There is an inherent relationship between Fashion and Interior design. Both the disciplines shelter the body, react to spatial constraints, rely on a creative process, and transform an idea from a two-dimensional concept into a three-dimensional reality. In this apartment, fashion heavily informed our design intent for the interior spaces; each room in the home was correlated to a specific fashion trend, culminating in a design that works for every season.
Location: Mumbai, India
Area: 2000 sq. ft.
Completed: December 2019
Design Team: Sachin Chavan, Alefiyah Merchant, Nirvika Tugnait, Nikita Parwekar and Pradnya Kadam
The Apartment follows 5 principles:
UNWIND: An emphasis is placed on the use of soft fabrics throughout the apartment, to create a calm, comfortable environment.
BRIGHTEN UP: The large windows provide panoramic views to the surrounding context and also admit plenty of natural light into the home. Mirrored walls reflect this abundance of light.
ARRAY OF TEXTURES: The spaces are amplified through use of textured wall finishes, flooring, and ceilings.
VERTICALITY: Vertical lines create the illusion of a heightened room. The verticality is further enhanced by the full-height windows.
ACCESSIBILITY: Revolutionary technology powers the array of amenities found throughout the space. The apartment also accommodates a diverse range of individuals of all ages.
01. SPRING // LIVING + DINING The layout provides a welcoming atmosphere for all. This is created with the flexible arrangement of the furniture. Additionally, the use of edgy wallpapers, off-whites, and rich colors fabricate depth and the illusion of a larger space.
02. MONSOON // MASTER BEDROOM The curation of rich textures and deep blue hues adds interest to the bedroom, making it cozy, charming and comfortable. The selection of few larger functional accents instead of many small decorative items, makes the master bedroom looks more spacious, transforming it into the perfect hideaway.
03. AUTUMN // GUEST ROOM + LIBRARY The library transforms into a guest room with the use of multi-functional furniture such as a sofa-cum-bed, modular shelving, as well as a library that pulls out from the wardrobe. This also eliminates clutter and enhances the appearance of space.
0.4 SUMMER // CHILDREN’S BEDROOM The children’s bedroom consists of an in-built closet along, beds that resemble books, with a desk studying. It reflects summer through its playful colours and patterns.
0.5 FROST // SECOND BEDROOM The room adapts to those who occupy it, while still having its own identity. The mix of neutral colours with modern-retro furniture, artefacts and lighting that add character to the room, while maintaining a visual balance.
0.6 WINTER // CORRIDOR The corridor is the space that links the home, and blends in seamlessly with the rest of the spaces using neutral winter themed tones.