Serene Home in Pune Symbolises the Harmonious Convergence of Polarities

Casa Tao by Alkove Design

‘Casa Tao’, is a reflection of the fact that a single home can be a harmonious convergence of polarities, a space where two distinct styles come together through a flow of color and texture that enables them to blend effortlessly.

The name ‘Casa Tao’ came about because the central idea that Alkove Design took away from the client brief was of a principle of Taoism- the cosmic balance between opposites as the foundation of all life.


It has been designed to embody this balance; two sides of the apartment, both completely distinct from each other, converge harmoniously into the common space. The space is simultaneously an intimate fortress and a bright open space, a blue and yellow convergence of minimalism and bohemian charm, a space that takes the yin and the yang and effortlessly holds it in balance.

The common living space, which consists of the living and dining area. This whole space is arranged in a flow of navy blue, yellow, and brick. The four arches on the wall, highlighted in yellow against a background of herringbone-patterned brick, flow right down to the French doors that open into the terrace. The doors themselves are designed to be continuations of the arches.


Flower-colored plant-filled bedroom, with a big four-poster bed set in the middle of pastel-yellow mosaic-inlaid tiles. The bed was designed to be an island in the middle of an effusion of plants, made especially for a client with a green thumb. The room is adorned with eclectic Indian textiles and patterns, the colorful block-printed weaves adding to the atmosphere of cozy bohemian charm.

Casa Tao is simultaneously an intimate fortress and a bright open space, a blue and yellow convergence of minimalism and bohemian charm, a space that takes the yin and the yang and effortlessly holds it in balance.


Project: Casa Tao

Location: Pune, India

Design House: Alkove Design

Lead Architects: Ninada Kashyap, Komal Mittal

Photography: YK. Interior Photography


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