Skyward Inc Designs a Unique Private Residence in the Mumbai Suburb of Juhu
By Magaly • Dec 30, 2015
The vibrant home was designed by Skyward Inc.
Jains by Skyward Inc:
“The clients wanted every corner of their home to have a deep personal significance. They were keen on blending Santoshi’s ( client ) fascinating experiences of growing up in a family that was into construction with Grecian influences to create an ambiance that was charmingly rustic and relaxed. Sehool kapashi design partner skywardinc was given the task of bringing various influences together and making their ideas aesthetically and practically viable.
The home covers an area of 1800 sq.ft. and is located at Juhu, Mumbai.
Skyward’s concept behind the project was to bring the family’s various memories to life. We did a lot of brain storming along with the clients and incorporated there ideas and views, used Grecian themes and upcycled elements to achieve this.
Sehool used Calming shades of blue and white feature heavily across the entire space. An extensive material palette was used to add a myriad of textures and a raw, organic feel to the home. This included the use of cement to form a curved base for the sofa, waste plywood to cover a part of the living room’s ceiling, a one-of-a-kind center table crafted from the trunk of a tree, iron grills for shelves and old plumbing pipes in the bookshelf.
Flooring used across the living , kitchen and masterbed room is white seamless cement based floor, which in turn gave it sense of infinity and the walls were textured with white lime plaster.
As a project based on the ‘exposed concrete concept’, there was no false ceiling to hide the wires that ran the length of the house. The lighting was laid in a particular grid, so as to maintain the aesthetic. The style is indirect and ambient to give a warm feel.
Keeping up with the theme of upcycling, we also used lights made out of dried gourds to add an element of surprise!
From sourcing a 50-year-old Haveli door to incorporating a blackboard shaped in the form of New York’s skyline on Kyna (the Jains’ 10 year daughter’s) cupboard, we ensured that the furniture was a unique patchwork of both sourced elements that can be upcycled and bespoke components that would fit the rustic theme and the family’s needs perfectly.
Skyward followed an open-plan when designing the living area and the kitchen. The idea was to create a space so seamless, that nothing would interrupt the line of sight of the viewer. The open-kitchen was a recommendation from the lady of the house, who wanted the kitchen to have an identity for itself and be easily accessible when they entertained their friends. The open-plan also ensured that the space was utilized to its full potential.
The pantry corner, too, follows the open-plan and is equipped with blinds that can be used accordingly.
Every bedroom of the house is a reflection of the people living in it. The Master bedroom houses the many memories of the Jains against a textured wall in a minimalistic setting. Kyna’s room exudes a pleasant vintage charm and the ample space on her blackboard-covered wardrobe enables her to express her creativity in the confines of her own room.
An old mortar has been utilized as a washbasin in the sandstone covered bathroom, keeping with the upcycling theme.”
Photos courtesy of Skyward Inc
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