Studio Onedot6 fashions the quirkiest party home with avant-garde installations and vibrant art
JUN 25, 2021 | By Vedika Nair
Breaking away from mundane party culture filled with neon lights, bold-hued rooms and shortage of space, Hyderabad based Aamir and Hameeda Sharma of Aandh redefine your weekend getaway aesthetic with furnishing from Studio Onedot6 and lighting from Love of Light.
Planned as a weekend home where the homeowners could unwind and entertain, this 5,000 sq ft apartment in Visakhapatnam offers sweeping views of the sea. When first bought, the space was two different homes up and down which were later converted into a duplex.
Consisting of three bedrooms and more spaces that catered to lounging and entertainment, this home stands out with avant-garde installations and captivating art that lend a character to the home.
“We haven’t really followed a set theme,” shares Hameeda, adding, “We tried to use a lot of natural elements like the terrazzo floors, stone cladding walls. Everything in the space has been done by our studio and is created to fit the space, the colour textured patterns have been put well together to get the place in alignment.”
Divided into formal and informal areas, the abode sees a play with ceiling drops and connectivity between the upper and lower floors to create the illusion of space. Light filters through the east-facing sea and open walls from the staircase up to the living room bask in this light, keeping the room bright.
Upon entering we see the staircase, connecting the home’s levels, while the left side features a courtyard. A larger than life cactus becomes the highlight of the house, offering us a view from all four sides and also connects the living, dining and bar areas.
The main living room nestles in a double-height area, where a double-height glass provides ample light to come through and also opens up to the balcony facing the sea.
“For me, the most amusing part was planning the apartment adding good connectivity, allowing the light to flow in, and designing all the pieces in the house, also the cactus was an afterthought as we had commissioned larger than life pieces there as a fear of it not fitting in, installation challenges, etc. But it did become the life of the house as it was installed,” shares Hameeda.
Connecting the formal living and two balconies is the main entertainment zone, offering guests to mingle, with ample space, accommodating up to 50 people.
A bedroom, kitchen and utility room are found on the lower floor. As we traverse upstairs around the giant cactus, we step into the private area that features two bedrooms, a home theatre and two sea-facing balconies.
This luxury apartment is dressed in custom furniture by the designers’ studio Aandh, including the sourcing of artwork, collaborating with artisans and more.
“Our goal is to always create a warm and inviting liveable space for a client but varies from client to client and space to space. We do not have a set signature style. We evolve with each project and get on to creating a totally different space,” conclude the designers.