- Dorothy Draper
Everyone who visits the Kapadia residence at Marine Drive describes the woodwork and fine patterns in the furniture throughout the apartment differently. Some compare it to astronomical bodies, others say it resembles a painting, and a few believe it looks like patterns from ancient Indian temples. The designer behind these, Pooja Khandelwal, however, feels her designs on wood are a combination of various elements - or sometimes are abstract representations of the sun, nature or everyday objects.'
When Pooja takes up an assignment, she first tries to imagine possibilities to enhance the original features of the existing space. She believes design to be a powerful tool to use what one already has and maximise the output - 'a space overhaul may not always have to be a complete revamp. People sometimes miss out on the strengths of a space and its capabilities are lost to the layman's eye.' This is where Pooja's expertise lie - in unleashing the potential of a space and enhancing it with intricate detailing and nuances of design. Her work reflects her penchant for innovation and desire to challenge existing design structures and processes.
With a Diploma in Interior Designing from IIFT, New Delhi and Specialisation in Furniture Design from Indian Institute of Design, New Delhi, Pooja has structured many residential, commercial and retail spaces.
We are grateful to each of our clients for giving us the opportunity to furnish their spaces. Without their support and creative freedom, our designs and efforts would not have come to life. We would also like to thank them for their kind words and generous encouragement to the Pooja Khandelwal team.
I have known Pooja Khandelwal for a long time and this time I decided to use her services for designing my home. The best part of working with Pooja is the fact that she would make sure that your choice and style is showcased in an aesthetically appealing manner. This is the first time I feel that my house reflects my personality and the credit for this completely goes to Pooja. She also has a great sense of space utilization which is very essential in Mumbai. Pooja has seamlessly integrated both my design and space requirements and I am quite sure from now on I won't be going anywhere else whenever I plan to re-do my home again!
Mohit & Pooja Gambir
This is the first time we engaged the services of Pooja Khandelwal for wooden paneling and for curating the main door entrance to our office premises. This was really important to us as our branding was to be carefully showcased on the main door and we shared our requirements and specifications with her. We were pleasantly surprised with the finishing and neatness with which the work was executed. The main differentiation that makes Pooja’s work stand out is the personal touch and involvement to ensure that the results are to her satisfaction and thus to the satisfaction of the client. Both Pooja & Rohit form a great team and we wish them all success.
Working with Pooja and her team was extremely seamless. I have had many experiences with design professionals in the past, and by far, my interaction with Pooja and the end result of my residence have been the best so far.
She understood the space well, and moreover - realized what we needed and understood our design brief. Throughout the project, her involvement was thorough and we had her support in accomplishing the smallest detail.
I thank Pooja and her team for working on my home as though it was her own.
As soon as my husband and I met Pooja, we got a sense of her warm personality and her professionalism. Being 'first-timers', the initial consultation was crucial as we collaborated on the design concept. Pooja addressed all of our concerns to create not only an aesthetic space, but she was very practical about it. She took the time to listen and help us find just what we wanted but with her expert opinion on what does and doesn't work. She even used some of our existing pieces and incorporated them into the design. It was something that we could not have accomplished on our own. Maybe its experience, maybe it's a gift, but she knew almost exactly what we wanted.
Professionalism evident, we were confident to leave all aspects of coordinating construction, scheduling and installations to her. Her staff is very knowledgeable, kind and helpful and they make a wonderful team.
Throughout the process, we observed that Pooja had an emotional connect with the project and the people and carried out tasks as she would have if it were her own space.
We are *thrilled* with what Pooja has helped us accomplish, and often find ourselves falling in love with the designs all over again (e.g. the beautiful deck area, the panels on the dining table matching the TV console, the sandwich glass on the wardrobe).
She has an impeccable taste, an excellent eye for color, and very creative ideas to make any home beautiful and outstanding and from the moment my husband and I met her we knew she was the one that would turn our house into a home we were proud of, Which is exactly what she has done for our home and provided excellent service all the way through.
She nailed it! We love coming home to our beautiful, comfortable home.
We can't thank her enough!
My experience with Pooja Khandelwal Interior designs can be simply explained in these words, " just the way jewellery enhances a woman's beauty.... The ambience an aura created by her of my studio... Has beautified and enhanced my jewellery display way beyond....her work is as sparkling as my diamonds...." Everything on time, in the given budget and quality workmanship...."
We recently got the interior of our home done by Pooja Khandelwal and were quite satisfied by her work. She listened to our inputs carefully and worked on it effectively. She also gave lot of innovative ideas and also understands the clients taste. The best part of that she knew what we wanted. From the concept stage to the final outcome, she did her work seamlessly ; whether it was co-ordination with the workers or selection of hardware or other accessories, she always worked on her toes.
We were very pleased with the final look of our home. The contractors and workers engaged by her were honest people and had done a great job. She has a wonderful team and can make your dream home a reality.
Thank you for making our house a dream home
A- 1101/2, Lake Lucerne
Near Gopal Sharma School
Mumbai – 400076
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