A design with clean lines and minimal furniture adorn the house decoration in this Mumbai apartment at Dosti Vihar.
Who livs here: Gayatri Bhumralkar with her husband Abhijeet and mother-in-law Shobha
Location: Dosti Vihar, Thane West, Mumbai
Size: A 3 BHK home spanning 1,000 sqft approx.
Design team: Interior designer Pooja Velhal with Project Manager Mridul Nair
Livspace service: Full home design
When First homes are always special, and we’re thrilled when we’re called on to lend our services to convert a house into a home – a place to make new memories. When Abhijeet Bhumralkar and Gayatri purchased their first home as a couple, they visualised spacious, airy and welcoming interiors for their humble abode.
They approached Livspace after being blown away by our designs on social media. That’s where they met Pooja Velhal, our interior designer. Gayatri was clear about wanting a common element to bind the home design together and lend a smooth flow from one room to the other.
After a productive brainstorming session, the trio narrowed their options down to using white and grey as the common colours linking every room. Pooja also brought some creative contemporary ideas to the table. The home now has a calming aura which is treat after a hectic day at work. See for yourself!
A Great Place to Unwind
Soothing neutrals have taken over the living room and work well with the natural light that seeps in through the large windows. The couple’s personal favourite is the grey sofa with a chaise (which even their friends adore) as it offers a perfect view of the room and the scenery outside. Further, the chaise has been extended in space with an ottoman which can be used separately. But it definitely looks comfortable to stretch your legs in as a part of the chaise.
Since the couple were insistent on using minimal furniture, a small yet stylish side table with a glass top and geometric silhouette adorn the room. This also acts as a centre table to serve, when guests are over. To break the monotony, hints of yellow were introduced in the decor. The furnishings also that give it an intriguing twist.
One of the reasons why the couple wanted Livspace to do up their interiors was our take on contemporary themes. They didn’t want anything flashy or a mix of odd colours. Thus, the muted palette supports their requirement perfectly. To match the living room setup, a sleek white TV unit has been designed. The back panel is a frosty white plywood panel with stainless steel inlay adds to the design.
The designer was successful in featuring a flawless design by adding shelves to the concrete pillar that cut the wall short. A grey wallpaper was introduced to contrast the whites and balance it visually.
Focus on Functionality
The grey wallpaper carries over to the dining room as well to give it a seamless look. The room’s design is done up minimally with basic furniture — glass top dining table with cushioned chairs and a crockery unit — adhering to the functionality. What catches our eye in this space is the beautiful clockwork that gives it an elegant boost.
The pendant lights above the dining table have musical notes engraved on them. So, when you light them up, the beautiful patterns are visible. Pretty, isn’t it?
The master bedroom thrives on the couple’s love for neutrals. A stylish terracotta wall cladding was painted white to fit into the theme. Along with this, a classy bed with storage and two side units find a place against the backdrop.
However, Pooja was not going to let this room go completely monochrome, so she introduced a teal chair in the study corner. The curtains take inspiration from this colour combination.
The compact study corner has a sleek worktop with drawers to place all accessories. The overhead shelves designed in varying sizes work as a display-cum-bookshelf for the couple.
The room has a five-door wardrobe fitted in perfectly in the niche provided by the builder. Furthermore, the long and sleek handles are easy to handle while the ample shelves and hanging units make organisation easy. A compact dressing corner with mirrors and storage units also form part of the room.
A mindfully created niche in the dresser fits a small pouf for seating when using the dresser. It is these tiny details that made Gayatri adore Pooja’s handiwork. Not just in functional aspects, but also aesthetics like the pendant lights above the side tables give the room an elegant look.
Although the couple were keen on dousing the parents’ bedroom with neutrals as well, Abhijeet’s mother wanted some colour as she wasn’t used to an all-white design. Thus, a green texture paint and floral prints form part of the room. Doesn’t this refreshing palette have a cheery vibe to it?
We are crushing on the window seat, framed with veneer panels and a comfortable mattress. Don’t you feel like taking a cup of coffee and a book and zoning out completely? A button tufted headboard and nature-inspired hues also make the design complete and add to the invigorating ambience.
The storage units — bedside tables and the TV unit — have a sleek appearance and provide a perfect contrast to balance the palette. Also, the shelves beside the TV unit have a unique design that make it eye-catchy.
“The couple were well-informed on what they wanted in the home and welcomed the design suggestions I made. The design process was smooth and so was the execution. I personally adore the wall cladding in the master bedroom and the window seat in the parents’ room.”
— Pooja Velhal, Livspace Interior Designer
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