This is a home done up in fusion style – from carrying contemporary tones in the bedroom to a tropical palette at the entrance and dining area. With varied design elements encapsulated within each space; it offers a fluid and diverse visual delight.
Typology: Residential Apartment Interior
Project name: Tropical Fusion
Location: Powai, Mumbai
Carpet Area: 1,100 sq. ft.
Completion year: 2019
Client: Mr. Rakesh & Ms. Ruchi Aggarwal
Interior Design: Limehouse Design Studio
Principal Designer: Tanushree Lakhotia
Photographer: Biju Gopal
The challenging & crucial part in this project was closing in on the design concept – the clients wanted a rustic, earthy and at the same time modern concept integrated with their love for nature and greenery. Bright as well as pastel colours immersed into the lush greenery of the place – resulted in narrowing down to a fusion theme – young, tropical, subtle and at the same time vibrant.
Wood has been combined generously with live edge furniture, patterned flooring, motif tiles & coloured glass used at the entrance/home bar/ dining , and planters woven into the space – all of this comes together to create a lovely fusion oozing out tropical vibes. The minute one walks in, the vibe of a characteristic Goan cafe hits you – accentuated with a custom made floating structure at the entrance to hold plants and also to act as a partition.
Starting with the communal areas – ones sees that the lobby, living & dining areas are spaces that have been opened up with civil changes to the layout, hand glazed tiles create drama right at the entrance, signature pieces like the unique floating plants partition form a stunning visual delight, and a bespoke wooden light fixture right above the dining catches attention – all in all, a warm, vibrant & bright space unfolds in front of you.
The master bedroom encompasses modern & classy bespoke furniture, with undertones of neutral whites and greys alongside vibrant colors used for accessorising the space. The bedroom belonging to the couple’s young son is kept functional and trendy including varied features like a bright blue brick wall, an entire study running across one wall of the room and a day bed next to a window seating/ reading niche. The guest bedroom is a burst of colors, full of contrasts and acts as a culmination of this design theme balancing between the modern and rustic, contemporary and tropical combined with an array of elements each with their own unique style.
The powder room is done up in a distinctive style, with a coastal essence – dark wood, traditional coastal artefacts and patterned tiles walls. Rest of the bathrooms have a monochromatic look, one in black & white patterns & textures with complimenting hues and shades and the other keeping a heavy dose of mint – with distressed finish rustic tiles and plants to complete the look. The kitchen is kept uncluttered, warm and simple to provide a fresh, undiluted & easy working space.
Limehouse Design Studio
Limehouse Design Studio’s professional services include interior design consultation, complete turnkey solutions and interior styling. Tanushree Lakhotia, Principal Designer – started the studio in 2015, with an experience of over 15 years in the field of interior design and after having worked with top architecture/ design firms in Delhi & Mumbai. Her portfolio with over 50+ projects, comprises of some award-winning work completed during her earlier stints. In a span of 4 years, the studio has successfully completed various projects; covering an entire spectrum – from urban residences and retail chains to commercial/ hospitality with many happy clients!