Classic-contemporary duo for Mumbai residence
Mumbai-based Open Atelier Mumbai has designed the Suave Suite, which is a residential project conceived as a classical-contemporary duo. The client wanted to maintain an understated austerity, and the design incorporates Indian prints and imported automated furniture. Spanning over 2200 sq. ft., the home for four projected a hotel’s luxury suite with no compromise on décor and materials – suitable for the hotelier client.
An expansive living space has charred-grey panelling with wainscoting detail, with black marble inlay flooring for an Indo-classic ambience. A handcrafted blue and gold rug overlaps with imported furniture, with a wooden veneer wall and a black marble television unit. Another window brings in natural light to the dining space, which has a built-in foil laminate and wood veneer wall. A customised imported porcelain chandelier floats upon the dining table, with mobile dining chairs upholstered in velvet green. A customised Shrinathji framed in black is set against a ribbed marble wall.
The layout has hidden storage services and wiring conduits for a seamless, such as a high-tech air-conditioning packaged unit with slim modules concealed within a six-inch false ceiling. A glass door takes one through the kitchen that has counters on three sides, ample storage, low-maintenance surfaces and a white marble island.
Upon entering the guest bedroom, one finds brown and grey accents on a white canvas. The focal wall is done with brown walnut veneer against a concealed soft-grey headboard. Two movable single beds, sliding reading lights, minimal nightstands and comfortable fabrics render a simplistic experience. The master bedroom is clad in soft veneer, gold inlay ceiling, wooden flooring and planters. A customised king-sized bed interacts with edge-to-edge wall treatments and a closet with marble ceilings and glass shutters. A customised vanity dresser with a velvet ottoman provides a celebrity-like experience, and the bathroom partition made from planters is closed inside fluted glass adding luxury.
The son’s bedroom features terrazzo stone, matte black and tangerine. The room has unconventional features such as using the window as a bed back, a corner library and minimalistic accents. On the other hand, the daughter’s room has blue and white, with a full-length closet, a study table and lighting and audio systems.