Home is where the workspace is! Vinithra Amarnathan transforms an old home into a curious Weespaces office in Bengaluru

MAY 23, 2024 | By Megha Sapre
A wooden vase sits around the stairway channelling minimal luxury. Wall carved niche adds to the look and feel of the place; Photography by Nayan Soni

Creative liberty is a thing of astonishment. From that seed of an idea to its creation in real life, creativity can take you far and beyond any limit. When Vinithra Amarnathan of Weespaces chanced upon an old home in Bengaluru, the realisation of her design ingenuity is precisely what finally gave shape to her new office. Transforming an existing rental home into an up-and-running workspace in the Kumara Park neighbourhood redefines functionality in the new-age.

“The interesting part is that we were the clients and we had the freedom to design the space the way we wanted, while keeping within the constraints of what a rental would allow,” says Vinithra.

The founder Vinithra Amarnathan’s room is painted in a pastel charm of blue; Photography by Nayan Soni

The many worlds of Weespaces

The workspace harbours a team of twelve and transitions into different settings and varied ambiences. Canvas-like white interiors, soft colours, grey window panes root for the brand’s design personality. While a standout colour theory drapes the many rooms and alcoves. Amidst the earthy tones, the designer does not shy away from using pops of colours — yellow being the studio’s favourite.

A welcoming foyer works as a canvas for other decorative elements such as the chequered rug and art frames on the wall; Photography by Nayan Soni


Sunny-side front: The bright yellow door is an enticing visual in the office; Photography by Nayan Soni

The office envelopes a foyer leading to a meeting room, founder’s room, main workspace, sample room and a powder room, eventually opening into a 300 sq ft terrace to spend some leisurely moments amidst the bustle of meetings and work conversations. “The design amalgamates art pieces, a Scandinavian colour palette with Japanese wabi sabi sensibilities. This mixture brings forth a calm, eclectic vibe that’s characteristic to us!” Vinithra expresses.

The many options available for seating make up intriguing conversational corners of the space. The chequered rug brings a playful mood to the space, along with caned jute chairs, sofas donning black and white stripes adding play to the overall setting.

Italian Verona table, striped sofas and cane chairs make up this cosy corner in the meeting room; Photography by Nayan Soni

Be seated or be floored

White being the preferred colour of continuity, the space incorporates powdered pastel blue walls, a quirky fun orange faucet-sink setup, a joyful yellow doorway, and many patterns that draw one’s attention.

The first draft of crafting a space — the sample room draws clients in with appealing textures and colours; Photography by Nayan Soni

While a small niche displays Vinithra’s favourite things inside the Founder’s room, she explains, “Continuing the nod to the blues, as you walk in, the warm space enveloped in a dusty blue is my work room. A large live edge slab of walnut wood forms the top of the custom desk with a set of floating drawers and sits in an angled manner against the window.”

Vinithra Amarnathan, founder and designer — Weespaces office; Photography by Nayan Soni

“We have retained the old structure entirely and reused it as far as we could. From the flooring to the structure and woodwork, its old bones have been refreshed and reimagined and it being a rental, we broke away from luxury trends. We stayed true to our love for a simplistic and soulful design approach as it comes through with how the office feels,” says Vinithra.

Establishing a workspace that anyone would look forward to coming to and working at, Weespaces office is an extension of Vinithra’s design ethos enveloping co-workers in a warm hug of visual intervals.

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