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This chic Mumbai apartment has sweeping views of the Arabian sea

MAR 18, 2019 | By Nitija Shastri
(L-R) Neutral colour palette predominates the bedrooms ; The living space bathes in natural light ; Rose gold ombre wallpaper adds a touch of quirk in the otherwise neutral bedroom ; The glass window frames allow the encapsulating views of the vast Arabian sea ; Gypsum and wood panelling across the ceiling that brings warmth to the living space ; Photographs by : Photographix | Sebastian + Ira

Located in an upscale suburb in the bustling city of Mumbai — home to the who’s who of India’s biggest celebrities and tycoons, this spatial abode breathes luxury, contemporary aesthetics and refreshing sea-breeze. The apartment is spread over 4000sqft for a family of five. Helmed by Mitul Shah of Studio Yamini, the architects’ idea was to give their clients a modern, chic house which is equipped with all the modern amenities of today.

While the new configuration optimised usage, it also took into account the fact that the apartment faced the sea — and therefore ensured that the primary spaces took advantage of this asset. “The weaving of the sea-view into the internal environment formed the most challenging aspect of the assignment,” says Mitul. The living space bathes in natural light, gypsum and wood panelling across the ceiling that brings warmth to the otherwise neutral palette. While one longs to spend leisure hours in the living space, the glass window frames allow the encapsulating views of the vast Arabian sea.

You will find meticulous attention to detail and systematic play of materials — cement sheets with a clear finish of Monocoat, that distinguishes the master bedroom, while all the bathrooms have highlighter Italian marble used as an accent piece in the wall cladding. To create the requisite warmth, lighting throughout the house is effected in warm lights.

The colour palette for the bedrooms diversifies from minimal all-white with a smidgen of colour to a striking rose gold ombre wallpaper. To complement the walls, canvases by renowned artists such as Partha Mohapatra (for painted columns in the entrance), Rini Dhumal, JC Harrison, Pranay Goswami, Veguri Ravindra Babu adorn the home. The spatial resurgence of the space has been so successful that the clients find it difficult to remember what it was originally!