A Look At This Modern Art-Deco Inspired Farmhouse In Ghitorni, New Delhi
- 16 Jun '21
- 5:04 pm by Manisha AR
Spread across two floors, this three-acre farmhouse in New Delhi is an extravagant home experience. Inspired by the nature surrounding the location, the interiors of Ghitorni Residence are sharp contrasts of earthen shades like brown, green, grey, and beige. Bold color variances, layered textures, and ostentatious pieces are the design language for the home. A large sculpture greets one at the entrance, followed by a massive wooden block that serves as a door.
This farmhouse located on the periphery of the capital city overlooks plush landscape and greenery. Grandiose as it may be, the home features simple materials like stone, veneers, and reclaimed wood. This was an unusual project for Untitled Design since the customization aspect has been left open-ended. “It’s trickier to do these spaces because our projects tend to be personalized to the needs of a client who plans to live there,” says the team at Untitled Design. However, it’s a challenge they’ve taken well, “to let a space speak for itself without getting into the final details while leaving enough scope for a client to put in their styling and art at a later stage is a feat,” they tell Design Pataki.
The most striking feature of this residence, following the grand door, is the wooden staircase in its sharp contrast against the black and white marble floor. The wood-paneled wall beside these stairs serves as a good transition from the heavy textures on the ground floor to the more monochromatic flooring upstairs. To heighten the interior space, the team at Untitled Design has also added antique mirrors to create a false ceiling. The delicate chandeliers, sourced from Lightbox, paired with the reflective ceiling bring an added layer of luxury to the space. The farmhouse also includes amenities like an office space, a swimming pool, a spa, and a waterfall.
The first floor, which appears to be aimed at entertaining guests, includes brightly colored wallpapers from the Sabyasachi and Grasscloth collection from Asian Paints. Instead of being left plain, the walls that haven’t been wallpapered are texturised with shapes that complement the surrounding space. In one room on the lower floor, for instance, the theme is sharp rectangles that can be seen in the glass sliding doors, on the wall, as well as in the furniture and further accentuated by the elephant wallpaper. Meanwhile the second floor uses cooler tones and undisturbed straight lines to bring a quietude and reverence to the space. The focus shifts from bold colors and heavy texturing to contrasting monochromatic marbles paired with signature pieces on the second floor. Take, for instance, the circled mirror against the circular decor pieces in the bathroom upstairs. By foregrounding key pieces, each room sets the mood for a glamorous getaway from the city. The scale of the objects, the sharp contrasts, the smooth finish of the marble make exploring this home an extravagant adventure.
Ghitorni Residence brings back heavy geometric patterns while mixing bold textures without crowding the atmosphere. The space reaffirms that even amidst glamour and loud colors, design harmony can be found in grandiose structures and bold design choices.