“We wanted big public spaces and smaller private ones, a dining table for 12, a good sized kitchen...and as much of the view as we could get. This home wasn’t created on a computer, nor was there a mock-up or a plan to see. We never poured over drawings and we didn’t have a single scrapbook or mood board. Mahesh got the space done, and then we filled it with things we liked or needed. And when we needed to, we changed them,” reveals Srila.
"I believe that things don’t have to last forever, so pieces changed and places also transformed over the years. Spaces changed, so did our needs as we evolved. A little attic, that was once a TV room, is now a guest room with a bath; another bath lost its walls and is now a part of my bedroom."
"I believe homes tell stories – and this one has hundreds. There’s a story in each piece of art that has come into our lives; in every change of colour; in every bit that has come back with us from travels: A window from Rio, a picture from Dubrovnik, a light from Istanbul, a scroll from Yangon and so much from so many parts of India. It’s got a different vibe in the day, when the sun is so intense that the blinds stay down, it’s beautiful at sundown when the best light comes flooding in and it’s magical at night with spotlights and chandeliers and lights all over the place. I never grew up in Bombay. I chose to live here, and in a city that has changed drastically over the years, coming home is always a refuge for me. I have space to breathe. It feels comfortable. It’s got great energy. And it truly is beautiful. I never forget how lucky I am” Srila exclaims.