Burrowed in the upscale coastal suburb of Bandra, Mumbai, The Mysa Home is a young family’s haven in the heart of the beaming cosmopolitan city. The term Mysa (MEE-sah) in the Swedish language hints at comfort and the enveloping feeling of coziness. The quaint, sea-facing apartment echoes the tranquility of its surroundings and almost seems to beckon the quiet vastness and serenity through the thresholds of the abode. Large floor-to-ceiling fenestrations are reminiscent of the yesteryear Bombay apartments; they render the interior spaces awash in natural light that transforms through the length of the day. In devotion to the adage of ‘less is more’, the home’s DNA is intended to be an ensemble of bright, capacious, and timeless spaces interwoven with minimalism in its every weave.
The apartment unfurls into an open-plan, living cum dining area that occupies the heart of the layout; a conglomerate of spaces that sets the tone of the residence. Stitched into the layout using a modish crittall partition system composed of clear glass and black metal, the kitchen becomes a homogenous part of the spatial layout.
Melding seamlessly with the living section, the dining area is anchored by a solid wood dining table and spindled bench that are coupled with neoteric upholstered chairs; the grains of the wood further exaggerate the brilliant craftsmanship of the pieces and emanate a welcoming sentiment for the family to dine and converse. Keeping in line with the overruling identity of the abode, the passageway is punctuated with Ashwood-hued doors and a collage of watercolor pastel geometric art.The master bedroom is utilitarian in its function, yet keeps the look and feel of the room elevated. The taupe Venetian-plastered wall anchors black and white still-life prints that crown the grey upholstered bed which rests adjacent to a patterned textured runner. Steeped in white, the guest bedroom puts the senses at ease with the first rendezvous. The objet d’art in the room is the floral wallpaper that is swathed with white cherry blossom florets against the faintest mint.
The Nordic and Scandinavian influences in which the residence is doused is a resultant of the interpretation of the brief and hence manifests itself as the chosen design language that moulds the apartment’s aura. At the Mysa Home, simplicity is chosen as the vessel of celebration of Hygge that spearheads the design intent. Warm tones of wood, neutral hues that bathe upholstered surfaces, monochromes, metallic touches, and hints of natural greenery converge to create the leitmotifs of the material palette at this home. A humdinger of Nordic elegance, The Mysa Home has been designed with elan, whilst ensuring that it is capable of evolving with the needs of the end-users — an exercise in place-making, wherein an Edenic home dovetails the deep-rooted contentment of the family that has made it their own.
Design Firm : QUIRK Studio
Photo Credits : The Kuber