Surrounded by a beautiful green belt in the prime location of Vadodara city, this is a beautiful pristine white Penthouse accentuated with wooden textures and attractive artworks. Conceptualized and designed by Ar Mehul Shah and Ar Mitul Shah of Studio Yamini in collaboration with their creative design team, this is a minimalistic and serene look home that generates positive vibes. As the apartment is oriented in the east-west direction, therefore, it is awash with natural light throughout the day. The design team shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) how they painted this beautiful and expansive home overlaid with tranquil colours, warm textures and engrossing paintings.
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The living room became a space with the minimum furniture and mostly the kind that can be moved around easily.
The light cream sofa paired with Aztec print, armchairs are from Gulmohar Lane and coffee table and center table are from Iqrup+Ritz compliments the beautiful spotless white Ambaji marble flooring in combination with solid teak wood table with dark polish on the top looks very elegant and serene. The white ambaji flooring generates lots of positivity in the house.
The terrace is oriented in east-to-west direction towards the living room, the east space lets in the morning light. Flooring takes the centre stage here, the terrace has a unique articulated flooring pattern evolved using white Ambaji marble with black Kadapa stone, installed in a chevron pattern.
The flooring pattern is complemented by the exposed brick walls and with a standing counter which is finished using a rough solid teak wood slab top supported with a thin metal powder coated plate. The armchairs and centre table (terrace furniture) are from Lavish line.
The dining room in the home gives a homely vibe. The sturdy table is made from Baroda green marble top and teak wood legs (custom designed by us) and the dining chairs have a nice ochre upholstered seat with a wicker back which complements the Baroda green tabletop.
The kitchen continues the same language as the rest of the house. The muted light color palette of ivory with teak wood on the shutters and white Ambaji flooring, with a sliding partition made from teak wood and flute glass facing towards the dining space, grabs the attention.
The Guest bedroom
The utilization of a light color palette of ivory has been adopted throughout the house including the guest bedroom.
The wardrobes are given a minimalistic touch of teak wood and veneer on the other side of the plain off-white bedding and side table and headboard also customized by the team.
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The Master bedroom
The master bedroom features a customized bed back upholstered in beige fabric and Venice upholstered bench from Gulmohar lane. Walls are finished in off-white paint in combination with simple teak wood and veneer smartly conceals the wardrobe giving it a paneling look.
The light color palette of ivory has been adopted throughout the adjoining balcony, with an indoor plantation and a stone bench that filters the morning light in the master bedroom giving a beautiful play of light and shadow over the spotless white Ambaji flooringa Making the whole bedroom look serene.
Furniture in all the bedrooms, including beds, wardrobe, the side table is customised by us. All the internal doors are made from solid teak wood using hardware finish in solid brass. A series of handpicked sketches and paintings from local artists are hung throughout the house.
The Daughters bedroom
The daughter's bedroom has a special featured conceptualized designed wardrobes which are made with teak wood, veneer and in-filled chattai panels finished with monocot polish along with customized side tables and bed, following the muted subtle color palette creating an oasis of calm.
Relaxation, tranquility and escape are what the material palette brings in the small library lounge at our project. The cantilevered study table desk with the white brick patterned wall, combined with wooden veneer blinds enhances the space.
While using the mixture of soft textiles and hard materials to create a textured neutral palette with subtle accents of color, enriching a sense of layering. The armchair and the ottoman are customized by the design team.
The Family lounge
In small spaces, however, the challenge is to add textures and color without it being too overwhelming. So the firm kept the palette warm with solid teak wood flooring and teak veneer console paired with light olive green sofas customized by us and a round table center table finish in teak veneer. The family lounge is in the upper level followed by a staircase railing designed and customized by the team, and is finished in brass while the stairs are finished in solid teak wood.
The lotus screen opposite to the staircase on the left side of the railing is by Smitamoksh. This unique combination of colors, textures and architectural elements seamlessly blend into the fabric and patterns, while reconfiguring the spaces to facilitate both contemporary lifestyle and expression of a minimalist outlook.
Project Name: Placid Penthouse
Location: Vadodara, Gujarat
Principle Architect: Mehul Shah and Mitul Shah
Team: Harsh Agrawal
Photographer: Ishita Sitwala
List of spaces on lower floor: Living, Dining, Kitchen, Guest bedroom & Terrace
List of space on upper floor: Library, Master bedroom, Daughter bedroom, Lounge
Products / Vendors
Sofas in the living room: Gulmohar Lane
Curtains around the house: Ddecor and Marvel (for blinds)
Coffee and Center Table in the living room: Iqrup+Ritz
Terrace furniture: Lavish line
Living room art: Painting above sofa: Nabhi Baksh, painting above blue console: Varsha Patra, painting above wooden trunk: Mata ne Pachedi from Baro, Lotus screen on the left side of staircase: Smitamoksh
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