This Mumbai home by Quirk Studio is a spatial alchemy between modern and mid-century sensibilities

JAN 31, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
A handpicked selection of upholstery from Sarita Handa and Good Earth usher in prints and motifs that hail from the Indian subcontinent; Photographs by Kuber Shah
Neutral-toned furniture by Tianu adds warmth to the formal living area; Photographs by Kuber Shah
Dual-toned chairs flaunt a deep blue demask pattern in combination with ivory exhibiting a striking contrast to the marble tabletop and flooring; Photographs by Kuber Shah
Upholstery by Good Earth builds on the India-Modern fragment in the daughter's bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah
A Prussian blue wingback bed is flanked by vintage style wooden nightstands in the master suite; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Whispering stories of its family’s roots while crafting a dimensional charm of mid-century and modern aesthetics, House of Weaves stands as a 4-BHK apartment in the heart of Mumbai and the commercial locale of BKC. 

Beautifully put together by Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, Co-founders of Quirk Studio, an interior design firm, this 1,950 sq ft space is a three-generational residence that exhibits an intriguing narrative of the homeowners and their sentiments. 

Steeped in the joyful demeanour and affectionate moods, the house is customised such so as to echo the singularity and styles of the individuals that at the end of the day becomes a snug place for the family to come back to. 

An ornate candelabra-style chandelier by The Hesperus, Mumbai elevates the aesthetic of the space; Photographs by Kuber Shah

The principal designer sought to craft a space that would reflect the owner’s quirks and quintessence with veracity. 

The textile palette performs an elemental role experimenting with a designed harmony of finishes that display in dexterous forms in all quarters of the apartment. A theme of wood, marble, classic moulding details and highlights of colour embodied in textured upholstery create a calm and composed marriage for the material library of the flat. 

A cool grey concrete finish by The Concrete Works in the den sheathes the walls with a sense of tranquility; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Upon entrance, a wood and cane screen cum console installation sections the introductory area of the home, rendering a sense of silent privacy to the foyer from the formal living area.

The open floor plan, a collective blueprint of the construction, allows the sunlight to flood in the turns and corners of the home.

The pale-marsala coloured carpet by Jaipur Rugs personifies the crossover of styles of mid-century modern with contemporary character; Photographs by Kuber Shah

A charming candelabra-style chandelier hikes a tone of ritz to the formal living space. Neutral-toned cushy furniture is infused with whiffs of deep blue to network a mid-century modern with a contemporary character.

Whiffs of deep blues in the furniture add a vivacious mid-century modern and contemporary amalgamation to the space; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Handpicked upholstery from Good Earth and Sarita Handa display graphics that hail from the subcontinent. Quirk Studio also installed a wooden coffee table and a cane-fronted television console to add a zeal of warmth to the hosting space. 

In the dining area, one’s vision is drawn instinctively to the fluted fascia of the built-in hutch unit; Photographs by Kuber Shah

In the dining area, a built-in fluted fascia hutch unit with a marble lined-niche balances visual harmony with the marble table-top and flooring choice. Contrasting dual-toned chairs flaunt a deep blue damask pattern in combination with ivory, fashioning a welcoming tenor to the area. 

Fitted by Godrej Kitchens, the cooking area is sequestered away via a series of grooved wooden doors with fluted glass infills; Photographs by Kuber Shah

Separated by a series of grooved wooden doors with fluted glass infills, is the kitchen. A warm aquamarine tone on the upper-tier cabinetry, speckled grey stone backsplash over the countertops paired with a wooden finish on the lower cabinetry create an interesting juxtaposition of colour and pattern. 

An overarching presence of whites by Asian paints pairs serendipitously with the deep blue hue in the master suite; Photographs by Kuber Shah

With wooden flooring and a cool grey concrete finish on the walls, the den embraces a feel of tranquillity. Floor to ceiling shelving, a Windsor-style inspired rocking chair and a wooden coffee table sitting atop a rustic ikat rug furnish the comfortable reading nook. 

A large-print gingham chequered fabric armchair by Magnolia creates a picturesque lounging nook by the windows; Photographs by Kuber Shah

With the sunlight falling through bamboo blinds, the daughter’s bedroom graces hues and art with a sensitive vocabulary. The room is adorned with the user’s best finds as an art connoisseur.

Delving into the journey of personalization, the daughter’s bedroom is embellished in some of the art connoisseur’s best finds; Photographs by Kuber Shah


Solid wood shutters with moulding details and brushed brass hardware exude a vintage charm from the wardrobe; Photographs by Kuber Shah


The highlight of the facade, however, is the cane weaved headboard with a concrete finish. The wardrobe shutters, built-in solid wood with moulding details and brushed brass hardware display a classic charisma. The minimalist ensuite bathroom draws upon tones of taupe. 

Floral Nilaya wallpaper creates an idyllic backdrop against the upholstered ivy green bed in the matriarchal head’s bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah

The bedroom for the matriarchal head of the family is reminiscent of a stroll down a fragrant esplanade. Floral Nilaya wallpaper on the accent wall finishes as an idyllic backdrop against the ivy green upholstered bed. The habitant’s fondness of colour and florals was a catalyst as inspiration for the designer’s drawing board. 

The master suite is a retreat to the senses, emblematic of minimalism and zen elements; Photographs by Kuber Shah

The master suite doused in all things minimal and zen is a retreat for the senses. Pervasive mouldings and an ash background against which rests a wingback Prussian blue bed, the space is defined by old-world charm wooden nightstands. 

The en-suite bathroom in the daughter’s bedroom draws upon tones of taupe, exuding a minimalist aesthetic; Photographs by Kuber Shah

The social areas of the residence are in a seamless perpetual tete-a-tete. Whereas the individual sections entertain retreat in desolation, allowing the members to mark their eccentricity and identity. 

A robust weave of the cane headboard swathed against a concrete finish makes a statement in the daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Kuber Shah

“For us as a design studio, this space has enabled us to push the envelope and transcend our signature fluidic and uber-contemporary design style. We’ve been able to make the space’s DNA ours while staying tethered to the family’s vision.”  share Disha and Shivani of Quirk Studio.

If this home by Quirk Studio filled you with warmth, do check out this Mumbai home by Studio Septray that models modernity with traditions