Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Interior design by Dot concept
Principal architect: Baijul Rathod & Harsh Rathod
Furniture: Custom Made
Furnishings: Bharat furnishings. Fabindndia
Lights: Vlights, Brighteon india.
Switches : Norysis
Photography : Yogeshtabk photogra
& Harsh rathod
Location: Mulund, Mumbai.
Apartment size: 1200 sqft, 3 bhk
Concept and design: Contemporary Design
The recently completed 3bhk apartment located at Mulund, showcases a mix of traditional art and modern design interplay creating a charming visual expression of the built environment.
The client, who is from Kutch, wanted the house interiors that resonate with his native land. The brief was to reinterpret the architecture and colorful arts and crafts that Kutch is famous for in the present environment. As per the clients request the 3bhk apartment was modified into a 2bhk with 2 bedrooms being combined to form a large master bedroom.
The design approach was for a functional layout with neutral color scheme, for the furniture walls, ceiling and the flooring, with the exception of the kid’s bedroom. To form the backdrop and bring in focus the intricate geometric patterns, motifs, paneling details and also the heavy embroidery textile were used throughout the design.
Different materials and mediums have been used to create raw texture throughout the house like stamped cement walls, concrete finished lamps and hand dyed and embroidered fabrics.
The kids bedroom décor whichalso has a study area in a niche takes inspirations fromthe Rann of kutch. The predominantblue colors in upholstery with Hand-woven fabric specially curated form Kutchfor door , whitecolored walls ,and the woodenfurniturethat has been finished with whitelaminate with striations on itto retain the rustic element yetcreatea light and airy feel to the room.
The foyer leads to the rectangular shaped living room, which has been executed in brown and beige color palette with leather sofa and wood finished with natural polish to create a warm and soothing effect.
The living room doesn’t feature a TV unit; instead a projector has been installed as per client’s requirements. In line with the design requirement the side table has been especially designed to accommodate the same hidden from the casual visitor.
The dining table is made of solid wood finished with natural polish. The table supports are embellished with brass inlays which frames the kitchen counter side as the table slides below the counter table to open the living area and to allow the screen projection on the opposite wall.
A decorative mud art work inside the house is synonyms with kutch architecture. The living room is replenished with the same, but in its own language.
The wall behind the sofa features a custom designed artwork with ropes weaved on a wall hung wooden frame to form a geometric pattern, inspired from the traditional “khatiya”.
The wall running along the length of the room, features paneling done in heavy embroidery fabric in various colors and sizes, arranged in a rhythmic pattern. The panels have been designed so as to allow changing the fabric, to allow for flexibility and change in the décor with minimum interventions.
The false ceiling concept has been done away with to retain the maximum height, instead wooden joist run across the ceiling embedded with mood led lights in tone of white and yellow to cater to the state of mind desired.
The layout features an open kitchen concept again finished in the same warm tones as in the living area, the existing apartment layout has been modified to add storage and a powder toilet accessed through the kitchen. The doors leading to the same have been camouflaged with back painted glass in the geometric pattern. A small portion of the flooring has been done with patterned tiles to introduce a play in the kitchen.
The master bedroom has been divided into two functional areas. the tv unit on the opposite wall of the bed is also a feature wall , finished with paneling of fabric in various colors and size. The toilet door has also been giving the same treatment of embroidery fabric to conceal within the feature wall.
The other area, has been raised on a pedestal to create a segregated space with part area used for walk in wardrobe and a jhula in the spill over space. The area also houses a murphy bed to accommodate a guest overnight. The overall color scheme of brown and beige is complemented by color full upholstery with traditional motif and art work made from kutch fabric for a bold statement.
The master bedroom toilet continues with the bold statement of the bedroom with extensive use of wood and stone materials against antique copper finish sanitary ware. In compliance with the client requirement of not seeing the water closet the entire toilet was treated with wooden panels forming a seat with the water closet hidden underneath with open able panel
Apart from careful placing of the décor elements finished with raw materials like concrete and jute for the rustic look, special emphasis has been paid on highlighting vertical surfaces like the doors.
The door detail has been especially worked out to house a colorful embroidered fabric with intricate pattern adding to the visual display of art in the house blending it seamlessly with the modern layout to create a unique contemporary home experience.