Nestled in the lush landscape of Bengaluru, the Raintree Home by Houseof9Design screams an eclectic mix of rustic Indian charm and modern appeal

NOV 15, 2022 | By Ishika Paruthi and Shriya Goyal
Dipped in sophisticated hues accompanied by an array of textures, this home invites you to look at its nature-inspired looks; Photographs by Parth Swaminath
The custom made dining table from Cane Boutique sits atop wooden flooring; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

Located in India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, this four-bedroom space by Houseof9Design is a rustic Indian home with modern vibes. A home symbolic of the nature around us, it is made to look chic and naturally effortless!

Conceptualised by Nain Belliappa, Creative Director of Houseof9Design, this 2500 sq ft home is a cocktail of different personalities of the residents brought together to create a warm and welcoming space.

A green sofa has been brought in from Chester’s. Chairs from Magari, carpet from Jaipur Rugs, wall light from The White Teak Company and furnishings from Kosh make the room elegant and warm; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

The curious brief

The owners wanted a home that reflected their lifestyle and their distinct characteristics. Incorporating the same, it was made for modern-way living and customised for each resident.

Cane sofa and floral printed furnishings ignite comfort and carries the nature inspired theme of the home; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

Tour every turn of this rustic Indian home

Greeted with an idol of Buddha, the foyer is accentuated by tile inlay flooring. On the right, a custom-built partition ensures privacy. No civil changes were made as such other than a slight breakdown of the foyer wall to increase space in the apartment. 

Chandelier from The White Teak Company along with a custom made console from Kosh render modern aesthetics to the dining room; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

Entering the dining area next, a palette of green and brown meets the eye. Inspired by nature, the dining table is carved from wood while the botanical printed fabric of the chairs complements the space.  In continuation of the theme of nature, the customised console features bird carvings. 

Converting the fourth bedroom, the family room is ideal for cosy family gatherings; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

White brick wall, wooden parquet flooring and the element of nature carry on to the living room. Deep green and cane sofas, wicker armchairs and floral printed furnishings ignite comfort and thoughtful conversations. 

Placed in the middle of the dining and living room, is the sanctum of worship. The juxtaposition of brass against the black wall amplifies the radiance in the room.

Accentuated by tile inlay flooring, foyer has a miniature consoles from Purple Turtle; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

The next stop is the kitchen which follows a moody aesthetic based on what the homeowners loved. With flooring reminiscent of the bygone era along with green and cream cabinets, the space is a palette of bold colours and patterns.

Bed and side tables from Tusker Katha, lights from The White Teak Company, art from Calcuttan Gallery, bedding by Sarita Handa and wardrobes by Zenia India add to the appeal of the master bedroom; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

A sanctuary to unwind after a long day, the primary bedroom is dipped in sage green with panel detail, art by a Calcutta gallery and a teak wood bed with side tables from Tusker Katha. Finished with charming panel detail and brass hardware, the wardrobes are crafted in a shade of cream. There is a floating console on the other end of the room which seamlessly extends into a dresser unit.

Black, grey, deep hues of blue dominate the daughter’s bedroom. The bed sits against a cacti print wallpaper which adds quirk to the room. A pair of black nightstands, pendant lights and blue panel wardrobes complete the room. There is also a succulent garden here!

The kitchen has been designed in-house and executed through Zenia India. Handles in the kitchen are from Studio Made, quartz belongs to Camrola Quartz Ltd. and Spanish tiles have been brought in from Hemnil Tiles Studio. Kitchen appliances are from Bosch India; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

Elegance and minimalistic, this is the best way to describe the guest bedroom. A rosewood cot has been repurposed as the bed in this room. There is a study table for the family to work from home. 

Fourth and the final bedroom in the home has been converted into a family room. It features vibrant prints like the Gokul Pichwai wallpaper from Sabyasachi’s Nilaya collection and a deep green couch. This continues the nature-based theme of the home.

The home is definitely a masterclass in nature-inspired spaces!  

Laid in wooden flooring, the hallway leads to different parts of the home; Photographs by Parth Swaminath

What the designer fell in love with

It is a home close to nature which reflects the homeowners’ lifestyle in its very essence. The only challenge was that the work started on the home during the pandemic and it took the designer back to square one. Re-visiting the home took a while but once the work started again, there was no looking back!

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