Living it up
The drawing room grabs all the attention, and rightly so. After all, it sets the tone of the entire home. Architects Huzefa Rangwala and Jasem Pirani of MuseLAB take us back to the drawing board with three layouts of the same living room.
Doing up your living room is the easiest and the toughest task. Understanding spatial planning is the key ingredient. And once you manage to set it up, changing the arrangement seems next to impossible. So, here are three arrangements of the same rectangular space that move from formal to casual to intimate, just by changing a few of the elements.
The idea here is to have two identical deep sofas with side tables, a few floating circular centre tables, and a statement arm or lounge chair in the main living area of the space. A fairly large rug ties these pieces together. Also, as soon as one enters the space, a pair of small chairs create a cosy nook in the corner, dotted with indoor planters.
At the entrance is a relatively compact four-seater multipurpose table (could be used for an evening snack, high tea or a game of cards). The seating here is a largish deep sectional sofa with a fairly large centre table facing the media unit. The seating and arragment give it a casual look.
The living room has a more formal set-up in this case with a pair of identical high back sofas facing each other with a single side table. These sofas are flanked by a pair of low back statement lounge chairs on one side and consoles on the other side. At the entrance is a pair of arm chairs against a circular console table.
Mumbai-based architects Huzefa Rangwala and Jasem Pirani founded MuseLAB in 2012. It is an end-to-end design studio, offering a bespoke and contemporary approach to design. www.muselab.in