A 2BHK That Is Just As Clever As Its Compact
Spartan simplicity with a dash of style!
Who livs here: Kavita and Ramashish Maurya with their daughter Akriti and son Rudraksh
Location: Rock Enclave, near Hindustan Naka, Kandivali West, Mumbai
Size of home: 2BHK spanning 850 sq ft
Design team: Interior Designer Avani Parmar, Design Associate Sunita Patil and KnW Design Associate Bhagyashree Vengurlekar
Livspace service: Full home design
Scarcity of space is a typical problem for Mumbaikars. But where others see challenge, we spot an opportunity. So when Akriti Maurya came to us with a interior design requirement for a 2BHK furnished minimally, we decided to give it our best shot. The family of four comprises Akriti’s parents, Kavita and Ramashish Maurya as well as her brother, Rudraksh. Thus, the compact apartment has been modified to fit the requirements of four adults.
Take a tour to see how a smart design can transform small spaces into exceedingly usable ones.
Marble tops with beige pops
In the living room, one wall is occupied by the TV unit, which is simple yet effective. The cabinets in the unit provide ample storage space for books to the Mauryas, a family of avid readers. Since the room can comfortably accommodate only a three seater sofa, Avani added a window ledge that offers a comfy seating option. Both the centre table and the dinning table have marble tops. An exposed brick wallpaper accents the dining area which features a compact four seater dining table.
At the altar
Mrs. Kavita Maurya was the most involved member of the household in the design process and requested our designer Avani for a dedicated pooja space that would be sleek yet striking. The backlit altar against the wallpaper uses minimum space and the drawers in the cabinet under it can be used for storage.
Curious case of Kavita’s kitchen
The original plan of the house had a closed kitchen, but the designer decided to open up the kitchen to give it more room. The kitchen has modular cabinets topped with acrylic for a glimmering finish. The open kitchen cuts an elegant picture with quartz countertops, one of which can be used as a breakfast counter as well. The entire set up with a cluster of pendant lights looks rather sassy. The kitchen is also a functional triumph because it opens up to the living room and faces the TV cabinet. So Mrs. Maurya can now watch television as she goes about her business in the kitchen.
The master bedroom greets you with a muted pastel wallpaper. The rest of the room is an amalgam of warm neutrals and gorgeous geys. The silken pink of the bed’s headboard matches the drapes in terms of colour and texture. The wall opposite the bed is occupied by a wardrobe, which also accommodates a working space for Mr. Ramashish Maurya, a lawyer by profession. Kavita is Vastu-conscious when it comes to her bedroom; hence, there are no exposed mirrors in the room.
Two for joy
The two adult children of the family share a bedroom. The siblings, Akriti and Rudraksh, have single beds placed parallel to each other with a chest of drawers in the middle to separate them. The two of them share the wardrobe and the dresser but they have their own bookshelves mounted on either sides of the beds to store their expansive collection of books.
If you like compact homes, also read Compact Mumbai Home Gets Plush Interiors.
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