Curated art design for New Delhi home
New Delhi-based Aparna Kaushik has designed the Residence, which was design for a client who had a curated collection of art pieces and paintings. Two L-shaped partitions comprise the layout, with the larger one forming the living quarters while the smaller one serves as a cabana for social gatherings. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows, brick and cement walls remain the design palette, which allows the natural sunlight to penetrate through the house. The built-in bar unit has an agate stone countertop with a bevelled mirror mosaic façade.
A warm and inviting double-height foyer welcomes the visitor, along with Thota Vaikuntham paintings along the Victorian-style carved silver furniture. Gold leafing and a customised chandelier decorates the ceiling, while glass windows allow uninterrupted views of the living room and bar pavilion. The dining room is a visually floating space, as it is surrounded by a water body on two sides. The other two sides are surrounded by an L-shaped courtyard with foliage, complete with dining furniture.
Due to the interconnecting rooms with several long corridors, black and white marble is flanked by large glass windows. At the end of the pathway, one would find a decorative water body and a bar opening out to the pool area. Wrought-iron handrails are inspired by the 18th-century Art Nouveau movement. An open-sided stone-clad structure with wooden lattice framework and climbing plants are the focal point of the garden and pool.