National award winning filmmaker Ravi Jadhav’s earthy hermitage, imagined by Amoeba Design is a melange of colours and charming curios
AUG 29, 2018
| By Satyajeet Patwardhan
Repainted in bright red,
a 35-year-old Bajaj Chetak scooter that originally belonged to Ravi’s father takes centre stage in the modern yet rustic
living room. A reclaimed, antiquated wooden ceiling from a 100-year-old wada, cast iron window railings, cement plastered bare walls and cement tiles with graphic patterns sourced from Bharat Floorings and Tiles lend a warm, countryside appeal; Photographs by Jignesh Jhaveri
Featuring a brick wall, the master boudoir overlooks the distant Yeoor hills. Traditional materials, heritage cement tiles with hints of green from Bharat Floorings and Tiles and a vaulted ceiling complete the setting; Photographs by Jignesh Jhaveri
When we first met Ravi Jadhav and his wife Meghana, we only knew of their filmography. Little did we know that during this encounter they would let us in on their humble story. From a 1BHK on the outskirts of Mumbai to their current 2,500 sq ft, four bedroom apartment in the city, their graph has been remarkable. This was our cue of what the space had to be – glamourous yet grounded, borrowing from both their personal and professional lives.
Setting The Tone: The design process began by us connecting the dots of each phase in their life. We interpreted this through the rustic wooden ceiling, cast iron window railings, cement plastered bare walls and cement tiles that hearken to their past. The graphic floor tiles and the colours used represent Ravi’s academic term at the JJ School of Applied Arts and years in advertising and cinema.
They wanted to hold on to their roots, while also embracing modernity. An apt representation of this is the old, red scooter, the only vehicle his father owned that now stands gracefully in the living room. It took us roughly 10 months to complete the home. Ravi wanted the space to remind him of the earthiness of his hometown. So, the living room has a reclaimed wood ceiling sourced from an old wada (a traditional mansion). We consciously preserved the 100-year-old weathered surface for a rustic charm.
All the furniture was custom made to complement each area. A study table in the master bed was refurbished and painted vermilion. A mid-century yellow sofa lends an old world charm, while the lights and accessories were picked from local stores and high-end shops. One of our favourites and the most stylish space is the kitchen, bathed in olive green.