The principal designer Tanushree Lakhotia of Limehouse Design Studio recently designed a space of 1100 sq, ft in Vikhroli, Mumbai. The home enjoys a superb view of the greens around and is designed with earthy and green tones that bring one close to nature.
The home brims with warm, soulful & tranquil vibes fondly adorned with time-worn family antiques passed down generations and travel collectibles, which gives the sense of calmness and welcomes you instantly at the home.
The entry has a rustic live edge bench and planters which set the tone for this earthy, cozy & warm space. Once the entrance hallway unfolds, a magnificent wall display of artwork, collectibles & family heirlooms make one-stop & gush over each piece for the sheer diversity, beauty & history associated. Many art pieces beautify this wall making a striking statement.
This charming wall opens to the living and dining area. While the living area is an eclectic space with a white brick background; the dining space carries forward earthy elements with a live edge wooden dining table and a lovely wooden panel (another ancestral family legacy) acting as the backdrop. The ‘center’ table is a trunk used by the family over generations and refurbished by the designer to connect with the broader design concept.
The quaint balcony garden that inhabits the other end of the living area mingles effortlessly with the mangroves right outside. Working as a charming garden with bespoke plant holders flowing into the rest of the living area – it acts as a perfect sanctuary to enjoy those moments of peace in an urban jungle.
Each room is designed in a unique, yet common rustic and earthy design thread running through. The young son’s room encapsulates a course, rustic and unpretentious theme with a wooden platform bed, metal frames, and red brick walls. Wooden blinds and flooring with warm lighting complete the look.
The guest room doubles up as a reading room – bearing vibrant hues, one half of the room is on a raised platform with a bookshelf & day bed while the other half includes a lounge area with wall cabinets. The master bedroom layout was opened with civil changes and an entire cabinet fixed across one wall of the room. A captivating artistic set of trunks occupy one side of the bed – adding both aesthetics and storage. The countryside rope light fixtures to either side of the bed only accentuate the look.
To maximize the gorgeous view & retain a warm personalized ambiance, the designer focused on keeping spaces open & welcoming while amalgamating them with the resident’s personality and style.
Light furniture with earthy, green & humble tones was chosen to complement the green expanse right outside. Redrawing the plan brought in extra space from the guest room into the master bedroom to make it more spacious. Retaining family art, some great antique and ancestral furniture added a soul to this home.
Project name: The soulful home
Principal Designer: Tanushree Lakhotia
Interior Design: Limehouse Design Studio
Typology: Residential Apartment Interior
Location: Vikhroli, Mumbai
Area: ~1,100 sq. ft.
Photographer: Biju Gopal (Instagram:@bizou.photos)