The M house, a private residence, is situated on the 30th floor of a high-rise in South Mumbai and has an unobstructed view of the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the sea beyond. The entrance to the apartment (2,600 square feet carpet area) is through a private lift lobby that leads to a large, square living and dining space flanked by the master suite on one side and the family room/den, two children’s bedrooms and utilities section on the other side.
We Design Studio’s Saahil Parikh and Nupur Shah’s approach to the interior design of the apartment focused in equal measure on the functionality required from each space—as detailed by the client—as well as the design aesthetic they envisioned: cozy, lived-in, and Asian.
The apartment belongs to a well-read and well-travelled couple in their late 30s and their two young children, aged 5 and 7. The brief from the clients was in the form of programmatic requirements. They required a large master suite comprising the bedroom, individual walk in wardrobes for him and her, and a bathroom. Each of the children needed their own bedrooms. The idea was to design a space that is elegant in its simplicity and not overly opulent.
The architect-duo have cleverly employed patterns, textures and wood finishes to craft a distinct palette that blends old-world charm with a modern appeal. The apartment has been rendered in finishes that have an inherent sense of warmth, thanks in big part to the Burma teak furniture seen in every room.
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