A family of four commissioned Amit Bhatia and Jaanshi Bhatia of J+AM Storey to remodel their Noida home on a limited budget. To design this compact home covering a carpet area of 1200 sq ft, the firm employs a minimalist style with simple and uncluttered interiors. And that is from where it gets its apt name- “Saral”- which means easy & effortless in Hindi. This abode boasts a perfect blend of earthy tones, a monochrome palette, subtle textures & sober colour theme, which adds to its cosy interiors. The designers shared more details about the project with SURFACES REPORTER (SR). Read on:
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The planning includes a living room, dining, kitchen, puja, 2 small bedrooms with a common toilet and a master bedroom with an attached toilet. The firm focussed more on simple forms, details and calm colours to add to the functionality of the house. Minimal mood board and pastel upholstery balance with the overall muted shades of grey.
Wonderful Additions in Limited Space
As the client is an avid reader, he wanted a library right at the entrance of the house. So, this was achieved by creating a nice bookshelf against the wall where the client can keep all his books in a well-organized and beautiful manner.
The balcony is Converted into Pooja Area
Since there was no possible space to define the Pooja area in the limited space constraints, the firm incorporated the balcony space inside the living room and converted it into a puja area. To segregate the privacy of the two zones, they added a fluted glass partition.
This not only allowed required privacy but also floods abundant natural light inside the living area.
Proper Daylighting and Connection With Nature
The living room welcomes abundant natural light and creates a soothing environment by adding greens indoors, thereby setting an experience wherein one feels connected to nature.
The rays sweep at every corner, inflowing the light & freshness in the entire house.
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Touch of Indian Traditional Arts
Since the client originally belonged to Bihar and had an Inclination towards Indian tradition, they favoured Madhubani artworks in the house, to stay connected with their roots.
Patterned tiles in the corridor break the continuity of the overall grey flooring and also add aesthetics to that area.
Vibrant Wallpapers in Kids’ Bedroom
The interior concept of their kids’ bedroom was typically blue & pink for their son & daughter respectively.
The attempt was to introduce a vibrant wallpaper that adds quirkiness to the son’s bedroom whereas a floral pink for the daughter’s bedroom to add a feminine touch.
Simple and Minimalist Master Bedroom
While the master bedroom conveys self-expression of simplicity and minimalism. The washroom is designed in sync with the overall theme using self-textured white and grey tiles. The furniture is customized in teak & cane which adds warmth to the house.
Minimalism is binding the space while making it breathable.
The overall intent of Saral is to add serenity and soul to the spaces at every corner of this tiny house.
Project Name: Saral
Design Firm: J+AM Storey
Project Category: Interior Design
Project Location: New Delhi
Project Size: 1200 sqft
Project Status: Built and completed in January 2022
Architects: Amit Bhatia and Jaanshi Bhatia
About the Firm
J+AM Storey is a multidisciplinary design practice based out of New Delhi, led by Architects Amit Bhatia and Jaanshi Bhatia. Our pallet of work covers a variety of commercial, residential and office projects. Team J+AM incorporates a pool of talented architects, skilled site supervisors, and interior designers who practice comprehensive design and are committed to producing innovative works. Good stories make good experiences and that is what we focus on, weaving a story that makes a good user experience. Architecture is all about the connection with nature and a good play of space, materials, light and shadows with a glorified touch of geometry and the right proportions.
Jaanshi & Amit Bhatia, Founding Principals, J+AM Storey
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