November 29, 2022
5 lovely Chennai properties that mix modernity and conventional Indian design

Recreating the aesthetic of the Sherene John’s grandmother’s dwelling in Nagercoil close to Kanyakumari, the place she spent many carefree holidays throughout faculty holidays, this weekend dwelling in Chennai has been designed by Nivedha Sarathy and Priyadharshini Sarathy of Suppose Design Consultants LLP, with interiors by Krishnamithra Rajan of Type and Perform. 

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 The eating desk is styled with plates which can be inscribed with the Tamil script—one other indicator of the shopper’s satisfaction of their cultural heritage. 

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“Modern building supplies have been used, though the aesthetic is of a bygone period,” says Priyadharshini. The homage to the sooner model is related and has been custom-made, making the house not solely contextual, however a showcase of the cultural heritage of the homeowners. “We didn’t simply mindlessly replicate the courtyard of Nalukettu homes in Kerala, which will get sufficient rainfall to create a micro-climate. Chennai is humid, so our courtyard is smaller,” says Nivedha. 

Stuffed with a number of charming objects which inform a narrative, the areas are redolent with historical past. “I didn’t need an elaborate house. It needed to have a rustic model, since we develop our personal rice, fruit and greens. Our household historical past is tied to agriculture and it is a totally functioning farm with cows and chickens,” says John. “Furthermore, the bungalow has furnishings which has been handed down in my household, so it’s stuffed with recollections.” – Devyani Jayakar