19 May Design Staple renovate Priyanka and Ankur Modi’s apartment
Photo caption: This New Delhi home designed by Design Staple is tastefully done up keeping the sensibilities. All photos courtesy Ankit Jain
Design Staple, a New Delhi based multidisciplinary design firm was in charge of renovating fashion designer duo, Priyanka Modi and Ankur Modi’s apartment. The common spaces like the dining room, lobby and living room were specifically to be renovated and the firm conceptualised the space keeping in mind the clients lifestyle, tastes and needs. “The design brief was crisp, drawn from family life, something that could truly personify their strong preferences and liking. Our design intent was to make a minimal, clutter-free space which reflects their sensibility as individuals and designers,” says Jaisika Jabbal, principal designer at Design Staple.
Design Staple, New Delhi | Seamless Transition of Spaces
“By understanding the duo’s lifestyle and requirements, we strongly felt the need to give them a lounge within the space,” says Jabbal. To this end, the dining and living area were combined and a separate lounge was conceived. Separating the two spaces, a lobby was provided at the entrance. The three spaces were designed ensuring visual continuity, separated by almost inconspicuous glass partitions. Each of the spaces have been carefully thought out and furnished with tasteful art pieces and furniture, the colour and material palette providing a perfect backdrop to them. Full length windows bathe the living room in ample light through the day and the balcony, accessible from the living room, holds a few large potted plants along with a few placed inside as well, subtly engaging with nature in the apartment space.
Design Staple, New Delhi | Impactful Welcome
The main entrance opens up into the lobby where a spindle back bench (from Solid Bench) greets you. In addition to this, the lobby features a lamp from MKM Luxe Suisse and an artwork by artist Sreenivas Reddy Seegichetla, set against a wonderful concrete textured wall (by Asian Paints). The lobby is flanked by the living room and dining on the left and the lounge to its right.
Design Staple, New Delhi | A Place for Togetherness
The lounge area features a minimal grey sofa set from BoConcept, above which three paintings from a series called ETERNAL by artist Vijay Sharma, hang on the wall (paintings sourced from Studio Art gallery, curated by Ashna Singh). Hugging the sofa at one end is a black metal table designed by the firm accompanied by a marble-top centre table and end table sourced from the brand, Sarita Handa. A black floor lamp from BoConcept peeks out from one corner and an armchair from MKM Luxe Suisse completes the lounge decor with a simple side rack designed by the firm that stands against the opposite wall.
Design Staple, New Delhi | Eat, Drink, Socialise
As soon as you enter the living-cum-dining area, a console from Sarita Handa, placed on the left catches the eye. The walls take on wooden textures, an interesting arrangement of stone finish grey tiles (the same tiles used for the flooring and sourced from FCML) and a painted green wall. To complement these finishes, Mughal miniatures inspired tile collection by artist JJ Valaya, sourced from FCML, dominate the wall adjacent to the dining table.
The mid-century grey marble-top dining table along with the chairs have been carpentered and are accompanied by a pendant lamp (from LZF and sourced from Light Box) suspended from the ceiling. The living room couch is a refurbished piece. The two chairs on the side and the black table positioned in-between them along with the centre table have been carpentered as well. “The minimal mid-century furniture with linen-clad fabrics, use of cane and rustic metal sums up our response to understanding the well-travelled designers’ living and their aspirations that are both local and global,” concludes Jabbal.