Glass partitions for Mumbai home
Photography: Pankaj Anand
Mumbai-based Aum Architects has designed the Sterling Apartment, a 4BHK apartment spread over 1850 sq. ft. The client wanted a modern and timeless design befitting a nuclear family; along with a room set aside for the parents and their two children, the fourth room was to be converted into a guest room.
A glass partition replaces the wall dividing the kitchen and entrance, with an island counter planned between the platforms. Upon the entering, the foyer has a vaulted ceiling, wall paneling and door. Mirror visually amplifies the space, and one catches a glimpse of the dining room. A curved glass partition divides the foyer and dining room, which has a wooden ledge nestling between the curves – giving the illusion of levitation.
Leading to the living room and the open kitchen, these connected spaces are designed as a blend of the vintage and modern. A seating area, a cabinet and TV unit make up the living room, set against beige pinstriped wallpaper, wall paneling and wall bracket lighting. A large-scale mold profile is designed for the pelmet, which creates a cascading effect that flows down the layered curtains.
The open kitchen features a warm dark palette with walnut veneer, rustic copper laminate and deep Petra-grey marble flooring. A pristine white quartz marble top contrasts the dark palette, and a vintage printed tile runs along the length of the platform ending at the rustic copper finish cabinetry. The mandir is defined by the interplay of a gold and wooden textured background.
The master bedroom has a partially-finished glossy powder-blue curved veneer panel, which combined with natural light lends to a lavish ambience. Geometric forms with a bright orange color palette is used for the son’s bedroom, while the daughter’s bedroom features a candy pink polka dot wallpaper with a customized curtain. Prussian blue and white accents complement the candy pink. The guest bedroom has a white color palette with two wardrobes at the entrance, white moldings and trimmings, tan leather paneling and headboard, a bottle-green velvet curtain and custom-printed glass on the passage wardrobe.