Beautiful Homes - The Mirza Residence

Monday, August 20, 2007

This is a house of artists. Zaheer Mirza, maverick, creative director, actor, ace cook, design enthusiast, information junkie, seasonal fitness freak and a doting father is a man of many, many, many passions. His warmth is evident in this house from the bright floor cushions to the super colourful childrens' bedroom which is clearly any child's DIY haven. A picture is worth a thousand words. So without much ado, bringin on the eyecandy....!

5 canvas blocks and 4 quick character sketches done by Zaheer announce the home.

A prayer that Inzia learnt at school, framed- welcomes you into the home.

The 1st view of the house.

The living room is bathed in warm tones of orange & picked beautifully by the wood.

The light wood panelling holds the complete home entertainment unit- flat screen, dvd, speakers & cleverly hides the wiring. This is good design.

A turtle & two families :)

Layered curtains, colourful floor cushions & a harmonium. Zaheer's girls, Inzia & Zai are training in Hindustani classical music.

The painting was done by 8 year old Inzia a couple of years back. I told you its a family of artists.

Inzia's black and white sketches.
The dining area. National Geographic prints share space with Inzia's art.

Anybody who has lived and worked in Bombay will recognise that dabba. Only its not the famed lunch carrier but a clever lamp from 'Loose ends'. Music & poster art on coasters.

The madness that was confined to neatly framed paintings breaks loose here. The childrens' bedroom is a riot of colours, toys, hoola hoops. one wall is a softboard and....

....the other wall and the ceilings are an everchanging canvas of play and colour! The walls in this room have been Inzia's and Zai's drawing board from when they were little & it evolves along with them.
The Jute kite is actually a lamp shade that throws interesting patterns across the walls.

Toys R Us

Art in the bedroom.

“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.” Pablo Neruda.

Zaheer Mirza is a Pablo Neruda fan.

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