Nupur Shah and Sahil Parikh of We Design Studio ace the Indian minimalist aesthetic in this all-white Mumbai home
White washed walls, light wood furniture and long-stemmed plants – when you walk into this home designed by Nupur Shah and Sahil Parikh of We Design Studio, you will probably have a hard time believing that you’re still in Mumbai. Planned for a family of four, this six bedroom, light-filled house is an example of how white interiors don’t really have to be cold and impersonal.
In fact, white walls will let you play with colourful accessories and provide the perfect backdrop to show off your art. Bright cushions, colourful rugs and dhurries and art prints can all help break the monotony.
One of the most important things while doing up your home is staying true to your personality and needs. For example, the home owners like to entertain quite often, so Nupur and Sahil outfitted the space with loose furniture that can be moved around easily to accommodate more depending on the need.
What we love the most though is how this home is a perfect example of Indian minimalism done right. Unlike minimalism as the world knows it to be, Indian minimalism takes a bit of both – warmth of Indian interiors and the sparseness of minimalism – to create an aesthetic that is minimal yet inviting. For example, brass strips inlaid in the white cement sit in harmony with Italian marble chips terrazzo floor; doors, cabinets and wardrobes in Burma teakwood rise from chevron patterned wood inlaid in passages while travel finds and souvenirs dot side boards and tables.
So if your heart yoyos from Indian to minimalist every time you say home decor, then this new yet familiar aesthetic of Indian minimalism is just the thing for your home.