Mumbai apartment

Wondering where this beach house is?

bathroom

Want to know the name of the resort?

Sorry to disappoint you. It is a 3000 sq.ft apartment on the 14th floor of a modern building in Mumbai . No, not Goa.

It was one Friday night a few weeks ago when I was shortlisting furniture for our new home, when this designer’s portfolio caught my attention. Furniture short-listing went out the window and visual treat ensued for the next hour. That’s how I discovered Richa Bahl’s work. Most of her projects have all the characteristics to stand out from a hundred others. Her portfolio has all the elements that would make you go aww: effortlessly mixing functionality with comfort, modern cabinets with hand-crafted tiles, and distressed furniture with a shabby chic look. Needless to say, there’s a lot of room for cool blues and yellows.

In this post, let me take you through the home of Krishnans that has every trace of Kerala you can fathom.

living

What I loved about this house is that there is no holding back be it with colors or accessories. There are no rules over how and where to place a window frame or group artifacts. It is unhindered creativity as its best. When you see a heavy, bright colored door with distress finish and an evil eye charm to greet you, you get a fair sense that a lot of surprise awaits you inside.

wooden main door with evil charm

Who wouldn’t want a bedroom like that? Feels like you are on a vacation, doesn’t it. Poster-bed flanked by a distressed cupboard and eclectic blue storage unit. The room has everything going for it.

master bedroom

I don’t know about you guys but am totally in love with those tiles.

kitchen tiles

 

reading nook

 

Hungry for more? In the next post, I take you through Richa’s studio. So, stay tuned and have fun this weekend.

Picture courtesy: Inside Outside, September 2013

1 Comment

  1. Beautiful work by Richa. Who would not want such kind of home which is modern yet has lot of traditional elements in it.

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