• This 3BHK House Is Full Of Textures, Colors And Patterns | studioADAPL

    (313 Votes)

    “Away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Mumbai, this apartment turns to the vibrancy of colors for the feeling of calmness. The decor is intertwined with the home as one of its own, keeping it as integral as the design.”- Nishal Sevak(Co-Editor)

    The Bhuva family connected with Ajjay SSharma of studioADAPL when they moved into a bigger apartment in Mumbai. He had designed their earlier house about a decade ago. “This was an achievement and a challenge for me at the same time” says Ajjay. Achievement, since they had appreciated my work earlier and trusted me again as the architect to design their new abode. Challenging, because they were expecting me to design their new house on the similar lines as the earlier one, recalls Ajjay. This 3BHK house is full of textures, colors and patterns.

    This 3BHK House Is Full Of Textures, Colors And Patterns | studioADAPL

    Visit : studioADAPL

    There was no brief given by the clients. “I have never followed the current trends or style in the field of design while approaching any of projects” says Ajjay. The design process started taking cues from the experiences of the earlier house. The client’s aesthetic preferences were very flamboyant. The tight square footage of the apartment (950 sqft) posed a challenge while negotiating the spaces. It was a typical Mumbai builder’s layout of large L- shaped living dining room as one enters the house followed by all other private spaces.

    A small lobby was carved out from the living dining space by creating an alcove seating at the entrance which also housed the shoe cabinet below. The mirror above the seat creates a sense of expansiveness in the less than 3ft wide lobby. The idea was to give privacy to the space when the main door opens. “An attempt to carve “a space within a space” is what I always try to create in an apartment interior project” says Ajjay. This is a pause point to just drop all the shopping bags after a heartful shopping day or make your office boy comfortable while you sign the important documents. A bejewelled “Shreenathji” frame from Nathdwara blesses everyone entering the house. The subtle sound of the waterfall below the frame creates the perfect setting for the lady of the house when she offers her prayers to the God.

    The living area was demarked by raising the floor by 6inches. The metal grid holding the “Shreenathji” frame further adds to privacy of the living space since it placed bang opposite the main door. Coral pink & grey colour palette is used in the living & entrance lobby area. Geometrical shaped black & white paintings add contrast to the coral pink.

    The abstract rug adds a touch of quirkiness to the otherwise formal living room décor. A bespoke floor lamp designed by the architect is inspired from the 1961 Picasso’s painting “Head of a woman”. The bench in front of the window provides a perfect seating to enjoy the view the apartment offers.  A large Ficus plant in the corner brings in the nature into the living room.

    A set of black framed family photographs provide an ideal back drop to the high back master chair. Also, it initiates conversation within the family members for reliving all the yesteryear memories.

    The alcove seating in the lobby resulted in a defined dining area. Two different kinds of seating were created for the dining. The built-in alcove seating helped in saving space by cutting on the need for the circulation space. Use of mirror continues in this area also, to double up the space visually. The ubiquitous “Hichko” that one witnesses in many Guajarati houses in Mumbai added the traditional touch with a modern vibe.

    The tree bark topped table with a bespoke metal base is going to be witnessing some amazing soirees under the star lit ceiling hosted by the family. The dining space can be converted into an informal seating by replacing the dining table with a set of coffee table. The dining table could be stored in a large covered duct space that came along with the apartment. The corner planter & the tropical fabric swing further adds to the nature inspired feel of the dining area.

    The master bedroom admeasuring 12ft x 15ft was again a tight space to propose anything else besides the bed & wardrobe. We proposed an open wardrobe to the clients which would be separated with an aluminium & glass partition from the sleeping space. The clear glass partition housed a sheer curtain behind, which could be drawn to hide the wardrobe whenever required.

    A raised platform was proposed to create extra storage space which was an important ask by the homemaker. The low bed smartly avoided the need for a formal seating as one could just sit on the mattress admiring the outside views.

    The tv cabinet snugly fits inside the offset of the beam & column avoiding any extra projections from the wall. The light wood panel finished cabinets was designed as a set of diagonally opposite squares & rectangles creating niches to add small curious and plants. “A custom-made metal wall art inspired by the 1925 Picasso’s painting “Three dancers” clubbed with aroma candles, books and indoor plants creates a very cosy “love corner” in the master bedroom” says Ajjay. The landscape patterned headboard fabric was “love at first sight” for the clients, so making that has the focal point the other furnishing was selected.

    A four-poster bed was proposed for the elder son, a fresh MBA graduate. The colour scheme for his room was more subtle as per his brief. The soft glowing natural light makes the bedroom look ethereal. A wall hung tv ledge doubles up as a working table for him on the “WFH” days.     

    An altar like metal frame was proposed for the buddha statue which adds a sense of calm to the room. Task light were fixed above the frame to create drama by shadows of the frame adding an extra dimension in the evenings. Small planters below the buddha brings in the natural element in this otherwise subtle bedroom.   

    The younger son’s bedroom was stark contrast to the older ones. This bedroom had an interesting play of colour pattern & texture mimicking the dynamic nature of the user who is an avid gamer. A black chequered fabric bed was housed between the wardrobes to maximize the space in this room.

    The “Charlie Chaplin” frame flanked by the concrete hanging lamps adds to the playfulness of this room. The predominant colour in this room was blue which was used in a lighter & darker shade. The walnut wooden flooring provides a subtle base for the medley of colours & patterns.

    The design philosophy of my practice has been that “A house should be an extension of the personality, philosophy and standards of the users” says Ajjay. Beneath the layer of the different colours and bold patterns lies a canvass of simple design & geometry. The design facilitates the possibility of redefining the character of the space by minimal changes in the colours & soft furnishing. “This is idea of “space sustainability” that I follow in an expensive real estate city like Mumbai, where the user can overhaul their houses with minimum dent in their pockets after couple of years to experience it all new” concludes Ajjay.

    Fact file

    Designed by : studioADAPL

    Project Type : Residence Interior Design

    Project Name : House of patterns & colours

    Location : Juhu, Mumbai

    Year Built : December 2022

    Project Size : 950 Sq.ft

    Principal ArchitectAjjay Ssharma

    Team Design Credits : Ajjay Ssharma & Sayali Tamboskar

    Photograph Courtesy : Photographix & Sebastian Zachariah

    Firm’s Website Link : studioADAPL

    Firm’s Instagram Link : studioADAPL

    For Similar Project >> A House That Is Warm And Comforting, Keeping Up With The Modern Outlook

    A Modern Art Deco Interior Design Instance | Design Deconstruct

    Pamposh Penthouse expresses its love for eclectic living in this modern art deco interior design in New Delhi. A Modern Art Deco Interior Design Instance | Design Deconstruct Our vision based on the client brief was of a party pad. Something different from what we usually do. Involving a lot of art deco elements and […]

    Read More

    Vastu for Kitchen: A Guide to Creating Positive Energy in Kitchens

    In an Indian household, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and Vastu for Kitchen is one of the most important factors to consider. Cooking elaborate recipes can take a significant amount of time in the kitchen to prepare a delectable meal. As a result, applying Vastu principles to the kitchen is critical to […]

    Read More

    This Modern Apartment Interiors Invites a Vibrant Ambiance with an Elegant Living | Cosynest Interior

    The main door and the safety door are finished in light tones and walnut veneer, which are further adorned with a grey customized metal grill to stand different from the boring CNC cut pattern for safety jali. The safety door seamlessly merges with exterior paneling décor with deeping pattern of lotus and Shree Kantha. This […]

    Read More

    A Home Where Modernity Meets the Timeless Allure of Mid-Century Design | Studio Priyanka Rajguru

    As you enter the apartment, a veil of privacy gently welcomes you, drawing you into a realm where every corner holds secrets waiting to be unraveled. Step into a home where modernity meets the timeless allure of mid-century design. Editor’s Note: Melange home expresses many sides of its communicative moods. There are varied textures and […]

    Read More

    This Meticulously Designed Gurgaon 4BHK Home is a Testament to Luxury and Elegance | The Space Affair

    When we first met our discerning client, their desire for a truly exceptional residence was evident, and we were determined to exceed their expectations. This Meticulously Designed Gurgaon 4BHK Home is a Testament to Luxury and Elegance | The Space Affair Visit: The Space Affair In this meticulously designed Gurgaon 4BHK home is a testament […]

    Read More

    20 Stylish Sofa Colour Combination To Elevate Your Space in 2024

    The right Sofa Colour Combination makes the space more spacious and welcoming. There is a wide range of light and dark sofa colour options in the market, which can be quite daunting. However, understanding the impact of light on colours and textures can simplify the task while deciding the Sofa Colour Combination For Your Living […]

    Read More

    TADstories with Ar. Mrugini Pandya | Robust Studio

    Ar. Mrugini Pandya, founder of Robust Studio shares her compelling design journey that began from her deep interest towards design. Robust Studio is based in Vadodara, Gujarat, led by Ar. Mrugini Pandya. Since childhood, she had a bug for design and soon enough it flourished in her professional practice. After finishing her studies in design, […]

    Read More

    An Apartment in Jaipur with an Interactive Spatial Layout having Classic Aesthetics that is Far from Mundane | Phrasing Spaces

    Editor’s Note: Quaint, adorable and pretty traits showcase this apartment with a mix of contemporary and ethnic highlight. Smeared across in shades that are subtle in nature, there is an out of the box pairing of materials and selections. The minimal fluting puts light on everything that makes this residence a soothing haven. ~ Nishal […]

    Read More

    15 Hot Interior Design Trends 2024: Never Going Out Of Style

    Interior Design Trends 2024 will give valuable insights for creating spaces that truly resonate with your unique personality and lifestyle. As we step into 2024 in 3 months, the interior design world will be abuzz with fresh ideas and innovative concepts. Similar to this year, Interior Design Trends 2024 will witness a convergence of timeless […]

    Read More

    Open, Airy and Warm Home With An Amalgam Of Contemporary And Indian-Folksy Aesthetics | Simplécede

    Home is just but a reflection of the people residing in it. And here in this house, every nook and space is a resonance of A young couple with an unbridled modern outlook, and informal, easy-going warmth. Their brief was to have an Open, Airy and Warm home with an amalgam of contemporary and Indian-folksy […]

    Read More
  • A Breezy Charm In Subtle Shades And A Play Of Tints And Material Textures | Interior Factory

    A Collaboration Between Traditional Elements And Contemporary Look | Modo Designs