RAHEJA RIDGEWOOD, GOREGAON, MUMBAI
2,000 SQ. FT.
This 2000 sq.ft.4 bedroom stylish apartment is in the posh tower Raheja Ridgewood located at Goregaon in Mumbai. The apartment boasts of lavish rooms with large windows overlooking the clubhouse, 4 bathrooms and a maid’s room with attached toilet. It is named Gold Dust because of the use of gold in furniture, wallpaper, soft furnishings, bathroom tiles and accessories.
The clients are a young and dynamic couple with a lively little toddler. Their brief to us for the house was indeed very brief – they only told us their favourite colours and that was it! They said that they wanted their living room to have a bit of turquoise and gold and the Mrs would like a splash of red in the master bedroom.
With these ideas in mind, we decided to design the house for an enthusiastic young family by altering the layout slightly. The bedroom adjoining the living room has been converted into a bar and a dining room as suggested by the clients because they didn’t need a fourth bedroom, and the wall between the two has a little opening which enables both areas to remain connected. The original dining area is now a private TV room with two comfortable recliners facing a gold designer screen which has a large TV. Behind this screen is their pooja room.
The child’s bedroom has a single bed with another pull out bed when he needs company. The idea was to let him have more space in the room to run about. The master bedroom, guest bedroom & kitchen remain unchanged.
The design concept is modern with a bit of retro touch to add some zest. You get a feel of the grandeur inside as soon as you set your eyes on the main entrance of the apartment. A backlit Onyx marble with the occupants’ name greets you as your eyes take you to the interesting main door design with veneer and random gold triangles. As you step inside you see an antique mirror placed against a backdrop of copper texture paint framed within a wall clad with Golden Spider marble The shoe cabinet below has a top of Golden Portoro marble with matt gold fluted shutters underneath. The entrance area is lit with a glossy gold finished light which has a modern geometric form. Looking straight ahead you see a lavish living room with turquoise sofas on the right and a huge gold and glass screen on the left in the TV area. This screen has been designed to create a visual barrier between the TV and the pooja room. The glossy gold sections of the screen have glass strips in brown and taupe. The entire wall from the main entrance right upto the TV room has been clad with rich American Walnut QC veneer used in random strip form with a huge mirror panel just before the kitchen door which is cleverly concealed. This veneer, which is also used on the living-dining wall lends the home warmth and richness. Two huge sofas in turquoise suede are complemented with two armchairs placed against the window, upholstered in red and brown retro printed leather and a lounge in subtle textured leather. The back drop of the sofa is a wall-paper printed in matt gold with a shimmery geometric pattern. The sheer curtains are in gold thread with sequins which glitter even in daylight. The side tables and accessories in polished gold look luxurious.
In keeping with the gold concept, the common bathroom has a mirror placed on glass tiles specifically designed and customized in black and gold.
The master bedroom has the most luxuriant look, almost like a luxury hotel suite. The colour palette is grey, red and high gloss steel, which can be seen in the grey back-painted glass wardrobe with red lines, bed side tables in red PU and the dressing cum TV unit in grey and red drawers. The dressing table has mirror lights which resemble Marquee lights for a glamorous effect. The TV wall is accentuated with silver texture paint and the
Overall, the look of this large apartment is lavish with the use of gold in various forms and textures while the theme is modern with a few retro elements to add spunk for this enthusiastic family.