We named this home ‘A Midnight Serenade’ for the midnight blues that have found place in this home at multiple places, and which, to us, sing a song of love and beauty! This 5,000 sq ft abode in Surat, Gujarat is a labour of love, designed to evoke emotions and stimulate the senses. Defined by dramatic transition areas and custom creations, the abode encapsulates the needs of a family of seven spanning three generations, executed in collaboration with V-Create Architects and Studio13 PMC.
Initially, the most challenging and exciting part of designing this home was starting with almost no brief. The homeowners placed complete faith in me and gave me free rein to devise the home. While each member of the family has strong design preferences, the homeowners were clear that the spaces should be cohesive. I’ve always believed that the best projects come about when you have great clients, excellent design and execution teams, and creative freedom—and here I had it all!
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A Country Home Designed With Hand Crafted Local Stone And Reclaimed Wood
A country home in Kasauli designed for artist Usha Hooda with hand crafted local stone and reclaimed wood
THREE SIXTY DEGREES
Shortlisted for the 2021 World Architecture Festival awards in Lisbon, Apoorva and Kunal Shroff ’s contemporary concrete and glass villa stands majestically at the apex of a foothill in the Western Ghats with spectacular views all around
ON THE DOT
ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR SHIBORI BY THE GRID ARCHITECTS, AN OFFICE IN GANDHINAGAR THAT FUSES WORK, PLAY AND WELLBEING
Open doors to a new world of wardrobes with Saint-Gobain’s multifaceted glass wardrobe shutters
FROM GREECE, WITH LOVE!
OPAKipos in Mumbai by Creative Clinic narrates tales of the Grecian land with its crisp white and blue moodboard and a feast that spells indulgence
A STYLISH INTERLUDE
A sumptuous Italian-inspired villa in Sweden exudes an Indianness without sacrificing its contemporary side
A LOVESONG TO A TRIBAL HERITAGE
A couple creates an earthy and contemporary retreat with designer Shivani Dogra, inspired by local craftsmanship and time-honoured traditions in Sohra that lies in the Meghalayan hills
Exciting new releases, store launches and the coolest finds in furniture, lighting and home appliances—our curated selection of what you need to look out for this season
KEEPING UP WITH THE CAMELLIAS
Six designers from across the globe pool in their expertise to design DLF’s most coveted development— The Camellias Club at Gurugram
A sliver of sun on the snow and a sparkle of frost for all things winter sets a propitious mood for the season
Contentment - THE ART OF REMOVING AND CREATING HABITS
DAAJI continues his series on refining habits, in the light of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and current scientific and yogic principles and practices. Last month, he explored the first Niyama of purity, shaucha. This month he shares his insights on that pivotal human quality – contentment, which is known in Yoga as santosh.
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
Giving More, Taking Less
FRANCOIS BOUDERLIQUE learnt about the basic principle of Nature – to give more than you take – when he left a high-powered banking job in Paris to live and farm in Kutch, India. He realized that his understanding of eco farming was colored by his past and he needed to open his eyes to a new reality.
Questions On Trainers
The main purpose of learning from a trainer is for them to impart yogic Transmission.
SC ropes in State Legal Service Authorities
TO FACILITATE PAYMENT OF COVID EX-GRATIA TO FAMILIES
DO CHECK OUT THESE MARVELS ON YOUR TRIP TO THE JEWEL OF WESTERN INDIA, GUJARAT
Chief Justice says bovines blocked his way while entering Guj HC
PLEA ON CATTLE NUISANCE
It's getting tougher to bring the audience to theatres to watch a film: Sharman Joshi
I BELIEVE IN THE STORYLINE OF THE FILM NOT THE GENRE. IT’S THE FIRST NARRATION OF THE FILM THAT I RELY ON. IF IT DOESN’T WORK THEN IT’S VERY RARE THAT I HAVE GONE BACK TO THE PROJECT
Covid-time: Gujarat school teaches parents, who turn teachers at home
IN the midst of Covid’s third wave, a school in Rajkot has done a bit of role reversal. It calls parents of the students to teach them how they can curb mobile addiction among children and protect them from the Omicron variant.
Coast guard captures Pakistani boat, detains 10 crew members
AHMEDABAD: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat with ten crew members in Indian waters in the Arabian sea off the Gujarat coast, it said on Sunday.