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French design for Gurugram apartment

Photography: Asmita Khodankar

Gurugram-based The Concreate Story has designed the Many Moods of Summer, which is an apartment project spanning 2200 sq. ft. The bare shell was located on the eleventh floor of a plush neighborhood, which overlooked a swimming pool and club on one side and barren land on the other. The client wanted a dreamy French-inspired design with minimal structural changes, while experientially resembling a fresh summer day. Colors were considered important as the home was filled with abundant natural light, and the client wanted a spacious and predominantly white house.

A powder blue opens to the well-lit living room on the right and the bedrooms on the left. The living room walls are paneled with horizontal grooves to mark the space’s length and are the backdrop for a three-seater powder blue suede sofa. It extends into the dining area and the open kitchen, where the mother-of-pearl dining table is paired with vintage-styled chairs with wicker backs and suede seats. The white kitchen features a hand-carved luxury breakfast counter.

The first bedroom is painted in warm white and has a 13-ft.-long window seater, and the master bedroom features Fuchsia pink and a boutique design approach. It uses honey dust, linen fabric, and bottle green. An entire wall has windows and a balcony on the right, making it the most well-lit space in the house. The powder bathroom is a small quaint space, done up in onyx blue tiles lined with a three-inch cornice.

The mood board included soft linen in the chair bows, chimney frills, and chequered combinations. Vintage French details are combined with modern upholstery, a Rajwada-style mirror, and a coffee table. The color palette changes from French yellow, powder blue, pink, and mustard. Glossy flooring with high-gloss PU wall panelings reflects as much natural light as possible.

Light wall colors and LED lighting reduce the need for artificial light, double-layered sheer curtains reduce heat gain while wall panels, thresholds, and pelmets are repurposed from old wood. Previously-owned furniture is refurbished to fit the French theme.