P&T Design Studio moulds monochromes, minimalism and less clutter for this Mumbai home

MAY 24, 2022 | By Sneha Gandhi
Sofa and Lounge Chair by local vendor and upholstery by AtoZ Dadar TT add an aesthetic contrast to the solid wood coffee table and side table by West Elm; Styled by Devika Aras and photographs by Anuja Kambli
Fabrics in the living room including cushions and throw by Nicobar and H&M, rug by Rugberry coupled with accessories by H&M, West Elm, Nicobar, Marks & Spencers and Modern Quests create a tasteful white colour palette; Photographs by Anuja Kambli
The rug from Rugberry adds a creative pop of colour to the white side table, wardrobe, TV Unit and storage from Ikea and the sofa cum bed from a local vendor; Photographs by Anuja Kambli
The primary bedroom houses upholstery from AtoZ Dadar TT, bed linen from AA Living, cushions and throw from Nicobar and H&M, and artwork above the Lounge Chair from Nook At You; Photographs by Anuja Kambli

Metropolitan cities like Mumbai are synonymous with micro flats and compact homes. The diminished dimensions of the flats, however, do not curtail the design obstacles they conjure. Architects and co-founders Pallavi Goel and Tejal Shah of P&T Design Studio confront this challenge to compose a compact modern home loaded with ample storage but minimum clutter.

“The lightness and the contemporary minimalistic nature of the space are what we want to achieve in compact homes”, explains Pallavi. The 950 sq ft apartment in Versova West houses a living room, kitchen, dining area, a primary bedroom, powder bathroom and a lounge/guest bedroom.

The homeowner Ganesh Pareek’s brief is relatively simple. The 25-year-old house is to be completely revamped. This includes civil changes like tearing down two bathrooms to create the primary bedroom and a powder bathroom. A sliding folding partition replaces another wall that is demolished to provide a larger layout.


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The living room exhibits complementary textures in the form of colourful cushions and throw by Nicobar and H&M, black and white console with PU Finish, solid wood coffee and side table by West Elm and planters by Sparrow Design and Harla. The artwork above the sofa is by Chetan Advirkar whereas the artwork above the console is through Etsy. The accessories are curated from H&M, West Elm, Nicobar, Marks & Spencers and Modern Quests; Styled by Devika Aras and photographs by Anuja Kambli

The theme of the home is Minimal with Monochrome. The ultimate aim is to keep the space as illuminated as possible, with bright sunlight coming in from all sides. The living, the primary bedroom and the guest bedroom are all sea-facing.

The main door opens up to the four-seater dining area. The kitchen is on the right, and the living room is on the left. The duo recalls the kitchen to be the most demanding area to design as they had to fit a fully functional kitchen in the tiny space. 

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The kitchen is blend of materials with a quartz countertop and laminate shutters along with a tiles backsplash and flooring; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


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The grooved wall finish acts as a sublime backdrop for the solid wood dining table and chairs from a local vendor and upholstery from AtoZ Dadar TT. The accessories are handpicked from H&M and West Elm and the pendant lights are from Ikea; Photographs by Anuja Kambli

There is a powder bathroom behind the dining area. The lounge/guest bedroom is on the left of the dining area, right next to the living room. A passage from the dining area leads straight to the primary bedroom with an en suite bathroom and tiny balcony.

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Accessories from H&M, West Elm, Nicobar, Marks & Spencers and artwork from Etsy mould an elegant eloquence in the lounge; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


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Cushions and throw from West Elm and H&M with a coordinating rug from Rugberry form a rich contrast to the clean white furniture by Ikea and upholstery by AtoZ Dadar TT; Photographs by Anuja Kambli

The material palette of the home includes wooden flooring, PU paint, laminate in the kitchen, tiles in the bathrooms, fluted glass in the wardrobes, and linens and cotton, amplified by the green planters and natural light throughout the home.

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The bed linen from AA Living seamlessly corresponds with the artwork above the bed from Chetan Advirkar.; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


The rug on the wooden floor of the primary bedroom is from Rugberry. The planters from Sparrow Design are neatly placed in plant stands from Ikea on the dressing table; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


The stunning accessories have been carefully assorted from H&M, Westelm, Nicobar and Marks & Spencers. The pendant light from The Jodi Life enhances the artistic vibe of the room along with artwork above the lounge chair from Nook At You and artwork above the bed from Chetan Advirkar; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


“Design is a marriage between different elements and thoughts. We believe in bringing out the space in a way, wherefrom an apartment it transforms into a home”, clarifies Tejal. P&T Design Studio effortlessly speaks volumes with minimalism in this pleasantly monochrome home. 

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The bathroom follows the established material palette of a quartz countertop with a wood finish laminate for the under the counter storage unit paired with tiles backsplash and flooring. The sanitary ware is by Grohe; Photographs by Anuja Kambli


The wooden tiled balcony doubles up as a serene spot in the home with a rustic rug, plant stand and stylish chair from Ikea. The pleasing plants are from Sparrow Design; Photographs by Anuja Kambli

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