Khar Raj Palace | Naksh Design Studio | Khar, Mumbai
Shibani Mehta of Naksh Studio presents this resplendent residence designed for a luxury experience, incorporating the aura of an oasis in the dense city of Mumbai. This is a beautiful, spacious and airy 1400 sq. ft., 3BHK and its design is inspired by keeping in mind the client’s liking for warm earthy tones and love for wood and veneer throughout the house. It’s a perfect blend of modern design with a hint of striking bold colours to accentuate the palette. With a subtle colour palette and abundant natural lighting, the interiors curated for this house are in complete alignment with the overall architectural linguistics of the expanse.
“The client is a family of three- husband, wife and their daughter. The apartment is a three bedroom which was completely ripped apart and redone. A lot of their old furniture has been reused and repurposed again. This is one flat per floor, so it has a nice balcony, a nice foyer outside the house which makes the space look even bigger than what it is. Since the clients like the wooden feel, all the rooms are done in wood in the herringbone pattern. The project was completed in a very short time, within 4-6 months”, shared Shibani Mehta, the Principal Designer.
Upon arrival, the combination of a beige palette wall with mirror décor near the safety glass door and wooden door with a black square pattern creates a good impression. The inner entrance wall displays checker tiles and wooden flooring which gives the space a sense of subdued elegance. The entrance is marked by a massive wooden door with black touch that accentuates the wall décor. The interior is spacious and open with a visual connect to the dining area and living area.
The living room exudes elegance through a wooden furniture base layered with sophisticated furnishings. This space is flooded with natural light throughout the day, creating a cheerful ambience. A light blue wall dominates the T.V. unit wall with a beautiful wooden console unit while an abstract painting compliments the light palette tone of the wall. Different styles of sitting sofas and chairs with modern centre tables just highlight the living space. The designer has beautifully designed a mini bar area in the living area with a modern touch.
In the dining area, the onyx marble top dining table gives it that complete look. The sky blue palette wall is decked with lots of beautiful abstract paintings. Keeping in line with the artwork on the wall, the designer customised the dining chair and bench to accentuate the décor while a pair of modern pendant lights adds charm to the dining area.
TEMPLE AND STUDY AREA
Since it is a young couple working from home, they had a requirement for a separate home study which we combined with the temple area. In the study, they have a designated seat which works for everybody. The wooden ceiling design with black focus lights makes the space more elegant. A combination of grid patterned panels with light beige and grey rustic walls accentuates the furniture. The design of the temple and working desk is accompanied with rustic grey furniture.
Stone cladding on the backsplash of kitchen platform and counter with peach colour wall makes the space look luxurious and easy to maintain on long run. Matt grey and wooden finish is used on cabinets while tinted glass crockery unit door makes the show cabinet semi-transparent. Grey tint platform accentuates with the theme of the décor while modern pendent light on a counter adds charm to the space.
The pattern which leads to the bedrooms is in a bold wallpaper with matching teal colour palette wall and ceiling design, which is the focal point of the house. To give that wow factor, the designer has used dark floral abstract wallpapers while warm light creates a dramatic look in this space.
The master bedroom is all grey with a harmoniously complimenting touch of mauve. The mauve palette wall décor with square patterns throughout the length of the bed wall serves as an amazing monochrome backdrop with a grey cushion headboard while pendent light in the corner complements each other. The TV unit wall is accentuated with grey and brown cabinets. The choice of curtains and wardrobe is designed as per the bedroom theme, which complements the décor of the space. Window bay sitting is a place where clients can enjoy warm tea and reading books.
Moving forward, the Parents’ bedroom is fabricated with a linear geometry touch where the wardrobe and back panel of the bed is skillfully designed with naturally weathered grey-wooden and off-white tones. Having limited use of wood, the rustic wall with beautiful wall art grants a virtuous spirit to the room. Keeping the fixed elements subtle, the designer has played with the textures and colours in the form of fabrics. The design of the wardrobe and window bay sitting is the highlight of the bedroom.
The daughter’s bedroom can be categorized under elegant minimalism, both in terms of colour & material palette. This white space is different than the rest of the house, with a calming mood for the ‘young at heart’ girl who is to occupy the bedroom. A white and light beige colour palette dominates this space with tints of brown on the wardrobe, and pendent light in the corner of the room. The designer was careful to include minimal handles and knobs to make the furniture functional and ergonomic. The bed’s back wall is highlighted with vertical lines which complement the grey upholstery headboard.
Naksh Studio worked on this residential project in the Covid- lockdown. All designs were completed and finalized with smooth and proper execution. The site handover was done in 7 months to enable the designer to get the wardrobes and the kitchen was made of marine and durable materials. The site was created, keeping in mind the art which the client had and also personally created by client. Khar Raj Palace is a three-bedroom apartment which has been completely ripped apart and redone. The interiors and furniture have been customized for each room. The blend of practicality is long lasting with the plush look. The living room furniture has also been customized and done with the same colour palette as the living room.
Project Name : Khar Raj Palace
Design Firm : Naksh Design Studio
Principal Designer : Shibani Mehta
Project Location : Khar, Mumbai
Carpet Area : 1400 Sq. Ft.
Completion Date : 2021
Photography Credits : Archceptions by Nisheet Dodia
Content Elaboration : Team Interior Lover