Ghorpade’s Abode

Ghorpade’s Abode

Designer
Project Designers
Location
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Apartments
Robi Mehra
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
HardwareBlum
Soft FurnishingsD’ Decor
Interior furnitureEmpire Furniture
HardwareHäfele
Interior lightingoff the shelf
Flooring: Italian MarbleStonemann Royale Ltd.

Product Spec Sheet
Hardware
by Blum
Soft Furnishings
Interior furniture
Hardware
by Häfele
Interior lighting
Flooring: Italian Marble

Ghorpade’s Abode

Project Designers as Interior & Furniture Designer

This apartment for four in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, spotlights a seamless confluence of contrasting styles. While the children preferred a contemporary design, the parents aspired for a classical look. Coalescing both, a unique aesthetic emerges, foregrounding a penchant for whites, blues, and greens. With wood being a designated limitation, bespoke furniture, ambient lighting, and the material palette with its easy-to-maintain, high-gloss finish sets the tone for the design vocabulary.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

As always, Lalit Hira uses one-of-a-kind treatments and custom-designed furniture to define the home.  In this apartment, the pièce de résistance is the dramatic ceiling, the all-determining fifth plane.

An elaborately designed seemingly double door (one part plays dummy) offers glimpses of the interior through its laser-cut grill. A combination of marble, wood, and metal, with a vertical garden close-by, the entrance heralds the apartment’s language.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

With a six-foot-wide run-along balcony circumventing the living, kitchen, study and bedroom, the L-shaped living-cum-dining area affords an open plan with a multi-layered ceiling demarcating zones. Frameless, full-glass sliding-folding shutters maximize views, crafting a breath-taking outdoor experience. A cove responds to a classical chandelier.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

A semi-secluded kitchen, ingeniously cordoned off with roller-blinds, maintains both interaction and privacy as just a few pieces of classical furniture anoint the uncluttered living area, augmenting spaciousness. A mirrored backdrop visually lends a feel of infinite space in the dining nook. A gold-leafed, carved wooden piece placed in the scooped ceiling completes the nook and echoes subtle hints of Art Deco. 

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

A stepped false ceiling announces the passage, where three of the four panels are backlit, resembling a sloping roof. A freestanding onyx washbasin with its fossil-stone backsplash cleverly dwarfs linearity. The bedrooms offshoot from this passage that further leads to an attic-like space – a single bedroom with an en-suite bathroom above.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

The study doubles up as a puja-room, guest bedroom and a space for entertaining with flexible furniture assisting multiple functions. Colourful cushions vie for attention. Soft florals juxtapose against solid hues. A simple cove ceiling finished in silver self-printed wallpaper excels while muted gold and silver accents in a delicate wallpaper offset the soft glow of LEDs.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

Mood lighting plays showstopper in this residence. The primary bedroom comes alive with built-in white and blue lights in the bed, side tables, wall unit and shelves, orchestrating myriad moods. Acid-etched classical design on mirrored shutters, exquisite lace embroidery on nuanced blue curtains emphasises understated indulgence. A flat false ceiling maintains balance, camouflaging structural aberrations.

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra

The daughter’s bedroom features a unique ceiling that drops dramatically down to form the headboard. Recessed geometric forms create an interesting play of forms highlighted by lights. The son’s bedroom with its height limitation sports a louvered ceiling designed to stagger light, creating an ambient atmosphere.

Walls partially clad in grey marble, carved metallic-finish furniture, and delicate brass inlay strips in a marble tabletop, underscore subdued luxe appeal.

Maximizing space while introducing a captivating contrast, Lalit Hira crafts a warm abode, where the classic and the contemporaneous ebb and flow harmoniously. 

photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra
photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra
photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra
photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra
photo_credit Robi Mehra
Robi Mehra
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Team:
Client: Mrs. Prajakta Nitin Ghorpade
Founder & Principal Designer: Lalit Hira
Principal Contractor: Arjun Arts
Mr. Arjun Kadam and
Mr. Amol Phadtare from Arjun Arts

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Italian Marble, Stonemann Royale Ltd. India
2. Doors: Wood finished with lamination – custom-designed and custom-built
3. Windows: Aluminium - custom built  
4. Interior lighting: Off-the-shelf; local purchases

5. Interior furniture: 
Largely custom-designed and custom-built; some pieces were purchased from Empire Furniture, Mumbai
Hardware from Hafele, India and Blum, India
Soft Furnishings from D’ Decor

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