Hardi’s Design Studio
Ar. Hardi Mehta
A house evolves at pace with the occupants, it too shares a story. The walls speak of its occupants and the millions of untold stories that it has seen unfolding by, but alas, as everything ages, so does the house and it too needs to evolve and go through a makeover. Such is the story of this house.
The homeowners with the need to cast a new life into this abode found their perfect match with Ar. Hardi Mehta, whose vision and ability to concoct ideas into reality are unparalleled.
“We’re always told it is what’s on the inside that counts, but more importantly, architecture needs to be built around those who dwell inside. It can affect and influence our emotions and perceptions through factors such as space, light, and geometry, right down to the same materials used in its construction. We started with the master bedroom first, as it was the epicenter of the house. The whole layout of the house was built from inside out,” says Ar. Hardi Mehta.
The spatial flow and symmetry of this apartment is inspiring, to say the least. The moment you enter the house, it welcomes you into its comfort, a task in itself as luxurious spaces are known to feel inaccessible. The way this house espouses functionality with flow feels natural. The layout of the rooms and bedrooms with attached suites doesn’t cloud the space, instead opens it up for a plethora of functionality.
Moving to the Master bedroom, the nucleus of the residence was kept austere yet luxurious. Washed in a basic color palette adorned with earthly textures and accentuated by grey, green & yellow. The bedroom generates a feeling of luxury in itself. The bedroom has a private seating area with a skylight which keeps the room naturally lit throughout the day.
The crux of this room is the wall behind the bed the sublime bright shade of blue is adorned with black and white pictures on it and teak wooden panelling on the opposite side holds the whole bedroom together. The attached seating area is covered with bright colourful Moroccan wallpapers. The ivory tone of the PU paint is an addition to the richness and combines well with the leather headrest.
The second bedroom, with its motif of oak wooden paneling and grey leather paneling on the side walls, gives the room a rich, creamy tone. The regal blue backrest for the bed and the sliding painted glass hide the window behind the bed while keeping it accessible anytime the client wants to freshen up and light up the room. The attached seating is decorated with colourful pictures to contrast the bedroom.
The living room, with its luxurious sofa, embraced by the blue carpet and cushions, feels warming and welcoming. The highlight is the painting adorning the wall, which breaks the tonal integrity of the room. The room has ivory and beige earthly hues which is recurrent throughout the house and are peppered with colours that stand out improving the aesthetic value of the space.
Overall, the design and aesthetics marry each other very harmoniously, generating a flow amongst the aspects of controlled design and execution. The organic growth of the spaces, the color palette, and the selection of the furniture are the highlights that help us understand that organic architecture seeks a super sense of use and a finer sense of comfort.