One look is all it takes to conclude that the owner of this plush 1800sqft apartment in Lokhandwala, Mumbai is a fashion aficionado. The client is a family man whose embroidery business sees him travel widely to meet leading couturiers of the world. The client was very keen on creating a simple interior but still wanted it to be special with lots of attention to detail. Being from an industry where attention to detail is paramount, the client was appreciative and understanding of the amount of time it took to create everything to perfection.
The fashion related clues are aplenty at this glamorous apartment, starting with the living room area that woos visitors with its sophisticated European accents. The elegantly carved chairs, modern center and side tables, wall-mounted lamps and an abstract carpet design all convey an enchanted relationship with contemporary Western trends.
The exquisite embroidery on the dining chairs was voluntarily and lovingly labored over by the client at his office workshop, whereas the table top with its gazillion precise squares of mother-of-pearl was painstakingly assembled in the course of two months by another band of craftsmen And a sliding door that separates the living room and the family den, where a mix of glass and mirror are used to create a distorted reflection.
The master bedroom with its luxuriant white leather headboard, parquet flooring, chic ceiling lights and floor-to-ceiling wardrobe is decidedly plush and comfortable. The Addition of designer fittings really helped us to create a glamorous look in this relatively small bedroom.
We used the opportunity to create more drama here with an unusual washbasin where water spouts out from the top of a tilted mirror.
As for the kitchen – obviously a much-utilized area in this house – the design team has been generous with space and has treated this utility area in white, with a fretwork panel and a dining chair being the sole compromise towards embellishment and color.
In this apartment too, we exhibits an acute eye for detail that fortunately resonates with the client who is equally consumed by the finer points of good living.