For a cosmopolitan couple with a passion for art and travel, their collection tells the colourful story of their lives. So it seemed only natural to have these prized paintings and objets d’art take centre stage in their new home.
Home to a family of five, this penthouse apartment is filled with a lifetime’s worth of lovingly curated treasures, which include artworks by celebrated artists such as Salvador Dali, MF Husain, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso and Yayoi Kusama, as well as paintings by their talented daughter, who is studying art and music abroad. The owners also wanted home-automation features and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for entertaining guests.
The couple then gave Design Intervention free rein to design a warm and friendly space that would integrate their precious collections. The Design Intervention team worked tirelessly to create a haven that the family would love.
At the husband’s request, three MF Husain pieces—including one that was purchased as a surprise anniversary gift for his wife—take pride of place in the living room. Based on the mantra of “less is more”, Design Intervention used a minimal number of furniture pieces in warm, soothing tones to offset the exuberance of the surrounding art.
To pull the individual artworks together to create a cohesive space, the team chose a L-shaped sofa in tones that echoed the colours found on the artwork. A heritage rug adds textural contrast against the modern look of the room.