Brighter Days

Tatler Homes Singapore|June - July 2020

Brighter Days
Interior designer Jannat Vasi took inspiration from the Memphis movement to create this striking family home in Mumbai
Leanne Mirandilla
Jannat Vasi’s design hallmarks are hard to miss. “My signature style is a modern aesthetic with a balance of bold colours, embossed textures and unique surface treatments,” explains the Mumbai-based interior designer. Vasi founded her eponymous firm, Jannat Vasi Interior Design, in 2013 after working with various acclaimed architects. “I personally love to create eclectic and textural interior spaces with a provocative vibe.”

FAMILY TIES

The owners of this three-storey dwelling in Mumbai’s Peddar Road suburb—an area filled with beautiful gothic and neoclassical heritage buildings—could have easily chosen a more traditional look. What these clients requested, however, was a unique and colourful home that reflected their needs and personalities. They were happy to grant Vasi the freedom to make unconventional decisions and leverage her entire range of skills.

The clients are three brothers from a reputed family of mill owners in Mumbai. Following the local practice of joint family living—common in large industrial houses in India—the brothers decided to live together in the same property with their wives and children, with each family occupying their own floor.

While the structural elements and facade of the building were retained, the internal layout and walls were completely rejigged to suit the new design. “The windows are all intact and the services were concealed in ducts to maintain the existing old-world charm,” says Vasi. The new layout features seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two kitchens, living and dining areas, balconies, and walk-in wardrobes.

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