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Rajiv Saini’s Terrace Mumbai apartment exudes elegance

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This Mumbai apartment on Altamount Road, Malabar Hill combines entertainment and urban seclusion in one of India’s most opulent addresses. A terrace apartment interior design by Rajiv Saini that blends indoor and outdoor spaces with contemporary elegance, the project is a bespoke residential jewel for a private owner, one of the designer’s longtime friends and clients.

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Modern Mumbai apartment by Rajiv Saini

Saini worked for the same client’s main residence, another Mumbai apartment in the same building, about 15 years ago. The designer recalls: “Over the years we talked about doing another project together, a holiday home for the weekends, but somehow that never happened… So when the terraced flat went on sale, [the clients] They caught it with the intention of using it as fun pads and using it on the weekends.’

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Mumbai apartment interior with wood trim

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The lavish apartment spans a total area of ​​approximately 4,000 square feet and the floor plan is gently divided between two wings surrounding a 2,500 square foot green terrace. On one side is a large living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and a bedroom with custom-made sliding doors that can be opened to the living area if needed. Opposite the terrace, on the other side, is a large media room with a big screen, furnished with a traditional Indian movie. mourning (a large bed). It serves as a multifunctional family room for watching movies, playing board games or reading a book on the lush, landscaped terrace. A work area with a small pantry and kitchenette nearby serves as a library or office for comfortable study at home.

Mumbai apartment interior living area facing terrace

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Cast-in-place terrazzo mingles with solid, oiled teak joinery in soft tones, while the interior is elevated with a refined palette of materials. The interiors feature a variety of vintage and modern furnishings, including natural linen furniture and iconic mid-century paper lamps by Isamu Noguchi.

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Studio space with open space in Mumbai apartment interior

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The terrace deck is expertly landscaped, adorned with tropical plants and partially shaded by a covered walkway connecting the two wings of this Mumbai apartment, transforming this rather typical outdoor space into a modern, open-air living room. From here, hosts can host or relax as a family perched outdoors at the bar, enjoying the sunset over Mumbai’s sea-facing skyline.

Mumbai apartment interior with bespoke kitchen

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Interior of Mumbai apartment showing concrete walls and woodwork

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