Solid colored green sofa in living room with monochromatic art.
Solid colored green sofa in living room with monochromatic art.

This 3 BHK apartment named the “The Colour Rush” in Mumbai is home to a family of four in their forties. The interiors of this home was a blank canvas for architects Vidhita Kharkar and Gaurav Kharkar to experiment and transform it into a tasteful, vibrant and warm home.

About the Project:

Project name: The Colour Rush

Project location: Raheja Viverea, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

Who lives here: a family of four comprising the parents and two teenage kids – a daughter and son.

Built Area: 1800 sq. ft

Completion Year: 2020

Budget: 1 cr

Founder / Principal Designer: Vidhita Kharkar and Gaurav Kharkar of Gaurav Kharkar & Associates

Photo credits:  @phxindia Photographix India, Sebastian Zacharia

After a lot of deliberation, the architects decided to convert a 3.5 BHK into a comfortable 3 BHK layout with generous storage, a space for everything and easy accessibility. The architects knocked a couple of walls to create marble partition walls to accommodate good amount of extra storage.

Passage + Living

They also made the living room bigger by converting a smaller room into a kitchen area which added extra space in the living room to have a dedicated dinning zone near kitchen. A peek-a-boo kitchen window makes for a better serving access from kitchen to dining area.

3 BHK apartment interiors in Mumbai: Passage area with storage cabinets dressed in orange.
Passage area with storage cabinets dressed in orange.

A lengthy passage area leads to the living space. The orange colored shutters on the storage cabinets with black colored veneer paneling is an anchoring point that makes the passage look warm and welcoming.  

A solid colored chunky sofa and coloured accents add a playful touch to this living room. The tall monochromatic artwork amplifies the height of the space and contrasts well with the rather colourful palette throughout the house. 

Dining

Dining area is infused with orange, white, black and a hint of gold
both black and orange work as a smart, captivating,  fun color combination when used right.

Dining has a color theme of orange, black and white.  The dining room has a peek a boo kitchen window with automised roller blinds for a better serving access from kitchen to dinning area and vice versa.
Dining has a color theme of orange, black and white. The dining room has a peek a boo kitchen window with automised roller blinds for a better serving access from kitchen to dinning area and vice versa.

Bedrooms

Master bedroom:

The shades of grays complement against bright whites in this master bedroom
Clean lines with minimalist approach create a sophisticated and sleek space.
The bright white walls and simple yellow accents lend an unfussy, uncluttered feel and definitely a peaceful vibe to this minimalist bedroom.

Yellow and grey modern art in the master bedroom of a 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai.
Master bedroom dressed in classy combination of gray and white with bold touches of yellow.

Vidhita reminisces,

The best thing we loved working on this project was the free hand given by the clients to explore different materials and further implement them in an unconventional ways. For instance, we used blue colored tile with busy characters on the bed back of the sons bedroom , We gave the house a whimsical vibe by playing with lot of vibrant and unusual color palette in each room. This let us name this project as “ The Color Rush“.

The vibrant interiors of a 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai.
Yellow and grey modern art in the master bedroom of a 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai.

In addition to the wardrobes, the bedrooms come with a separate shoe cabinet,  a cabinet for hand bags , daily wear, towels, napkins, gym wear etc. In short, lots of storage.

Daughter’s Bedroom: The teenage daughter’s bedroom was thoughtfully designed keeping in mind her quirky personality. The oversized pink back painted glass behind the bed back instantly catches one’s attention. Shades of pink are introduced which brings in softness to the overall theme in this room.

A back painted pink glass serves as a headboard for the daughter's bedroom. The large windows enveloping the room offer breathtaking views of the city.
A back painted pink glass serves as a headboard for the daughter’s bedroom. The large windows enveloping the room offer breathtaking views of the city.
Interiors of a 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai : Daughter's bedroom.
Interiors of a 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai : Daughter’s bedroom.

Son’s bedroom:

 Balance is one of the key principle of good design. This room has a dramatic blue stone finished backdrop for the bed backing. Keeping rest of the elements around more subtle and only let one bold element steal the show is the highlight of this room.

A blue stone finished backdrop is the headboard in the son's bedroom.
A blue stone finished backdrop is the headboard in the son’s bedroom.
A closer look at the dramatic headboard.
A closer look at the dramatic headboard.
Italian flooring was used throughout in this 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai.
Italian flooring was used throughout in this 3 BHK apartment in Mumbai.
A closer look at the storage.
A closer look at the storage.

Finishes:

Flooring is an Italian marble called Burberry beige. Fumed veneer, colored back painted glass , textured paints and textured big sized wall tiles have been used for wall cladding.

Sources:

Lights: Philips and V lights 

Paints: Asian paints 

Furnishings: Pride furnishings 

Sofas: Imported 

Dining table: Imprted 

Flooring tiles:Burrbery beige Italian marble 

Rugs: Pride furnishings 

Contact Details

Contact e-mail: gaurav@gauravkarchitects.com vidhitagk@gmail.com

Instagram: @gauravkharkar_gk, @vidhitakharkar_gk

Phone: Gaurav Kharkar: 9819869123 / Vidhita Kharkar: 9833255632

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