Rustic and Vintage Elements Characterise This Modern Home in Bangalore Designed By the Riverside

Rustic and Vintage Elements Characterise This Modern Home in Bangalore Designed By the riverside

When clients- Rahul and Sarita- approached Swati Seraan of By the Riverside for their home makeover, they desired a home that is modern and creative – “a class by itself”. Adhering to the aspirations of the client and adding their unique creativity to the project, the firm combines the earthy elements of the rustic style with contemporary design to give a chic and modern appeal to the home. The interior designer has shared more details about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Take a look:

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Located in Prestige Lakeside Habitat, Varthur, Bangalore, this beautiful home By the riverside conveys a distinctive story with all its surprise elements. 

Rustic Modern Family Room

The Family Room was intricately designed considering every element taking the rustic modern theme to just another level with the earthy tone and distressed finishes. The highlights are the cane lights handcrafted by the artisans and a unique single-piece wood coffee table that depicts primitive style in our Wabi-Sabi theme. 


The Foyer Boasts An Old World Charm

The Foyer had a large wall of about 20 ft. Prospecting ideas we brought in arches and natural stone walls reminiscing the old era.

rain-splashed-earth-by-the-riverside-surfaces-reporterThe symmetrical arches and the cabriole leg table make it a formal waiting area along with a comfortable couch- the way it should be styled.rain-splashed-earth-by-the-riverside-surfaces-reporter

Airy, Graceful, and Relaxing Living Area 

Living Room- Unencumbered and most comfortable place to peacefully spend some quality time.

Mirrored wall-paneling and the soft textured velvet sofas make it more graceful and alluring.

Pastel and Soft Shades in the Dining Area and Kitchen

The firm brought the sculptural modern style into their dining space with the beautifully designed baluster legs dining table and combined them with pastel and soft shade chairs establishing the counterbalance.

rain-splashed-earth-by-the-riverside-surfaces-reporterThe natural essence and beauty gleaming through the door make the dining area soothing and refreshing,” says the designer. The kitchen was designed in a complete modern tone following straight lines and geometric patterns.


The colour palette was kept soft and sober.

Earthy Vintage Vibes in the Modern Bedrooms

Their little daughter’s room was designed just the way it should be, having a vintage vibe. The arched mirrored wardrobe and the striped wall paneling adds to the detailings in the room making it charming and ornamental.


 “Underneath what all I design lies the solid belief that beauty is a positive force.”

The guest room often used by the parents is the place of ultimate pleasure and peace. The amalgamation of the earthy and serene vibe in this room sets it apart from the entire villa.


Adding to the amazement, the bright green hue makes one feel mesmerized and gives a calming effect. Making the space tranquil and immaculate.

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The high ceiling is celebrated in the master bedroom highlighting the beautifully handcrafted cane lights at different heights swinging with the whiff of the air. The exclusiveness of the room lies in the fact that the room has access to multiple lights.


The mornings are welcomed by the sun and its shine spread all over in the room and the evening is set by the dim lights of the lamp transposing you to a world of your own.

The little gentlemen’s room is spruced up in a Modern Industrial yet earthy tone.


The mezzanine flooring gives the modern and stylish look whereas the premium BTRS signature hand-finished Indigo wardrobes bring down to the earthy tone.

rain-splashed-earth-by-the-riverside-surfaces-reporterA playful mezzanine complementing the high ceiling the boy desired.

One of the main reasons why it looks so extravagant is because Rahul & Sarita portrayed their compulsion and aspirations with utmost precision yet left the creativity to us manifesting deep trust & faith. Their intellectual behavior assembled us as a perfect squad resulting in an enhanced performance right from the day we met till the final execution. I would like to give them huge credit for this accomplishment, says Swati Seraan.

Project Details

Project Name: Rain Splashed Earth
Architecture Firm: By the Riverside
Location: Prestige Lakeside Habitat, Varthur, Bangalore.
Client’s Name: Rahul & Sarita
Size: 4000 Sft.
Photographer: Nayan Soni
Insta Handle: @nayansoni21

About the Designer

Swati Seraan loves the woods and the country-side. And this is reflected in the design ethos of her brand By The Riverside. As a child, Swati was inclined to doing up homes. In fact, very early in life, she wanted to be an architect but chose to pursue a career in computer technology. After 14 years of exploring the corporate side of computer technology, she decided it was time to finally follow her heart. This was in the year 2014. Swati believes in being close to nature and having the essence all around, this is what inspires her for being so perfect in the extraordinary work she does in the section of bespoke designing and furnishing..


Swati Seraan, founder and Principal Designer, By the Riverside

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