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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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.