Sunday, 24 February 2013

Restoration at its Best

Dear All,

The mansions in London stand as symbols of architectural heritage, no matter how old and dilapidated they look on the exterior, the interiors are refurbished to match the contemporary trends. This sort of renovation is definitely a challenge to any design & execution team. 
An exclusive property which has been restored its glory is Roehampton Mansion in London. Two Gatehouses, five garden villas have altogether have been converted into 29 properties expanded in 4 acres of landscaped grounds.  
Designed in 1712 by Thomas Archer, this was a family home and later extended to be used as convalescent home until it was acquired by St.James. 

The Georgian architecture of the facade rising upto 3 floors
The living spaces have been designed exclusively with the most contemporary theme. Especially the colour theme appears to be classy and exquisite.
 The bathroom featured may not be spacious but well planned with white theme so as to create a spacious feeling

The lighter and simple the shades are, the richer and elegant it looks. The book shelves however, seem to be a part of the 19th century styling. It seems to be a perfect blend of two eras.

The kitchen symbolizes the modern day trends with minimal cupboards and white theme as well to create space....this is part of the apartment thats on for sale; The lovely spherical chandeliers are a special feature here.
The bedroom have been designed in pale beige and satin white combination, the headboard cum wall facade appears exclusive and plays a vital part in enhancing the quality.
If you observe, the chandeliers chosen are bespoke and a perfect match to the chosen theme which is our personal favourite aspect in this design.
I think this sneak peak has given you a glimpse of what a luxury restoration would be like...of course the budget involved will also be huge in such cases. But the bucks being spent on a masterpiece is always worth their value..isn't it?

[Image courtesy: Adelto]

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& R

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Featuring Good Earth

Hi Folks,

Who wouldn't love luxurious and elite interiors. One such retail which has it all is 'Good Earth'
While they are not new to the market, their constant upgradations and appealing presentations can woo any art & craft lover. If you want to use an ethnic theme to style your space, do look out for some elegant stuff in Good Earth.
This time, we are presenting few snips & snaps of the luxury retail, of course, our favourite picks indeed!
Here you go

The print seems totally creative and the combinations of hues are sheer perfect, certainly brings a unique look to the bedroom. Just the Chair and the fabrics can create a whole new atmosphere.
We totally believe that cushions, especially those worked with paints on silk or any other rich fabric can work magically with interiors. They bring luxury without big efforts. Good Earth has loads of such amazing collections cushion covers n cushions.
As you can the prints on the fabrics and paintings on the pots totally invite a very ethnic, vintage cum contemporary feel.
This work is Naqashi also known as Papier mache hails from Kashmir. The finesse in this work is worth to lure huge bucks. Visit your nearest store to find what sort of a detailed work it is.

The dinner collection is something that every woman would love to have in her dinner closet as a master piece. The colours chosen are very self explanatory and symbolize the luxury.
As mentioned the chosen style of artwork brings the ethnicity effortlessly. These colours definitely reminds of our nation's rich cultural heritage.
 Just as cushions work well in giving a furnished look to the interiors, the choice of candle stands can enhance the feel and mood of the space. The above picture shows the detail of art and craft that has gone into the making.
These spoons used to be a part of every household back in 60s, slowly the brass has lost its glory in Indian household but if retails make an effort to recreate the brass and remold them to innovative pieces, we can reshelve them all back in our pantries.
If only the store and its insides look elegant, what about the print and publicity?? They also look comfortingly cool and classy like the one above. Machilipatnam is a place close to our hometown which is quite famous for many handcrafts. This print reminds my duty to explore the surrounding spaces to dig in for handicrafts. Promise to bring in some exquisite art on this page sometime soon.

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Picture courtesy [Good Earth]

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& R

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

D Hotel, Lucknow

Hi All,

Sorry for not being in touch since long. But, don't have big reasons for the lag. We will try to keep it regular here on.
We are back with an interesting post about the award winning architecture in leisure category.

D Hotel, Lucknow designed by Sanjay Puri architects has won an international award for its unique concept.
On a vast site of 13,394 square meter, the building stands with varied inclines creating access to the outdoors for majority of its spaces separately. 
The geometry of the structure is very unique, creating angular projects in different directions. The lush plain  landscape around highlights the structure and offers a clear view of the building, also allowing ample of ventilation for the spaces within.

 Most of the time, the architecture aligns with the site orientation, but this particular structure uses the space diligently.
 The lobby space and the pool open for outdoors is a contemporary concept, but the angular projections and the surfaces of walls & ceilings appear like juxtaposition of antique aesthetic with a touch of modernity.
 The view from the road appears like a complicated geometric puzzle
 Personally, we never loved structures like this, but a strong conceptual idea behind creating this complicated structure definitely deserves lot of appreciations.
The above section detail offers the concept of creating open outdoors for almost every space in the Hotel. 
Energy efficiency was achieved by designing proper orientation and layout of the building in accordance with the climatic conditions. 
Congrats to Sanjay Puri Architects for the award.

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& R