Dramatic luxury for Raipur suite
Raipur-based Azure Interiors has designed the Clarks Inn Suites, which was an exclusive hotel that exudes luxury, drama, and style. Spread over 50,000 sq. ft., one enters through the double-height lobby that features a triangular-patterned black and white Italian flooring. Columns are latticed with brass strips and a golden front desk placed opposite the main door. It is made from wood and Flexi-ply and is enveloped in gold leafing. A 10-feet wide painting hands behind the desk, on a fluted wooden panel with black PU and brass edgings.
There are two restaurants on the ground floor, which continue with the black-and-white flooring. Jewel-toned furniture, bespoke lighting fixtures, and greenery segregate the spaces, such as checkerboard flooring in the fine-dine restaurant contrasted with pink leather upholstered chairs and sofas with metal legs. A circular private dining area encased in metal bars are placed in the center of the restaurant, with creepers hanging from the metal crate on the pillar, the walls with metallic textures and glass-ribbed lighting fixtures. The all-day diner adjoining the lobby achieves a warm appeal through the wooden flooring and ceiling. Green and blue furniture add pops of color with customized lighting fixtures and brass jaali.
The yin-yang theme is continued in the restrooms on the same floor, with zigzag stripes on the floor and half of the walls while a back-painted glass covering makes up the other half. Green planters and a red leaf painting on the lower floor help the guests to experience an outdoor atmosphere in an otherwise indoor setting. An indoor herb room called ‘SabzBagh’ emphasizes the hotel’s use of freshly-grown herbs in the restaurant.
A grey color palette with elegant furniture and trimmings radiate understated luxury in the rooms, with white used in the bathrooms. A bespoke reception table, bathroom vanity, lighting fixtures, and varied finished on the walls using paint, metal foil and glass lend their characteristic appeal to the design scheme.