February 3, 2023

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This pared-down Mumbai apartment is a lesson in minimalist, Zen design

“The upholstery was kept minimal to bring focus on the various textures in the home and their interplay with the sunlight.”

The homeowners transitioned from a bigger house to this relatively compact one. So it was crucial for Anand to make that transition seamless by incorporating storage wherever possible. A column in the son’s room was used to mount the television, whereas utilities related to household chores were tucked away in hallway cabinets. 

“We compartmentalized the common area for storage, so the guest-rooms wouldn’t have to be utilized to stash away daily-use items,” adds Anand.

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The minimalist upholstery in the son’s bedroom lends focus to the various textures of the room while creating a supremely relaxing space.

Kuber Shah

The guest bedroom outfitted in fawn and a mirrored wardrobe is clean and fresh-looking, inspiring a sense of calm.

Kuber Shah

Calming Neutrals in the Bedroom 

The bedrooms were created with the same principles of contemporary minimalism. The main bedroom, one of three sleeping spaces, is definitely the one with the most obvious Zen influences. 

To ensure that the space doesn’t detract from the focus on light and neutrals, Anand opted to keep the palette primarily off-white. A well-appointed walk-in closet and a Zen-inducing bathroom grace the room. Nature-inspired floral artwork and contemporary paintings bring the space to life. 

Shine and softness interplay in the son’s bedroom, layered with plush bedding, wooden flooring and an all-white wardrobe.

The final look is an uncluttered, airy and sophisticated space, perfectly functional and harmonious, offering tranquility to the eye and serenity to the soul.