Feel Like a King or Queen at this 10,000-Square-Foot Bungalow, Telling the Rich History of India | Atulya

Atulya | Interior Project | Shilpi Sonar | Creations | Surfaces Reporter

Heralding the era where maharajas and sultans ruled all over the subcontinent, designer Shilpi Sonar, Founder and Creative Director of Creations, has beautifully crafted the interiors of this residential bungalow. Keeping in mind the interiors of palaces fit for royalty, this bungalow is the most glamorous residence, the city of Raigarh has ever seen. Spread over a sprawling 10000 square feet, its traditional interiors tie it to the rich cultural history of India, elevating the overall aesthetical value associated with the city. Combining the client’s raw vision for quintessential Indian interiors, Mrs. Sonar polished that idea by adding her own contemporary twist to it. Experience living like a king or queen by taking a virtual tour to this royal bungalow at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

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Mrs. Shilpi has yet again woven her magic into this project, mixing the elements of luxury and accomplishing a simplistic yet intricate design.


A thought provoking color scheme of gold, royal red, blue, and green have been used to highlight the elegance and charm of the house.


Every room has a distinct theme and motif, just like palaces, that fits the nature of the rooms. 


Upon entering the bungalow, a direct distinction is made between the foyer and living area. Regal and imposing gold pillars makeup the entrance of the living room, subtly demarcating the public and private areas.

Gold Patterned Wallpaper

The entrance leads directly to the living room which has gorgeous marble flooring, an intricately carved fireplace, gold patterned wallpaper, and a stunning chandelier that illuminates the room. 

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Traditional Elements of Indian Palaces

Staying true to the traditional elements of Indian palaces, the furniture used is enveloped in rich royal blue colors, and comprises the use of velvet fabric.


Magnificent chairs flank the fireplace with a high back and are in trending teal color, tying the room together. 


On the other side of the living room, a mural of Radha and Krishna, in bright hues of reds, blues, and greens can be seen. Adjacent to the mural is another sitting area, which is more widespread & open.


Coffee tables made of onyx, patterned blue chairs and sofas in neutral colors amplify the overall look and feel of the room. 


Warm white cove lighting makes the living room feel more welcoming. Lastly, the living room leads to the dining area, which has a large dining table and has a beautiful view of the garden greens.


The drapes are in opulent red, made of a heavy material that does a fabulous job of blocking the light out. 

Regal Restrooms, bathrooms and bedrooms

Even the restrooms have been staying true to the theme of royalty. Mrs. Sonar has used marble on the walls and the vanity is made up of an awe-inspiring carved gold detailing.


A sophisticated yet timeless bronze and gold-colored lighting accent hang from the ceiling, giving the bathroom a dim and suffused look. 


Each bedroom has its own unique identity. While one of the rooms has hints of mauve and beige with a lit headboard, the other room has vintage pastel blue armchairs, patterned gold wallpaper, and a hand-carved ceiling.

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Mixing royal elements with that of the needs of the 21st century, all the rooms have a TV mounted on the wall. 


Every Element is Hand-Knitted and Hand-Picked

Team Creations paid attention to every nook and corner. All the elements are handwoven and hand-picked, starting from the floor to the walls, and even the linens.


Mrs. Sonar showed immaculate design abilities at every step of the way during the delivery of this bungalow and successfully designed the palace of dreams for her client. 


Keeping in mind the sheer scale and magnificence of the bungalow, Mrs. Sonar went out of her way to incorporate customized elements into the household in order to give it a personal touch that gives the house its own identity and sets it apart from the rest of the luxurious interiors


Throwing light on her belief, Mrs. Sonar believes that “Raigarh has forever been known for its coal mine and reserves. Through my designs, I want to create an impeccable niche in the glamorous field of interior design. This bungalow serves that purpose, as the vintage interiors tie it to the deep-rooted and all-encompassing culture of our great country.”


Project Details:

Project Name: Residential Bungalow
Designer: Shilpi Sonar
Firm name: Creations 
Location: Raigarh, Chhattisgarh
Gross Built Area: 10,000 sq ft
Initiation: Jan 2018
Completion: Oct 2019
Budget: Confidential
Style: Indian Traditional Theme
Photo courtesy: Prashant Bhat
*The project description has been provided by the architects
Shilpi Sonar
Shilpi Sonar, Founder and Principal Designer, Creations

About the Firm

Founded in 1988, CREATIONS is an award-winning & premium design firm that was first incepted in Nagpur & later rechristened in Raipur in the year 1997. Renowned for its creativity, high-end finishes, and attention to detail, CREATIONS is a studio well regarded for its highly tailored and personalized design strategies. Recognized regionally and internationally, CREATIONS has spent more than 32 years curating a diverse portfolio spanning cosmopolitan residences, retail, hospitality, and corporate projects. Mrs. Shilpi Sonar is the creative mind and the establishing force behind CREATIONS. Striving to reach her potential while constantly evolving, she is constantly at par with the latest trends in styles, which she combines with effortlessly classic blueprints. 

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