Deco design in this modern Mumbai home by Shroffleón has our heart
AUG 9, 2021 | By Ankita Rathod
Art Deco in a modern Mumbai high rise may seem strange bedfellows at first glance, but at this family home it is a boisterous combination that surely works!
Home to a lawyer couple and their two young sons, this chic three bedroom abode is spread across 3,500 sq ft in one of the many high rises in Parel. Kayzad Shroff and Maria Leon from Shroffleón worked closely with the dynamic couple to realise the home of their dreams. “The clients are avid fans of the Art Deco movement and wished for their new home to be a reflection of the same,” shares Shroff, principal architect at Shroffleón.
Initially a four bedroom home, the space was altered into a three bedroom home complete with a family room and study room. Each room had distinct elements which posed challenges both in design and construction, “The dramatic feature wall in the living room where artist Dave Khere painted on the wall itself and the arched walkway leading to the master area in the living room were probably the most challenging,” reveals Shroff candidly.
Offering impressive views of the city, along with the salt pans and mangroves that lay beyond this apartment offers a fresh take on Art Deco.
Several geometries, materials and elements reminiscent of the Art Deco aesthetics are incorporated. While a series of arcs and arc motifs adorn the ceiling of the home, a blend of circular forms with straight lines is dominant throughout.
A rough painted metal arched corridor, one of the many eccentric features of the home, connects the living room to the main bedroom and family room. The primary bedroom is designed to extend into the family room creating one large space. The circular form of the large marble bed back and the triangular pattern marble creates geometry. An elaborate marble-shelving unit takes centre stage in the family room.
The children’s bedrooms are designed to reflect the childlike nature of the boys. To cater to their fondness for reading, a designated nook has been mindfully integrated into both the rooms; one in the form of a large circular seating space, and the other a snug space nestled above the bed.
Carefully handpicked to reflect the aesthetics of the Art Deco movement, the home is dotted with furniture from premium brands including Roche Bobois, House of Baro and The Charcoal Project. An unconventional colour palette along with distinctive geometries is seen throughout the house, admirably depicting the personality of the homeowners.
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