The Midas Touch

Faridabad, Haryana

A modern classical style apartment designed to reflect the values, needs and comforts of the family inhabiting it. Originally a 5bhk apartment, the internal area now has been designed to create more segregated common areas for family time, entertainment and guests separately. The planning is conceptualized in a way where maximum emphasis is on quality, status and Indian values.

Gold is a synonym to luxury and grandeur, which is highlighted in the aesthetic throughout the apartment. As one enters the waiting area an intricately designed gold partition highlighting its geometric pattern and a set of velvet teal seaters add a striking and royal color pallet to the setup. Being a Indian Hindu family, the brief called for a designated space for prayer. A majestically designed temple sits in the public area, which one notices on entering, acting more like a scrutiny committee for all the energies entering the house. Inspired from sacred geometry and its relevance, a mélange of patterns and finishes complimenting gold can be seen in the prayer area. An intricately designed gold door highlighting its geometric pattern and a set of velvet teal seaters add a striking and royal color pallet to the setup.

The waiting area then leads to a formal drawing room with Statuario highlight wall and bespoke furniture and lighting fixtures. To promote local artisans and brands, white Statuario tiles were brought in from Gujrat which were placed to appear as a seamless marble piece. Typical of modern classical style, the walls are treated with minimal mouldings and pastel shades.

Walking in towards a more intimate are is the family lounge. Even though the intention behind designing this space is to provide comfort and affinity, a touch of regality is also added. A baffled ceiling with a metallic gold hexagonal lighting fixture compliments the otherwise exclusive design. Wood in different shades and forms has been intensively used to add a sense of warmth. One interesting feature about this space was to focus on providing quality through a vernacular approach. The entire wood work uses locally available pine wood which is then treated for color.

A Statuario powder room is both grand and prominent. A beautifully grained cylindrical vanity stands on the floor enhances the use of metallic gold fixtures and highlights. Private areas are planned and designed as per each family member’s taste and Style. Special emphasis is laid on the use of these spaces. Color pallets, wall finishes and furniture styles have been carefully selected to compliment the personality of the inhabitants.

One of the main points kept in mind before designing the apartment was to focus on opulence and magnificence in the public areas thus making it more welcoming and celebrated and a more personal design style for private areas. The midas touch is a celebration of luxury and grandeur, a home which is both welcoming for outsides yet so intimate and private.