; Noida home by 7 Sparrows is drenched in functionality and minimalism

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This Noida home designed by 7 Sparrows is drenched in a stellar combination of functionality and contemporary minimalism

DEC 2, 2022 | By Akshay Bipin Luthiya
The living room features all custom-made furniture which includes a hammered teak wood organic-shaped coffee table from KaathGodown on a carpet from Jaipur Rugs. Antique brass souvenirs are collected by the homeowner; Photography by Jeevan Jyot; Styled by Rahul Kukreja
In concrete finish with posters selected and framed from the son's personal collection on an exposed brick wall, wooden flooring from Builder, a study chair from West Elm and a customised bed and bedside in tan leather is the son’s bedroom; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja
Traditional Gond art paintings on wallpaper from Life N Colors speak a vintage language in the master bedroom. Chaise from Bent Chair; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja
Fluted wall panelling in solid teakwood of the master bedroom complements the muted tone bedside with a study unit in dark grey and a locally sourced study chair; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja
A customised sliding partition for privacy and sound insulation is positioned in the family lounge. The furniture displayed is from Elm Studio. TV wall panelling in leather with drawers and storage makes for an eclectic parallel; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja
With a vertical natural green wall, pieces of furniture and accessories from Outdoorfurnitures.in, the balcony makes for a fine spot to unwind; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Designed by Anupama Kumar, Principal Designer of 7 Sparrows, this 2,650 sq ft Noida apartment plays with materiality that inculcates a sense of calmness and tranquillity.

Mirror by The Decor Kart along with antique brass Shiva Parvati face wall accents and Mukhalinga statue from Taattva brand on the customised teak wood table from Kaathgodown makes an assertion; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

The entire design approach is to transform the apartment into a distinctive identity of its own, setting it apart from its adjoining apartments.

The curious brief

The idea was to create a space with clean lines, keeping them neat, and minimal underlining the architectural feature, which in this case is huge glazings and natural light in every room and zone. 

Italian marble floor on which is a custom handcrafted console in Thailand wood, a wooden bench from Bent chair, terracotta vase set from West Elm engage senses to create drama with a rough concrete texture wall in the living room; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

“Doing this project was a smooth sail as my client showed complete faith in me, we never had two opinions about anything,” reveals Anupama.

Tour the home

As one walks by, the foyer unrolls itself in tones of grey and white and a passage from the entrance foyer opens in a large hall and knits the living area on the right side contrary to the dining on the left side. The definitive decor pieces in the living room speak the vintage language. 

The pendant lights by Jainsons Emporio make for a prime dining space; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Moving ahead, the kitchen which could be separated by a sliding door, giving privacy when required, connects to the dining area. 

Further inside the apartment, a full-length glass partition adjacent to the living room gives the family the required privacy. 

Displaying traditional Gond art painting, a customised dining cabinet in an antique mirror from Elm Studio and a stone top in intricate inlay work from Kaathgodown makes for bright and cosy dining; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

As one passes the family lounge a passage connects all the bedrooms -first on the left side is the son’s trendy bachelor pad in concrete grey tint accommodating a drum set, a few steps ahead on right is a master bedroom and as one goes straight, is a daughter’s room dipped in pastel shades and classic wood.


Wallpaper from Life N Colors adds richness to the master bedroom with Gond art painting. Upholstered headboard with metal frame is on the bed and bedsides in muted tone are from Kaathgodown; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Through muted tones the designers have played a lot with upholstery and rich fabric textures to break the monotony and added occasional accent colours in a few furniture pieces for bringing a bit of drama required in some specific zones.

Shades of pink and white with a customised low-height teak wood bed make for a balanced yet gracious bedroom for the daughter; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

This home is blessed with abundant natural light arriving from both sides of wide windows and its two decks run along the entire length of the apartment creating calm fuss-free luxury interiors. 

The daughter’s bedroom makes for a discerning space with customised teak wood window seats and furniture from Elm Studio; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Ideas to bookmark

Grey, black and white is the dominant colour palette and teak wood is a major material used for furniture and wall panellings, supported by powder-coated metal for the base and exposed frameworks. 

With study unit in teak wood veneer, customised low-height teak wood bed, window seat furniture from Elm Studio and study chair sourced from Alankaram on wooden flooring form a clean and elegant daughters bedroom; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Conscious efforts were made to add a little cocoon from the world by adding planters and a vertical green wall on the balcony. The designers have achieved to make this home look warm, welcoming and luxurious at the same time through stand-out pieces of furniture, material choices and selective art pieces for every room. 

Study chair from West Elm with customised study unit in metal and teak wood veneer, bed and bedside in tan leather sits well in the son’s bedroom on wooden flooring by Builder; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

Anupama says, “We remained minimalist in intent, but infused traditional nuances with art pieces and decor accessories.” 

The passage displays antique brass souvenirs collected by the owner, artwork by artist Ajay Samir, fluted shutters in charcoal grey polyurethane leather matt, a customised wall unit in metal black powder coated and furniture from Kaathgodwon; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

What the designer fell in love with

The balcony houses an outdoor swing surrounded by potted plants. Items of Furniture and accessories are from Outdoorfurnitures.in; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

The entire design approach is to transform the apartment into a distinctive identity of its own, setting it apart from its adjoining apartments. 


A custom-made shoe cabinet in dual-tone veneer at the passage area with antique mirror panelling on three sides creates a compelling aesthetic; Photography by Jeevan Jyot Styled by Rahul Kukreja

“Working within a space with inherited elements that could not be altered, such as the existing false ceiling, glazing frames and door finishes and fitting them into the theme and planning was the biggest challenge,” concludes Anupama. 

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