Sarah Sham of Essajees Atelier creates a calm oasis resting on classic contemporary notes in the heart of Mumbai’s financial district
OCT 31, 2018 | By Meenakshi Shankar
The cacophony of the Maximum City melts away as we are ushered into this gorgeous home designed by Mumbai based Essajees Atelier. Fluid lines, muted pastels, metallic details, mirrored walls and vintage accents effortlessly blend to create a classic contemporary canvas that seems to embody modern Indian living.
Sham explains, “This space is located in the financial district of Mumbai, overlooking the hustle and bustle of an educational institution. The design brief was to create a calming oasis amid this urban jungle. When I walked into the space, it was a blank canvas sans walls and just a slab for a ceiling. Creating a home was a challenge.”
Working with soothing white as the predominant base colour, the designer infused the home with soft pastels.
The house is flooded with natural light, so the colours palette was chosen to complement the sunlight that bounces off the walls and lends subtle layers to the textured architectural narrative. Blushing pinks sit across from powder blues and cool greys with metallic details elevate spaces. The anchoring feature of this home is the dramatic play of patterns, textures and elements.
A diverse collage of materials and objects lends itself a harmonious design scheme. Solids and stripes have been tastefully paired with geometric and curlicue patterns, while vintage-style crystal chandeliers throw soft light on sleek glass and brass surfaces.
Skilfully weaving life into the home, Sham brought in elements that hold the power to wow.
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