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  • Design for Small Room
Jun 20, 2022
Suniel Shetty’s family room

Actor Suniel Shetty’s Khandala home was featured in an episode of Asian Paint Where the Heart Is and we set our hearts on reimagining the comfortable and distraction-free family room

As homes go, Suniel Shetty’s Khandala haven is overrunning with the potential for home décor inspiration. Teeming with nature, organic materials that evoke a sense of peace, those quiet corners that make you miss the city not at all, this holiday home featured in the Asian Paints Where the Heart Is series this season has everything. But the Beautiful Homes Service designers were laser-focused on just one space—the Shettys’ family room.


The Inspiration

Just like the Shettys did in their sprawling home, the designers wanted to create a family room that was about the family spending time together. Hence, it needed to be comfortable, familiar, soothing and above all, free from all distractions (think monster-sized TV).

As homes go, Suniel Shetty’s Khandala outpost is overrunning with the potential for home decor inspiration. Teeming with nature, organic materials that evoke a sense of peace, and those quiet corners that make you miss the city not at all, this holiday home featured in the Asian Paints Where The Heart Is series this season has it all. But the Beautiful Homes Service designers were laser-focused on just one space—the Shettys’ family room.

The mood invokes complete comfort in the form of great-looking couches, numerous lounge-about spots and neutral colours that formed a natural background for the big comfy furniture and no devices. The other prominent element of the space was the greenery that created that indoor-outdoor engagement, including hanging planters that created a canopy-like space inside the house. This space was meant to be a spot where the family congregated and spent time with each other—all of it was tied together by the distinctly coloured floor. Island motifs on the walls further enhanced this feeling of being far away from crowds and chaos and the driftwood table added to the rustic vibe. This space was designed to be an oasis just for the family.


The Visualisation

As with the dining room setup inspired by Aditi Rao Hydari’s space in her Mumbai pad, the inspirations that the Beautiful Homes Service designers had to work with underwent an edit through their handy 3D visualisation software tool. For seasoned DIY-ers, this typically takes shape in the form of a scrapbook that allows them to see the look they want from every perspective. Nothing, however, makes things easier than a technology tool that shows you how the space will look. It even helps you out with the right finishes, furniture, colours, textures—the works. So for tech-savvy and tech-curious homeowners, the 3D software used by our designers is a trusty solution.


The Render

Here, too, the visual helped focus the inspiration and created a render that showcased a lot of colour coming in through the cushions, well-placed island motifs on walls, a large couch, and even a driftwood table similar to the one in the Shetty family room.


A rug was added to anchor the furniture and incorporate prints; a uniquely shaped mirror added depth and heightened the lighting in the room. Since greenery was such an integral element of the original inspiration, large-sized planters were incorporated in a corner and planters with creepers trailing downwards were hung from the ceiling perimeter.


Not only is it a great tip to leverage in smaller rooms short on floor space, but it also adds to the retreat-like feeling this kind of space aims to achieve. The mellow prints and comfortable seating enhanced the soothing ambience. A side console and a TV-free TV console were also incorporated.


The Final Outcome

Seeing the actual space prompted the designers to shake things up a bit, play around within the framework built by the render and make the ideas even richer. One of the things that changed in the final execution was the floor, with the designers opting for tiles in an orange-ish hue to give the flooring a terracotta-like look.


The L-shaped sofa from the render was traded in for comfortable woven chairs and other pieces. This was done because the sofa from the render was too big for the space. (In renders, you only have an idea of the floor space not about access to said space.) The other elements adhered to included planters on the floor and some on the ceiling with the vines trailing down. The idea of using a TV console without the TV was utilised as well. What wasn’t in the playbook but was a winning idea—a textured exposed-concrete-like wall finish to emphasise the outdoor-indoor vibe.


The result was a distraction-free, disturbance-less space where families can spend quality time.


Our Shopping List

Diwan: ‘Imphal’ solid wood cane diwan from the Nilaya collection
End Table: ‘Imphal’ marble top and cane side table from the Nilaya collection
Accent Chairs: ‘Imphal’ solid wood and cane accent chair from the Nilaya collection
Console: ‘Imphal’ solid wood and cane TV unit from the Nilaya collection
Texture: Stucco-finished base plaster
Paint: ‘Sugared Nut’ from the Royale Matte range


If you have a space and an inspiration, we can show you how to get the most out of it. Just get in touch

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