A Bandra Apartment That Bridges Traditional and Modern Design
In Bandra, the highrises with their stern faces made of steel and glass, sit comfortably next to yellowing villas which are a constant reminder that this was once a fishing village. An apartment designed by Shiraz Jamali Architects, mixes the two universes with a compelling design story. Its light-suffused interiors radiate a “warm, welcoming and homely” aura, precisely what the clients had stated in their brief to the team, which included the firm’s founder Shiraz Jamali and architect Mammen Paul.
The interiors showcase a predominant use of wood, complemented by soft furnishings in cotton, linen, jute, and light fixtures crafted in metal and cane. Striking artworks, old and new, are thoughtfully curated for each room while plants in every nook and corner inject a refreshing dose of greenery within. Antique furniture from the clients’ collection finds pride of place here, paired with new custom pieces, all of which cohesively tie into the visual language. The terrace, furnished with different seating arrangements, features a pergola and an outdoor bar, with varied plants dotting the space. Breezy and spacious, it opens up to uninterrupted views and serves as an ideal spot to unwind with family and friends.