Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding and how! One of the country’s most talked about topic – the ‘Viruksha’ wedding, as you may know it, has a lot of highlights. One of the many highlights that gripped the nation’s interest were the outfits of the bride and the groom. The outfits of the wedding that nearly blinded people in awe and fascination were designed by none other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee. A wedding of that magnitude certainly deserved the stardom that Sabyasachi’s attires bring and as an architect/fashion influencer I certainly had to look inside the creator’s hub and try to comprehend the aura of Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s home.
Much like his sense of fashion, Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s home decor confirms to traditional Indian motifs and forms rather than a contemporary one. A rustic, almost quirky vibe to this Kolkata apartment is a nod to the star designer’s aesthetic sense across platforms. Sabyasachi’s home, as explored by Architectural Digest, suggests that his abode is an accurate representation of his personality. All Sabyasachi retail stores have a very unique quality to them and that is, the design aesthetic. The ‘ethno-savvy’ design aesthetic that is trademark of the designer is equally represented in the store’s merchandise design and likewise, inside the designer’s den.
V I B R A N T & R U S T I C
With the help of an interior designer, what was previously an apartment with square rooms, is now converted into a one bedroom with an overwhelming terrace garden. The stairwell leading upto the apartment is a combination of marble, granite and plaster. This leads to an over-the-top yet pleasant aubergine coloured entryway. The entryway itself radiates multitudes of personality showcasing black and white framed photographs and an ornate chandelier. A grey marble flooring balances the contrast of the entryway to the right amount. The Living room has subtle walls with elements that stand out. Intricate and detailed woodwork pieces with rustic vibe adorn the space. Eclectic art on the walls and vibrant carpet adds life to the walls and floor. A brass dog and a tin barrel lamp found around the seating area in the living room adds an element of quirk to the space. As you enter the bedroom, a more minimal, masculine decor is followed. Minimal lines paired with patterned fabrics as upholstery and wall art define the space.
H I G H L I G H T S
The open kitchen in the vibrant kolkata apartment has colorful patterned tiles with ethnic motifs signature to the designer that stand out against the white rustic wood shelves. Most of the composition of the space is based on the idea of balancing subtle elements with highlighting elements. The white porcelain around the kitchen is matched with vibrant ceramic hooks on the kitchen shelves. Another highlighting element around the house are the wicker chairs scattered around the house. Wood chairs with woven wicker seats and backrest confirms to the designers love for classic, rustic furniture. Scattered around the space are tiny glimpses of life in the form of memorabilia and curios that have been around in the family. Books, perfume bottles, plants and creepers are spotted dispersed around the house.
I N S I D E – O U T S I D E
The attached terrace garden appears to be the powerhouse, the source of life for the space. An outdoor study that doubles up as an outdoor dining area, surrounded with all kinds of greens is located in this terrace garden. An antique, rustic dresser is found sitting against an electric blue wall in this area that appears to be taken over by the greens from the garden. Pickle jars as planters, perfume bottles scattered around planters and other curious decorate this dresser. An elaborate collection of aged art pieces and plants scattered around the otherwise functional apartment seem to originate from the terrace garden into the living spaces. Tiny porcelain cups and saucers that are chipped and other toys that are nostalgic reminders for the designer find the perfect place in the eclectic style decor. A lot of contradictory pieces cohesively come together to create a style for the apartment that stands out but still works great together.
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Image Source: Architectural Digest