Carpet design

This sleek Mumbai home is a masterclass in luxury design on a budget

A short deadline of three weeks (for civil engineering) and a European design sensibility guided this project, which is aimed at the Retail Director of Hermès India. As designer Janavi Javeri, of Walls and Things, explains, “The goal was to create a fresh, contemporary space for this young family with clean lines and a minimalist Scandinavian vibe.”

The apartment opens into a small nook decorated with an elegant gold-framed marble console, a hexagonal mirror and a glass vase with a bouquet of flowers, ensuring that the first impression is of polish and elegance. The hexagonal mirror brings a little eclecticism from the entrance.

Anuja Kambli

Anuja Kambli

Anuja Kambli

This was helped by the fact that the Lower Parel apartment received plenty of natural light, which “influenced our design choice to go for a modern, airy home with a neutral color palette and rich pops of color. via props and artwork,” says Javeri. However, the fact that the windows were set in a curved wall that ran the length of the apartment was its own obstacle, reducing both the floor and wall area available to work with. As a result, creating storage was a problem, especially since the space still needed to feel “spacious and uncluttered”.

Marshalls wallpaper covers the kitchen door with an IKEA console table in front. The dining area features leather upholstered chairs. While the table frame has weight, the black color and sleek gold lines catch the eye and give it visual weight.

Anuja Kambli