Homes in the true sense reflect the personalities of their homeowners. This stands absolutely true in the case of the Mumbai home of educationist Fatima Agarkar and cricketer Ajit Agarkar. Reflecting their down to earth personalities and their simple lifestyle, the 3-BHK home houses the couple and their 10-year old son Raj.
No-fuss interiors make the apartment a home that is truly their own. Fatima explains, “We wanted an unpretentious home that has open spaces and a clutter-free look, accentuated with soft gentle hues and clean cut lines. At the same time, we wanted it to be functional and smartly segregated.”
While doing up their home, the couple was impressed looking at the work of designer Sandesh Prabhu. “Sandesh has a great sense of space utilisation and creativity. His work inspired us to design this cosy abode,” quips Fatima. To this Ajit adds,“Home for us is a place that gives us a sense of belonging, a chance to unwind and relax, it comforts us and uplifts our mood. We love coming back to the confines of our home after a hectic day at work as the space is full of positive vibes.”
The home follows the less is more design philosopy at its best. Every corner of the home spells elegance. Colours like white and beige add a peaceful and calming vibe to the space. Although white and beige are the pre-dominant colours, the
home also sees hints of other colours that add a dimension and character to the space. The living area is comforting and graceful, while the bedrooms are functional with ample of storage options. Lending the home a personalised vibe are various
decor accessories like flower vases, candles, lamps, Buddha figurines, exclusive glassware, bright platters, coasters and paintings.
“We have sourced most of the accessories from stores like Good Earth and Apartment 9. Lighting also plays a crucial role in uplifting the ambience of our home. So, we have light fixtures for all kinds of settings like mood lighting, bright lights and soft tone lights. We also light up the home using a lot of candles sometimes,” reveals Fatima. Trailing off Ajit says, “Our home with its calm and relaxing ambience is a true reflection of our simple personalities. It is simple and functional, yet aesthetically pleasing. It is our kind of luxury!”