Home Is A Two-Storey Affair!

Virang and Neha Patel


Surat based design firm, NSquare Designs’ project is a sprawling bungalow that is a perfect blend of old charm and bespoke luxury.

For husband and wife designer duo, Virang and Neha Patel, NSquare Designs is a collaborative expression of their philosophy of allowing the traditional as well as the modern to coexist in the same space. Based out of Surat, the interior design firm has been making waves for its stylised depiction of new spaces and its insistence on striking a balance between classic and contemporary living. 

“The house is an amalgamation of contemporary and traditional design carried out with perfect craftsmanship,” say Virang and Neha, who were assisted by their in-house designers, Aastha and Narendra. One of the most fascinating features of the bungalow is its layout. The high ceilinged entrance gives volume and intensity to the overall space.  Although the lobby opens to the living room, it also serves as a transition area, allowing access into other spaces on the ground floor. 

The conceptualised dining area runs along the ground floor, strategically overlooking a modern kitchen that has an attached washing and drying area. The dining room is ideal for a night hosted by The Gatsby - understated ostentation with unique light fixtures that are suspended from the ceiling and a dining table that can easily serve ten to twelve guests. Both the kitchen and the dining areas open out to the backyard.

Functioning as both a climatic and social device, the backyard boasts of a sprawling lawn as well as a covered patio, ideal for an intimate evening with family.  A man-made waterfall adds to the serenity of the space and landscape. An outdoor gazebo makes the backyard ideal for parties and festivities.

“Constraints and challenges were looked at as opportunities,” Virang and Neha go on to say. This approach to designing has resulted in a space that is not only warm and inviting, but also classically charming and contemporary. And as difficult as it usually is to strike such a perfect balance, the design team at NSquare Designs has managed to achieve this synthesis and converted a 4,000 sq ft residential space into a home.