Hints of modernity align with heritage of Rajasthan in this Mumbai home by Studio Septray

JAN 25, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
Bottocino marble and furnishings from D’Decor, Altrove, Cottons and Satins and Westside pull together a lush look for the living room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal and styled by Spaces and Stories
Artefacts from Phillips Antiques, Ikea, Westside and Defurn compliment the veneer finished furniture in the living room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
A white marble Makrana one piece dining table brings in an element of calm within the chaos of colors; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
A colour palette of earthy tones is displayed in the master bedroom through furnishings from Good Earth, Cottons and Satins, Westside and Pride Furnishings; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
A chaise lounge in the master bedroom sits beside the sliding door leading towards the private dresser and powder room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Nestled in the heart of Mumbai in Matunga is this home that poses like an intimate haveli-like haven for a Rajasthani family. Covering an area of 1,500 sq ft, this 3.5 BHK address is a feat of impeccable design planning by Kiran Mistry, Founder and Principal Designer of Studio Septray

Elevated into a lavish home rich with a legion of arcade space, it abides by a patulous plan and a balanced vastuCultured with ornate design facets shaped from traditional Rajasthani architecture, the home styled by Nidhi Tiwari Vyas of Spaces and Stories meets the family’s brief to draw a connection to their native state thoroughly.

Mistry says, “Rajasthan is known for its beautiful architecture, motifs, vibrant colours and art. Each of these elements acted as my base to develop the design and that’s how the space came alive with a blend of all these.”

This striking nook in the living room features an arch framed on a recessed blue wall with hand-painted gold art; Styled by Spaces and Stories and Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal


Details like the blue-toned rug from Mehra Carpets and the velvet finish behind the TV unit make the space eclectic; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

A classic construction compassed with a medley of contemporary components, the residence displays a playful material palette of neutral marble paired with veneer. 

Polyurethane-coated white walls, gold elements, and arty combinations of glass and wood offer a vanilla canvas to the punch of colour embodied in the form of art and decor.

A Darri wall art piece by Mehra Carpets brings an element of traditional significance to the dining area; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal


Beige marble flooring balances harmoniously with the one-piece Makrana marble dining table on metal gold finished legs; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Subtle slabs of beige marble flooring laid throughout paired with minimal high ceilings forge a balanced contrast to the vibrant adornment welcoming the guests indoors.

Parted by a gold laser-cut jaali inspired by rooted Rajasthani patterns, the view from the entryway grants the spectator a peek into the main living space of the home.

At the rear of the division, a custom cabinet for footwear with carved wooden leg detail and finishing in veneer accompanied by a spherical mirror mask the main distribution board. Connected to the cabinet is an arched Indian type seating with custom elephant printed wallpaper and traditional Bani Thani painting. 

Sliding doors with stained and textured glass add on a traditional Haveli like mood to the entrance of the utility room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

At first glimpse, the living area constructs a visional harmony between classical and contemporary design elements. An arch frame on a recessed royal blue wall with hand-painted gold art is sure to capture the observer’s eye. A warm wooden lounge chair with detailed golden legs and hand rest edges and a royal gold chandelier radiating prominence furnish a fine finish to the space. This is the designer’s one of the favourite spots.

White quartz countertops from KalingaStone and laminate finish cabinets with handles in gold finish add a striking element to the kitchen’s design; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal


The kitchen is equipped with laminate finish cabinets and handles from Plum with a gold detailing; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

An arched window frame crafted strategically outlines a charming city view while delivering an abundance of natural light into the home. Ornated to perfection with details, the TV unit entails arched niches, textured wallpaper, and velvet cladding exemplifying a hint of luxury in the house’s decor.  

Painted in the time-honoured colours of Rajasthan with a split complementary scheme of blue, green, reds and yellows is the open dining space. A modernistic one-piece Makrana Marble dining table supported with gold legs is a refreshing moderate member in the chromatic setting. 

A custom art piece by Pulkit Sehgal adorns the parent’s bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal


A curation of unique decor artefacts by Phillips Antiques, Westside and Ikea achieve expressions of cultural styles in the parent’s bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The heart of the home is the luminous and light Mandir. With an open plan, laser-cut arches and panels on each side, it fits seamlessly into the room’s design. Additional fine points including the Navkar Mantra inlayed in glass with gold and a custom made-to-order marble Ganesha idol exude a homely opulence. 

Camouflaged with panelling is the entrance to the master bedroom, intended to frame the space to look larger. Vibrant tones and folk motifs throughout the residence’s decor craft a balance between the transitional theme of each space in a modern setting. 

Another custom work of art by Pulkit Sehgal creates a powerful impact in the master bedroom exhibiting in-frame a room from the City Palace of Udaipur; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal


Soft furnishings from Altrove and Pride Furnishings complement the Bottocino marble flooring of the parents’ bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The master suite embraces earthy tones with hints of dusty pink and bottle green within its palette. A muted beige bed with a tufted backrest and a wooden wardrobe completed with a veneer finish bring in a touch of warmth into the room. 

Fixings like gold trimmings including metal patti, handles on the furniture as well as antique glass hanging lights bring in a posh impact reminiscent of Rajasthani architecture. 

Custom art by Pulkit Sehgal and furnishings by Defurn, Westside and Ikea complete the contemporary look of the son’s bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Moving further in, the son’s bedroom entails subtle texture, lighter wood, and monochromatic decor. 

The parent’s room emanates expressions of traditional aesthetics. Ancestral features such as a carved wooden headboard with an arc and a jaali, floral mint green wallpaper and arch niche detail accompany an art frame of a bedroom in the City Palace of Udaipur.

The bathroom accompanying the son’s bedroom is done up with blue tiles from Qutone Ceramics and Nitco while fittings from Kohler and Jaquar; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Talking about what posed a challenge for her while designing this home, Mistry says, “The most challenging part was to plan out the whole space  as it was an old property with open layout, no proper walls, damaged floor, no windows, lots of leakage and no bathrooms.”

The entry to the master bedroom is camouflaged with a panelled wall behind the chaise lounge; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

A majority of decor accessories in the project were designed meticulously so as to deliver an apt recital of heritage and its symbolism. “This whole project is a smooth blend of Rajasthani architecture, colours, heritage into modern city palace and is visible in all the decor elements incorporated in the space,” says Mistry explaining the overarching theme of the home.

If you loved the elegant heritage hints in this home by Studio Septray, do check out this Mumbai home by Kavan Shah full of greens and vintage finds