Tropical accents for Mumbai residence
Photographer: Prashant Bhat
Mumbai-based Aum Architects has designed The Pinnacle House, a residential project spread over 3750 sq. ft. Following their signature style of a modern and minimalistic design approach. The seamless four-bedroom duplex apartment comprises an entrance lobby, bar, dining area, living room, kitchen, guest bedrooms and a large balcony.
Modernist décor complements its double-height structure; Michelangelo marble is used to render a posh entrance lobby. The same has been used for doors and other vertical surfaces, often breaking the monotony with mosaic, metal inlay and wooden rafters. Divided into an informal lobby space, the living room features tropical foliage across the staircase on the right. A diagonal pattern visually dissociates the area, with pearl inlay at the end of the patterned floor. Four fluted glass panels with MS frames, with a rust orange chesterfield sofa, a black and white striped carpet and a glass centre table amplifies the overall aesthetic value.
A vaulted ceiling and bar are the highlights of the formal living room, further highlighted with a tropical background. A true-scale antelope peeking through the partition symbolises elegance, communication, elegance and wisdom. The breakfast table at the lower level has diamond-clad wooden pieces with a creative console, mesh chairs and bookcase. A long window opening extends the living room as it spills over the balcony. Customized units finished in Botticino marble and mirror sit opposite of the seating area, with the balcony wrapped in a rustic ACP panel. Linear furniture design and panelling highlight the floor-to-ceiling windows, with cross-ventilation and natural light with shading elements.
Following the tropical theme, the master bedroom and children’s’ bedroom are located at the top, while the lower floor has the living rooms, kitchen and guest room. Citron shades have been chosen for the accent wall, with diagonal bands painted in a lighter tone. Black Marquina marble flooring was used, with a suede-leather-clad backlit panel behind the bed. Wall art, a wire mesh lamp, leather armchair and coffee table lend a luxurious experience.
Inspired by ‘Steampunk’ and technology, the son’s bedroom incorporates aesthetics dating back to the 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and hexagonal suspended sheets. ‘French Riviera’ was the theme chosen for the daughter’s bedroom, with brick-painted walls and rustic veneer.
A hard-carved sandstone jaali lends a spiritual touch to the puja room.