A complete look at the living room of a home redesigned by Chaitali Parikh; Photo courtesy Pulkit Sehgal

The living and dining spaces of the home redesigned by Chaitali Parikh; Photo courtesy Pulkit Sehgal

An inside look at the master bedroom of a home redesigned by Chaitali Parikh; Photo courtesy Pulkit Sehgal

A closer look at the bookshelf that separates the living room with the dining in a home redesigned by Chaitali Parikh; Photo courtesy Pulkit Sehgal

This Mumbai home plays with bold colours and patterns

by Akshita Bhansali Nov 26, 2018 Bringing a city-slicker’s dream to life is this 1150 sq ft home in suburban Mumbai overlooking the vast Arabian sea. Step inside and you are welcomed by a poetic dance of kaleidoscopic patterns and colours bursting at seams - all seamlessly blending together. The vibrant abode – the first marital home is a direct reflection of the happy newlyweds, Adwait Dandekar and Anandini Fernandez.

The centre stage is the living space where ritzy furniture and eclectic walls demand a second look. Redesigned by Chaitali Parikh, the contrasting colours of the furniture and the walls complement each other. With the dauntless use of primary colours, we see an effortlessly play of these hues in the customized bookshelf. Form meets function, this bookshelf separates the living from the dining. The wooden lamination on the flooring connects the two areas with a passage. Walking into the dining room, the windows opens up to twinkling Arabian Sea and letting in the light which makes the space look larger than life. The designer says, “Making a small space look larger than life in a bustling city like Mumbai requires careful attention to detail. I recommend breaking unnecessary walls, increasing window sizes to help open up spaces. ”
Hanging above the brick-red dinette is a black yet eye-catching spoke-wheel light, that adds bright yellow lighting in the space. A noticeable change in the colour palette takes place as we move into the bedrooms, with hues of blue and white. A full height wardrobe and a quilted headboard visually increase the height of the room, hence making the room look larger.

Chaitali uses a warm colour palette and lively patterns along with artifacts that are family heirlooms to make this house a home, and a welcoming one.

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A closer look at the bookshelf that separates the living room with the dining in a home redesigned by Chaitali Parikh; Photo courtesy Pulkit Sehgal

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