Black is always beautiful—Baytul Sama by Faiz Hira makes a monochrome palette look desirable
DEC 24, 2021 | By Kashish Kaushal
Rich with details, surrounded by nature and cocooned in colour—Baytul Sama offers a unique perspective on cosy living. Fruit of the collaboration between Pathos Design Studio and Dezinologist, this 2,000 sq ft home located on the top floor of a plush complex in South Mumbai is awash with decor elements that would seem new and fresh even after years of usage.
At the forefront of this project is Faiz Hira, founder of Pathos Design Studio. His love for the colour black is quite evident as he exclaims, “Black is the new Black!”. He painted a canvas of monochromatic tones with pops of colour that add life and drama to the space and refrained from using quirky elements. The client’s brief involved a home that is extremely classy and different from the mundane shades of brown and beige.
Elaborating further, Hira reiterates,” I personally LOVE black and wanted to use it everywhere as I feel it emanates a sense of class and grandeur to a space, so I made sure the usage was adequate and not overwhelming in any way.”
Translating into ‘The Sky House’ in Arabic, Baytul Sama is a sun-drenched apartment that offers unobstructed and stunning views of the city that act as the main element of the design canvas. Exhibiting striking textures and intense hues, this home is an exemplar in combining the bold and sensuous. Distinct geometric black and white patterns and subtle colours are offset with rich finishes, rendering the home with a minimalistic flavour.
The noteworthy facet of this home is that even with all the grandeur, it still feels soothing. A massive 30 ft grand entrance foyer with four windows houses the waiting area and is flanked by storage units. It leads to the living area which is divided into two sections comprising a formal seating area and dining area, both including balconies.
Moving further, a passage includes entryways to the daughter’s bedroom, kitchen and the powder bathroom. The living room then leads to the primary bedroom and the son’s bedroom. The wall between these two rooms is adorned with an Islamic scripture wall art imported all the way from Chicago.
Though the house runs high on the monochromatic theme, the daughter’s room attempts to break free. Pops of colour can be seen to accentuate each space and to break the monotony of the theme. “The idea to design the house in shades of grey and black actually came from the Islamic wall art as that was literally the first element we decided when designing the space and it laid out the entire theme of the house, “ shares Pritesh Patel from Dezinologist.
Baytul Sama encompasses several luxury design trends—from the exotic Brazilian marble used as a highlighter in the living room to the hand-blown glass installation at the entrance foyer, it strikes the right balance between living a tranquil life in a natural landscape and indulging in the comforts of the built environment!
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