A pristine palette dominates the Saat Rasta residence by We Design Studio

JUL 10, 2020 | By Vedika Nair
The living room features seaters from Minotti, a piece from Jaipur Rugs and accessories from Good Earth; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia
(L-R) The corridor accommodates a cosy seating space and leads to the central living space; The study features a classic theme with a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

Elegance and timelessness are the keystones of the Saat Rasta Residence, crafted by Nupur Shah and Saahil Parikh of Mumbai based We Design Studio. This 2,100 sq ft home in the maximum city comprises two bedrooms, a guest suite and a study, and imbibes the design sensibilities of both the creative duo as well as those of the homeowners.

Right from the entrance, a light and airy palette of colours and materials is apparent. A long wide corridor with a cosy seating area is cloaked in white shades. It leads to the central living and dining zone, which have balconies on either ends. On one side of this corridor lies the study and kitchen, while the other end houses a powder room.

A sliding glass door that separates the living and guest rooms can be opened to double the space; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

A seamless link is created between the study, kitchen and corridor with the help of glass doors. “This small study is our favourite space. It accommodates a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, an extremely cushy easy chair and footstool. The dry smell of old books and the intimate scale makes this space cosy, warm and inviting. What’s not to love!” exclaims Shah.

The dining room is complete with a charcoal muted table, black and white seaters from BoConcept and an elegant pendant lamp by Bocci; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

The soft, pristine palette continues throughout the home right up to the guest room, which is separated from the main living area using sliding glass doors. The simple addition of this movable partition turns the space into a multipurpose zone that doubles in size when the doors are opened. 

The balcony offers an interrupted sea view, best enjoyed from the armchairs and coffee table set on stark grey flooring; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

The shell finishes of the home are done up in tones of black, white and grey—hues that promise a timeless aura and fuse perfectly with the homeowner’s many art and accessories. 

The master bedroom is cloaked in pearl white shades with cream and beige bedding; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

“We’ve broken away from the central theme by introducing a copper wall on one side of the long entrance corridor. It leads to the powder room on the other end, which is clad with plywood and copper sheets to make it visually striking. In fact, one of the walls is finished in gold-leafed tiles from FCML to serve as a highlight wall and add warmth to the compact space,” explains Paarikh.

This bedroom features a blend of blue and white shades with quirky wallpaper, an elegant ceiling lamp and a floor covering from Jaipur Rugs; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia

Shah and Parikh have ensured that both bedrooms are bathed in subtle shades, feature ensuite facilities and walk-in wardrobes. Made with austerity and simplicity, the Saat Rasta residence is a home that one would probably never tire of living in!

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This walk-in closet is accessed via a glass door that leads to and fro the bathroom; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia


This black and white bathroom uses statuario marble, sourced from Classic Marble Company; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia


This powder room is clad in copper and plywood with fittings from Gessi; Photographs by Kunal Bhatia