Rima and Devaiah's Residence is a bright, colourful and eclectic home situated in Bangalore. It is an extension to an earlier project of ours called Saravan – both contrasting with it and complementing it. The vibrancy of the house is visible right from the moment you get the first sight of it. Against the backdrop of a single storey house painted in a vibrant shade of ochre, you see an intricate cast iron gate set into a dull grey wall which comes alive with a single jharokha window, all of which is framed by the foliage of trees in various hues of green. Once you enter, you truly realise the myriad of colours that form this house – the striking blue doors, the kaleidoscopic patterns formed on the floor when sunlight strikes the stained glass panels, exotic tiles in all sizes and colours sourced from various parts of the world set against backgrounds of grey and white. The openings in the walls are adorned with antique doors and windows which lead you from one space of the house to the other. Much like the various elements in this house, each of these spaces has its own distinctive character and yet they blend together perfectly. The old world charm of the living room opens out into a more rugged sit out space where rough greys are offset with the delicacy of hints of reds, blues and greens. The sit out looks upon the garden which serves as common ground between the home and Saravan. All in all, the house is an amalgamation of antiques and intricacies. It harmoniously brings together various elements like antique doors and windows, intricate cast iron pieces, colourful patterned tiles. All of this may sound like a bit of a mish-mash coming together in one place, but the result is anything but that. It's quirky and fun in all the right ways.