This Apartment in India by Designer’s Circle is Inspired by British and Scandinavian Design

Project Title
42 Parkview Apartment
Ahmedabad, India
115 sqm
Interior Design
Designer’s Circle
Maulik Patel; Inclined Studio

Designer’s circle’s approach to their design scheme for this 3 bedroom apartment in Ahmedabad, was inspired by their fondness for British interiors, and Scandinavian design.

Designed for a young couple, the space requirements comprised of a recreational media room and a guest/parent’s room apart from the standard spaces. The scheme centers around a neutral colour palette with nature-inspired shades that aid in creating a cozy feel. This light color flooring paired against warm wooden ceilings is made richer by the ample amounts of natural light entering the space via the balcony. The color palette along with contemporary furniture and warm wood create a perfect ambience for this medium sized apartment.


Considering the style that we were following, we wanted materials that gave a natural look and ‘hygge’ lifestyle. Hence, we have white tiles flooring in the herringbone pattern, keeping it breezy but adding one of the best features to the home.  Vertical surfaces are textured similar to lime wash traditional walls. As the design follows, we have organic-like textured fabrics along simple silhouettes, holding the style together. And all of it comes together with the warm wooden ceiling, and pastel colors completing the circle for us and satisfying client needs.

Standout Feature:

We believe that the flooring of the house is the standout feature of the project. The flooring by itself creates a dramatic space through its distinct trait, and the tiling pattern .i.e., ‘Herringbone’ which enhances its play. Being a medium sized apartment, the color adds up to the expanse forming a larger space in whole. The ceiling drops a sharp contrast to the floor creating equilibrium.

The evident choice of flooring allowed us to play light in furniture and upholstery of the house. The styled and exquisite furniture creates a breezy look and keeps the apartment lagom. We believe the style revolved around functional furniture and styled flooring.

Tour of the home:

Simple and pared-back yet ultra-sophisticated the beautiful and spacious home oozes class without being all about the bling. The apartment was adequately styled with exquisite furniture and accessories, but it was executed with an understated elegance that Scandinavians are so good at, ‘liveable luxe’.

The design is minimal, with a focus on simplicity and functionality. At its core, it seeks to improve everyday life. Neutral colors are the foundation, since natural light can be rare in modern homes; the bright escape of light creates a spacious and homely feel.

Located in between a busy city like Ahmedabad, the apartment is wrapped around the ‘cozy home’ feel. As we enter into this space dipped in oat shades, we first notice the popping wooden ceiling going all the way from one end to another. The drawing room seats 6 people in comfort leather furniture, which is easy to maintain. The room is shared with dining area, featuring a stone table paired with exquisite dark polished chairs. The area is highlighted by a sleek drop of light over the table.  

The space is backed with a long balcony and pebbled floor decorated in greenery and weaved chairs for your evening tea.

As we move ahead we see the pastel kitchen on the left with brick and lime wash textures giving a breezy feel. Just behind the kitchen is our first bedroom converted to a lounge/media room.

The room depicts simplicity at its best. The walls are gladded in veneer with a textured sofa inserted in centre creating a cocoon like space. All you got to do is, come, sit and lay.

Further ahead are our two bedrooms, First of which is the master bedroom. Keeping up with the style, the room has wooden furniture with prints over it. It is highlighted by table Décor and the wall lights. The concealed wardrobe creates a beautiful wooden panel in front. The views from either room add to the rawness of the design.

The second is not meant for any permanent user for now. It can be addressed for either parent’s or guest’s that come in. Hence, the different look for the room. The big bold light and bed back panel takes away the look of the room. It caters to the basic needs whilst bring an edge to the home’s theme.

Interesting room:

We believe, the drawing and dining area are the best in the house.

It depicts the style we were going for perfectly and also satisfies client needs. The ambience is a perfect chill for today’s generation and gives the client a relax time coming back from work. It gives you the ‘hom-like’ feel. The design is based to provide ‘beauty in everyday’ and not just a show house that you’d be bored with in a couple of years with trending designs. This is a trend to stay. It’s home.

Let it be the warm stone-like floor or the wooden ceiling, let it be the pebbles or the pastel fabrics, even the yellow floor light in the corner, it all just brings along a feel we don’t want to resist. The warmth of being at home. The apartment, designed in the Modern British style whilst keeping up the Scandinavian vibe, gives the client a place to sleep hard and not just ‘work hard, play hard’.

Choice of Furniture & Furnishings:

The house walks around clean lines, organic textures and simple silhouettes. Keeping up the warm ambience of the house, the furniture selection was towards contemporary. Something that provides comfort satisfies client’s daily needs and provides enough space that a Indian household needs.

The drawing room furniture is mostly breathable and easily maintained since it is a space meant for multi-purpose while catering to guests.

Kitchen’s are always designed keeping in mind the client’s priorities since it requires maximum storage and ease of work circulation.

Bedrooms are kept cozy in dark shades and happy prints. Lights and artifacts are added to pump up the space with concealed wardrobes and bed backs.

Décor Aesthetic and Reasoning:

Décor as we say adds the most to any interior style. We have played with warm decorative lights and table artifacts for the house. As we enter, we see a beautifully crafted floor lamp warming up the corner, kept beside a simple wall mount mirror.

The elegant dining light is as simple and sleek as it could be, but adds so much more to the area in whole. The effortless tv shelf is highlighted just through the wall light with yellow lamp like it belongs here. Such décor can be seen throughout the house and how it highlights every bit of it.

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