At first look, you’d think this sleek, elegant apartment is located in New York. Closer scrutiny of the surroundings will reveal you’re actually in Bandra, Mumbai. Spread across 800-square-feet, this chic apartment belongs to architect and interior designer, Jason Wadhwani. Having lived in the same apartment for about 10 years, he decided it was time to spruce up the space—both, aesthetically and functionally. “The house had to reflect the personalities and lifestyles of my wife and I, so I started designing the space with a very monochromatic palette in mind, which is usually the starting point for all my projects.” At the same time, he felt that the house needed to be injected with quirkiness and warmth. This was done by cladding walls and floors and of course, infusing a healthy dose of art. Apart from this, plants around the house ensure that the monochromatic palette is balanced.
Since Wadhwani and his wife entertain a lot, he wanted the combined area of the living and dining room to exude a cosy and comfortable vibe along with enough space for circulation. “I added an engineered wooden flooring on the existing white marble flooring to add warmth to a very white space. A green chaise lounge by Josmo Studio along with art by Pratap Morey above the white couch add some colour to the room,” says Wadhwani. Adding a quirky touch to the covered bar is a Japanese wallpaper on the shutters. Since the small attached balcony is rarely used, Wadhwani decided to make use of it as a space for entertaining by removing the sliding doors and making the balcony a part of the living room. A cantilevered white marble slab was installed in the dining area owing to space constraints.