Within the hustle-bustle of Mumbai, Kasturi Relekar designs a private, calm, and aesthetic dwelling for the creative inhabitants and their young son. A contemporary space with a streak of Indianness, art-deco style, and biophilia represent the look and feel of this house that is truly inviting. The conceptualization of this 1650 sq. ft. apartment at Rustomjee Paramount was done keeping in mind the likings of each of its occupants, and still and all creating a unified style.
An expansive Living Room combined with dining at the heart of this residence has a vital spark. Exhibiting great style with its artistic wall accents and simple furniture that has traces of gold in different forms. The traditional bench swing provides an elegant partition to the living and dining area. This room is a perfect welcoming space with multiform seating for the comfort of all. The subtle hued upholstery with a profound use of colors is timeless, and evince the cheerfulness of the family.
A walk into their home theatre unfolds an esthetic room with exquisite wall paneling that creates a perfect backdrop for an impeccable home-cinema experience. With just the right amount of natural lighting penetrating into the room, this space with its sheer minimalism defines elegance.
Replacing the mundane ceramic washbasin with a stone washbasin has done a resplendent transformation to the Powder toilet. It has given the space an admirable charm.
Grandma’s room is infused with a blend of subtle hues and simple motifs. The clean lines of the wardrobe with a pristine toned wall and basal wall decor blend modern eclectic style with a classic touch. Trifling factors like the comfort of the headboard, the traditional rug, and a quick reach to storage relate well with the elderly in the house.
The master bedroom is interestingly designed. Complementing the black and brown veneer is a beautiful wallpaper behind the bed. An abstract headboard with colors from an earthy palette is a huge turn-on. The teal wall grabs your attention and breaks the monotony of the neutral hues. The rocking chair, bench, and sleek finish from end to end give this room a tranquilizing feel.
For his love of sports and reading, the son’s room has an edgy design. The upper bunk to his bed serves as a cozy reading corner, while the little passage beside the bed accommodates his sports interests. A lego effect wardrobe shutter resonates with his affinity towards the game. The brown veneer balances the royal blue, imparting a rich and elegant look to the room. Simple detailing in wood has resulted in smart and practical handles to the storage. Innovative use of linen, pillows, and curtains augments the style of this space.
While each room in the house is custom-designed the continuation and cohesiveness of the space is splendid. This house greets you with a lot of thoughtful layering, styling and use of soft furnishings that reflect the personality of its inmates.
Kasturi Relekar has design experience of over 15 years. “We create spaces understanding Indian sensibility and soul while giving the user a unique experience. I believe in minimalism, where well-thought details serve function without losing their aesthetics. I appreciate clean and sleek design where form defines beauty, but I also believe that layering of materials and patterns is the key to achieving ultimate luxury”, expresses the lovely and creative designer.
Designed by: Kasturi Relekar Designs ( @kasturirelekardesigns )
Executed by: Racheta Interiors
Photographed by: Prashant Bhat