Designer Minnie Bhatt planned Ishaara in Mumbai with leafy pockets and a rustic charm

AUG 21, 2019 | By Aneesha Bhadri
Upholstered furniture lies below the ceiling that hides the exhaust and air conditioning ducts behind a grid of vertical wooden slats ; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The natural light flooding the expansive interiors of Ishaara in Mumbai influenced designer Minnie Bhatt and co-owners Prashant Issar and Anuj Shah of Stratix Hospitality, who have collaborated with restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani, to design a conservatory inspired restaurant, serving modern Indian cuisine.

A custom botanical print wallpaper is seen in the private dining area ; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

To increase the eatery’s resemblance to a greenhouse, Bhatt used natural materials along with furniture upholstered in organic shades of mustard yellow, rust and green. The highlight of the space is the Venetian terrazzo flooring that was cast on site with marble and stone pieces set into situ. Bringing in a tropical vibe is the botanical print wallpaper, which is illuminated by custom made pendant lamps in the private dining room. Meanwhile, a long running couch along the courtyard side facade and a metal and tarnished mirror screen near the bar lends visual expansiveness.

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The terrazzo flooring and cement concrete panelled walls are the ideal backdrop for teak wood furniture; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal