For Sameer Balvally and Shilpa Jain Balvally of Studio Osmosis, this home was an ‘interior architecture’ project, rather than just one of interiors, because they believe the language, form and function were quite architecturally driven. A warm, muted palette for materials and colours, with hints of eclecticism, defines this Mumbai property and the clients' vision.
The three-bedroom-kitchen was converted into a two-bedroom-kitchen apartment to accommodate a spacious entertainment area for the homeowners.
“The 1900-square-feet home has a strong yet subtle arched language that carries through the house beautifully. Greens and whites create the mood and a very fresh, simple result, as expected from the first sketch on the drawing board,” explains Balvally.
The living room exudes understated luxury. The colour scheme of taupe and grays complements the wooden textures, marble flooring and antique metallic finishes on the furniture to create a coherent look. A geometric, custom-designed rug by Weaver anchors the seating arrangement, comprising velvety gray sofas, cool green chairs and centre tables from Defurn. The Guiana chestnut planter brings in a touch of verdure.
The balcony offers the perfect spot to rejuvenate and enjoy spectacular sunsets in the evening. Along with providing a cozy spot to sip hot cuppas, the table and chair double as a workstation. There's a telescope here, too.
“Giving continuity to the design narrative, the kitchen features an arched sliding door with fluted glass offering a sense of privacy and optimizing the space. Its layout is simple, with a parallel platform to have maximum circulation space in the centre and lend better accessibility to the area,” says Jain Balvally.
The main bedroom is a personal oasis for the homeowners and helps them disconnect from the humdrum of the city. Permeated with a muted grey colour scheme, this room brims with natural light and has a warm, inviting vibe. The clients were very detailed about the wardrobe requirements, which were incorporated into the layout.
The interiors of the kids’ bedroom, designed as a space that a young toddler can grow into, harmonize playfulness with maturity. Strategically placed open and closed storage provides convenience, while a tufted, cubby bed design reduces the risk of injuries from sharp edges.