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The Fluid Home by Quirk Studio

October 28, 2020

The Fluid Home by Quirk Studio draws on the dynamism that people have come to desire from their living spaces, resulting in a charming abode that is highly versatile in its spatial functions. Optimally varnished to capture natural light, the interior palette is defined by soft pastels and neutral hues. Pops of primary colours in the furnishings as well as an interspersion of eclectic detailing and modern-industrial themed brass lighting fixtures create a luxurious aesthetic—one that perfectly straddles classical and contemporary decor sensibilities. Scroll down to read the Studio's eloquent elucidation of the project. With many individuals going for versatile spaces, spaces to work, rest and entertain, the idea of fluid spaces has cemented itself within the populace. Think flexible spaces where the walls shift, ceilings rise and rooms perform multiple functions throughout the day and into night. The Fluid Home, situated in Mumbai, takes the idea of flexible spaces and fuses it with modern sensibilities and trends. The house, built upon an area of 1500 sq ft, is designed to create a warm, modern and chic abode for a nuclear family. The house is varnished optimally to let in natural light, while the design palette is inspired by soft pastel and neutral hues. Opening up into a foyer, with the living room ahead, splashes of grey synchronised with the wooden false ceiling induce a playful charm in the living room. The scarce use of primary colours adds drama to the space; for instance, the sofa adorning one of the corners, in a bold green tone revitalises the space by adding a contrasting pop of colour. In addition, the evocative blue abstract rug accentuates it in all the right ways. The seamless flooring and walls, all done in light pastel tones are accentuated by the minimalistic furniture in muted, but distinctive colours. The lighting with brass highlights, is conceived with a crisp modern-industrial theme in mind, adding to the glamorous feel of the space. Décor has its own language that is in sync with the overall aesthetic; the house has elements that evoke a classical feel, yet are created with modern sensibilities in mind. The open kitchen which ties in seamlessly with the living room space, is separated from it by a large sliding door or moving wall made with 3D MDF Tiles and finish in grey textured IPS, adding an eclectic element to a space that is quintessentially straight-forward. Following the theme of using muted pastel colours, the kitchen features the same colour palette, with brass lighting as well. The open marble breakfast counter also adds texture to the overall space, creating a modern and luxurious aesthetic. The master bedroom, adhering to the design tone of the rest of the house, radiates a mellow warmth. A minimal grey bed offsets well with the near salmon pink interiors of the room with the brass pendant lights on the corners along with the recessed lights bring a soothing sense of luxury to the space. The aesthetic quality of the space is reinforced by the fish bone patterned parquet flooring. Ornamental lighting punctuates the bedside, creating a cohesive experience along with the muted colour palette and the wooden textures repeated across the entire residence. The guest bathroom is clad with soft pink tiles and features light grey flooring to accentuate the minimal design aesthetic.  

Photographs by Kuber Shah