Romit Savla experiments with design elements and materials, showcasing the potential and role of the Japandi-style in creating tranquil spaces.
Romit Savla, the creative force behind Mumbai-based interior design firm Soch Design Studio, has masterfully designed a residence named The Crescendo House that not only meets but exceeds the client’s expectations by resonating with its inhabitants on a profound level. The project stands as a captivating exploration of natural materials, prominently featuring the use of teak wood and natural veneers. Throughout the space, geometries harmonise effortlessly with classical elements such as columns and wooden mouldings. Thoughtful interventions disrupt the dominance and monotony typically associated with continuous wall mouldings.
Furniture pieces, carefully chosen to complement the walls and exquisite flooring, are adorned in pastel hues and brass accents, imparting a subtle yet striking matte gold touch. The result is a testament to the successful experimentation with design elements and materials, effectively highlighting the potential and impact of the Japandi style in crafting serene and harmonious living spaces.
Located in the prime location of Juhu Vile Parle Depot (JVPD) in Mumbai, The Crescendo House spread over a sprawling area of 1,975 sq ft for a family of five. It includes three bedrooms: a parents’ bedroom with Zen furniture, a master bedroom with tints of luxury and sophistication, and a daughter’s bedroom creating just the perfect space for a young girl to grow and thrive. The living room has a constantly evolving and unique design that utilizes a mix of materials and design elements whereas the kitchen is conceived with a minimalist approach, incorporating only two elements, namely quartz and single green colour polyurethane painted furniture.
Enter the living area and one cannot help but notice the 45-foot-long brass light fixture that greets well in the living room passage; the light fixture speaks for itself as a true epitome of excellence. The graceful Zen-style furniture is designed to create a featherweight, pleasing atmosphere in the living room. White marble flooring adds a luxurious feel to the space when the neutral color palette of wood, brass, and marble combined with minimalist Zen furniture pieces create a calming and inviting environment. The back flappable swing in the center adds a unique touch, and the dining table and chairs have intricate details with a blend of wood, brass, and polyurethane layers. Along with the look and feel of it, storage solutions with solids and voids to display artefacts and souvenirs are incorporated into the design. Overall, the living room is a true work of art, visually appealing, functional, and inviting.
The Japandi-inspired bedroom is used by the elderly couple. It is this bedroom that is deliberately designed in a way that calms the user down from the get-go. A catalyst is put in place—skillful incorporation of cane and veneer into a seamless material against the beige color scheme, along with the uniquely designed decor lighting make up the overall calming effect. The walls have a natural textured finish and wood is used throughout to add warmth and natural touch. It’s a perfect space for relaxation and rejuvenation.
This daughter’s bedroom is a beautiful, subtle yet playful canvas, justifiably suiting what a young girl dreams of. The furniture in pastel mauve and green tones, the parquet wooden flooring, and the eclectic scenic wallpaper set the stage for all dreams to come true. The master bedroom is dressed with brass accessories, leather upholstery, parquet wooden flooring, colored mirrors, and moldings. It maintains an overall classical theme with soft pastels and muted greys.
The choice of a monochromatic palette allows for a sense of coherence and uniformity, while the intricate detailing on the furniture imbues it with a sense of bespoke craftsmanship. Overall, the design evokes a sense of simplicity and understated elegance, hallmarks of contemporary architectural aesthetics.