The 3BHK apartment in Mumbai, is conceptualised against a neutral canvas. Wooden elements lend warmth; while jewel tones and brass accents add personality to individual spaces. For instance, the living room’s grey palette – inspired by a wallpaper – is offset with colourful furniture and art. Movable pieces of furniture here, offer flexible arrangements for when the residents entertain.
Another prerequisite for the living space was, “no television,” says Rittika. So the master bedroom was converted into a family/guest room. The resultant space is multi-functional with a seating nook, sofa-cum-bed and plenty of storage within a slim, floor-to-ceiling wardrobe.
The home is also filled with customised pieces of furniture that capitalise on every nook. Examples include, a Mid-Century Modern-inspired sideboard for shoes, a bar unit with brass inlay work, and a headboard that tucks into the window alcove of the master bedroom.
The dining area is set against the wall to ensure uninterrupted flow along the adjoining passageway.
Rittika capitalised on every bit of space with custom-made furniture. (Left) A Mid-Century Modern sideboard for shoes near the entrance; (Centre) A bar unit in the dining area. Incidentally, the wallpaper behind it set the tone for the living room. (Right) A slim, floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in the family room holds household extras. Laminated niches with recessed lighting showcase curios.
"They pretty much had this balcony in mind when they said, ‘All good things come in small packages,'" says Rittika. The tiled ledge makes for a practical and convenient bar counter.
The family room is a multi-functional space in calming pastel tones. A sofa-cum-bed ensures guests are comfy.
One of the smallest rooms in this home, the master bedroom is minimalist. "What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in warmth and style. There's a sense of openness as you step into the room," says Rittika. The bed fits neatly into the window alcove; a floor-to-ceiling mirror on one wall creates the illusion of space.
The teenage son's room is space-smart with a compact study, built-in bed storage and a minimalist headboard.
(Bloomberg) -- Treasury yields edged higher Monday as investors prepared for a key Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Stocks were mixed in thin trading.Ten-year Treasury yields inched up to around 1.46% after hitting three-month lows on Thursday and notching their biggest weekly slide since December last week. Stocks saw modest gains in Japan and a drop in South Korea. Trading volumes were light with a number of holidays in the region including in Australia, China and Hong Kong. U.S. fut
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Biden lavished praise on the 95-year-old British monarch after their private meeting which came at the conclusion of the Group of Seven leaders' summit at which he called for concerted action on China and ahead of a meeting with Putin on Wednesday."I don't think she’d be insulted but she reminded me of my mother, the look of her and just the generosity," Biden, 78, told reporters shortly before departing London."She's extremely gracious, that's not surprising, but we had a great talk. She wanted to know what the two leaders that I -- the one I'm about to meet with, Mr Putin, and she wanted to know about Xi Jinping, and we had a long talk."The monarch, attired in a bright pink floral outfit, had warmly greeted Biden and his wife Jill in the Quadrangle of the castle, home to the royal family for nearly 1,000 years, where they were treated to a taste of British pomp.The president inspected a Guard of Honour formed of The Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards, which gave a Royal Salute, and the U.S. National Anthem was played before they entered the castle for tea."I said I wish we could stay longer, maybe we could hold the cars up a minute, and stuff. Anyway, she was very gracious," said the president who confirmed he had invited the monarch to the White House.
An American father-son duo accused of packing former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn into an audio equipment case so he could escape trial in Japan will appear in a Tokyo court for the first time Monday. While Ghosn is an internationally wanted fugitive now living in Lebanon after the 2019 escape, former US Army Green Beret Michael Taylor and his son Peter have been extradited from the United States to Japan and will appear at the Tokyo District Court on Monday afternoon.The two men face up to three y
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A young boy held a graduation ceremony for his sister in front of a public library in Seattle, Washington, on June 10, after she finished pre-kindergarten.In a video the father Ricky Shankar filmed, the graduate, London, slowly walks to the stairs after a brief introduction from her brother, Roman. She receives the graduation certificate from Roman when her fathers cheer and clap for her.Shankar told Storyful he was proud of London, who finished virtual schooling at home and picked up a second language.“It’s been a really tough year for her and for her dads with virtual schooling. Hats off to all teachers every day, " Shankar said. Credit: Ricky Shankar via Storyful
A surprising choreographed move gave Colombia a 1-0 win against Ecuador on Sunday in its first match of Copa America. Edwin Cardona was the scored the winner at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá in the 42nd minute of a tense game. The decisive moment started when midfielder Cardona took a free kick close to the edge of the Ecuadorian penalty box.
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Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. Two strokes behind Lee entering the final day of the tour's two-week run on the San Francisco Peninsula, Castren birdied the first three holes, eagled the par-5 fifth and birdied the par-5 ninth for a front-nine 30. The 26-year-old former Florida State won in her 15th career LPGA Tour start.