Accentuated with pops of colours, this Mumbai home is every bit as lively as its inhabitants.
Who livs here: Kavita Sonawane with her husband Datta and daughter Siddhi
Location: Ajmera i-Land, Wadala East, Mumbai
Size: A 2 BHK home spanning 860 sqft
Design team: Interior designer Pooja Shah with Project Manager Salman Shaikh
Livspace service: Full Home Design
Kavita Sonawane and her husband Datta are a vivacious couple, who are doctors by profession. They wanted an interior design company to take the full ownership of interiors — from design to execution — of their 2BHK at Ajmera i-Land, Mumbai. Thus, they approached Livspace and met designer Pooja Shah.
The only requirement was that the home shouldn’t be a replica of their previous abode which had wooden tones and warm colours in abundance. Pooja had been given a free hand in designing and the couple never doubted her ability to pull off a great design. Pooja, in turn, tried to match the couple’s lively personalities with pops of colour in the rooms and different themes.
A Touch of Boho
Airy and beautiful, the living room has a contemporary theme with a Boho flavour, evident in the choice of curtains, cushions and pouf! The white wall acts as a perfect backdrop to accentuate the colours in the room.
A mustard yellow sofa stands out, looking all comfy and providing ample seating in the room. However, to ensure this doesn’t feel visually heavy, a sleek centre table has been chosen.
Clean lines and compact designs ensure you have a clutter-free and spacious layout, much like this living room. This entertainment unit is a blend of smart storage and display options. The overhead display unit allows them to exhibit their souvenirs. As you can see, the room also opens out to a narrow balcony where a bar unit has been provided.
The balcony is simple with wooden flooring which is comfortable to sit on and spend some time.
The European Influence
The dining furniture just reminds us of a European style cafe in white and wood with a chic design. Separated from the living room with a stylish jali partition, the room takes on a breezy look, which is also accentuated with a vivid painting of Buddha. A pass-through window has been provided to facilitate easy communication from the kitchen.
There are numerous options to display memorabilia like open shelves of the crockery unit, the wall-mounted shelves and the glass shelves in the pass-through window. The crockery unit design is basic with a combination of open shelves and closed cabinets. The latter holds all the crockery and glassware for dinner time!
A navy blue wallpaper dotted with florals adorns the master bedroom. Kavita loves floral prints and getting the pattern for her room was a reason for excitement. Simple furniture sets ensure the space doesn’t appear spacious, with light wood finishes to complement the overall aesthetics.
A two-door sliding wardrobe with a compact shelf unit finds its place in the room. A mirrored shutter also doubles as a dressing unit and makes the room look spacious as well.
Tone-on-tone technique on the wooden furniture gives it a stylish look with different wood tones used for a single storage unit. We love how the unique knobs and handles give it an eccentric look.
Warm and Contemporary
The daughter’s room is dressed is a modern theme with a sea of white with dashes of colourful furnishings — cherry purple upholstery, multi-coloured frames for the wall and vibrant curtains. Also, the geometric wallpaper adds patterns to the room to bring out a visual balance.
A four-door hinged wardrobe with lofts has been provided with internal storage divided into shelves, hanging units and drawers so that storage is easy.
Although the room is compact, it has enough storage. With an entertainment unit and a compact study fitted into it, Siddhi will want for nothing! We also love the ladder unit on the wall which lends a charm to the room.
“The couple wanted something different from the conventional looks they usually see. They gave me complete freedom in designing. Thus, it was easy to finalise and execute the home design in a span of three months. The dining room is my personal favourite in the whole home.”
— Pooja Shah, Interior Designer, Livspace
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