Inside designer Anjali Mody’s enchanting Mumbai apartment

Anjali Mody / April 17, 2018

This little nook in Breach Candy is our first marital abode. My husband, Akshay and I, had only a few months to make this house a home before we tied the knot last year. I wanted the apartment to reflect our combined personalities; a mix of my eccentricities and his nesting instincts.

Overall Scheme
Our 2,200 sq ft house is a myriad of layers, each one disconnected, yet stacked upon the other. The careful details are visible only to a curious eye, and reveal themselves to you unexpectedly, over time. This is a direct representation of my personal aesthetic, which at first glance seems simple and understated, but when viewed carefully, exposes a distinct, unique approach.

Earthen Landscape
One of our many shared passions is the wilderness, which is also the main inspiration for the interiors of our home. Our house emulates nature, bringing the outdoors in with neutral and natural tones – organic textures, earthy hues and a potpourri of plants. Each room has its own tale to tell, and yet they all speak the same language.

Attention to detail
Each corner invited experimentation. Every cranny contains a little souvenir from our travels, reminding us of our many adventures together. My biggest treasure chests for curios are Rajasthan and Bali. My husband and I both have an inexplicable love for random objects, which inevitably end up adorning our home. Large, overgrown apples, nippled vases, a cast-iron Trojan horse – anything goes…the more absurd, the more intriguing. I left every crack in the floor, every weathered tile untouched, paying homage to the past on which we could build our future.

 Photography by Fabien Charuau

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