This elegant apartment blends mid-century modern meets Indian contemporary

JUN 6, 2018 | By Shafali Choudhrie Diwanji
(L-R) The lounge chair and footstool from Urban Ladder are paired with an American walnut table from Defurn; While some areas flaunt bold colours and patterns, others are composed of clean lined furniture and accents;A balanced mix of metals, solid wood, veneers, tiles and mosaics make this space eclectic and glamorous;A contemporary chandelier by Arjun Rathi Design Studio suspends above the sleek dining table from Furniturewalla;The warm toned bedroom features a botanical wallpaper custom designed by Studio SCD.

The Naman Group brought us on board to envision a scheme that “draws visitors into the space” while ensuring that their potential buyers spent time enjoying the ambience of the apartment. We decided to go bold, showcasing a look that reflected a combination of our personalities as creatives and also resonated with a more design conscious clientele.

The concept arose from the idea of giving this project the look of a real home, not just a space for mere display. The theme was mid-century modern meets Indian contemporary. An existing skeleton was elevated with sophisticated elements like Indian inspired wallpaper in the guest bedroom and a suspended, brass pendant light in the dining area.
Our main challenge was to design a cohesive space that was classy and alluring on a low budget. We took inspiration from Mumbai’s tropical weather and used elements of the palm tree as inspiration in certain zones, whereas others were more tranquil and serene. We wanted to create a home that a more traditional as well as a younger audience could appreciate and relate to.