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Opulence for Mumbai home

Photography: PHXIndia

Mumbai-based PKD Studio has designed Marbello, which is a 3BHK residential project spanning 1800 sq. ft. The client wanted a luxurious space with high ceilings, exotic materials including marble, and a neutral color palette. With no compromise on the material used, the home includes exotic made-to-order furniture from parts of Europe. The neutral color palette was a safe color choice to complement the varied material, with the highlights brought in through fabric and wallpaper.

While veneer creates harmony and connection, wooden flooring maintains connectivity. The spacious living area has ample seating to accommodate twelve to fifteen guests, with a sleek minimalist swing in one corner for elegance and practicality. Marble flooring adds opulence, but the wall behind the sofa features a rare brand of marble that contains mica to radiate a display of colors as it reflects off the light.

The kitchen is crafted by the Italian brand Valcucine, which uses earthy brown and green tones, and the Brazilian granite stone countertop exudes sophistication. The prayer room uses mother-of-pearl in the backdrop, with a backlight to create a serene ambiance. It is further highlighted with crystal lights to enhance its visual beauty. The dining table is made from glass that looks like marble and is accentuated with a mural on the adjacent wall. The customized crystal chandelier is made according to the table’s length for balance.

While the bedrooms have a minimal design and neutral color palette, most walls connecting them to the bathroom are pulled down. These walls are replaced with semi-translucent glass partitions to create a sense of space, and the bathrooms only reveal the washroom vanity when the door is left open thereby protecting the privacy of the user too.

One of the bedrooms had a narrow entry passage so a wall curve is created with backlit stone, which becomes a focal point in the room. Another room is designed in black for a monochromatic look, and features interesting artwork that adds character to the space.

The mother’s room is the biggest bedroom in the house with mesmerizing city views visible from its large L-shaped windows, with an ochre wallpaper used against an ink-blue headboard for a bright and functional space.