Deluxe Lifestyle

January, 2018

 

The project is located in a high rise building overlooking the salt pans in eastern suburbs of Mumbai. The client brief initially was to make a warm shell to lease out the space. But while making it he decided to use the place for himself. His brief was to retain the existing layout of the house keeping kitchen and bathroom locations intact.

 

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In terms of styling the client wanted a very simple straight line modern house with use of wooden textures and only the living and dining space having a hint of opulence by using gold. To achieve this, some brief wooden elements with an off white & beige combo were introduced in the rooms, whereas in the living and dining the palette was changed to white and grey with accents of gold used in furniture pieces and decorative lighting.

 

Deluxe Lifestyle

 

While the layout was rigid owing to fixed locations of the rooms what we tried to do was to clean up the spaces by merging certain elements like for example in one bedroom, the bathroom door is merged into the wall panel. The use of wooden veneer was restricted to mostly the bed back walls as using it across in the room would have made the room look heavy. Hence, in most of the rooms the wardrobe is muted by having a colour deco surface which complements the veneer.

 

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In the main living space because of the expanse of space available a book matched Satvario marble was used to create a sense of luxury and to form a blank canvas to receive the eclectic furniture. The furniture and central hanging light feature had few accents of gold to create a sense of opulence. Since the staircase was naked to the living room and that was the area where TV had to be mounted we created a wall and cladded it with marble which added color to the space and also added a sense of linearity to an otherwise tall space. This also helped in creating a store room space below the staircase.

 

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The use of green Antigea marble for TV wall where the marble is colored is used as a highlighter is one of the new ideas we used. All furniture used in the house is customized and inspired from Koket and Boco Do Lobo. The furniture is more eclectic while leaning towards modernism. Electic and luxurious this home is a modern delight.

 

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About the Architects
The BNK Group is a confluence of creativity that ushers splendor and élan into design and structure. We understand the vitality of infusing freshness into every business vertical of ours consisting of design, contractual projects and construction assignments. At The BNK Group you can be ensured of an elegant feel, a taste of grandeur and a panache that you have imagined. This premise of our work is based in the sensibility of our client who is the prime player in our scheme of work. Our grounding is the social values that we hold on to and are reflected in every successful enterprise of ours. Created as the brain child of Behzad N Kharas in 2005, the BNK Group has rapidly diversified into consultancy, contracts and construction.

 

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Along with ThinkBNK, for design solutions, Behzad established Yohaan Enterprises as a turnkey outfit for customized high-end projects and has recently started BNK Realty Limited as well. Having 3 verticals of business being formed, he felt the necessity to unify the businesses under one brand and hence, 2013 saw the birth of THE BNK GROUP as a consolidated brand doing consultancy, contracts and construction.