Mohatta Residence

Project Name: Mohatta Residence
Location: Borivli west, Mumbai.
Built up area: 2500 sq. ft.
Firm Name: Da Namah design studio.
Principal designer : Namrataa Shetty & Neil Cresto.
Design Team:
Design Head: Namrataa Shetty
Projects Head: Neil Cresto

Photo credit: ©Photographix | Sebastian Zachariah
Year of completion: April 2019.

CONCEPT:
Look & feel: A sophisticated eclectic space which is welcoming and charming.
Approach: The house was designed for a big joint family, with three generations and their different likes and requirements. Hence, we felt an Eclectic theme would be an answer to the design of this expansive house.
About the theme: Eclectic theme is difficult to desegregate and categorize and classify. Eclectic style, by definition, is one that mixes and matches, breaks the rules, embraces contemporary and vintage.
As mentioned, the style itself embraces concepts such as, “rules are made to be broken,” and that has been our forte – “Breaking design norms.”

LIVING AND DINING SPACE:
The larger than life feels sinks while you enter the relatively large living room. A sophisticated eclectic space that is welcoming and charming.
The vintage inspired Wood and fluted glass partition, highlighted with grey on the left side of the living room gives a glimpse of the partially covered peach and blue Kitchen.
The significantly large marble TV unit grabs your attention while you are seated on the 14 feet long L shaped sofa which was designed to cater a large but informal gathering. The Red couch adds appeal and attracts attention amidst the subtle colours in the living area.
The Moroccan design carpet was introduced to add some pattern to the floor. The layering of the carpets further helps in adding some character. The muted floral upholstery of the statement chair makes place for itself in the eclectic themed space.
The electric blue accents define & highlight the dining area. The collage of modern abstract paintings forms the perfect backdrop to this eclectic themed space.
The modern 16 armed light sits proudly above the marble table complementing the royal blue and black and white upholstered chairs. The mix of patterns in the chair further justifies the theme whereas the royal blue emanates a rich view along with the classic touch of beauty that the chair designs bring in.

Tip: Royal blue is a great colour option for any space as it makes even the dullest of spaces appear rich and attractive.

KITCHEN:
Theme: Vintage Eclectic: This classic, chic, retro kitchen is functional to the core. From small niches for easy access of daily utilities to bigger ones for appliances. The striking vintage chequered floor compliments the unconventional peach n blue cabinets. The gold knobs and the wooden ceiling resonate with the theme.

BEDROOM-1:
Theme: Vintage Eclectic: This design involves interspersing of antique, vintage, and classic elements with newer and offbeat finishes or furnitures.
The vintage eclectic bedroom themed bedroom gets its vintage highlights from the wooden hand crafted side table with gold knobs and dark tan chesterfield headboard and bed. The Greenish grey colour of the bed wall adds classic touch to the room. The modern glass shutters of the wardrobe bring the required balance. The richness of the set up resonates in the Raw silk curtains, marble floor and washroom door which is highlighted with pattern formed with veneer and hammered brass sheets.
The orange console or chest of drawers forms the identity of the room. it’s an important example of how aesthetics and necessities can go hand in hand. What otherwise could have been a bulky unattractive storage, now gels well in this eclectic vintage room and adds its own charm.

Tip: Opt for Neutral colours for things that form larger portion of the room, like curtains, wardrobe finish etc. This will help in highlighting important features & also allow colours to come in through the bedsheets, cushions, quilt etc. that help you change the look of the room every time the bed sets are changed. Hence bringing in a fresh look each time.

BEDROOM-2
Theme: Vintage Eclectic: Calm and soothing tones combined with vintage mouldings result into this subtle yet luxurious room.
The textured console adds character to the bed wall, which is highlighted with mint and silver wallpaper.
The theme extends and resonates in the vintage inspired wardrobe shutters with subtle grey finish.

KIDS ROOM: Bright, colourful and functionally planned. This kids room gave us an opportunity to explore this playful palette. Customised wallpapers & quirky graphics balanced with the grey walls and pine bunk bed. The bunk bed was designed to be attractive, functional and safe for the kids. The safety fence was introduced and executed aesthetically. The lower bed, is a sofa cum bed hence converting itself into a double bed whenever required. The colourful hexagonal cement floor gels into the theme of the room. The vintage yellow washroom door is the highlight of the wardrobe wall.

MASTER BEDROOM: Understated Luxury

The elite, classy, & less is more design. The centrally placed veneer TV panel, conceals a structural round pillar, hence adding aesthetic value. The herringbone wooden floor acts as an appealing yet neutral canvas to this room. The tall headboard on one side and teal statement chairs on the other side help maintaining the understated luxury.