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Apartment 8 at Juhu

Year of Completion: 2016
Location: Juhu, Mumbai
Area of Construction: 5200 square feet

This 5,200 sq ft residence designed by Studio Osmosis is a stunning piece of art that combines simplified luxury with comfort and function being the core. It is designed keeping in mind the client’s prerequisite of having an exclusive home that brings the family together and yet offers ample privacy. The biggest challenge in designing the house was to give it a timeless appeal with a modern design. To achieve this look, the designers Shilpa and Sameer from Studio Osmosis opted for a neutral colour palette and used pops of colour to add some drama.Combining thoughtful design with custom made ideas, this home is a labour of love for both the architects and home owners. 

A small temple was planned as the connection between the private and social spaces
The temple is custom designed in solid wood and resin that stands for the solidarity of the family fused with an open and modern approach to life. The diamond pattern in the temple besides creating a play of light and shadow and taking care of ventilation, sets stage for the drama that follows in the adjoining dining and living spaces.

The living room naturally flows into two zones – the formal and informal where couches from Natuzzi, furnishing from Sarita Handa, Good Earth and custom designs by textile designers find place.The focus of the formal dining area is, without a doubt, the massive marble table and chandelier. In addition to these there is a lovely abstract hand-knotted carpet from Designer Rashi’s Carpet Couture that makes a lovely story along with the trio set of abstracts by Siddhesh Rane on veneer panels. Full height curtains from Kanchi Designs highlighted by metal beads on the edges separates the terrace from the living area.

The terrace and a family room or media room are two areas of the house that are demarcated as social spaces. Here, the designers have played around with light and colour to lend them a unique look. The terrace flooring and headwall is earthy and rustic with customized nature-inspired pattern created by the designers laid with cast in-situ Terrazzo by Bharat Flooring while flexi-light inserts on the floor and wall add drama to the space along with a green wall latticed screen. A perfect place to relax and have a cup of coffee in the mornings or an extended party area from the living room, the terrace is one of the highlights of the home.

The media room is another interesting piece of design with a starry light ceiling. The flexible seating arrangement across the projector screen completes the look and allows the room to turn in an open party room whenever required.

The highlight of the master bedroom is a shiny NapaTile leather used on the bed back that emits a sense of richness and elegance combined. The nature-inspired wood wallpaper plays peek-a-boo with the floral motifs on the Kanchi Design sheer curtains while the colours of the Lalita Sonavane’s abstract art add character to the room.

Photographs: Prashant Bhat