Mumbai-based luxury interior design firm, Martini Design Studio, launched their New Show Home in Juhu, Mumbai earlier this month. Exuding a series of carefully curated vignettes along with high-end finishes and great attention to detail, the new space was designed by Founder & Interior Designer Manasvi Pillai. The apartment has been said to be an amalgamation of international elegance and contemporary sophistication, giving it a unique and individual flavour.
The apartment spans 4,000 sq. ft. which is spread across two floors. The first floor includes the sitting areas including a formal living room, a leisure room, a dining room, a powder room, a fitness suite and a bar area, while the upper floor includes the master bedroom, a child’s bedroom and office space.
Walking in through the main door, the first thing anyone notices is the breathtaking view – a rarity in a city like Mumbai – from the floor-to-ceiling windows. That, and the impressive use of maximalist elements like the elegant champagne-hued couch, the plush jewel-tone seat, the silk carpet, and the pendant lights. Considering the challenges that arise when creating a maximalist space, Martini Design Studio does a marvellous job of including elements that complement each other rather than clashing and creating an overly done abode.
Art has been used as an accessory to elevate the creativity of the space. From paintings to 3D artworks, these include some innovative pieces that stand out, in the literal sense. Like this stunning artwork which at first appears completely normal, a vibrant pink piece made up of rice paper flowers. However, the artpiece displays a gradient effect as you move from the right to the left, going from pink to purple to a vibrant blue.
Lighting fixtures are another striking aspect in this apartment. Going with the all or nothing mantra, Martini Design Studio selected a collection of pieces that are truly hard to miss. Like the pendant lights in the living room, the crystal chandelier in the kitchen, shimmering suspension light in the bathroom or the supremely artistic lamp in the master bedroom. While each of these blend beautifully into the room their fitted into, they stand out enough to strike up a conversation.
Statement and finesse become synonymous when it comes to the furniture in the apartment. The striking coffee table paired with the curved sofa and zebra-patterned chair in the living room creates a flow of textures and colours whilst remaining true to the neutral palate of the space. In addition to the heavy aesthetics of the apartment, velvet is one material that helps glamorize the space. One can find it has been uses extensively across furniture pieces like the the sofas, chairs, couches, bedding, carpets, etc. These in the royal tones help add to the luxury of the space.
The leisure room is one of the most interesting spaces in the apartment, matching the urban glam charm of the home. Another room with a perfectly candid view, the leisure room has a massive one-of-a-kind Filotto Wood Edition Pool table right in the centre of the room. The round physique armchair bucks the trend reassuring the natural appeal of standing over a colourful tufted bird rug.
Sitting in between the leisure room and the living room is a charming wooden-panelled bar with Manhatten bar cabinets and pistol table lamps on both sides of the golden countertop. The black and gold theme of the bar has an elevated sense of grandeur that is perfect for a refreshing tipple.
Floor to ceiling windows are a hit with the apartment, considering the view outside. These stunning views make for a picturesque backdrop especially when having a meal in the dinning area.
Kepeing up with the changing trends in interior designing post covid, the addition of a home gym makes sense in the apartment. The fitness suite, as it is called, is filled with everything functional, from dumbells and kettle bells to gym balls and a punching bag. The consistent colour story makes everything feel elevated and polished, while Black rail-fitted spotlights mounted on the ceiling add to the industrial style. An elaborate floor-length gilt mirror coupled with eccentric artwork helps keep up the energy when using the room. Interetingly, the apartment also has wall climbing for the more adventurous ones.
Style and comfort
The bedrooms on the upper floor are very thoughfully curated. Both rooms stick to the neutal theme, where the master bedroom sticks to a mix of deeper hues, and the child’s bedroom has a warmer neural tone with brown, cream and beige. Considering how fast they grow up, keeping a simpler aesthetic for the children’s bedroom makes it easy to switch between themes without making any major changes in the design.
The master bedroom has aesthetic space with metallic clad-covered walls behind a velvet headrest that wraps the grand bed and side tables to accentuate the lamps made from pure raw silk and brass accents, defining a nuanced look that integrates the painted and textured stucco ceiling.
The two floors are connected via an elevator, along with a fun addition of a slide. While this element was ideated for children, we can see adults enjoying the slide just as much!
The enchanting design sense of Founder & Interior Designer Manasvi Pillai infuses freshness and functionality in the space. Integrated with high-end standards, the show home delivers precision, excellence, comfort, and aesthetics in every set-up.