A Bengaluru villa by a golf course that feels like a cozy European cottage

This duplex home by U And I Designs is a tranquil haven with subdued colour palette and warm, tactile accents. 
A Bengaluru villa by a golf course that feels like a cozy European cottage
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Located in Prestige Augusta Golf Village, Bengaluru, this 2,400 square-foot, three-bedroom villa is away from the humdrum of the city. Aniketh Bafna, founder and principal architect, and Sonal R Mutha, Principal Designer of U And I Designs, put together all the ingredients for creating the perfect, tranquil retreat—neutral colour scheme, understated aesthetics and plenty of natural light.

The front wall of the foyer features fluted wood panel contrasted with white cabinetry. An embroidered woven ikkat blind provides further texture to this space. 

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A sage green, L-shaped sofa and patterned rug from Gulmohar Lane anchor the living room. The centre tables are carved of solid wood and feature rounded edges for ease of movement.

Parth Swaminath (PHX India)

The living area extends seamlessly into the dining space, accentuated by subtle tones of browns, blacks and greys and clean-lined furniture. Black profile glass shutters outline the shell of the textured wood crockery cabinet. The shelves are made of terrazzo countertop with stately black knobs inside. An arched doorway visually segregates the open-plan kitchen from the breakfast nook while allowing conversations to flow.

Grey upholstered chairs are juxtaposed against the earthiness of a natural-finished, wooden dining table. Light fixtures from Black Steel flank the crockery cabinet.

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Adjacent to the dining area is a breakfast counter with pale terracotta tiles and petite bar stools. 

Parth Swaminath (PHX India)

Rich bottle green cabinetry, a patterned white countertop, and white backsplash make for a classy kitchen set up.

Parth Swaminath (PHX India)

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“On the ground floor is the bedroom of the teenage son and designed it in complete accordance with his personality. It has a simple layout with wardrobes flanking the bedside. An ice blue tone was chosen as the base colour for the room. We customised a tan fabric headboard that bridged the blue and all the other hues on the wall,” says Mutha.

The niche behind the bed is transformed into an accent wall and features the teenage son's favourite posters.

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A corner table with a no-fuss design scheme offers a practical space to study. The son picked the striped blue linen fabric.

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As one moves to the next level, the landing space is converted into a comfy family room where the family can unwind. With abundant natural light, the tone-on-tone greens in the wall and sofa seem crisper and elegant instead of looking dark. In addition, it gives a clean sight line of the cane chandeliers in the living room.

The family room is layered with shades of green and earthy browns.

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The homeowners wanted to create an indulgent experience for their guests. In adherence with this request, U And I Designs employed a nude palette with accents of exquisite matte black. An arched study corner adds character to the narrative.

Giving continuity to the design vocabulary, an arched niche abuts the bed in the guest room. The camelback-shaped printed headboard features blue-grey motifs of flora and fauna.

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Opposite the bed is a dresser offering plenty of storage. The artwork, vase and lamps create a layered vignette here. 

Parth Swaminath (PHX India)

Structural changes were initiated in the primary bedroom to convert it into a relaxing retreat. The main door was shifted to increase the closet space, thus providing added storage. This space, too, has a neutral palette with a double-height ceiling. Contrasting the woodwork are antique brass hardware and fancy light fixtures.

A four-poster bed takes centre stage in the primary bedroom.

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The wall opposite the bed has a chest of drawers. A door from here leads to the balcony.

Parth Swaminath (PHX India)

Pitched woodwork leads the eye to the ceiling. The wardrobe shutters are ornate with delightful floral patterned wallpaper and wooden textures.

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