Covering an area of 1500 Sq.ft, this 3BHK Mumbai apartment designed by Rahul Mistri, Principal Designer of Open Atelier Mumbai exhibits serenity and boasts modernism. Located in Oberoi Esquire, Mumbai, the interior spaces of this home are meticulously compartmentalized while keeping function in mind and amalgamating them together through appearance. The design objective was to win coherence by stitching the individual rooms together into a larger dialogue. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) receives more details about the project from the design team. Take a look:
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A candid conversation and the freedom to experiment with a variety of design disciplines laid the foundation of this stunning and intelligent home in Mumbai by Open Atelier. A dive into contemporaneity and overlapping design styles stemmed the larger vision for this 1500 sq. ft. area three-bedroom space, inhabited by a family of 5. This home speaks of serenity, modernity and exceptional experiences.
Sleek Modernist Details in the Living Area
Upon entry, the ceaseless surface wall with proportionate divisions marks the first step to crafting a large, expansive living area. In order to complement the existing flooring, the mood board has been derived using a neutral palette with blinks of colour. A deliberate grey L-shaped sectional sofa acts like two welcoming arms and thus enables a level of utmost comfort for the family. A touch of modern leather over the ottoman sits perfectly on a royal rug, speaking of the contradicting design overlaps within this home.
The coffee wood panelling curves its way into the passage, keeping the entire apartment's visual connectivity intact. In addition, a gorgeous travertine marble wall behind the television adds civil character to the living room. Breaking the fluidity with its boldness, impactful artwork and strategic lighting add freshness to the experience.
Clean Lines and Opulent Finishes in Kitchen-Dining
The curvilinear panelling is replicated in the second half of the living space comprising the kitchen and dining. A functional island set-up, designed on the working triangle principle amalgamated with automation makes this kitchen a dream to work with. The play of mass and void across the kitchen elevation creates ample storage space and platform space for efficient cooking.
A perpendicular dining table jutting out from the higher kitchen countertop intelligently camouflages itself, yet stands out. A ribbed cylindrical leg and classic dining chairs, subtly add to the details that are developed for this home. This kitchen-dining duo is a smart curation using clean lines, luxurious finishes and diverse textural qualities.
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Master Bedroom Exudes Serenity and Luxuriousness
The innovative design approach carries on to the master bed-suite, focusing on comfort and creating an abundant space. An assorted mood board of a dark veneer, and monotonous upholstery with PVC panelling generates a rich, picturesque vibe. Sleek nightstand stools and a black glass closet add a sense of depth to the space.
Copper-plated pendants, magnetic tracks and shear wall treatments to welcome the natural sun sum up the design efficiency in terms of lighting. The grand dressing set-up with a circular mirror or the reading chair overlooking the view is a few more tweaks to this space.
While the usual trend of the colour plus console for the television wall remains, this master bedroom separates itself from the bathroom through some greens inside the glass. With meticulous research and contributions from a horticulture specialist, a translucent glass box with planters acts as the partition wall within this master bed-suite.x This impactful touch of nature brings positivity and calmness to the entire room.
When the morning sun enters, the reflections of the greens directly hit the beautiful mirror and the compact vanity of the master bathroom. The conflicting combination of black Marquina marble flooring and a white Statuario finish with gold basin and fixtures makes this bathroom a classic quarter of perfection.
Subdued Colour Pelette
A subtle palette of pink, white and blue is opted for this appealing bedroom to be shared by the younger brother-sister duo. In a comforting mauve velvet, the wall panelling behind the bed cleverly conceals storage space. Thorough detailing for every smallest element from table corners to wardrobe hardware makes this space user-friendly and a delightful experience. Likewise, the tropical mural on the study wall portrays the innocence of the young users of this space.
The sublime design aesthetic is continued in the bathroom by introducing classic terrazzo and hexagonal mosaics for surface finishes. In addition, unusual white coloured fittings and fixtures multiply the innovative design language of the home.
Daughter’s Bedroom Interlaced With Subtlety and Elegance
The elder daughter's bedroom is interwoven with subtlety and sophistication, using a variety of grey tones and colour pops. Utilising artwork as the back-splash for the bed creates a responsive, yet warm ambience. A linear study in a bright yellow with shelves to display personal collections radiates young elegance.
The inconspicuous connectivity of spaces using all three planes; floor, walls and ceiling throughout the home, the choice of purposeful colour tones and the detailed elements full of character mark as the language of this absolute modernistic apartment.
Name of Project: Blenden
Typology: Residential apartment
Location: Oberoi Esquire, Mumbai
Name of Client: Mr. Satish Chedda
Name of Client’s Firm: Amrapali
Design Firm: Open Atelier Mumbai
Principal Designer: Rahul Mistri
Design Team: Dhruv Chauhan, Parth Soni
Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 1500 Sq.ft carpet
Completion Year: 2022
Photographer: Mr. Prashant Bhat
Artwork Credits: Rangari
PRODUCTS / VENDORS
ACP / Glass / Concrete: Saint Gobain
Sanitary ware / Fittings: Almar, Fantini, Brizo, Scarabeo, QUEO, GROHE, TOTO
Flooring: Italian marble flooring in the living room and kitchen, Bedroom in XYLOS wooden floor
Furnishing: Mecasa furnishings for curtains and sheers & FLAW DESIGN for all the bed styling
Air Conditioning: Mitsubishi by GRACE COOL
Lighting: Light Shoppe
Paint: Asian pains and ICA
Arts / Artefacts: Murals and paintings by RANGARI and artifacts by DEFURN
About the Firm
Open Atelier Mumbai, an international award-winning interior design studio based out of Mumbai, that strives towards Narrating lives through urban design. Founded by designer Rahul Mistri in 2010, the studio aims to craft vivacious and elegant spaces of quality derived from juxtapositioned elements and materials that connect through a display of visual and textural layers. The studio addresses the clients’ requirements as an essential part of their methodology and grounds their design process in it. Layering upon that with their dynamic design language, the studio designs inclusive spaces that are exquisite displays of explorations in form and a play of materials. All design is strengthened by an exceptional focus on detail and quality in order to weave an empirical spatial narrative.
Rahul Mistri, Principal Designer at Open Atelier Mumbai.
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