The design team at The Ashleys fuse Indian elements with a contemporary design to lend this home a luxurious look.
All the trends in 2015 are pointing towards contemporary spaces with an ethnic touch. This home by Mumbai-based designers The Ashleys is a beautiful example of this prevalent trend, which is only going to see an upward growth.
With a two word brief from the client that spelt palatial luxury, the design led by Arbaysis and Pooja Ashley, Principal Designers, The Ashleys set out to create a fusion space where Indian elements such as fine carvings and inlay work have been fused with contemporary colours like black, white and champagne. Wood has been used to bring in the sense of luxury to this 1,700 sq ft house, which is remodelled out of two small apartments.
On entering the home, a passage from the lobby wraps itself in an L-shaped space enclosing the kitchen and making itself a part of the main living and dining room. This wall has been covered with a mirror skin to make it look like an eccentric mirror block framing the detailing of the living space and adding to the sense of volume of the space. The centre table block has been styled with a golden mirror. The minimal straight lines of the table sit on intricately detailed legs finished in silver leafing, forming a juxtaposition of modern and Indian art. The colour palette includes a lot of rich colours like gold and silver, intelligently balanced with the richness of wood and glass.
The silver colour of the living room has been continued in the dining area. While the dining table design has been kept minimal, an essence of the fusion flavour has been brought in with the silver-clad legs. Black glass has been subtly added for the top making the dining table an elegant and stylish element.
The master bedroom has been divided into two zones, one the bedroom area and the other the seating area. The two areas have been held together by using the rich golden wallpaper across the entire wall. The marble flooring goes on into the master bedroom, while the motif design continues onto the master bathroom wall. The entire wall has been wrapped with the customized tiles. Even the mirror frame has been carved in wood in a similar pattern. The whole beauty of the master bathroom is centred around the marble counter.
Sweet and simple
The parents´ bedroom has been wrapped with white with a touch of colour brought in by means of a rich wallpaper against the white leather clad headboard. The side table has been continued with white PU along with the wardrobe.
The overall larger canvas has been kept minimal with strong elements lending an accent and style to the space and allowing the eyes to appreciate the finer details in isolation. The colour palette includes a lot of rich hues like gold and silver intelligently balanced with the richness of wood and glass. Motifs used across the house bring in the Indian element beautifully!
Elegant and stylish, this home stands as an epitome of the Indian contemporary design school.
Total Area: 1,800 sq ft
photos: Sebastian Zachariah
622, Swastik Disa Corporate Park, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar(West), Mumbai 400 086.
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Meet the designers
Arbaysis and Pooja Ashley
Firm: The Ashleys founded in 2004.
Firm specialisation: Interiors, architecture & master planning.
Design philosophy: Design should not speak efforts behind it; its simplicity should overwhelm you.
Philosophy towards life: Eat, live and breathe what you are passionate about!
Favourite architect/Designer: Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck & Arzan Khambatta.