"Escape to London in the Heart of Mumbai: Saima Salam Design Creates a Home Away from Home"
Saima Salam transforms an apartment located in the middle of the hustling city into a palladian-style home in the city centre - Dadar. Mumbai, the city where people from around the world come with heavy bags full of dreams, welcomes them all with open arms. However, in a metropolis filled with so many, finding a home that offers peace and tranquillity is becoming difficult.
But when Saima Salam laid hands on the 1400 sq-feet Bombay apartment located at the heart of the city, she turned it into a place where two generations — one from India and the other from London — could feel at home.
The apartment hosts three bedrooms, of which two, were styled with poster beds in chalkboard black frame, with detailed wooden carvings on a brick lane-inspired background. "The client wanted carved and traditional touches to the space. Her taste developed from her travels and when we suggested the poster beds, we brought in the carving element. Giving the beds a modern victorian touch," says Saima. A life-size mirror with an intricately carved golden frame adds to the regal feel of the room.
The bedrooms host a cosy sitting area where statement chairs with floral prints add a subtle blend of the culture, and the rattan for the wardrobe adds a hint of old-fashion.