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Contemporary apartment design by Komal Sachdev in Mumbai

Will beige, black, and white ever go out of style? Call them boring at your peril, but these subdued tones are the kings of neutral palette that bring in sophistication like no other. This contemporary apartment in Mumbai designed by Komal Sachdev for Manghwanis aces the neutral game with finesse.

The lack of color in this apartment design is compensated with textures, inlay patterns, and deeper shades of accent/furniture pieces.

About the project:

Who lives here: Mr. Lalit Manghwani with his family

Location: Mumbai

Type: a 3-BHK apartment in Runwal Greens, Mumbai

Size: 1,350 sq.ft.

Duration: 4 months, 2018

Designed by: Komal Sachdev Designer & Planner

Image courtesy: Photographix India

Foyer + Living

Black is generally not regarded as a colour of fortune by Indian families. But, this myth gets busted in the foyer of this home with a black mirror. The otherwise minimalist entrance lets the ominous colour take center stage.  

foyer with a black mirror busting the myth that black is considered inauspicious at the entrance.
Foyer with a black mirror busting the myth that black is considered inauspicious at the entrance.

The foyer opens up into the living room followed by the dining on other end with the kitchen to one side. The living room is decked in shades of grey, white & beige.

 The bottle green accent chair breaks the monotony in the living room. Adding colors in accessories and a bold bottle green chair break the monotony. We have added lot of textures in various surfaces.
The bottle green accent chair breaks the monotony in the living room. Adding colors in accessories and a bold bottle green chair break the monotony. We have added lot of textures in various surfaces.
Alternating wooden and metallic center tables with a complementing side table adds a luxurious touch. The grey couch blends with the wall colour.
Alternating wooden and metallic center tables with a complementing side table adds a luxurious touch. The grey couch blends with the wall colour.
Living room acing the neutral colour palette in this contemporary home.
Living room acing the neutral colour palette in this contemporary home.

The door opens up to a passage that connects the kitchen and the living room. A multi functional divider that serves as a platform on one side and a mini bar on the other side separates the kitchen & the living area.

Gray dining table with kitchen on the other side.
Gray dining table with kitchen on the other side.

Dining + Kitchen

The parallel kitchen comes with a Quartz platform. The cabinets are made of acrylic. Adding veneer breaks the monotony of white and brings in warmth.

Space-optimizing parallel kitchen fitted with Quartz counter-top and snow white acrylic shutters. White can be cold and impersonal at times. This is where the veneer brings in warmth.
Space-optimizing parallel kitchen fitted with Quartz counter-top and snow white acrylic shutters. White can be cold and impersonal at times. This is where the veneer brings in warmth.
Contemporary apartment in Mumbai: View of the living from the dining/kitchen.
Contemporary apartment in Mumbai: View of the living from the dining/kitchen.

Parents’ Bedroom

Komal says,

We wanted to make the pad look very connected; hence we picked beige and white for this bedroom. Keeping it simple and using lines. The wall behind the bed has clean lines and grooves to add an element and focal point to this room.

Again the textures are added in form of laminates and upholstery.

Parents' bedroom in beige and white. The accent wall has grooves.
Parents’ bedroom in beige and white. The accent wall has grooves.
The bed faces a TV unit and a full length mirror.
The bed faces a TV unit and a full length mirror.

Guest Room

Thanks to the textured wooden laminate along with gray, this room gets a touch of warmth. The back painted glass in ochre beige gives the room a spacious feel.  The texture next to the bedside is the highlight of the room. 

The wardrobe shutters are made of back painted glass in ochre.
The wardrobe shutters are made of back painted glass in ochre.

Master Bedroom

Komal says,

The lady of the house wished for a dash of pink and rose gold. The challenge was to keep it bold yet elegant with minimal feminine touch. We went all the way unrestricted with the high headboard in matt beige rexin. The herringbone backrest gives the bedroom a sense of hierarchy.

Upholstered bed again gives the room an upscale yet warm feel. The architect has added dusty pink and floral to the bench and the cushions to meet the client’s desire, keeping the rest of the palette minimal with white. The huge mirror panel hides the door that takes you to a mini version of the walk in wardrobe.

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