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Mustard Design Studio subdues Scandinavian Design in this Mumbai home

FEB 3, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
In the living room, the contemporary abstract artwork from Calcuttan marks the custom textured wall as the focal point of the facade; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
Minimalist furniture with a fuse of pop and neutral fabrics make up the living area; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal and styled by Spaces and Stories
Exotic black and white stone from Class Marble displays as a lavish backdrop in the dining room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
Featuring flooring from The squarefoot and an accent exposed brick wall is the daughter's bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
The master bedroom exhibits linear patterns throughout in different textures and forms; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
Artwork from Calcuttan and hanging lights from Jainson Emporio make up the decor in the master bedroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal
Stunning wall panelling in the daughter’s bedroom camouflages the ensuite bathroom’s door, giving the wall an uninterrupted effect with only one doorway; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Embodying subdued Scandinavian style, this 1,500 sq ft Mumbai home overlooking the Powai Lake is a paradigm of sublime design. 

Curated by Hiral Shah, principal designer of Mustard Design Studio, the house explores elegance through nordic bohemian construction as their root source of inspiration. A linear theme is illustrated in diverse design patterns and textures replicated throughout the residence, finished with a touch of styling by Spaces and Stories.

Exacting a period of 10 months from the stages of planning to execution, the project portrays the firm’s primary philosophy of reflecting the owner’s personality meticulously by fusing quirk in a classic design. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
Minimal hanging lights from Jainson Emporio complement the customised furniture in the living room; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal and styled by Spaces and Stories

A classic palette of nudes and sombre tones with an added splash of colours breaks away from the monotony. Accent finishes such as exposed brick, veneer, Italian marbles and more top off the material mood board. 

With the keywords minimalism and functionality in mind, the homestead accents marble as an architectural design detail. 

Greeting the observer upon entrance is a wide passage leading to a lavish living-cum-dining room. An unconventional V-shaped layout, which was also the designer’s biggest challenge while fashioning the home now serves as the standout segment. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
Upon entrance, an unusual triangular v-shaped balcony in the centre of the home hosts outdoor furniture from Hauser; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

A triangular balcony in the centre of the floorplan with the living room on one side and an adjacent dining section features windows that imbue the space in plenty of light. 

Decked thoughtfully with catalogued decor including nominal furniture and neutral fabrics with tonal pops, the living area maintains a spacious panorama. Contemporary abstract artworks accent the wall and operate as a buffer between the facade and furniture. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
The kitchen is finished in Fenix matt laminate with counters and flooring in Kalinga Quartz; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

A chic and charming dining area with rich Italian marble and a grand dining table embrace the home’s dignified design. Panelled glass doors open up the kitchen to the living room area, unifying the space with the plan of the living room. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
The daughter’s bedroom is adorned with bohemian style artwork from Nook At You and lights from Black Steel; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
The daughter’s bathroom is fitted with sanitary ware from Duravit, Aquant, and Kohler and lighting from Purple Turtle; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The designer’s favourite space- the daughter’s bedroom, reflects the girl’s personality. The room features a boho-contemporary aesthetic with stunning linear wall panelling that camouflages the bathroom door. The sleek style incorporated is meant to imitate piano keys, resonating with the daughter’s affection for the instrument. 

Blush pink walls contrast black and white monochromatic tiles in the en-suite bathroom to maintain a consistent bohemian theme. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
The master suite features a serene and composed finish with straight lines and Italian marble counters; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Conjointly doubling as a guest bedroom when required, the son’s room opts for simple Scandinavian spirited decor with neat linear patterns. The room also accommodates a desk space essential for any member of the family working from home. 

What resulted in being the ultimate a la mode bathroom the Design Studio has ever done, is the en-suite powder room. Sheathed in Terrazzo stone from Kalinga, the choice of marble complements the vertical subways of the bathroom adding to the home’s linear look. A vertical pattern is adapted on the storage cabinets as well, persisting a consistency in the visual language of the project. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
Terrazzo stone from Kalinga serves as the showstopper in the son’s/guest bathroom; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

Crafted throughout the master suite in a vast variety of forms and textures is the homogeneous linear pattern. Along with carefully designed panelling, similar to the daughter’s bedroom camouflages the en-suite bathroom door, the bedroom also includes a wall-mounted television set. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
The entrance to the master washroom is camouflaged with fluted panel; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The chamber and its bath, both emanate an elegant milieu by garnering features like Italian marble and straight lines in its makeup. A designful splash of colour delivers a subtly distinct aesthetic to each bedroom, that mirrors the house’s principal visual device. 

Mumbai home by Mustard Design Studio
White statuario stone and nano-coated timeless glass from Saint-Gobain give the master washroom a luxurious ambiance; Photographs by Pulkit Sehgal

The designer’s primal ambition was to present the family with a home that was as ravishing as it was refined. “Essentially, they wanted the kind of cosy house that everyone dreams about, but one that was also classy enough to stand out,” shares Shah on her design theory for the project.

If this home by Mustard Design Studio mesmerised you, then do check out this Mumbai home by Minnie Bhatt with lots of wood and cane