Omkar1973 apartment by CTDC is a breath of fresh air amidst the concrete jungle of Mumbai

MAY 29, 2021 | By Kashish Kaushal
Predominantly seen Creamy Crust from Asian Paints is paired with POP mouldings and brass embellishments in the dining area; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Vertical gardens in the balcony are created on this 33rd floor house to negate the concrete jungle; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Confluence of synergy is maintained with the help of neutral shades, plants and artwork; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
A standalone home bar is made of marble with ample display and storage; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
The print encased in this white frame gives a sense of calm and serenity to this airy house; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Dressed in opulence, the living room uses plush decor and wall mouldings with touches of brass. All loose furniture including sofas tables and chairs manufactured in-house, exclusively designed by CTDC and made by Mewada and Sons, Mumbai; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Airy and sunlit room uses floor coverings from Welspun Spaces; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
Signature pendant lights from Spectrum Lights, Bandra accentuate the primary bedroom; Photographs by Prashant Bhat
A blue velvet headboard with vertical piping detail is set against an elegant grey marble and mirror in this bedroom. Accessories, cushions and throws from Ikea,Treasuries and Fab India; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Spread across 2,400 sq ft and located on the 33rd floor of Mumbai’s Omkar 1973 highrise, this vacation home comes forth as a comfortable and practical living experience. Designed by Prashant Halankar and Anand Mehta of Contours the Design Company (CTDC), the apartment utilises every space available.

Living in an urban environment, adding a splash of natural greens is an integral part of this abode. The theme of the space revolves around openness, neutral shades with a heightened sense of luxury. Henri Matisse prints adorn the walls to add vibrancy and character to the house. 

The double-leaf door entrance leads you through a passage into the living room, overlooking a semi-circular balcony. To highlight the balcony area, large reflective surfaces like marbles and mirrors have been extensively used. An important highlight of this space is its floor to ceiling height of 11 ft, a rarity in Mumbai homes.

Cushy sofas offset the POP moulded walls and brass embellishments in the living room; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

On the right of the passageway is a fluted glass door that opens into a modular kitchen made of German hardware, composite stones and state of the art inbuilt appliances. To negate the concrete jungle effect, vertical gardens are splendidly executed.

A free flowing passageway with anonymous art print, lends character. Imported Marble for flooring is procured from Asia Pacific and Trident marbles, Santacruz; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Towards the left of the entrance is a large corridor that connects you to the powder toilet followed by the three ensuite bedrooms overlooking their wrapped around balconies.

Bespoke metal, glass and marble tables make for a perfect combination with a maharaja inspired sofa in the living area; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Obsessed with the Boiserie trend, team CTDC has incorporated it throughout the house along with plush Italian marble and mirror panelling interlaced with brass inlays. The aim was to amalgamate the old with the new for a luxurious ambience. Technical and chic lights are designed to add eclectic characteristics to the interiors.

Blue velvet headboard set against grey marble with brass inlay exudes sophisticated luxury; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

Throwing light on the colour and material palette of the apartment, Design Head and Partner Anand Mehta reveals, “We love the shade, Creamy Crust from Asian paints, which is predominantly used across the house. Botticino Italian marble, Armani Gris marble and Grey Sonata Italian marble are used for wall panelling and flooring. Linen and silk are used for the curtains whereas suedes and velvet are reigns the upholstery. All our furniture is bespoke and handmade keeping in mind intricate detailing of inlays, piping, and finishing. Hues of tan, blue and yellow are punctuated in the otherwise sublime neutral theme”.

Clean straight lines and full length ornate mirror add a subtle charm in the bathroom; Photographs by Prashant Bhat

The design trilogy of form, function and aesthetics takes centre stage in this lavish retreat. Each space in this house radiates a unique and discreet statement as no two rooms have the same purpose. At the same time, a confluence of synergy is maintained with the help of neutral shades, planters and artwork.