An upscale, urban sanctuary that exudes warmth, this four-storied bungalow in Gurugram is a design project by Essentia Environments. Its founders, Monica and Hardesh Chawla are specialists in luxury interior design and their clients include Porsche, BMW and Audi.
The husband-wife duo has designed this 12,000 sq. ft bungalow – every corner of which has been elaborately decked up, balancing the minimal and vibrant. Bold, artsy lights from Moooi and Flos enhance the spaces.
This imposing residence has landscaped courtyards and lots of greenery. There is always a view to behold when looking out of the window.
In the living area, the sofas in a neutral, off-white palette, exude a sense of sophistication. While the accent stools in contrast, deep green hue elevate the colour palette overall. One can see vertically patterned panelling on the walls behind, decorated with artworks, adding a mix of geometry and texture to the space.
This Gurugram house has five bedrooms. Each room has been given a minimal makeover, touched up elegantly with light coloured curtains fronting the sliding glass doors, artworks, fully-padded beds and headboards, rugs twinning with the earthy-toned flooring and, of course, spacious walk-in closets.
The bathroom evokes a sense of easy luxury – decked up with a free-standing bathtub, full-length mirror, island wash basin counter and beautiful stonework on the walls and floors.
Moving to the kitchen, the space is expansive and offers a massive counter space with smartly executed pantry and storage section. The dining area models stone inlaid flooring with a glass table paired with sculptural chairs. There is a plush bar room on the adjacent side, designed in white stone and gold finish metal inlay.
A comforting escape and one of the most enticing zen corners of this bungalow is the terrace garden, dotted with planters and a Buddha sculpture. Generous use of foliage inside and outside the bungalow adds a refreshing character to it, also working as natural screens.
“The owners never need to draw their curtains. The strategically set up vertical gardens offer all the privacy needed,” says Monica, Co-founder, Essentia Environments.