; This duplex penthouse in Kolkata is designed by A Square Designs

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Not less than a extravagant movie set—this duplex penthouse in Kolkata is designed by Ajay Arya of A Square Designs

OCT 21, 2021 | By Anushua Aich
Hints of golden accents and diffused lighting create a warm and glamorous environment in the living area; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
A Pratul Dubash painting makes for a stunning backdrop in the living room accentuated by a Versace Home regal white sofa; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
For family meals with a heart-warming view; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The dining table overlooks an elegant wall paneling, whose fine finishes elevate the vibe of the dining area to a whole new level; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Staying true to the brown tones of this bedroom, an Alsorg wardrobe seamlessly adds to the aesthetic; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Furniture from Etro adds to the grandeur of this lounge area; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The living room with a balcony parallel to length offers stunning views. It is landscaped with charming green plantations, foliage and outdoor furnishings; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
Different shades of blue adorn this bedroom, imparting serenity; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The family lounge on the top floor has flooring in black wood with marble inlay in a diagonal chequered pattern from Zonta Mobili. Furniture from Etro features upholstery in printed fabric inspired by African tribal motifs; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan
The bedroom offers stunning views of North and South Kolkata; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Founder and interior designer of A square designs, Ajay Arya not only flamboyantly designed this penthouse, but also dramatically summarises the needs of the owners in every corner of this home. Arya’s idea of design seamlessly clinches the theatrics of palette and patterns, ensuring that the dichotomy between contrast and brightness reverberates throughout the penthouse.

Spread across 5,000 sq ft carpet area, this penthouse designed by Ajay Arya of A square designs is situated at high-end Orbit Victoria Condominium in Kolkata. Cascading down the interiors is a theme of contemporary luxury that enriches the exquisite look of the penthouse. From iconic international brands to majestic aesthetics, every feature in this penthouse balances the other. 

Open to pleasing views of Kolkata, each space has been structured in a manner that the interiors at times outweigh the beauty that lies outside. Sometimes, the finesse exuding from the Pratul Dash painting that has been put up in the living room competes with the warmth of the setting sun outside. And at other times, wall panelings like the one in the worship area that features Kashmiri embroidery done on pashmina, amplifies the diverse faiths our country believes in.

A Pratul Dash painting catches the eye, alongside a majestic chandelier from Barovier & Toso that illuminates the living room with a golden glow; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

The double-height living space is a true showcase of contemporary luxury at its regal best; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

Plenty of extraordinary textures elevate the aura of the living area; Photographs by Atul; Pratap Chauhan

 

With a beautifully designed ceiling and furniture from Turri, this wall panelling in the dining area hides storage for crockery; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

The colour palette further keeps the contemporary luxury theme of the penthouse grounded. Most of the vibrant colours emerge from the exotic natural stones used for the flooring and wall panelling, from the fabrics of the furniture as in the Etro sofas in the family lounge on the top floor, and the gorgeous wall coverings from Glamora, JJ Valaya and Ochre at Home. To mute these hefty hues, subtle shades of Sarin Colin marble from France for flooring in the living and dining, and customised wooden floorings from Zonta Mobili and Foglie d’Oro for bedrooms and lounge create a balanced colour composition.

The ornate design of the wallpaper, along with the dramatic hanging light, creates a show-stopping feature; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Maintaining an even distribution of contrast, a diverse range of wall panelings and wallpapers have been incorporated to spin beauty with multifaceted crafts. The staircase wall has panelling in a neutral colour, while the landing wall features stunning Jamevar wallpaper from Glamora.

The sofas and lounge chair near the TV unit are from Turri; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Another wall in the family lounge area is accented with intricate wooden detailing and brass inserts, showcasing how decor choices can be mindfully put together. Speaking of mindfulness, Arya’s favourite spot in the house is the first floor family lounge area and bar. As this is the space which he feels has been perfectly curated. “I enjoyed designing the lounge on the upper floor the most. Employing the exclusive flooring, curating furniture from Etro and putting together décor pieces to achieve an exquisite look was all fun,” he shares.

Quirky elements like the centre tables from Cornelio Cappellini are in control of this space; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Also, one of the fascinating aspects about this penthouse is that it illustrates at length the vast scope, which interior designing encompasses. As Arya adds, “Interior design has been borrowing influences from classic textiles and motifs, which is evident in some of the wall décor and furniture that we have used.”

The straight line design, simple profile handles, gleaming Caesarstone counter, give it a very sophisticated look. The appliances are from Siemens; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chuhan

Further, Arya’s design style exudes effortlessness. How mildly yet with flair, he composes a kitchen that comprises sleek and swanky styles, enhanced by black and off-white tones.

The primary bedroom is done up in an elegant light colour scheme embellished with a Jagannath Paul painting; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

Keeping the composure of colours intact, the primary bedroom has been adorned with the best staples like bed and side tables from Roberto Cavalli Home. “The primary bedroom is done up in an elegant light colour scheme embellished with a Jagannath Paul painting. The adjoining expansive terrace is done up with a wooden deck and some outdoor furniture. This place offers views of both the North and South side of Kolkata,” states Arya.

The multipurpose cabinet beneath the TV enhances the value of the space, making it a clutter-free one; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

Bed and side tables by Fendi Casa and flooring by Foglie d’Oro; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chahuhan

Moving on to the son’s bedroom—a narrative thrives in the abstract geometric designs on the wall, narrating the persona of the son through shades of blue, grey and brown.

A bed with high headboard and lots of throw cushions, symbolise the delight in this bedroom; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chahuhan

Again, dominating the daughter’s bedroom is a wall that has a gallery of her favourite music brands. To add charm to her interests, Arya has chosen colours like peach, teal, blue and light green.

Scroll down to catch a few more glimpses of this penthouse!

Crisp tones and textures give rise to an element of firmness in this bathroom; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

The quirky textures of the wall beautifully complement the veneer finish on the door; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

An outstanding interpretation of darkness is represented by the bold patterns, embellishing the bathroom; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

From the setting to accessories, everything in this bathroom exhibits sophistication; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

 

Ornamenting this bathroom are aesthetic cabinets that complement the textures and patterns of the walls; Photographs by Atul Pratap Chauhan

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