; This Worli apartment by Soka Design Studio doubles up as an art gallery

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This Mumbai home by Soka Design Studio doubles up as an art gallery with its coalition of striking artworks

FEB 21, 2022 | By Shriya Goyal
The entrance has an installation of gold champagne buckets, Channapatna chairs by Sangaru Design along with Naga swords and electric wire artwork by Reena Kallat; Photographs by Ashish Sahi
A blue console by Baxter rests on the dining passage, surfaced by glass vases with soaked plants; Photographs by Ashish Sahi
Beige sofas by Rugiano, chairs by Roberto Cavalli and metal artwork by Peruvian artist Aldo Chaparro shapes the living room; Photographs by Ashish Sahi, Styling by Samir Wadekar
Sofa by Meroni and Colzani with cushions by Etro, centre tables designed by Sravanya Aditya Pettie and executed by Hatsu, leather side tables by Jai Danani, a purple flower vase by Yasanche compliments the living room; Photographs by Ashish Sahi
Dressed in lavish tones, the dining room houses a table from Baxter, chairs from Rugiano, drapery by Kanchi by Shobhna and Kunal Mehta and some herringbone table pieces by Heirloom Naga; Photographs by Ashish Sahi
Swathed in a cigar room vibe in dark grey tones, the lounge harbours reusable metal inlay panels and a sofa by Natuzzi and drapery by Kanchi by Shobhna and Kunal Mehta; Photographs by Ashish Sahi
With a carpet from Ilo Rugs and feather pieces painted by the kids, the children's room sees shades of blue; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

“Art to me is the life of the house. It makes me acknowledge where the homeowner is vibrating at this point in his life. It is emotive and insightful for me” says Sravanya Aditya Pittie, Founder of Soka Design Studio.

Sravanya Aditya Pittie crafts and assembles her apartment backwards. Rather than an afterthought, a coalition of intricate and comprehensive artworks became the rudiments of her home interiors and that has been styled by Samir Wadekar.

This 5,600 sq ft apartment located in Worli, overlooks the Arabian sea. Home to the designer along with her husband, two young kids and a dog, it is designed to bestow practicality and render a luxurious fresh vibe alongside.

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Worli home by Soka Design Studio
A light installation made of thousands of glass petals, designed by Sravanya Aditya Pittie and executed by Hive Home along with a grey side table by Muuto; Photographs by Ashish Sahi, Styling by Samir Wadekar

This Worli Apartment by Soka Design Studio is segregated into two sections, with three bedrooms and children’s playroom on one side and the living rooms, lounge, dining, powder toilet and office on the other side to maintain privacy.

An array of distinct installations and artefacts makes the eye wander around as you step in. Modern chairs fabricated with ancient skills along with a gold champagne bucket sculpture at the entrance delivers a dramatic statement. 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Console by Scarlet Splendour is adorned by tribal masks from the Naga tribe, an old Thai Akha tribe and a native American tribe. A sculptural light on the ceiling with concrete and metal trims is designed by Sravanya Aditya Pittie, executed by Arjun Rathi; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Artwork by Tanya Goel called Mechanics highlight the duality of moon light and tungsten light; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

Achieving a balance between old and new, the dining room is dressed in lavish tones, bronze and gold hues, a geometric light installation and masks from different tribes. Designed by Pittie and executed by Arjun Rathi, raw concrete and glossy metal come together to wash the dining room in contrasting materials.

Entering the formal zone in the centre, the two sides contrast each other with their dusky and bleached themes. Floor to ceiling light installation set against dark tones of the living room imparts a striking first impression and renders an organic feel to the clean lined room. A Jitish Kallat frame speaks about humanity and nature, yielding a pop of colour to the setting. The second living room is a composition of beige with gold touches accentuated by a royal blue sofa and patterned chairs, bestowing the space into warmth and solace. 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
With artwork by S.H. Raza, a chess set and lampshade by Sravanya Aditya Pittie, an antique headpiece from Kerala and a carpet by Hatsu, the living room imparts an inviting ambience; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

Wall panelling with metal trims, neon artwork, vivid gold bar and chairs along with glossy maroon quilted chairs and an eccentric ceiling light outlines the lounge in an opulent cigar room vibe. With soundproofing installed in the flooring and wall panels, the room is ideal for entertainment and social gatherings. Designed in a professional demeanour, the office is an arena of neutral hues of white and brown complimenting each other. 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
A bar by Scarlet Splendour, metallic bar stools by Kartell, neon artwork by an Australian artist Frida and a black apple sculpture by glass artist Elliot Walker enhance the lounge area; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
The coffee table is by Fendi Casa and the glossy chairs are designed by Sravanya Aditya Pittie and executed by Thierry Betancourt; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

The path to the other side of the house opens into the children’s playroom — one of the widely used family spaces. An endearing room crafted to suit their sensitivities, the space houses a sofa with the kids’ drawings printed on it and a rocking bull in ombre shades. Crafting a modern replica of an outdoor treehouse, the designer brought a tree from Alibaug and cured it on site. 

Decked in elegance, the main bedroom is furnished in navy blue with gold hemmed decor pieces put together around the room. Void of any kiddie stuff, the children’s room is highlighted by a painting from Shilpa Gupta. Hexagonal bookshelf and accessories in shades of blue beset the wooden flooring spanned across the room. 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Crafting a modern replica of an outdoor treehouse, a tree from Alibaug is brought and cured on site; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Mounted photographs by Shilpa Gupta titled Half a Sky are featured in the kids room; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

High ceilings and full length windows around the house capture cityline views and a gush of sunlight in every corner enhances the visual appeal. 

Modern yet familiar, the home that doubles up as an art gallery is a culmination of Indian antiques and contemporary decor with globally sourced accessories. “The house, though dressed, is designed to bestow comfort with an amalgam of materials like stone, acrylic and wood. It marinates in your cells as you absorb each detail and emotions relayed by each decor piece” rounds off Pittie.

Scroll down to see more glimpses of this Worli Apartment by Soka Design Studio:

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Disputed Territories, an artwork by Anita Dube features eyes made by the artisans around the Nathdwara temple with the larger eyes representing government borders and smaller eyes as people who transcend them; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
An artwork by Jitish Kallat speaks about humanity and nature, yielding a pop of colour to the setting. The coffee table is embellished by a glass vase from Fendi Casa and stone links from Manglam Arts; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
A blue textured sofa Ploum by Ligne Roset strikes against the beige backdrop; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Swathed in gold tones, the bar highlights an antique tantalis from a portuguese church; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
The acrylic console in the passage is designed in collaboration by Yasanche and Sravanya Aditya Pittie with an Akbar Padamsee metascape in earthy colours and crescent table pieces from Souk; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
The children’s playroom houses a sofa with the kids’ drawings printed on it, a carpet from Hands and a rocking bull by Sangaru Design in ombre shades crafted from natural techniques; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
The main bedroom is furnished with a bed from Jai Danani, side tables by Visionnaire, a Besana lamp wrapped in fabric by Chanel and Dedar, cushions by Scarlet Splendour and a blak knotted throw by Sravanya Aditya Pettie; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
Sourced from a local store, the bookshelf is customised in a white wash and lights, decked by a chair from Hatsu; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

 

Worli home by Soka Design Studio
A mirror by White Domus Designs and accessories by Claymen outlines the powder room; Photographs by Ashish Sahi

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