This 1,150 sq ft sea facing residence at Mahim, Mumbai was designed for a young newly married couple who couldn’t get enough of colour and print!
The living room is a riot of colour with a customised l shaped sofa and armchairs. The black and white graphic print of the sofas was offset against a red painted wall. Whereas the second arm of the l shaped sofa upholstered in red black and white fabric was set against a whitewashed exposed brick wall which was created to camouflage a column protruding from the wall which conveniently hid the ac piping as well.
An antique wooden coffee table made up of old wooden printing blocks was sourced from Jaipur and rests on a wool and silk carpet from Cocoon.
A customised, built in two way bookshelf was designed to separate the living and dining areas and also to incorporate the floating column in this space. This bookshelf is hand painted in shades of the primary colours to continue with the graphic theme. From the living room side, it also doubles up as a tv unit. Large cut outs were designed in this bookcase so that the two spaces were not completely isolated.
A neutral chevron wooden laminate flooring binds the two areas along with the passage. At the end of the passage a hand painted quote “Good Vibes Only” catches your eye. The living area passage also comprises of a wooden bar unit with a mirror hanging above it to reflect the beautiful sea view in front of it. A small wooden bench against the red wall is convenient for people to wear and take off the shoes and also doubles up as extra seating space when the clients are entertaining.
Carved out from this passage and including a part of the staff toilet is the powder room. A column is camouflaged by creating a lit niche by the wc. The tiles are a neutral grey to break away from the busy colours outside as this is a small space. A long thin vanity unit is designed to visually add height this space.
The dining area consists of a solid reclaimed teak wood dining table, bench style seating with four dining chairs. A pop of colour is added through the customised red dinette finished in a crackled paint effect. A quirky spoke-wheel metal light finished in black paint hangs over the dinette with a simple sketchy black and white chevron wallpaper behind it.
This eclectic design reflects the couple’s vibrant personality which personalizes the residence.
The master bedroom wall cover clad sliding wardrobe shutters were designed to be full height to visually increase the height of the room. The quilted headboard is in a tie and dyed fabric of blues and whites which is the main colour palate for this room. A contrasting stark black and white pattern is hand painted on their dresser to break away from the blues.
The ensuite bathroom is finished in blue and white Spanish ceramic tiles on the floor which wrap around onto the long wall. The basin area has plain large bluish grey tiles to offset the floral printed handmade ceramic basin.
The guest bedroom is in blues and greens with a strong pop of yellow in the roman blinds.
The kitchen palette is a mix of colourful distressed printed ceramic tiles balanced with a solid laminate for the overhead cabinets.