Indian multidisciplinary design firm RSDA has designed ‘The Contemporary Vilas’ in the heart of Gurugram, keeping in mind the needs of a modern Indian family. The design of this house has numerous stories to tell.
Indigenous artworks, reflecting the milestones of the owner’s journey as a travel businessman has been rendered in every corner of this place. Ethnic patterns and rough-textured walls from India and English door panels and modern furniture make for a perfect ‘fusion’ decor.
A narrow entrance leads to the living room that has an attached balcony decorated with vibrant planters and different flooring patterns to let people experience the feeling of space.
The design then leads us to the marbled dining room,also which has a special mirror ornamentation on the wall. Each mirror resembles the window of a palace facade. A Pichwai by is hung on the grey wall. The lobby paves the way to a private lounge room with a television.
The carefully arranged micro spaces in the bedrooms create vast volumes in a limited area. There is a bespoke brass wall table attached to a classy mirror-panelled wall. A painting of Lord Buddha is hung in one of the bedrooms.
In the television room, a stucco-finished rustic wall is sheathed in white with a sealer finished cement board wall, showcasing an industrial material palette. A framed sketch of a Baoli rests on the subtle grey walls.
The furniture pieces depict royalty like the mirror unit in the daughter’s room that is customised to show the informality of this space. Exposed columns are square-fluted, inspired by royal palaces of Rajasthan. The doors and moulding panels are sculpted in classical curves and whites.
The living room is adorned with antique Indian décor. It consists of marble-tinted wallpaper gleaming with gold patterns and beaten brass accents. The ‘Red Turban Man’ artwork that in the guest lounge has been painted by the houseshouse owner’s mother. It has been paired with blue sapphire soft furniture.