Harshit & Mansi of Design Consortium designed this residential luxury apartment in Lodha Fiorenza, Mumbai for a corporate honcho and his family. All it takes to connect the dots to the family’s southern roots are the towering brass annapakshi vilakkus (lamps) on either side of the sofa in the living room. And it’s hard not to notice the signature vermilion and mustard cushions with traditional motifs in an otherwise modern design setting.
Also peppered on the walls are large artworks `~ primarily Tanjore, Worli and Madhubani paintings. The decor is a balance of beautiful pieces of art the family has collected over the years blending into modern interiors.
Who lives here: Corporate MD his wife, son and mother
Location: Lodha Fiorenza, Mumbai
Year built: 2019
Size: 2400 sq.ft
Type: a four bedroom, six bathroom apartment with 1 servant room
Budget: 1 Cr
Designed by: Mansi Jholapara & Harshit Jholapara (Design Consortium)
Photograph courtesy for the images: Kunal Bhatia
The clients, a south Indian family, approached us to design their 4 BHK apartment; their only brief was to display their collection of ethnic Indian art within a modern setting.
The family comprises the husband, MD of a corporate, wife a homemaker, son who works in the banking sector, and his mother.
We had a free rein in design, material selection, and colour combination. Our mood board was well received by the family.
The apartment opens into a with an artwork on a veneered wall panel. The passage leads to a multipurpose room in the left and kitchen / pooja room in the right.
At the end of the passage lies the big living and dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows on east and west direction opening onto the deck overlooking the garden. Access to the three bedrooms (master, son and mother’s) are from the living room.
Living Room With a Traditional South Indian Touch
A neutral palette was chosen for the apartment in order to accentuate the various décor elements. The family also has a vast collection of Ganesha idols that are displayed on either side of the TV unit in the living room. Artworks illuminated by focus lights form the center of attraction in every room. The design aesthetic is otherwise minimalist.
The puja area (created by shifting the kitchen entry) was made in compliance with the principles of vastu such that it doesn’t share any common walls with a toilet.
Kitchen was fully fitted by Poggenpohl with Corian Top
Modern Minimalist Bedrooms
Mint Green PU paint and wood veneer stands out on the white wall backdrop. Master-bed and the headboard is clad in beige leather again following a neutral palette of the apartment.
Mushroom colour PU paint has been added to main wardrobe. Tan leather cladded bed stands out against purple wallpaper panel.
The multipurpose room, furnished with a sofa-cum-bed, a TV unit and veneer furniture has been designed as a guest bedroom that doubles up as an entertainment and TV room.
The whole house including the toilets were done up in Italian marble. Minor modifications were done to the layout to accommodate the pooja room in kitchen. Overall, the house has a combination of veneer and PU paint for furniture. All the walls were painted white.
Paints: Pro-Hide , ICA Polish
Furnishings: Purple Patch Studio
Sofas: Essenza Furniture
Dining table: Purple Patch Studio
Flooring tiles: Italian Marble
Rugs: Jaipur Rugs