Society Interiors - - PROPERTY -

hile there was not even the slight­est doubt that the home of Karan Sharma, owner of Mar­shalls Wall­cov­er­ings, would be clad in a va­ri­ety of wall­pa­pers, it did come to us as a big sur­prise to see the artis­tic man­ner in which the walls and ceil­ings were done up. Re­sid­ing on the 27th storey of a lux­ury high-rise apart­ment in Cen­tral Mumbai, Karan, his wife Aarti and their two sons Aakash and Aayansh oc­cupy an aprox. 1,350 sq. ft. space that is blessed with nat­u­ral light and ven­ti­la­tion. “The sub­tle tex­tures and minute pat­terns of the wall­pa­pers get beau­ti­fully high­lighted as my home is nat­u­rally bright,” Karan says. De­signed by Mitesh Chauhan, Udita Dalvi He­mani and Jayna Me­hta of Mumbai-based De­sign Story, the home presents in­no­va­tive ways to spruce up the decor of the space with the use of wall­pa­per. The rst thing to no­tice in this apart­ment is the rus­tic gold tex­tured wall­pa­per pasted along the en­trance cor­ri­dor that passes the kitchen and leads to the liv­ing room. This wall­pa­per was cho­sen for its dura­bil­ity, as the area is prone to wear-and-tear. Then to break the monotony of the long wall, a dig­i­tally-printed colour­ful ele­phant mo­tif wall­pa­per from the ‘In­dia Fu­sion’ col­lec­tion by Krsna Me­hta is framed here from oor-to-ceil­ing. Ad­join­ing this wall is the LCD panel that looks like mar­ble, but is, in fact, a wall­pa­per! An Aus­tralian mar­ble mandir in­laid with semi-pre­cious stones is the only area that is de­signed as per vastu prin­ci­ples and lies in the east cor­ner. The ceil­ing is also done up in the same golden wall­pa­per with the drop­down por­tion in a white tex­tured wall­pa­per.

On the op­po­site side, be­hind the sofa, is a beau­ti­ful pais­ley pat­terned wall­pa­per from Ger­man de­signer Ulf Moritz’s col­lec­tion. A pretty pen­dant lamp with golden-hued bulbs hangs above the sofa. Two sin­gle-seater so­fas are up­hol­stered in suede leather in two-toned shades of tan and dark brown, com­ple­ment­ing the light beige sofa and golden pat­terned sheers, which are all from soft fur­nish­ing brand Elite Liv­ing. All their fur­ni­ture is be­spoke with fab­ric picked to co-or­di­nate and com­ple­ment the wall cov­er­ing.

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