Architect Rajiv Saini was the one who designed this apartment on the upper level of a family home in New Delhi. You might remember the architect’s Rishikesh House featured a while back on Freshome, with its surprising use of wood and glass. This apartment retains the charm found in the architect’s works and raises the bar with the use of a natural color palette. Arranged to suit the lifestyle of two Indian newlyweds, the 2,500 square feet apartment features three bedrooms, prepared to take on the future extension of the new family. Details like colored glass and the extensive use of wood create an inviting atmosphere.
Here is the description from the architect: “We tore down a spare bedroom to make space for a grand master suite, which on one end (at the couple’s request) has a modern version of a traditional Indian ‘gadda’,which is essentially a large mattress to sit informally on and spend time together. A living room with a compact dining (and a tiny walk-in pantry, no more than a mere 6 feet x 6 feet) area was created for them to entertain their personal friends on their floor. Large Screens cut out of solid blocks of black granite separate this area from the rest of the family house. A large master bath and dresser has been fitted out in onyx and a beige granitalo marble, while the living and bedroom have teak wood and a deep brown Spanish marble. A guest suite has a bed with a large upholstered bed surround, placed against a black marble ledge, so as to offer views of the gardens.”