MUMBAI-BASED INTERIOR DESIGNER GIRISH CHATPAR HAS DESIGNED A HOME WITH A WARM, VIBRANT AND YOUTHFUL AMBIENCE SUITED FOR A YOUNG COUPLES’ LIFESTYLE.
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Ahigh-end residential project located at Crescent Bay in Parel, Mumbai, has been aesthetically designed by Mumbai-based Ar. Girish Chatpar and his team. Girish is known and is critically appreciated for his high-end residential projects. Having worked with the client in the past on a couple of projects, helped Girish and his team design this home as per the client’s expectation.
The spacious apartment located on the 45th level, offers a panoramic view of the Mumbai skyline. This apartment is actually a combination of two apartments, each being a separate two bedroom apartment. The entire site adds-up to 1,800 sq. ft. approximately making this a nice expansive space to suit the needs of a young couple, who are both working in the IT industry. “The brief given to us by them was that they wanted a very youthful, vibrant space with a hint of an industrial feel. As the couple very often invite their friends over for parties they wanted flexibility in terms of space management. The USP of this apartment is the huge balcony attached to the living room with an amazing view, which becomes the main attraction for all the guests. This being the third project for the family, they had complete faith and trust in us. Hence, we were given a very free-hand and full corporation from their end,” recollects Girish.
What makes this house unique for the team is the different set of requirements from the client for a mixed look of the house, where they wanted an industrial look in the common areas, which gave a feel and look of a pub/cafe.
To achieve the look that the client desired, the design team has used varying materials. Italian marble flooring (Bottocino) has been used for the common areas. Other than that, they have used materials such as exposed block board ceiling, chip board TV console, barn door, rivets, sibu sheets with rivet look, corian, glass among others that helps bring out the industrial characteristics in the living room. The customized TV console also has the industrial look with a glass encased TV unit above. The dining table has also been customized to match the TV console and the overall look. A red telephone booth bar unit has been added to break the monotony to create a center of attraction.
“COB lights are used with warm white LED for all the cove lightings. LED panels are used in the mother’s room and kitchen for daily use. Optical fiber lights are used in the daughter’s room for the ceiling. All the accent lighting fixtures are specially selected to go with the industrial look of the house,” says Girish.
Each of the four bedrooms in this house is designed to ensure that it matches the needs of the people who use it. “They wanted something very classy and elegant for the mother’s room. Hence, we have gone in for a Neo-Classical look for the mother’s room with a chesterfield bed and walls trimmed with mouldings and painted with white cadoro pearl effect polish plaster. Even the toilet has been done-up in the classical style, where one wall has an antique mirror with a beveled brick look,” says Girish. As far as, their master bedroom was concerned, the client was clear that they wanted a modern room with clean lines, where the concept was clear – ‘Less Is More’. Hence the architects have gone in for a minimalistic and simple look for their room, where they have used a black mirror to clad the wardrobe to reflect the view. A red leather island bed has been placed facing the window for them to enjoy the view.
They have highlighted one of the walls with a Marmorino classic concrete finish. The master toilet has a very rustic concrete look to it. As the couple is both from the IT field and do not really have a 9-5 job they needed an office space to have their teleconferences and work from home. “Since there was a space constrain, we have converted the guest bedroom into an office space with a sofa-cum-bed, which could be used for the guests as well. 3D brick wallpaper and wooden flooring has been used in the office to give a warm and cosy look, which in turn creates a good backdrop for their teleconference with enough bookshelves and storage,” says Girish.
The couple also has a young daughter, who is about 5-6 years old. “We wanted her to have a lot of space in her room to play around, so we have pushed the bed along the window to create the same. The wardrobe shutters are finished with white back-painted glass with a colourful transfer print. One of the walls is highlighted by different colours and a small blackboard,” explains Girish. The kitchen has been kept very simple and functional. White platform and white cabinets has a colourful backsplash. As the team had two apartments of two bedrooms each, they had an extra kitchen space, which was converted to a temple as per the requirement of the client’s mother.
Overall, the architect’s efforts in making the home striking, well-coordinated and cosy living space, is balanced for its perfect lighting, chosen colour palette, selected materials and textures seems fruitful.
So here it is, a home where the family truly bonds together.
1 The vibrant and rustic living area with industrial accents.
2 The light fittings and newspaper print on door adds to the industrial look. 3 The brick wallpaper and wooden flooring adds to the warm and cosy feel. 4 Adequate storage has been provided with a stylish bookshelf.
The Neo-Classical look for a simple and elegant bedroom. The back-painted glass with colorful graphics adds a vibrant look to the room. 5 6 8 The island bed facing the window view.
7 Crimson red leather bed giving a vibrant look to the room with black mirror clad wardrobes at the back. 7
13 The shower area in the master bathroom is tiled with matte grey tiles and rustic black highlighters. 13
The low level seating with an amazing view, which becomes the main attraction for all the guests. 10 The cosy corner balcony, where one would want to read all day. 11 Modern and practical kitchen with clean lines in white. 12 The bathroom is decked with italian marble and antique mirror tiles. 12 9