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Oceanic colours for Mumbai home

Photography: Anuja Kambli

Mumbai-based The Design Chapel has designed the Privi House, which is a 3BHK apartment project following an oceanic color palette. The clients wanted a functional and inviting home that accommodated their unique interests and vocations within the 1100 sq. ft. space. The home follows the firm’s approach to drawing design inspiration from Alain de Botton’s reflections on architecture’s impact on life. Guided by spatial storytelling, the mission centers on immersive experiences that reflect thoughts, actions, and behavior in everyday life.

The firm had to design the home according to the limitation of space and a tight three-month deadline while preserving the original builder’s structural work, existing washrooms, and tiling. The client’s positivity, kindness, and adaptability were inspiring to the designer, and she chose oceanic colors and tropical patterns for the home. Blue is prominently used due to the client’s profession as a pilot, along with neutral shades.

Upon entering, the corridor guides one to the kitchen through a black-framed glass door. Blue is woven into the patterned dado tiles contrasting against the blacks and whites for a practical look. The living and dining areas have a teal sofa bathed in natural light streaming in through the adjacent open balcony. A tropical palm tree wallpaper blends into the dining room backdrop with blues, greens, and oranges. Parisian molding and wall lights decorate the wall, and rich wood and black tones grace the television unit. A black arched Georgian door mirror frame complements the console, television unit, and bar unit. Mirrors visually expand the space, and the terrazzo dining table top is a surprise element.

The master bedroom uses pastel colors in the wall paneling and wardrobe with black accents, also using an English-style floral wallpaper and a blue bed. The double-arched dressing mirror imitates the wardrobe shutters and lighting fixtures above the side table, and black furniture contrasts against off-white walls. The study and leisure room accommodates the clients’ hobbies and activities with a high-back floral chair and wallpaper. Coming to the study table has bright blue wooden legs with an intricately carved design. Furnishings highlight the client’s collection of airplanes, rockets, and space artifacts.

The guest bedroom features gentle beige, patterned wall paneling, and light blue colors. The palette also has block-printed fabrics for the headboard for warmth, Parisian moldings, and charcoal-grey wardrobe.