The Sky House In Surat Takes Inspiration From Scandinavian Design
- 28 Sep '21
- 12:25 pm by Yamini Kathuria
Commanding expansive views of the river Tapi on one side and of the bustling city of Surat on another, lies the Sky House, a charming residence by Azaz Calcuttawala of Yellow Studios. Honoring the client’s desire for a luxe and elegant tone for his home, the double heighted living space is an ode to Scandinavian design that filters an immense amount of sunlight through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The seating space, adorned with custom-made tan leather sofas and modern furnishings, overlooks the sweeping terraces and welcomes the element of green. While talking about the expansive terraces, Azaz factors in a perfect relaxing space for the residents. “With green pockets and lattice shade over the patio juxtaposing with the bar stools and the ultra-cozy designer chairs, the terrace garden designed factoring the shadow pattern, is perfect space for unwinding”, he says.
Relating to the minimal design language of the apartment, a central art space is styled with contemporary artwork from Rogan Designs that add to the positivity of the space and separates the kitchen and dining from the living area. The space then leads up to an informal family recreational zone where a muted and neutral winter peach wall plays as a perfect backdrop to a bold red leather sofa, imported from abroad. “Designed as a buffer between the private and open spaces of the home, the area, initially walled up, was later harmonized with the living room by replacing the walls with the alternating wood-glass panels.” Azaz tells Design Pataki.
Carrying forward the same language of wooden panelings and subdued tones, the apartment houses three bedrooms on its upper floor. The west-facing room is furnished with a winged bed against a travertine stone wall with linear metal inlays. An exquisite suspended light and a delicate rug, with soft furnishings from D’decor further accessorize the room, while a custom-made blue sectional sofa enlivens it further. Similarly, the east-facing bedroom, opening up to a verandah, is colored in hues of green with bare white walls. More intricate artwork from Rogan Design highlights the chic bed back and is framed by linear suspended lights. A red leather lounger sits perfectly next to the glass window and is paired with a classic beige rug. A custom piece of wall art with floral patterns further accentuates the room.
In the children’s bedroom, the designers use a pastel narrative to bring about an energetic vibe. A bright yellow custom panel acts as an innovative shelving unit in harmony with the bright and animated wall art next to the study. The wardrobe is painted with strokes of blue fishes and imported suspended lights use animals for inspiration. The bedroom’s ceiling catches the eye with its pastel-colored airplane-like novelties that perfectly ornament the playful space.
Turning an apartment into a family home requires a delicate understanding of spaces and its people. Blending the right colors with the design theme while factoring in the requirements of the client makes a designer. Striking the right balance between understated and luxury is a skill that Yellow Studios has down pat. “Making a penthouse with three sides open, was a design opportunity to bring in natural light to all liveable spaces and resulted with a neutral background palette that looks stunning in the flooding sunlight through the exterior glass walls,” says Azaz.