A peek into LIVING IN NATURE, interior designer ELHAM MIRZA’s stunning project
‘LIVING IN NATURE’ is a sight to behold when it comes to interiors. You need to see it to believe its beauty. Citadel walks you through Interior Designer
Some homes seem too picture perfect to be true. They just make you want to stop everything you do and look at it with admiration. Interior designer Nare Berkus has rightly said, ‘Your home should tell the story of who are, and be a collection of what you love.’ ‘Living in Nature’ falls into this category. Designed by interior designer Elham Mirza, this 1500 sq ft 2 BHK home in the heart of Kothrud has your attention the moment you step past its threshold. What designer Elham
had in mind was of creating a contemporary Indian home for a family that consisted of a couple and their two beautiful dogs. The inspiration comes from that thin balance that needs to be maintained between Indian living and that touch of nature’s warmth.
The moment you step into the residence from the large old sagwan door and walk on the grey Shahabad stone flooring, the place radiates positivity. Along with the Mangalore tiles roofing and keeping the thought of nature in mind, Elham says, “We tried to create a grand entrance area to welcome peace and positive vibes into the home.”
ENTERING THE LIVING ROOM
Anyone can figure out that the living room is the most important room for the family to converge on any occasion. Same is the case in ‘Living in Nature’. The family enjoys spending their time sitting here with the backdrop of the gorgeous landscape view that is provided by the fully opened balcony doors. Elham reveals, “We created the living room in such a way that one can open the doors in between and join the balcony and living together to create a one big living space. The colour palette for this place is a simple, natural combination of wood and a stone feature wall, warm white walls, teamed up with soft and clear sofa and curtain fabrics with the addition of natural, blue and green coloured textured cushions.”
The bedroom is quite the personal paradise for the owner couple. There is the large wooden window that just connects them to the garden. The combination of a large square pattern bed back headboard allows the master bedroom look bigger and taller. The kitchen and dining is Elham’s favourite part in the entire house. She adds, “The walnut wooden kitchen cabinets, beige stone counter top and wooden rafter ceiling together make this place beautifully larger in appearance.” The designer has made things easier for the couple with a direct connection between the dining area and kitchen. “The dining area is a wooden gazebo with Mangalore style roofing, which connects you to the kitchen and garden both.” The home is where the heart is... at least here one can state that with much pride.