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The Modern Scandinavian Home by U and I Designs concocts textures against a muted backdrop

FEB 8, 2022 | By Shriya Goyal
Neutral tones inundate the living room. Throw and cushions from Script by Godrej Curtains, sofa and armchair fabric sourced from Home Stories, coffee table from Lakkadhara sits quietly on the Rugberry carpet and floor lamp from The Dekor Company teams with end table from Jaypore; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India
Dressed in green, the main bedroom is emphasised by bed linens from Surprise Home Linen and curtains from Home Stories; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

With a desire for comfortable and captivating spaces, Scandinavian styles exercise restraint while maintaining a cosy demeanour. Crafted on minimal lines, The Modern Scandinavian Home in Bengaluru is spread across 1170 sq ft. Designed by Aniketh Bafna, Sonal Mutha and Sulekha Jain of U and I Designs, the home is a blend of textures and subtle hues to imbibe warmth in minimal schemes. 

“We believe in designs that embody the client’s needs and our design vision. While we are fond of making homes fluid in terms of design, we also enjoy exploring, pushing the boundaries and trying to incorporate an edginess. It’s about bringing a newness that steers away from conventional ways. We do not sport a signature style per se, yet we are always shaping our designs into the needs of the home,” express Mutha.

Relocated from Europe, the homeowners belief in the designers led to a muted colour palette with pops of colour and wooden accents. Respecting their brief for a stylish, warm and uncluttered space, the house boasts a modern-Scandinavian approach with a monotone appeal. 

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A sleek pull down shoe cabinet with drawers with terrazzo countertop with neutral toned chips elevates the entrance foyer with the wall hung mirror from The Dekor Company and wall lights from The White Teak Co; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

 

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From the foyer one enters into the living area with a serene tonal pairing of orange, beige, white, black and wood; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

Entering into the foyer with a sleek pull-down cabinet offers additional storage in minimal space. Clean enough to be tidy and bright enough to be happy, the living room is dyed neutral with a dash of colours incorporated loosely throughout the space. The striped fabric of the upholstered arm chairs adds pattern and the circle of colours installed on the wall breaks the monotony.

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The addition of the marble in the media unit with delicate red veins imparts character to the unit; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

 

Bengaluru home by U and I Designs
The kitchen peeks out to the dining zone with the table and chairs crafted in house, while the chair and back rest fabric is from Home Stories. The dining bench is flush mounted along thee walls and topped with floating back cushion; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

 

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The two toned kitchen displays a curvy arch on its entryway; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

An intimate nook outside the kitchen harbours the flushed dining table in wood contrasted by a quirky fabric in off-white. It takes two flints to make a fire. With a balance of powder blue and vanilla whites, the kitchen is rendered chic and charming. Delicate cabinet details beset on a delineated backsplash renders a relaxed yet merry vibe.

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Designed by the team, the dining chair and table find companion in upholstery from Home Stories; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

 

Bengaluru home by U and I Designs
The dining corner is accompanied by a sideboard unit augmented with terrazzo, vintage knobs and hand carved accent legs; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

The alley to the bedrooms is pronounced by a sleek retro unit with vintage knobs and hand carved legs. The emotion of euphoria on entering the bedroom after a long day can be vitalising. Dressed in a tender green texture, the main bedroom is a peaceful sanctuary. Wooden flooring, grounding rug and dusky grey fabric sets a cosy mood with simple clean furnishings. 

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A peaceful sanctuary in neutrals, the rug from Carpet Kingdom and bed linens from Surprise Home Linen are accentuated by Script by Godrej cushions with pendant light from The White Teak Co; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

 

Bengaluru home by U and I Designs
The dresser is an unconventional take on the vanity. A console with a combination of shutters, drawers and shelves, is outlined with duco-ed black pillars, standing tall and making a statement with a full length mirror; Photographs by Parth Swaminath, Photographix India

A multifunctional tender retreat, the second room is designed to spoon out as a study and guest bedroom. With a sofa cum bed and study desk in warm tones, the space is light on the eyes and fit for its outcomes. Arched wall and ceiling details along with wooden accents embraced throughout the house impart soft elegance.

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Designed to serve as a study as well as guest bedroom, this room harbours a sofa cum bed from Saraf Furniture with a study desk and storage and wall lights from The White Teak Co, cushion cover and wall art from Jaypore; Photographs courtesy Parth Swaminath and PHX India

From conventional ply-laminates to exotic American ashwood and marble stones to contemporaries like fluted panels, terrazzo tops and metal fabricated details, the home is an array of textures set against a neutral context, rendering the space in a light, pleasant and warm environment. “Overall, the home is chic and inviting, definitely making it ‘hygge’ — a raging term in the world of interiors!” ends Mutha.

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