Curves and arches shape the nonchalant landscape of this Mumbai home crafted by Design Decor Drama

DEC 20, 2021 | By Anushua Aich
The living area exudes warmth and welcomes plenty of natural light and air with curtains from Fabrico Furnishings; Photographs by Kuber Shah
The prominent blue shade in the dining area adds value to the space, alongside Samsung Cassette AC and Casambi lighting; Photographs by Kuber Shah
Unique furniture showcased in the house are custom made with veneers from Bhavya Veneers and fabrics from Krishna Furnishings; Photographs by Kuber Shah
Seen in this frame is Prince Laminates' works that deck up the wardrobe, HDX pillows and bedsheets, Wakefit mattress, lighting from CHANGI and wine red headboard fabric from Krishna Furnishings; Photographs by Kuber Shah
The son’s bedroom is cosy and evokes comfort, alongside Norisys switches; Photographs by Kuber Shah

If one takes a minute to thinkprimrose, in its various forms and colours, is a flower that depicts its beauty through hues that overlap but with acute clarity and definitions. Exhibiting this enthralling characteristic of primrose is this Mumbai home designed for a Gujarati family of four, by Dimple Gada, principal designer of Design Decor Drama.

Located at Green Acres in the upscale suburbs of Lokhandwala, Mumbai, this 3BHK sprawls a 1,450 sq ft of area and initially went through certain structural changes. Gada explains, “First, we broke a long wall, dividing the living room and the foyer area. Another wall was broken in the kitchen—making it 20 percent bigger. The last major change was to move the main door towards the lift lobby, making it huge and taller.”

With ease and exuberance, the house follows a distinguished art nouveau theme. Gada has brought forth the subtle yet appealing styles of art nouveau in the interiors. Arched doors and ceilings shape the landscape of the living as well as the foyer.

Soft curves and arches shape the topography of the living area; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Fluted glass on the cabinet is used to greet the natural light entering the living area; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Gada refers to the construction of these arched structures as one of the challenges she encountered. She says, “The challenge with arches is that if it’s not finished well you always see the waviness when the lights are lit which is not so pleasant to the eye.”

The mild shades of the sofa complement the blue-hued cabinets; Photographs by Kuber Shah


This simple yet unconventional living space offers peace of mind and joy; Photographs by Kuber Shah


A big circular suspended mirror with indirect lighting acts as a elegant layer in this dining area; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Mumbai, being one of the biggest and busiest metropolitan cities, taking care of something as valuable as a house can be a strenuous task. Resolving this problem, Gada of Design Decor Drama made use of some fine materials in each space that make the abode even a better place to live and breathe in. 

Quirky lights render a chic look to this living space; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Sliding door to the kitchen is installed in the living area for easy and modern functionality; Photographs by Kuber Shah

The colour palette of the house primarily plays the part where features of a primrose meet accurately. Keeping the key colour choice white, Gada incorporated vibrant shades of orange, ocean blue, royal blue and wine red on details and layers that occupy the eye-catching portions of the abode.

The white, fluted walls in the living room are crafted in a way that can be easily cleaned and are not built till the floor so that it doesn’t gather dust. Meanwhile, the fluted glass cabinets which are also placed in the living area ensure sufficient flow of natural light.

Decor accessories like the dainty flower vase and a set of jug and glass add an attractive contrast to the primary bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Mellow-textured doors are showcased in this primary bedroom that brings forth a balanced composure to the space; Photographs by Kuber Shah

A stellar sense of materiality manifested through Gada’s conceptualisation of this home, further reflects interesting design experimentations.

A charming combination of wooden tiles with marble figured tile is used in the primary washroom, alongside Jaquar sanitary fittings; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Common wash basin wall cladded in coloured subway tiles are made in Spain; Photographs by Kuber Shah

To add character to the primary bedroom, Gada introduced laminate infused marble figures on the wardrobe that occupy one entire wall. While the wardrobe handles are custom made in wood, bringing forth splashes of freshness in the room.

The wardrobe handles are custom made in wood and finished to match the textures on the laminate; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Seen in this frame is a soothing combination of orange and ocean blue that enhances the beauty of this daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah

For the daughter’s bedroom, to infuse a brighter colour for the wall panelling, shades of orange and ocean blue were integrated for the headboard. To add more depth to the space, black switch plates, wardrobe handles and black trims were used as a part of wall panelling. Gada says, “We balanced the bold orange with the wardrobe finish. The wardrobe is finished in matte duco with just grooves in terms of design and depth.”

Xylos wooden flooring embellish the son’s bedroom with elegance; Photographs by Kuber Shah


A cute study nook is carved in son’s bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Moving to the son’s bedroom, the space displays a cosier setting. The wall against the bed is panelled with veneer, veneer flutes and marble. Marble was added to cut off the darkness that would have otherwise remained. 

Powerful and peaceful—this mandir is adorned in minimalistic decorations; Photographs by Kuber Shah

A mandir with wooden balusters and grid wooden ceiling next to the semi-modular kitchen shows meticulous attention paid to details. To maintain the tranquility of a compact, personalised place of worship, the sacred Om symbol is enveloped in luxe brass on a marble backdrop and customised with Gayatri mantra in gold, glossy acrylic. 

The chimney hob and appliances are from Elica installed in this kitchen; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Adorned in soft hues of pink and grey, the kitchen looks lively and fresh, entailing IFB air conditioning; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Overlooking the routine city rush, Gada of Design Decor Drama ensured that the home owners aren’t affected by that bustling energy and instead enjoy the peace of mind that this Mumbai home embraces with its host of soft aesthetics on paper white-hued interiors.

If this home’s arched forms made you plan for your next home project, make sure you check out this Mumbai home by Studio PM