Private, elevated and mindful — Viceroy SAVĀNA in Mumbai brings relaxed luxury to life
SEP 26, 2022 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
Conceptualised to offer a redesigned lifestyle where luxury does not need to be explained is Viceroy SAVĀNA, located in Thakur Village in the suburb of Kandivali, Mumbai.
Designed keeping in mind a need for a balanced lifestyle and offering an experience of sensorial luxury, space, and exclusivity, this is a home built on the philosophy of quality and elegance.
“The residences at Viceroy SAVĀNA demonstrate that true luxury living does not mean filling your house with the most expensive things. It is not about what you put in, but how you feel inside your home and how that improves your quality of life,” elaborates Cyrus Mody, Managing Partner, Viceroy Properties.
Design details to know
The Sanskrit phrase “सव न” which means “one with the forest,” and the English word “Savannah,” which means “grasslands,” served as an inspiration for the architectural concept of VICEROY SAVĀNA and creating a residential cove that conveys a sense of a tranquil oasis in the midst of the bustling city. Each home was designed to encapsulate volume and airiness to provide the ultimate form of relaxed luxury.
Touring the home at Viceroy SAVĀNA, Mumbai…
Given that ‘privacy’ is essential in a metropolitan city like Mumbai, the foyer is designed to slow down the arrival and transition into the room while establishing a boundary between the public and private spheres.
On entering, the view of the living room is not apparent. A glance at the open area ahead acts as a magnet and is inviting. The living room and entryway are separated by a fluted glass screen that obscures the view but lets in light that encourages exploration. Continuing forward, the kitchen, living room, and dining area become visible.
Contemporary cornice design is employed to visually translate the emphasis on volume and to define the ceiling in the living and dining areas.
The living area is characterised by furniture and artwork that is oriented vertically, with the ceiling decorated in marble, the same as the walls and metal screens, while the ribbed wall design goes all the way up to the ceiling as well.
A sense of expansive grandeur is conveyed as the lines lead the viewer’s gaze skyward. Every room feels more expansive because of the French windows that run the length of the building.
The 10-ft ceiling height in the kids’ room is the hallmark as it acceded to implementing a bunk bed, which allowed for flexibility in the use of the space as it is used as a lounge during the day.
Ideas to bookmark – colours and materials
“We wanted to give a connotation of nature, which is missing in urban living, but still keep the space modern and luxurious,” reveals Cyrus Mody.
Stepping away from the canvas of earthy tones, a lighter palette was fused into the spaces. The dominant materials used are marble, light wood, and glass, while the gold and various shades of green found in the upholstery exude a sense of nature that is often missing from city life without sacrificing the sleekness and opulence of the design.
The veneers in lighter shades of tone are used to muffle the overall colour scheme to maintain the uniformity and continuity of the apartment, which adds to the impression of tranquillity as you go around the spaces.