- Location – World One, Lower Parel
- Size: square metres – 200 sqm
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms – 3 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
- Photograph courtesy for the images – Essajees Atelier
1What was the inspiration for this home?
When we saw the shell for this space, we had a clear vision for the space. Armani casa had done the shell of the building and they had a certain vision for the flats, however we wanted the apartment to have a slightly warmer vibe. We wanted to be respectful of the surroundings and the materials and marbles used and the shades of colour on the walls, and add in elements of our own. One of our favourite parts of the apartment was the curved living space which is why we kept a clear ceiling plan and got a standing floor light from Arjun Rathi instead. Each room had its own inspiration. For the smallest guest room, we did a fold out bed from the wall so it could convert into a study and kept the scheme neutral. For the daughters bedroom, we went with pastels and the masted bedroom was ivory and brass.
2What kind of homeowner was it intended for (target market)?
The homeowners are expats from Ghana and the home was made for them.
3What are the primary materials used in the architecture of the home (flooring, walls, textures)?
Flooring- Italian Marble (Armani beige)
Walls- Jotun matt paint
Doors were finished in a washable paint as well
Bathrooms were travertine
Lights were from Classic Luminares (lighting consultant)
Furniture was from Essajees, Defurn and Blue Loft and rest was made on site
Wardrobes were from Vistoso
Art and accessories were from Essajees
Rugs from Jaipur rugs and cocoon
4What is the standout feature of this home?
I think the arjun rathi custom made lights and the wood panelling in the hall are the two standout features.
5Please provide a guided tour of the home (briefly in writing), from the front door to the last bedroom, provide a description of each space as you go along.
As you wnter the front door theres a teakwood console made on site with hanging lights from white teak.
Turn into the living room space, and theres an Essajees tan sofa, green swivel armchairs from blue loft and centre table from Defurn on a Jaipur rugs carpet. Theres Arjun Rathi’s Shikara standing light in the corner and a beautiful chinese cabinet from Essajees. The dining table with its brass base and dining chairs are from Essajees. The dining console is made on site with malachite handles from Viya Home.
The first bedroom has a pull out bed from the wall.
The daughters bedroom has a bed from vistoso, rug from cocoon and headboard upholstered in a mint green velvet from bharat furnishings and a light from arjun rathi
The master bed has panelling with fabric from Atmosphere and wall scones and a chandelier from Arjun Rathi with custom bedding
6Which is the most interesting room in this house and why?
I think the living room is definitely the most interesting with the curved space and the wraparound balcony- the wood panelling on the back wall adds a lot of warmth to the space.
7What is the thought process behind the choice of furniture and furnishings?
We used the best materials available to us as the client has been dealing in wood for his entire life and was extremely particular about the quality of each material used. We were very careful with using only the best of what was available to us on this project while staying respectful to the Armani casa shell that we were given.
8Please describe the decor aesthetic and the reasoning behind it.
The décor is contemporary and yet warm with lots of colours and textures at play.
Architect : Sarah Sham
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