SN Home is a multigenerational Indian residence in New Delhi

This multigenerational Indian house is an art-filled modern abode

The multigenerational SN Home in New Delhi options modern interiors by Rajiv Saini 

A returning consumer commissioned Mumbai-based designer Rajiv Saini to create architectural interiors for a new multigenerational Indian residence for an prolonged household in New Delhi. Referred to as SN Home, the house now comprises two discrete however interconnected items – one, bigger one, for the consumer’s household, and a two-bedroom dwelling house for the grandparents, all set inside an expansive 15,000 sq ft residence. 

Having labored collectively because the Nineties on properties in Delhi, Udaipur, Singapore and London, the design-client workforce had a longtime, sturdy and fruitful relationship of belief and collaboration. Area to breathe and ranging ranges of privateness have been each necessary within the new design – all wrapped within the refined, modern design that may be a key signature in Saini’s work. ‘Having been associates for over 25 years meant we have been actually capable of talk about and share with full frankness, our views and concepts, on each side of the challenge,’ he remembers. ‘It was about pairing disparate supplies collectively, and creating drama… after which there may be the artwork!’

A totally modern multigenerational Indian residence

Every member of the family has their very own en-suite bed room and dwelling house, with additional floor within the plan secured for additional entertaining, work and leisure areas, together with a gymnasium, a spa, and an workplace room. A palette of gray Italian basalt, concrete and white and gray marbles in non-public areas are matched by quite a lot of veneers, timber and brass within the extra public-facing components of this luxury residence. The interiors are a mixture of bespoke furnishings, equivalent to a lacquered re-used timber bar unit by Piet Hein Eek, classic finds, and modern designs from throughout the globe, accentuated by rigorously positioned artwork – this was additionally one in every of Saini’s favorite parts within the design improvement. 

‘Artwork has all the time been an inseparable a part of all my tasks – now one usually finds collectors, or {couples} eager to construct a set, approaching me with their tasks,’ says Saini. ‘One begins amassing as quickly as one embarks on the challenge, the thought being to gather sufficient high quality artwork alongside the way in which whereas it’s being constructed (sometimes a big residence like this could take two-and-a-half to a few years), to refill the home when it’s prepared – it’s inconceivable to supply good items in a brief span in direction of the top. Whereas shopping for, the main focus is admittedly to only choose up a very good murals, with little regard for the place in the home it could go. [Then,] the technique of the artwork cling, and making connections between furnishings, objects, artwork and sculpture, stays one in every of my favorite processes of the challenge – and striving for that proper steadiness is all the time so essential, as I imagine only one unsuitable object positioned in a room can disturb the order and steadiness.’

Extra is to observe, as Saini is at the moment engaged on a vacation residence in Goa for a similar household. §

For extra Indian properties from the identical architect, see our articles on Rajiv Saini’s Uttar Pradesh home and Mumbai house inside.

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