When lead Designers and homeowners Saloni and Hiren Ganatra focussed their design prowess together on bringing their creative vision to life, the celebration of their polar opposite, yet complementary design personas assumed the spotlight, especially when combined with the exclusive pieces from the 12 luxury brands from Covet House. The stances in this project were switched, the designers who are acclimatized to looking into every micron of detail for their clients, became the key-end users in these
endeavors. Casa Neue is emblematic of the ‘ingenious’ – a home pieced together with its every weave by the design partners with utmost affection and prowess. This abode was conceptualized from the get-go as a blank canvas that encapsulates every facet of design the Architects and homeowners, in this case, would resonate with.
Located on the 22nd floor, the bare shell of the home is a culmination of 3 apartments and offers vantage panoramic views of the bustling city on one side, and rolling views of the Sahyadri range on the other – a collage of contrasting contextual landscapes. The design narrative of Casa Neue has been seamed together with the penchant to create an experiential and sensorial identity tangibly brought into existence via the curation of stimulating colors, material, and finishes in each nook. Maximalism runs in the very pulse of this abode – in a way this home is a reflection of the designer’s deep-rooted resonance with eclecticism – a juxtaposition of classic, modern, raw and luxurious strains of design and the creation of à la mode spaces.
The entrance lobby is the very first rendezvous between the end-user and Casa Neue. The lift lobby opens up to the views of the focal billiards table that complements the plushness of the common space, tying in with the geometric flooring to add interest. This area has been visualized as the spatial point that commences the visual narration of the abode’s saga.
Doses of bright vermillion in the form of the upholstered Marco Armchair from Essential Home set against the mosaic ornate Corinthian column wall backdrop in the formal living room reiterate the home’s grammar – a mélange of classical and eclectic forms.
The formal living room is a semblance of maximalism, jewel tones, and communal space in the home that encaptures its core design narrative. The curved metal curtain reveals vantage views of the city, making this the quintessential space to host and entertain. The vignettes from across the home are a masterclass in statement pieces, raw expression and an unapologetic engagement of color. Seen here is the iconic ‘Oasis’ bar capsule that bleeds red, offset against metallic art, and an arched-base console. Velvet sapphires of the Fitzroy Sofa from Brabbu, the layered views through the screen, bespoke patterned wallpaper, and lighting assume the identity of art – the formal living room captures moments in time that pay homage to maximalism.
The aspect of pragmatism has been ingrained into the design process; the emphasis lay on creating a residence that harbored every need of the family members, the designer’s love for hosting and the coexistence of aesthetics in tandem with technology while stringing together an engaging milieu.
Everything for Love – The artistic den is an oasis that hosts the inhabitant’s creative downtime. The custom neon signage infuses the den with a rose tint in the form of dappled illumination, setting the ambiance right. The furniture here is meant to encourage unwinding and decompression. The bric-a-brac, curios, and furniture introduced into the artistic the den is a careful exercise in personalized curation – the milieu here is playful and uninhibited in its expression.
Casa Neue is replete with an interplay of color, shifting silhouettes, and an unapologetically expressive scheme of design..