; Hampton Residence by Aum Architects reminisces classical English decor

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Hampton Residence by Aum Architects reminisces classical English decor with fluid functionality

JUL 12, 2022 | By Sneha Gandhi
The formal living room is characterised by furniture from Essenza, curtains by Embellish, carpet by Jaipur Rugs, soft furnishing by Dream Blueprints Design Studio and painting by Painted Rhythm; Styled by Sonali Pandit and photographs by Prashant Bhat
The dining area houses furniture by Essenza, lights from Taherally’S Sons and Flooring by Quality Marble; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The kitchen accommodates cabinetry from Novoscape, overhead shutter metallic finish by ICA, flooring by Quality Marble and lights by Ivy Tech; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
An antique floor lamp leatherette-covered niches flank the island breakfast counter in the kitchen; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The primary Bedroom features Nilaya by Asian Paints wallpaper, furniture by Essenza, flooring by Quality Marble and planters by the owners; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The daughter’s bedroom includes furniture by Essenza, Asian Paints wallpaper, Quality Marble flooring, soft furnishing by Dream Blueprints Design Studio, planters by AA Living and Tikri art by Baaya Design; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The family room harbours furniture by Essenza and flooring by Way Floor; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The walk-in-closet includes marble from Quality Marble, profile glass shutters from CNR, handles from Taherally’S Sons, sanitary ware by Kohler and fittings by Vitra; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The chequered terrace dotted with a variety of plants, overlooks the Mumbai skyline beyond; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

The enticing appeal of the English style decor saved the day for Founding Partners of Aum Architects, Manish Dikshit, Nachiket Borawake and Sonali Pandit.

When an eclectic Mumbai family approached them for their 2,085 sq ft residence, their diverse personalities seemed to agree on nothing but a common love for crafted wooden furniture, decorative wallpapers and pleasing colours and accents. Infusing the ornamental essence of English decor with judicious doses of character is the elaborate ‘Hampton Residence’.

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Furniture by Essenza, curtains by Embellish and soft furnishing by Dream Blueprints Design Studio compose an earthy colour palette in the formal living room; Styled by Sonali Pandit and photographs by Prashant Bhat

The curious brief

While the communal spaces of the home weave a classical English theme, the private zones are tailored to reflect the inhabitant’s diverse decor tastes. “A thoughtful curation of spaces captures the essence of each while making them functional, fluid and idiosyncratic” reveals Manish.

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Designer carpet by Jaipur Rugs and painting by Painted Rhythm add an artistic layer to the formal living room; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Tour every turn of the home

The home opens with an intricately hand-crafted grey marble flooring leading to the expansive communal space encompassing the entrance foyer, formal living room, dining area and open kitchen. Beige and ivory upholstery along with custom lamp shades offer a muted contrast to the voluptuous set of English-themed furniture.

The entrance foyer includes console from Mondo Artigiano and circular mirror by MH London; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
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Dining furniture by Essenza lights from Taherally’S Sons and Flooring by Quality Marble; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

The formal living room and the dining area form a linear volume offset by the kitchen. Finished in matte white PU, the modern kitchen houses an overhead storage with a 24-carat gold coating and tinted glass profile shutters. An antique floor lamp combined with leatherette-covered niches doubles up as a focal point by the island breakfast counter.

A glimpse of the kitchen cabinetry from Novoscape, overhead shutter metallic finish by ICA, flooring by Quality Marble and lights by Ivy Tech seen behind the antique wooden Column from Chor Bazaar and coconut shell cladding by Hafiz brothers; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

The rooms are designed to extend a glimpse into the personalities of the owners. For example, the son’s room is crafted with minimalism in mind, a striking contrast to the theme of the home. Its bottle green display wardrobe presents a pleasant pop of colour against the blue and grey hues of the room.

The daughter’s room on the other hand, speaks of delicacy and feminine hints through its Anglo-Indian classical elements. Covered in a palette of duck egg blue and white, the room houses decorative custom-made furniture.

The son’s bedroom accommodates furniture by Essenza, lights from Ikea and wooden flooring from Pergo Flooring; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The room hold furniture by Essenza and Quality Marbles flooring; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
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Soft furnishing by Dream Blueprints Design Studio, planters by AA Living and Tikri art by Baaya Design mould a dreamy mood for the daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Functionality, flamboyance and exuberance dictate the design strategy for the primary bedroom. True to the classical theme, an alluring wallpaper, impeccable white flooring with a subtle inlay, teakwood furniture and arched mouldings compose the bedroom aesthetics.

Disclosing the opulent flair of the space, the extended walk-in closet features a marble backsplash with gold-accents and wardrobes with hand-made glass handles.

Lights from Ivy Tech and planters provided by the owners enhance the study area; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
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Nilaya by Asian Paints wallpaper, furniture by Essenza and flooring by Quality Marble compose the primary bedroom; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Ideas to bookmark – colours and materials

While the moodboard of the home is English classical decor, the colour and material palette resonate with the individual tastes of the inhabitants. Several permutations and combinations of furniture and furnishing styles sprinkled with golden accents render a timeless appeal to the traditional theme.

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The primary bedroom revels in classical themed furniture and details; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

What Aum Architects fell in love with…

The fusion of interiors and personality proposed an exciting challenge for the firm. Several discussions revolving around either merging or breaking away from the theme palette led to an authentic translation of aesthetic preferences.

“Bringing out the essence of old classics was a thrilling and an enriching experience, as it allowed us to explore and experiment with a plethora of materials and design elements. The design of the residence came out to be as unique as the individuals and thus became one of our celebrated projects,” concludes Manish.

An impeccable white moulding overlooks the furniture by Essenza and flooring by Way Floor in the family room; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Planters by AA Living and Harshita Jhamtani lamp adorns the study area; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Furniture from Chor Bazaar, flooring by Quality Marble and Designer planters dot the terrace; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

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