Located in Kolkata, 8th Avenue is a lavish home for a client that wanted a robust luxurious feel without compromising on materials or finishes. As it was a very tight space of approximately 2,400 sq.ft, the walls were used sparingly for partitions and the spaces were segregated through different ways. The end result was beautifully carved out by the innovative mind of Pooja Bihani of Spaces and Design.
At the entrance lobby, the walls are adorned in fluted wooden panelling and marble finish. As soon as one enters the living room, there is a large centralized seating space with other rooms around the periphery. This makes the circulation within the area quite free-flowing. The dining area was pushed outwards, overlooking the outdoor deck and seemed like an extended part of the living area. The other spaces include the master bedroom, son’s room and daughter’s room with distinctive design elements. The main idea was to amplify the importance of central seating space to facilitate smooth circulation and to create a focal point for the design.
A grand entrance to an even grander home.
The living room has a zig zag black and white flooring which complements the zig zag look of the ceiling.
Wood and marble are the most commonly used materials in the house forming visual segregations for different areas.
Each of the bedrooms has a unique character depending on it’s occupant. The master bedroom plays with a lot of muted tones and wooden textures whereas the son’s bedroom has a lot of darker colours incorporated through different materials like marble and glass. On the other hand, the daughter’s bedroom dabbles with patterns in furnishings and décor. A distinctive element here is the pendant lights in terrazzo which helms the look of the room.
Muted tones opted for the master bedroom display it’s residents’ classy tastes.
We absolutely love the floating bed in this bedroom.
A pop of ochre in the otherwise grey bedroom gives it a youthful decor.
The stand out feature of this room are the patterned terrazzo pendant lights.
Wood and marble are the most commonly used materials in the house. Different inlays and designs in marble were used in the central living area to highlight its importance. A play of zig-zag patterns on the floor and ceiling creates a visual effect that adds to the character of the space. To enhance the feeling of warmth and luxury, a wooden pattern was sandwiched between other materials for a distinctive look. A marble type called Tobacco brown was also used in different areas of the house as it lends a distinct wooden appearance.
The expansive views from the terrace have been harnessed within the home by pushing the dining table towards the outer deck.
All the design elements used complied with the theme desired by the client- to create a house with a modern and luxurious feel. Different zones were created in a large open space through the means of colour, texture and height as partitions couldn’t be used due to the issue of tight circulation. For instance, the marble on the floor of dining area forms a dark threshold in tobacco brown and the ceiling is also lowered to create a sense of arrival into a separate space. This method of visual segregation was used throughout the house.
Hues of walnut, beige, grey and other muted tones define the colour palette of the residence.
Other rooms of the house such as the bathrooms and kitchen have also been designed keeping in mind function, form, aesthetics and client requirements.
The marble clad bathroom looks royal.
The blue basin and water closet liven up this bathroom.
Distinct black marble is used in this bathroom and the basic mirror light only adds to its glamour.
The colour and material theme of the house continues into the kitchen.
The 8th Avenue is a project that embodies luxury, creates a unified space with a central focal point and adds a unique character for each room through colour, material and texture.