By Saima Salam
After design, what’s the singular most important thing when it comes to zeroing in on your home? The location of course. This apartment called Sky Villa in Lower Parel, Mumbai has one of the best locations the city can offer. Consider this; a stunning view of the Race Course on one side and the Arabian Sea (that can be enjoyed from the 1,000 sq ft deck) on the other. Located on the 46th floor, it is home to three generations of the Bagrecha family.
So, the design had to be kept minimal and elegant with splashes of colour thrown in for good measure. However, each room is distinct with every member’s personal requirements fulfilled. Beautiful geometric pattern marble flooring, mint green arm chairs, and a gold and crystal pendant light is what welcomes you the minute you step into this home. The mirror panelling on the wall, reflects the pattern of the floor to add a sense of luxury. As you move inwards, the passage walls leading to the living room are in muted veneer with art adding vibrancy.
The story continues in the living and dining areas which are adjacent to one another. Here, the walls are clad with leather padded chevron panelling and large rose gold hanging lamps. Plush furniture and a contemporary carpet complete the look.
The living room opens up into the deck. With a vertical green wall and a plunge pool, this space is perfect for a break from city life. Patterns and colours are the focal points in this home. So, the mandir has pristine white marble with bronze metal shutters decorated with lotus cut outs.
The daughter’s room has a hint of mint brought in through a shelf on the wall and the teal, tufted headboard contrasts well with the black and white wallpaper, breaking the monotony of an otherwise muted space. The son’s room flaunts a copper toned wall cladding with a copper mirror headboard.
However, the mustard lounge chair against the metallic wallpaper with a back lit panel steals the show. Equally alluring is the master suite adorned with a geometric wall cladding and a custom made console that has brass detailing.
In the panel, a concealed door reveals itself only if you look closely. This opens into the master en suite with black marble and Parisian mirror detail. The headboard for the master bedroom is padded with a deep wine velvet fabric. We chose this hue because it’s the client’s favourite. Complementing it are mauve and gold accents. There’s also a powder room in this home that features a copper and black mosaic from Casa Mia and the ceiling sports copper mirror to add a touch of glamour to the space. Each room has its own colour scheme with custom made bedspreads, throws and cushions. We took care of every minute detail, from the colour coding and needle and thread work, to working with patterns, textures and design. Overall, this apartment is a fine mix of patterns with metal accents, plush textures and vibrant colours coming together to create a cohesive whole.