Redesigning a home is a fresh, new start.
The mistake of the past can be erased and what's even better is that the new
outlook can be a bit futuristic while blending seamlessly with the present
needs of the homeowners.
Mumbai-based interior designer Sonali Shah has remodeled a three-bedroom apartment
into a two-bedroom one with a living room, dining, kitchen and an entertainment
area. Sonali says the previous design was archaic, laid out in a box-like
structure that hindered connectivity with other areas. While redesigning,
visually binding all the areas was a priority for Sonali.
’The owners always wanted a house that
would be visually appealing and yet understanding,’ says Sonali.
The owners wanted their new apartment to be
modern, futuristic and easy to maintain. Ample space for storage was one of the
other key needs. To cater to this, Sonali has provided concealed storage in the
living room, entertainment room and the bedrooms.
’I did not want to give storage in the
form of shelves and drawers, I gave them concealed storage space as these
provided more space and are discreet,’ says Sonali.
Glass has been extensively used in the
house. A glass wall in the living room adds a voluminous feel to the area and
also acts as storage. Mirrors have been placed at strategic locations to unify
spaces and build a connection between them.
The home office-cum-study, situated at the
entrance is a rectangular space with a glass wall on one side. The glass
partition suspended from the ceiling gives it the required privacy storage.
A square-shaped glass top, placed on a cube
along with six glass chairs forms the dining table. The owners like to
entertain a lot and in order to accommodate more people, Sonali has designed an
additional cushioned ledge with a headboard that runs up to the ceiling. The
dining looks into the partially open kitchen.