Sunita Yogesh’s chic, youthful and modern apartment in Chennai

This 2,000 sq ft apartment is full of nifty ideas and vignettes that make you want to pin them all

Right from the minute you enter Sunita Yogesh’s home, little nifty ideas beckon you. And oh, they are not just nifty, but Pinterest worthy too! An entryway complete with a bench, frames, and a neat row of shoes – first impression is bang on.

Sunita’s home is a lesson in how to ace open-plan layouts. Here, the entryway opens both into the separate living and dining space while the living opens into what Sunita refers to as the “family room”, which with its two beanbags upholstered in Kelly Wearstler-inspired covers is “our favourite spot to unwind where we sit and relax for hours, binging on Netflix over the weekends,” she says.

What we love though is how Sunita has upcycled regular, off the shelf pieces with ingenuity to make them more personal and eclectic. For example, she has thrown in a whole bunch of cushions in different colours and textures to uplift the typical beige couch; created a gallery wall with frames above it to move the eye away from the couch; a metal chair has a faux fur throw on it to make it look chic and she’s even used a wireframe as a tack board above her study. But the biggest steal would have to be the marble print photo paper that she stuck on the dining console. Not only does it look like a real marble top at one-fourth the price but also breaks the monotony of the large wooden unit.

The home has an idea in every corner you see. But all this didn't happen overnight. Sunita spent months doing up her home, changing things as she went along. Her big tip: Don’t pressure yourself into doing up the entire house at one go. Take time to figure out what you like, what your style is, what are you attracted to and then start working on putting it together.


Written By: Pragnya Rao

Contributing Writer

Produced By: Pragnya Rao

Photography By: Prachi Damle


13 April 2018

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