; Formulated by Vcreate Designs is this 1,000 sq ft Adam Home in Mumbai

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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
Featuring an interesting play of materiality in rich accordance is the living room; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi
Dressed in soft neutral and warm colours is the formal living room with a custom-made sofa and centre table on a Jaipur rug. The upholstery for the curtain and sofa is from Pure by Asian Paints, the floor lamp is from Dekor Company; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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 upholstery for the curtain and sofa is from Pure by Asian Paints adding a touch of luxury to the radiant formal living room; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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.

The reading area illustrates a custom-made book unit and armchair with D’Decor upholstery, a Jaypore end table and a plant from Vriksha Nursery; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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.

Elevated by muted colours is Asian Paints Royale Play texture paint on the living room wall from Asian Paints; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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 dining area with custom-made furniture, red artwork textured with Royal Play by Asian paints and locally sourced lights portrays simplicity. The crockery unit has a polyurethane leather finish from Asian Paints; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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.

Black and white geometric pattern tiles on the balcony floor create a compelling contrast against nude walls and cane armchairs. End table from Orange tree; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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. 

Layered beautifully in different shades is the masterbedroom with bedding from Spaces, D’Decor upholstery and custom-made furniture; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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.

Neutral wall paint from Asian paints feels totally at ease in the master suite study area, which features a custom-made study table and armchair. Upholstery on the armchair and curtains are of Pure by Asian Paints; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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. 

A transitional palette of grey by Asian Paints with artefacts from Samsaara and The golden triangle makes for a clean and elegant den; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

The wooden finish laminates for cabinets and ceiling are by Greenlam; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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.

The beige colour palette graces the wall-mounted console; Styled by Krei Studios Photography by Yadnyesh Joshi

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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