tiles from Bharat Floorings in the balcony making it a perfect space for a warm coffee and conversation; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

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