Formulated by Vcreate Designs is this Mumbai home that delivers drama, minimalism and design narratives in equal measure
DEC 5, 2022 | By Akshay Bipin Luthiya
Outlining the monotonic rhythm, the 1,000 sq ft Adam Home in Andheri, Mumbai models functionality and austere colours to create the perfect blend of visual interests. Crafted by principal architect Vibha Saraf of Vcreate Designs, the abode is layered with a deep material palette and celebrates the homeowners’ distinct personalities.
“While doing up a monochromatic house like this one, material selection is most important as it is about focusing on textures, tones, finishes and lines. The art of layering took centre stage with the concept of less is more in this home keeping the colour palette almost Zen-like minimal,” says Vibha.
The curious brief
The Adam Home was designed with Farooq and Ragini, a couple in mind, as their personalised space. The home is monochromatic at its heart but artfully broken with visual interests and punches of colours that add depth to the space.
Tour every turn of home
On entering this home, the first thing that catches one’s attention is the electric blue door that sets the vibe of the house leading to the entrance foyer. Moving ahead, there’s an L-shaped living and dining area which is the heart of this home. The living area consists of a long wall which is texture painted in exposed concrete and is visually divided into 2 parts – 1. Formal living area with balcony 2. Reading area. The all-white living room has a decor that plays into the leafy green nature by accenting the room with wood, marble, and gold accents that have sleek lines.
The family dining room is wrapped in buttercream shades with a wall-to-wall crockery unit that has scallop shutters. The focal point in this area is the red artwork that has been added to break the monotony of the monochromatic theme.
The balcony attached to the living area has an extended seating area which has its own outdoor character. The reading area has punches of colours in form of the tall twisted Pachira plant and pastel upholstered armchairs.
The book unit is a compilation of wooden shelves juxtaposed by vertical brass rods that when observed reads – ADAM ( based on the owner’s family name). For the dining table top, the designer went with Michelangelo marble in a capsule shape to match the crockery unit shutters. The tone maintains crispness with just a hint of red on the artwork, breaking the monotony of the monochrome palette artfully.
Ideas to bookmark
Materials like cane and rattan have been thoughtfully used to add rawness, texture, and intricate details in the space, yet keep colours minimal. Natural greens have been strategically placed to add height, volume, and a hint of colour.
“A custom book unit has been designed in-house that is one of our favourite spaces,” comments Vibha.
The tall plant also helps in visually creating zones. Wood has been thoughtfully used in both these zones to maintain the warmth of this space.
What the designer fell in love with
There were initially 2 bedrooms which the designer converted into one master suite for the couple. It features a separate study area that can be converted into a small room when required with the help of sliding folding shutters.
As she concludes, “The design details have been effortlessly put together as spaces mesh into one another. We aimed at bending the rule of a strictly monochromatic look, making spaces more home-like and less formulaic.”
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