Pune home by Sparc Design is a dramatic rendition of minimal-met-matte

JUL 7, 2022 | By Sneha Gandhi
The dining area harbours a stylish, solid table sourced from SANJAR Furniture and planters from Floral creation; Photographs by Hemant Patil
The living and dining make a continuous linear expanse through the home illuminated by lights by Hybec; Photographs by Hemant Patil
Encased in Royale Matt grey wall texture by Asian Paints and matte black flooring by Arihant Ceramics, the living room accommodates centre table and sofas from SANJAR Furniture, rug from Ikea and digital artwork in jute frames; Photographs by Hemant Patil
The terrace area wrapped in a rough coarse plaster flaunts a custom-made bar with a precast countertop and clay tiled fascia sourced from Stone Studio. The rug is from Ikea; Photographs by Hemant Patil

The moodboard for this home in Pune revolves around one word—drama! A necessity in the monotonous, mundane routine of metropolitan life, agreed, but how does one manifest dramatic tones in their home? 

According to Suhani Lal Sanghra, Principal Architect at Sparc Design and Rashmi Bhojak the answer is just as straightforward—mould it with matte.

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In line with the brief 

When owners and proud parents of a husky approached the architect for a makeover of their 1,600 sq ft home in Pune, the studio responded by conceiving a minimally modern apartment with matte finishes and statement furniture accents, aptly titled The Matte House.

Pune home by SPARC Design
The living room is characterised by Royale Matt grey wall texture by Asian Paints, matte black flooring by Arihant Ceramics, centre table and sofas by SANJAR Furniture, grey rug by Ikea, planter from Floral Creations and digital artwork in jute frames; Photographs by Hemant Patil

Tour every turn of the home…True to its theme, the home welcomes you with a striking olive green door paired with a snake plant in a concrete planter. The living room slowly unfolds in white, grey and black mattes. The unusually high skirting binds the flooring and walls in a seamless foundation. Poised against the polished surfaces is an ornamental world of wood and jute furniture enriched with green planters. 

Live edge finished wooden dining table and precast concrete slab console offset by stylish chairs create an aesthetic contrast in the dining area. 

Wooden table from SANJAR Furniture governs the dining area along with lights from Hybec and planter from Floral Creations; Photographs by Hemant Patil


Modular kitchen with sleek finish tiles from Arihant Ceramics; Photographs by Hemant Patil

Flaunting a concrete countertop with earthy clay tile detailing, the bar area adjoining the living room captures the vivacious nature of the homemakers with the message ‘My favourite drink is the next one.’ A soothing array of alocasia and palm plants frame serene views of the sunset beyond. 

Wall-to-wall carpet flooring emphasises the elegant monochromatic theme of the primary bedroom. Bespoke bright bed back hand painted by a local artist splashes yellow tints in the same shades as the clay accessories across the room.

Repurposed in teal shades, the owner’s old furniture finds home in the secondary room complemented by jute wardrobe facia. The secondary bathroom packs a surprise with its rustic terrazzo tiles. 

Sleek brass fittings and a statement wooden mirror add melodrama to the powder washroom, while the study room houses a soft salmon peach wall with a systematic storage grid. 

Vibrant customised Revatta mirror frame and grey tiled backsplash from Arihant Ceramics compose the powder washroom; Photographs by Hemant Patil


Study room storage shelving unit specially tailored by Sparc Design with contrasting tiles from Arihant Ceramics; Photographs by Hemant Patil

Ideas to bookmark – Minimal palette, dramatic accents

While all spaces of The Matte House manifest diverse moods, the home is coherent in its matte textures, wood furnishings and minimal accents. Clay tiles and jute highlights paired with the sculpted smooth wooden furniture finishings craft a compelling rustic palette. Bold colour additions in the form of abstract artworks and modern artefacts concoct a theatrical ambience. 

The secondary bedroom is covered in rustic terrazzo tiles with a repurposed bed from the owner’s old collection painted in teal; Photographs by Hemant Patil


Matte teal finishes coupled with earthy hues in fabrics make a compelling palette for the bedroom; Photographs by Hemant Patil


The terrace houses an expansive customised precast bar counter and fascia made with clay tiles sourced from Stone Studio. The rug is from Ikea; Photographs by Hemant Patil

What Suhani fell in love with…


The challenge to fabricate the bespoke furniture, in tune with the theme of the home in the estimated budget, while incorporating energy-conscious choices was thrilling to say the least. The home employs insulated false ceilings and lights to reduce the heat load along with using floor-to-floor carpet to retain optimum room temperature longer. 

The primary bedroom features a dynamic hand painted bed back by artist Kapil Mandke against a textured wall from Concrete Works. The matching fabrics and upholstery are from Sudarshan Fabrics; Photographs by Hemant Patil


Herringbone pattern salmon peach tiles by Arihant Ceramics balance the grey matte hues of the washroom; Photographs by Hemant Patil

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