How often do you come across city apartments that resemble an art gallery?
A young couple approached Delhi based interior designer Sanjyt Syngh of Sanjyt Syngh Design Studio to conceptualise the interiors of their home. “Their brief was to create a young vibrant space with loads of colour without it looking like a kid’s nursery,” informs Syngh. Described by him as ‘eclectic mixed with a bit of Parisian chic’, this home, located in South Delhi, emanates a sophisticated and tasteful vibe. The interiors manifest the firm’s design philosophy while incorporating all of the client’s preferences and requirements.
“With hectic work schedules, they wanted a gym within the house. One of the other important factors we were told to consider was to keep the personal spaces away from the formal areas,” says Syngh. The layout of the apartment is fairly simple. Facing the foyer is the living area and to the left is the gym. A long passage to the right houses rooms on either side that includes the kitchen, bedrooms, T.V. room, toilets and an open dining area. The interiors are bathed in light through the day on account of the floor-to-ceiling windows. The light-toned spaces help lift the numerous artworks and sculptures that dot the house.
The Living Area
Two unevenly juxtaposed artworks provide a perfect backdrop to the dark pink sofa in the living room while an animal print rug hosts a minimally designed centre table over it. The pop of bright green from the artwork, the rich blue and light pink hues of the seating, a floral turquoise rug and a sublime white chandelier that is suspended from a contrasting wooden panelled ceiling, set the tone in the extended living room.
A strong combination of yellow and black in varying hues dominate the colour palette of the T.V. room. The bright yellow custom-designed cabinet by Syngh single-handedly brings alive this space. A few other colours make an almost inconspicuous appearance through the cushions, rugs and a few other elements.
“The idea was to create a pristine space that evokes a sense of calm,” says Syngh, referring to the dining area that is a direct extension of the passage on the right side. It is demarcated from the passage solely by a shift in the flooring material—Botticino Classic marble to wooden flooring. The dining table that has been designed by Syngh is paired with chairs imported from Europe and sculptures created by Shailesh Ojha.
Master Bedroom and the Guest Bedroom
Red, pink, black and white are the defining colours in the master bedroom. This spacious room functions as a serene retreat for the couple. The guest bedroom showcases a largely monochrome affair, completely eschewing the bursts of colours that the other rooms exude.
Artworks and Sculptures
“My general philosophy is that spaces need to be curated. Art plays a major role in enhancing the look of a space. In fact, art plays a major role in every space I design,” says Syngh. He stays true to his philosophy by conceptualising spaces where art contributes majorly to the decor of the space. One can find tasteful pieces in this apartment as well, sourced by the firm from various artists they work with. Photographs clicked by the couple on their travels have been displayed too.