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The grey glamour: Mumbai abode by Design Hex is elegance wrapped into a home

SEP 21, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana and Maheshwari Vickyraj
Electic hued furniture dots the living room which is customised by Design Hex; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani
The 8-seater dining table in the design studio's lounge features custom "chatterbox seats," and it is situated next to a royal blue bar where you can kick back, relax, and have a good time. It is custom designed by Design Hex and manufactured by Ezzenza Furniture with artwork by DeFurn; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani
The bronze console is designed by Design Hex and manufactured by Ezzenza Furniture. The dining table is a special piece with a marble top and cylindrical green legs that are paired with custom-made blush pink chairs; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Sewing together a spectrum of many bright colours in living spaces is often a known way for residents to bring easy joy and design mood home. Adding her own spin to this thought is Shimona Bhansali of Design Hex, shaping up elemental interiors of a Mumbai home in Mulund’s Ashford residential project.

Shimona’s canvas is monochrome underscored with the understated glamour of grey and its many shades laced across the 4,100 sq ft space that is a combination of three apartments!

Dividing the living space and dining space is the passageway that adorns an artwork by Pooja Bhansal that stands as a focal element; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Curious Brief

While the home coalesces structural nuances with monolithic elegance, a palette of pastels is splashed on the interiors, with the whole section of the third house dedicated to socialising and entertaining with friends and family.

The sofas wear tones of green and pink with hints of bronze accessories while the centre table is done in classic Design Hex style. Rug from Jaipur Rugs and Artifacts from DeFurn; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Tour of every turn

Enter this home, the spacious living room is a medley of soft shades of grey, sage green, and a hint of pink. The dining and living space is split in two by a scoop-scaled curtain that runs from the ceiling to the floor, with a custom ‘Bauble light’ by Design Hex enhancing the space.

 

Walking into the combined living and dining space, one is greeted by a medley of soft, contrasting colours grey, sage green and hits of pink; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

The dining table, with its marble surface, stands delicately in contrast to the golden-bronze console and is paired with blush pink chairs.

The customised headboard and ceiling lights by Design Hex; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

The studio’s preference for robust architectural shapes is preserved in a contradictory colour scheme in which strong grey stone colours are set against light pastel incursions.

Exploring further, a spacious master bedroom room’s walls feature a subtle veneer wood pattern. Continuing the same colour scheme as the rest of the house with a walk-in closet and a king-size bed with wings laid out in the centre reflects a clean and minimalist space.

The children’s room features a custom-made headboard by Design Hex with wallpaper from Cottons and Satins. Wall texture by Color Coats and furnishing from Pride Furnishing; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Reminiscent of the remainder of the apartment, the space further opens out to a cosy study nook located at the opposite end of the apartment and is dressed in a soothing palette of sage greens.

“We went with relaxing blue colour palettes and lots of open floor plan space in the kids’ bedrooms to keep them occupied and engaged,” says Shimona. The second child’s room is an oasis of soft and tranquil design, rich in cool blues, interesting textures, and an arched headboard that grabs attention.

The powder room is a doorway to a world of honeycomb chic. Upon entering, one is struck by the unexpectedly striking atmosphere of the powder room, which was designed with black marble, Bisazza mosaic, and unique brass bees swarming all over the walls; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Enter vibrancy and fun—the party area is an extended space for the same client and is specially built to host their friends and family. “Chatterbox chairs” at the eight-person dining table set the atmosphere for lively card games. A guest bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lounge that doubles as a gym are all included in this, making it a multifaceted space.

The bathrooms have been imagined and designed in warm tones, revealing a dazzling new realm of honeycomb splendour. Upon entering, one is struck by the unexpectedly striking atmosphere of the powder room, which has been designed with black marble, Bisazza mosaic, and unique brass bees swarming all over the appealing walls.

Ideas to bookmark – colours and materials

Striving to incorporate unique forms and texture into the design, “For this project, our clients had two massive apartments; hence, we planned grey tones for the main home and a warm palette for the outhouse,” shares Shimona.

The outhouse restroom is also architecturally significant, with its whimsical use of black, white, red, and orange accents; Photography by Fabien Charuau and Furniture Photography by Vishesh Kanani

Staying true to the name “50 shades of grey”, the home features a neutral colour scheme of grey tones and pastel accents throughout. Sage and pink are used in the living and dining areas, while green is used in the study and a soft blue is used in the children’s bedrooms. The outhouse, on the other hand, is livelier because it is used for recreation and leisure activities