Refined look for Aravalli home
New Delhi-based Nivasa has designed The Magnolias, which is a residential project set in the Aravalli range. The project is created with sustainability and follows a raw and refined colour and material palette. It has a double-height foyer, a double-height terrace, a living room and a bar. The double-height entrance invites natural light, which contains a fireplace brightened up with fresh flowers and birdcage mirrors. One finds a blend of classic and contemporary elements such as switchboards and artefacts.
The double-height foyer has a staircase with an intricate cast railing, which is reflected in the 20-ft. mirror nearby. The living room has wooden bay windows, a brass double door and vignettes from various travels. A wooden bay window overlooks the Aravalli range and the golf course, and sliding doors and wooden-panelled terraces unify yet to designate the spaces.
Natural wood and earthy materials are used throughout the home, including flooring, furniture and intricate décor details. Vintage switchboards add an old-world elegance to the space, along with the other antique art and artefacts collected over the years from travels. A solid hardwood bar is an example of artisanal craftsmanship and is a conversation starter.
Coming to the lounge and dining space, the family believes in multifunctional spaces. The dining table converts into a coffee table using an in-built mechanism, and all the furniture is thoughtfully hand-cut, sawn or worked upon. During winters, the space returns to being a dining room with wooden and brass accents for a contemporary and earthy ambience.
Reviving timeless techniques, the master bedroom has green pops in the pristine white room. Floral upholstery and elaborate details remind one of yesteryear’s charm to denote opulence and comfort. Design with sustainability, the master bathroom uses indigenous materials and local craftsmanship. The corridor is further given an aesthetic element using minimalism and maximalism, such as dramatic accents, vintage elements and artisanal pieces.
A corner in the terrace is styled with oversized mirrors, sculptures and art. Muted and antiqued brass finish adds accent to doors, sculptures, furniture and chandeliers.