Nikhil D'Souza's all white apartment in Mumbai is minimal yet warm

The musician’s compact city home is a lesson in using white to create a flexible space that lends itself to entertaining guests

When we think about white interiors, it conjures up images of clinical, cold spaces. However, Mumbai based architect Nivedita Shinde of Udaan Studio designed musician Nikhil D’Souza’s home as a warm, cosy haven where one can unwind after a long day.

The 2BHK space was finished in 60 days. Says Nivedita, “We incorporated an intimate dining area in the living room. The seating was also kept flexible with minimal fixed furniture. This allows him to add and move pieces according to the guests.”

We like how everything is bathed in soft white light coming from the recycled lamps and illuminators, all made in Nivedita’s studio. In addition to this, the home was kept open ended so that Nikhil could keep adding to it as and when time went by. And Nivedita was vindicated in her choice of doing so, “Each time I have visited his home since its completion, I have noticed small new additions. His home grows layer by layer.”

To adopt a similar look and feel into your home, try using different types of seating arrangements ranging from sofas and armchairs to ottomans and beanbags. If you would like to have a strain of continuity, you can paint in shades from the same colour family.

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