Neoclassical designs have a visual appeal that usually stands out for its poise and grace. Combine it with Indian aesthetics and you have a royal home with Indo-French aesthetics. This is the workings of Gurugram-based design firm, Agnom Designs for a home in the same city. Founder Leena Monga was given complete freedom to reimagine the 6,400 sq ft home in Gurugram. The main theme, as requested by the homeowners, was a blend of neoclassical themes drenched in Indian aesthetics. The resulting design was a French spin-off of royal Indian palaces.
Located on the 18th floor of the lavish Camellias in Gurugram, the expansive home comprises four extravagant bedrooms, in addition to lavish sitting and dining areas. The first room, stepping off the elevator is a monochromatic space defined by geometric patterned floors and a louvred wall feature with an intersecting four-wave design and a brass inlay. A statement chandelier adds to the glamour of the space while a glossy crimson console adds a pop of colour.
Moving further, the dual living area is the most spectacular room with wide floor-to-ceiling windows which give the room a bright and sophisticated look. Although the space has an overall neutral palette, the dual living areas are designed to each have their own distinct tones. The further right boasts a more vibrant nude aesthetic with blue accents. A blue-and-brass wickerwork couch takes the central spot here, complemented by plush nude couches, two matching monochromatic ottomans and a brown coffee table. The left side has deeper tones of grey with gold accents. The wallpaper-clad ceiling lined with regal chandeliers, an onyx accent wall and traditional miniature-style painting add hints of art and character to the space.
The neutral theme continues into the dining area which is enclosed within mirrored walls. The ten-seater dining table designed with an onyx table and slimmed-down contemporary versions of the corset chair makes for a comfortable dining space. Statement lighting is a signature style in the home. In the dining area, a suspended inverted tray bound with dangling octagon-shaped pendants illuminates the space.
The bedrooms each have their own distinct style with signature tones defining them. The master bedroom has an onset regal tone with a deep red wall to contrast the minimal nude setting of the room.
The trajectory of blue continues into the son’s room with mixed hues of orange and monochromatic prints. A monochromatic panel with a black and white chevron pattern sits along the wall, while a plush orange bed with grey and white bedding give off a vibrant, youthful ambience.
The use of orange continues in the third room with an orange armchair, although the space depicts more monochromatic tones with black, grey and white. Horse motifs along the room reflect the occupant’s interest in equestrian sports.
The bathrooms stick to black and white tones with geometric patterns along the wall and ceilings along with ambient lighting and gold tones accents for a regal pop of colour.
“The idea was to blend the signature markers of opulence — Italian marble, gold accents, classic mouldings, reflective surfaces and lush fabrics. We took inspiration from the palaces across India to borrow colours, patterns and motifs that could be adapted to a contemporary milieu,” says Leena Monga, Founder and Principal Designer of Agnom Designs.