Creating a home that caters to different ages, personalities and needs is no easy task. This 3,100 sq. ft apartment in Pune’s bustling Koregaon Park neighbourhood was a blank page that required some very specific detailing, for a growing family of four.
Originally from Kerala, the owners had some well-articulated wants: a Kerala-inspired home, heritage artwork and furniture, lots of rattan, and teak. It had to be clutter-free and minimal, considering their two boisterous children. The family also owns an enviable collection of books, so storing and displaying their tomes in an attractive way was important.
Plus, the young kids were adamant that they wanted fun, “non-boring” rooms… but from a practical standpoint, this had to be done without investing in kid-sized furniture that they would outgrow.
Pune based interior design firm Cubspaces founded by Lakshmi Satish, managed to integrate a variety of colours, textures and customizations to create a home that ticks all the boxes and comes together seamlessly.
Beautiful Homes (BH): Can you tell us more about the design philosophy?
Lakshmi Satish (LS): The homeowners wanted a mix of minimal and traditional: something that reflected their Southern roots, but with a clean and minimal aesthetic overall. This was the first time we got to work on a home drawing inspiration from the South. Being from there myself, the team and I got a chance to combine different styles: Southern, Colonial and Mid Century Modern.