Form and function come together in an expressed calm design where the colour white informs and transforms this home into a space that gloriously caters to the needs of its owners.
Designer: Anushka Contractor
Styling: Shraddha Nayak
Images: Yadnyesh Joshi, Zhen Wei Studios
Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the incredible design for this 1077 sq.ft. Mumbai house was brought to fruition, marking the impeccable execution and care taken at each step of it. The alluring design plan by Anushka Contractor incorporates with stylised flair the magic of the colour white and that of nature, as this is what the elated owners of the home wished for.
Desirous of a home that conveyed an elegant tale of familial comfort, the owner’s, Ruchika Agrawal and Abhinav Mathur have been specifically provided with a bright home by Anushka. As one moves from one space to another, the masterful use of pastel tones, in combination with the white walls, distressed furniture and light wood elements, create interiors that soothe all the senses. And by incorporating indoor greens, the space is given a lightness that effectively serves as an escape from the chaos of everyday city life. Therefore the sun is allowed to bathe the indoors with sunlight, making it an inextricable element while providing openness and positivity to space.
In shaping the design plan for this apartment, time was spent to match the aesthetics with the functional requirements put forth. Structural changes were made to facilitate the same, including the modification of the wall that separated the master bedroom from the kid’s room. A camouflaged door was incorporated into this wall, thus giving the couple their privacy while simultaneously granting easy access between the children and parents when required. Even the interiors are visualized keeping in mind the way in which they would serve the lives of their eventual occupants.
The master bedroom specifically is a seamless puzzle that comes together in a way that becomes an external representation of the young family’s tastes and personalities. But the highlight of the home is the long hallway that connects the bedrooms, which will excite any cinephile. The love of cinema is dear to the family and thus Anushka has enhanced this space using popular posters of movies and actors. No wonder then that this is the family’s favourite bit of the house!
There is further a deck area that has been carefully tended to keeping in mind the enjoyment of the outdoors while still staying within the safety and comfort of the apartment itself. An attractive flooring option was utilized to assist in this goal, along with the white effect walls that seamlessly connect the look here with the one adhered to throughout the home. It relays the themes of serene calm right in the middle of the fast-paced Mumbai city, and that is why Anushka explains with satisfaction, “this home turned out to be exactly as this family wished and as we had
envisaged – a calm oasis of light, indoor greens and an escape from the mundane.” And we couldn’t agree more!