The location - Malleshwaram, Bangalore
The space - A 2,000 sq ft home
The brief - To transform an old-style home into a contemporary space without losing its ethnic flavor.
The Cross Currents Design Experience - Taking the best of the old and blending in the new, the Cross Currents team gave the home that was heavy on traditional elements a contemporary treatment. The team infused a freshness into the home by reconfiguring rooms to bring about a quality of airiness and light.
- Wood and brass elements were used throughout the house to give a feeling of warmth and richness
- The wall separating the foyer and living room was removed to create an open feel. The load bearing columns were treated with wall paper to make them look like a design element
- The original red granite floor tiles were replaced with light colored vitrified tiles to create a sense of space
- A Tanjore painting from the client’s collection was given center stage in the living room.
- Contemporary rugs were used to balance the traditional feel of the room
- Heavy drapes were replaced with sheer curtains to allow light in
- The client’s antiques were repositioned and repurposed in a way that highlighted the beauty of these collectible
- The original teakwood bases of the dining table were retained and the glass top was replaced by a wooden top with delicate detailing. Upholstered chairs in luxuriant fabrics completed the look.
- The attached puja room was redesigned and fitted with a wooden door with brass inlay work and a backlit panel where the vibrant mantap was placed.
- The furnishings and walls of the master bedroom featured rich gold elements. Lifesize sculptures of a pair of angels were positioned in a niche in the master bedroom to create a striking effect.
- The walk-in closet was opened up to make it part of the bedroom
- In the guest bedroom, an exquisite four poster bed was given a facelift and a rich brocade panel headboard was attached