; A Mumbai home by Shiraz Jamali Architects lets curves do all the talking

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A Mumbai home by Shiraz Jamali Architects lets colours and curves do all the talking

JUN 14, 2022 | By Shriya Goyal
A curved maroon sofa with cushions from Houmn India stands out against a subtle rug from Cocoon Fine Rugs, side table from Nama Home, centre table from Spin and wall lights from Mother Gone Mad Design Studio; Styled by Samir Wadekar Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi
Dark wooden dining table top with spherical legs and paired with mustard yellow seats is beset on a carpet from Obeetee; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi
A large arch in the middle of the living and dining room forms the entrance to two bedrooms; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Let the curves do the talking! Shifting gears from linear profiles to gentle rounded silhouettes and soft outlines, this Mumbai home by Shiraz Jamali Architects is an integration of the homeowner’s personalities and their cultural roots.

The 2000 sq ft, 3 BHK Juhu apartment overlooking the lush landscaped outdoors is designed by founder Shiraz Jamali, senior architect Mammen Paul and project architect Mohit Darji of Shiraz Jamali Architects and styled by Samir Wadekar.

Furnishing a contemporary spirit to a rustic soul, the home is infused with an heirloom and handmade appeal. Abiding by the blend of modern and traditional design vocabulary, a minimal, cosy yet playful allure takes over the space.

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An array of metal shelves displaying antique decor pieces, sourced from Phillips Antiques along with a planter from Bonasila serve as a backdrop to the dinner setting; Styled by Samir Wadekar Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Breaking away from the conventional wooden access, a blue entrance door welcomes into the apartment. A narrow passage treated with panelling and peach tone directs towards the living spaces. Flanked with balconies along living and dining rooms allow for ample light and ventilation inside the house. 

A curved maroon sofa stands out against the subtle rug, textured art piece and wall lights in the living room. Staying humble to the ground, the low dining table makes the space airy. Dark wooden table top with spherical legs, paired with mustard yellow seats enlivens the neutral space. An array of metal shelves displaying antique decor and religious pieces serve as a backdrop to the dinner setting. 

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Breaking away from the conventional wooden access, a blue entrance door and wall lights from Mother Gone Mad Design Studio welcomes into the apartment; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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A subtle moulding detail along with a low-heighted rounded TV cabinet adds to the overall theme for the space; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

Curled grey concrete texture bed back wall highlights the main bedroom. Dousing the room with colours and textures, an orange chaise lounge, fun olive green side tables, oak wood wardrobe and cane bed back gain prominence.

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Curled grey concrete texture bed back wall, laminated wooden flooring, a carpet from Obeetee and a vase from from Nama Home highlights the main bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

An expanse of dark grey cupboards adjacent to a panelled wall in light ash wood and blue marks a contrast and continuity of tones in the son’s bedroom. A custom made arch light spanning above the bed commands attention in the daughter’s bedroom. The cosy cream walls and ceiling along with the shades of blue and pink bestows a soft warm touch to the space.

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An expanse of dark grey cupboards adjacent to ash wood panelling and blue marks a contrast and continuity of tones in the son’s bedroom along with a black spherical ceiling light from Mother Gone Mad Design Studio and a table from Spin; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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A custom made arch light spanning above the bed commands attention in the daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

With a pragmatic lean towards architectural details and finishes, each element of the home is fused with a distinctive character. Shiraz and Mammen surmise, “We enjoyed detailing out the pelmets throughout the home with curved edges and corners. With customised furniture from beds to wardrobes to tables to the dining along with a few lights, the challenge was to ensure their design and detailing were quirky and worked together in the space. Soft edges, round corners and spherical details tie the design features used in the different spaces.”

Scroll down to see more glimpses of this Mumbai home by Shiraz Jamali Architects:

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A wooden bar and table flanking the side of the dining table is designed to respond to the low seating as well as to people standing and serving themselves; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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Dousing the room with colours and textures, olive green side table, oak wood and cane wardrobe and fun cushions from Houmn India gain prominence; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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A subtle vase from Spin is set against a vibrant green wall in the bathroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

A rotating chair from Spin completes the marble and wooden study table in the son’s bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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A white fluted panel headboard and a yellow dressing table complements the distinct tones in the son’s bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

 

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A custom made arch light spanning above the bed commands attention in the daughter’s bedroom; Photographs by Yadnyesh Joshi

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