Located on the 29th floor of a Worli high rise, overlooking the sparkling city of Mumbai, is the elegant home of the acting legend Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband, Ram Nene. Since their previous home was inconveniently divided between two levels, they decided to upgrade their new home to fit their growing needs and evolving lifestyle.
Bringing in the change, the new home’s flow of movement and spatial planning were revisited, aiming to achieve flawlessness while maintaining practical and functional viability. A nudge towards exploring vibrant colours and bold ideas brought out the best in the space, resulting in a pleasantly dynamic shift from the neutral tones that Madhuri and her husband were accustomed to.
The various entries to the house have been designed and defined to simplify as well as optimise the circulation of staff and visitors through the home. As one arrives, an office space greets as well as manages the visitors. Similarly, the kitchen has direct access to a staff entry on one side while it connects to the dining room on the other, keeping in mind quick service. Placed strategically closer to this side of the house is the make-up room that doubles as the place of work for the star. At the heart of the home is a cosy den and formal living room with bedrooms flanked on the other side of the house to ensure complete privacy.
The living room is designed as an amalgamation of a myriad of colours. A green veneer wallpaper offsets the blue suede sofa that sits on a very colourful Manchaha rug. These varied contrasts are tied together by a round teak centre table, while a tall Burman sculpture defines a quiet corner of the room. Antique wood panels balance the gold-studded console sitting adjacent to it in the dining creating an opulent but elegant ambience. For a family bustling with talent, a corner of the home is dedicated to celebrating it. A wall with a vast collection of musical instruments is set up to look like a stage, forming the backdrop of the den. It has a soft