When architects Rajesh Kathe and Sohil Valia of Form, Space N Design were asked to build a vacation home for a Mumbai-based family in Lonavla, they wanted to move away from the sloping roofs that flourish in the region. Kathe's design involves a structure of three huge vaults (an arch-shaped structure) and two arches that decorate the front elevation. The design is such that none of the four sides of the structure appear uniform.
Grand homes are not only about expensive accessories, high-end decor and sprawling spaces. Mixing them with each other, in the right proportion, is where the trick lies. Mumbai-based architects Percy Kutar and Hitesh Shah of 4.4 Design faced a similar situation when he had to design a 20,000 sq ft apartment in Hyderabad. The apartment spread over three floors comprises of a living area, dining, kitchen, study, open terrace area, six bedrooms, bathrooms and a swimming pool.
Interior designer Shabnam Gupta of The Orange Lane designed this duplex apartment. Having undertaken two previous projects for the family, Gupta was already well aligned with their creative views. By combining two apartments over two floors, she has accommodated five bedrooms, a formal living room, dining, two kitchens, and a bar-cum-informal living room along with a terrace seating area. The most striking feature is the spiral staircase.
The owners of this 2000 sq ft apartment in Mumbai wanted a modern house with straight lines and a welcoming aura. Architect and interior designer Afzal Ansari's design for the three-bedroom apartment involved keeping the public areas expansive and uniting them by way of colours and accessories. Artwork, selected by the designer to complement the decor, is prominently displayed throughout the apartment. Most of the upholstery has been sourced from Palette while the fabrics are from…
Designed by Mumbai-based interior designer Amit Walavalkar of Adorn Space Concepts, this Mumbai apartment is spread over 4000 sq ft. The home decor is a blend of contemporary elements combined with classical touches, and creates an ambience of easy luxury. The main brief to the designer was for a space that had the comfort of hotels and the intimacy of a home.
The den is the extention of the formal living room and looks out to the sea. Used during casual gatherings, this space has a special bar panel painting designed by Roberto Ferrari. A faux leopord skin on one of the walls is back-lit and adds a glow to the textured wall.
Interior designer, Mustafa Eisa gives his 100-year-old house a face lift by creating a fusion of classic and contemporary designs. The formal living room is in tones of brown and black. The Tulis sofas have been imported to match the decor. The coffee table has been customised by Eisa. The art work on one of the walls is a creation by Sanjiv Sonpipre. The accessories in the room are by Cavalli.
A home is a physical extension of the homeowners' personality. It reflects their lifestyle and more importantly, their attitude towards life. A designer's task is to create an abode that translates this attitude into a tangible form. Mumbai-based architects Manjunath Hathwar and Ashutosh Wad of Space Dynamix had the same task to accomplish while they were designing a 5000 sq ft house in Mumbai for the Patels. Three generations of the family regularly entertain in this six-bedroom house.
Interior architects Sachin and Shami Goregaoker of GA Design took one look at this bare apartment and saw infinite opportunities to transform it into an attractive home and entertainment space. A bathroom, which is used as a powder room by guests, is adjacent to the terrace. Intricate designs have been carefully executed. Ceramic pebble tiles from Belleza have been laid to form sun patterns and teamed with wood finish tiles on the walls. The fittings are from Jaquar, Hindware and Grohe.