Beautiful homes: Neo-classical architecture with a contemporary twist

If you are someone looking to beautify your home, you would love to know what Ajinkya Dhumal, the Principal Designer and Founder of Infinity Architect and Interior Designers did in the form of a neo-classical design with a contemporary twist. 

Constructing a bungalow? How about a Giovanni Antonio style of architecture? It could just be the right choice for you if you want to feel an Italian environment right at your home!  Antonio, in the 1730s brought the Neo-classical architecture in Italy and thereafter, it spread across the world. It came to India with the European colonists besides a number of other forms such as gothic architecture and elements of the renaissance. Over the years, a splendid transformation has taken place and architects and interior designers have loved to experiment in this space. If you are someone who is looking to beautify your home, you would love to know what Ajinkya Dhumal, the Principal Designer and Founder of Infinity Architect and Interior Designers did in the form of a neo-classical design with a contemporary twist. 

The vision behind this beautiful home

Dhumal believes in a three-step systemic approach to any design, which includes-  Ideate, Integrate and Implement. In this property, luxury is interspersed with a ‘feels like home’ atmosphere. Dhumal says that his firm took their time to ensure that each nook and corner of this project is filled with enamour and elegance. The idea was to light up the residence with simple colour schemes and warm hues, a beautiful take on minimalism in Interior Design.

Type of decor 

The color palette in this distinctive style is very subtle with an emphasis on ivory, taupe, tan and beige. This simple colour scheme is uncomplicated and relaxing. Here’s how Dhumal and his team worked on what he calls “a space that speaks to the art connoisseur.” 

The living room

By utilising full-length windows, ample natural light is brought into the room, which gives the impression of space. The warm tones of the room complement the surrounding greenery. The rug, drapes, and sculptures bring out the traditional side while balancing out the modern sofa sets and the furniture.

The family room

Designing an art connoisseur’s home involves placing furniture and planning the décor around their sculpture and art collections. Following the contemporary style, the color palette has been kept to a grey-based scheme merged with the deep browns of the wood paneling and furniture detailing. The soothing texture of the grey veins in the white marble adds to the feel of the room. While this color scheme brings out the warm homely tones, there is always an added colorful element as well to break any monotony. 

The partition

There is a beautifully crafted partition entombed within glass, giving it a 3D effect. This adds to the traditional aspect of the home while keeping the room in privacy from the staircase next to it. 

The lobby

Opposite the temple, in the lobby, the team built a display unit to showcase the homeowner’s art collections. The warm lighting added to the wooden unit highlights every art piece perfectly.

The dining entrance

Opposite the grilled partition is glass sliding doors etched with a geometrical pattern that partially conceals the adjacent dining hall. 

The dining hall

Like the rest of the house, there is ample light filling the room. The ceiling slab was removed to create a more open space that unites the upper floor with the lower. Of the two mirrored panels on the opposite wall, one leads to the kitchen while the other has been placed to balance the room’s aesthetics. 

The master bedroom

Upstairs in the master bedroom, accented walls, wood panelling, and sliding doors welcome you. The transitional design combination of modern with classic styles can be very evidently experienced. There is a striking combination of metal and wood all through the room. 

The master bathroom

In the master bathroom, using a very classical technique, the Infinity team added an inlay of metal into the marble floor in a new design. There is a warm yellow light that fills the room equally as it gets reflected through the pyramid structure above.

Other elements

The dining table

The eight-seater dining table is kept in the centre of the room. The wooden finish adds warmth and works well with the overall feel of the room. A square dining table has been chosen to create a wide circulation passage around it.  Apart from the dining table, there is a counter table that has been added for the sole purpose of placing hot food. Not only is it a gorgeous marble piece, but it is also functional as it includes a hot plate and even a small fridge. 

The chandelier

The chandelier adds an element of sparkle and grandeur to the entire house. In a transitional style, there isn’t any bling element but by adding a little oomph through a center chandelier, the Infinity team went in the direction of a neo-classical theme. 

What makes this property beautiful…

“The transitional style chosen by the Infinity team for this bungalow seamlessly blends the sleek comfort of contemporary design with the elegance of a traditional style. In a transitional space, the chic ornamentation will merge with the luxurious upholstery while still keeping with simple color schemes, clean lines, and open spaces. This strikes a delightful harmony between current and classic trends,” says Dhumal.

Using a blend of metal, marble, and wood the Infinity team was able to give a textured and elevated vibe to every room. The team added a floor to the existing bungalow and designed all the rooms around the homeowner’s collection of original art pieces and sculptures. 


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