Wooden tones prevail in this home interior design, giving it a warm and snug atmosphere.
Who livs here: Anita Palshetkar with her husband Ratnadeep and two daughters, Tanvi and Vaibhavi
Location: Vasant Oasis, Andheri, Mumbai
Size: A 3 BHK home spanning 2,000 sqft approx.
Design team: Interior designer Pooja Velhal with Project Manager Kailash Suthar
Livspace service: Full Home Design
Anita Palshetkar and her family, although residing in Hong Kong, wanted a home in Mumbai to welcome them on their eventual return. Being passionate about wooden furniture, they had curated different solid wood pieces, in the hope that their new home can feature their collection. Keeping this in mind, Pooja Velhal, their designer at Livspace created a plan to bring together all their interests.
Awash with wooden tones and accentuated with elegant lighting, this home oozes warmth and character. The spacious 3 BHK at Vasant Oasis, Mumbai, has been done up with intricate details to offer utmost comfort to the family. Every corner has been meticulously designed to accommodate all their lifestyle preferences including materials and functionality.
Playing with Patterns
The foyer holds a bespoke storage unit with wood parquet patterns to give it an elegant feel. No one can guess that this elegant design is actually a shoe rack. The metallic knobs that adorn the unit were specifically picked to match the theme. A beautiful painting and metal drop lights complete the look.
The living room design has a comfy aura — with a plush leather sofa tempting enough to sink into and zone out by binge-watching shows. The spacious room has minimal seating options but still exudes warmth and luxury.
The wooden tones find a place in the TV unit as well to complement the setting, whereas a chest of drawers — one of the couple’s prized collection — sits seamlessly on the side. Every element falls into place beautifully without distorting the design.
The dining room has a lovely appearance with an all-wood look — from the furniture to the flooring and ceiling. Stylish pendant lights add to the glamour. A sleek and compact study with a high chair gives full view of the living room and is a pleasant setting to work in. It is also Anita’s favourite corner.
A Beautiful Contrast
Anita wanted privacy in the kitchen when visitors are over, but not something that will cut her out completely from the conversation. Thus, a fabric sandwiched glass pane was used on a wooden frame to act as a sliding door. This isolates the kitchen from the onlookers.
The modular kitchen has a subtle look in a wood and white combination. As the couple is fond of wooden tones, the kitchen also resonates the same theme. However, as it was a compact space, Pooja introduced white in the wall cabinets to give the space an airy feel. The backsplash is a combination of tortilla brown tiles and patterned tiles that highlight the chimney area.
The backsplash for the cooking area brings together the colour combination while adding an element of interest to the space. The kitchen has a practical design with ample storage options. This includes lofts to stack all the utensils. A tall unit houses the appliances, while a combination of drawers, pull-outs and other kitchen accessories make the cooking experience a lot easier.
Calm & Composed
While Pooja was more than happy to extend the wooden theme to the bedroom, she was more concerned with making the space feel airy and welcoming. Thus, beige tones were added while retaining the white walls. This mix has succeeded in making it look elegant and bright.
Pooja deliberated her design choices for this room carefully as the room had rather compact features. A wooden wall panel with a mirror and small niches became the dressing corner for the couple. This saved space along with adhering to the builder’s restriction of not carving out the wall. Ample task lighting options — from reading lights near the side table, a drop light on the other end and a focus light near the dresser — add to the functionality of the space.
Giving the wardrobe a champagne finish was another design choice the designer employed to negate the domination of wooden tones. A mirror in the shutter also makes the room appear bright and spacious. A sleek study and TV unit let the couple enjoy some peaceful downtime.
The daughters’ rooms drift away from the wooden theme prevalent in the home. It is a welcome break as the rooms look cheerful and lively, much like the girls. The elder daughter’s room is sophisticated with white and blues splashed across the room. The floral drapery, the wallpaper with leaf motifs and the stunning blue headboard with white furniture is a beautiful sight.
The pendant lights that flank the bed on both sides give it a stylish boost. The furniture features sharp lines and a modern design that creates a streamlined look. This is the most compact room in the home and making it self-sufficient with enough storage was definitely a challenge. Yet, the designer was able to pull off a great design that is versatile as well.
A navy blue three-door hinged wardrobe with lofts and drawers and a mirror gives the daughter ample storage and dressing space. The same shades have been used for the TV panel as well. The sleek TV unit is a perfect fit for the room, don’t you think?
We absolutely adore the purple button-tufted leatherette headboard. It gives the bedroom a lush appearance along with a touch of elegance.
The room also houses a three-door wardrobe with lofts and shelves along with a pretty TV unit with overhead storage.
The fusion of purple and white works great in making the room appear airy and intriguing at the same time. Another console table procured by the couple finds its place below the TV unit seamlessly. A compact study also fits in beautifully. The hollow knobs give it the home interior design a modish look.
“Anita wanted her home to have a lot of wooden elements and retain her furniture collection. We had to work the design around these elements, along with complying to builder restrictions. This made the process challenging and interesting at the same time.”
— Pooja Velhal, Interior Designer, Livspace
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