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MATERIAL MATTERS Image Credit: Elle Decor India
MATERIAL MATTERS Image Credit: Elle Decor India

Material Matters

Classic media such as timber and marble are the basis of interior designer Aakriti Saraf ’s spatial plan for this Bengaluru penthouse

Dhawal Bumb

Making the most of the Garden City’s green cover, interior designer Aakriti Saraf imagined this 5,000 sq ft penthouse in Bengaluru as an open, well-lit sanctuary. The creative explains the decor scheme — from the use of minimalistic accents that contemporise the space to planning floor-to-ceiling windows, which bring the outdoors in.

How would you define the interior decor?

Having a neutral colour palette, layered with multiple textures, allows a uniform flow. It connects different areas cohesively, while maintaining the distinct purpose and uniqueness of each zone.”

What are the materials used?

I’ve used marble and wood for surfaces. While the former provides light and reflection, the latter adds depth and warmth. The interiors also incorporate metal inlays, concrete textures, wooden cornices and mouldings — all of which complement the palette well.

Tell us about the abundant use of wood across this residence...

The reason I like working with wood is because, as a material, it has a plethora of different textures. Timber for the flooring is sourced from Square Foot; the material also adorns the walls, shutters and across the house. I have also used it on furniture pieces such as the shelving unit as well as tables in the home.

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