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The bungalow in Goa designed by Beyond Designs is reminiscent of Mediterranean style.

Meet Sachin and Neha Gupta, the visionary minds behind Beyond Designs.

Sachin and Neha Gupta, Founders of Beyond Designs have designed a stunning bungalow in Goa, that is characterized by clean, tranquil spaces reminiscent of Mediterranean style, it features whites, blues, and subtle classic details that have resulted in a serene ambiance.

Meet Sachin and Neha Gupta, the visionary minds behind Beyond Designs. With their innovative approach to design, this dynamic couple has established themselves as leaders in the interior design industry. Over the years, they have cultivated a distinctive style, earning them a prominent place in the segment.

Sachin and Neha have meticulously designed an 8,000 sq. ft bungalow nestled in Goa, tailored to the discerning tastes of their clients, Richa and Anuj Malhan from Delhi. This architectural marvel promises a visual feast, blending elegance with functionality to create an unforgettable living experience.

 Explaining the design concept Neha Gupta adds, “We are proud maximalists and rarely think in terms of spare and minimal. But for this beach house in Goa, we chose to let the expansive feeling of the sea take over, without veering excessively from our signature style.”

As the designers had worked previously with the homeowners Richa and Anuj Malhan from New Delhi they were familiar with the client’s lifestyle and decor preference. Taking inspiration from the serene Coco beach, which the bungalow faces, the designers deviated from their design style and preferred to seamlessly connect with the panoramic views of the outdoor area. This resulted in clean and tranquil spaces, reminiscent of the Mediterranean style with whites and blues, dotted with subtle classic details, textural interests, and artworks.

This four-storeyed villa was initially planned like a typical city home, which was changed entirely to give it a more Goan Portuguese flavour. It took the design team nine months to finish this project; it proved to be one of the most challenging projects because of the constant rain and heavy moisture in the air.

Explaining the design and layout of the bungalow Sachin adds, “Interestingly, the bungalow stands on stilts, so we used half of the stilt area to carve out a dining room, bar lounge, and courtyard. Surrounded by greenery and furnished with classic contemporary furniture, the bar lounge is a relaxed space with a leather bar cabinet from Trunks Company. Most of the other furniture, accessories and lights seen across the home are custom-made by us at Beyond Designs, while the carpets are sourced from The Carpet Cellar. The overall decor is an amalgamation of exquisitely crafted furniture, unique prints on fabrics and European refinement. Even though white is the base, the property boasts abundant textural flair and an authentic, intimate vibe, owing to the use of quality natural materials such as marble, wood, and local stones.”

The interiors are designed to take advantage of the blue expanse of the sea. On the lowest level, there are two sea-facing, white and blue bedrooms with balconies. Even the ensuite facilities open out to a balcony of their own, which has been fitted with a charming outdoor bathtub and shrouded in privacy with the help of a canopy of tree branches and a green patch around them.

A voluminous, double-heighted formal living room is conceptualised on the floor above. Boldness and elegance converge here as a large, carved wood panel forms a gorgeous feature wall. Meanwhile, furnishings in a light shade and a mosaic stone coffee table in blue and white add a nautical freshness. On the other end of this space is an all-timber mezzanine that serves as a play area for the kids, who make the most of the spiral staircase too.

Neha adds, “Nearby is the homeowners’ suite, painted in a sober blue shade and furnished with a four-poster bed. Ornate wooden framed mirrors are paired with modern nightstands in white in typical Beyond Designs style. A key highlight in the ensuite bathroom is the striped patterned flooring we created using local pink and white stones.”

A bedroom with a cosy lounge area and a bathroom with an attached balcony reveal itself one level up. Meanwhile, the uppermost floor accommodates a wooden deck to soak in sea views and an infinity pool that seems to merge with the blue waters.

Connecting all four storeys is a zesty mustard-orange staircase. Another aspect that’s seen throughout is the plethora of family photographs and artworks that adorn the many sections of the home, some customised by us, others picked by the owners during their travels abroad.

Overall, the home designed by the talented designers is a perfect home retreat for the homeowners.

Photographer: Atul Pratap Chauhan

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