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Every room within the home has at least two dominant colours, while prints run amok on soft furnishings and art alike. Mehta encourages experimenting; mixing and matching. In naturally well-lit spaces like this living room, dark colours work. In spaces that aren’t as blessed by the sun, he advises a mix of light colours.

PICS: Style Tips from Krsnaa Mehta's Mumbai Apartment

Much like his designs, Krsnaa Mehta’s home is a playful balance between the exotic and the ethnic-chic. Defined by bold colourways, juxtaposing patterns and characterful art pieces, the Mumbai apartment rewrites the rules on home decor.

“Interiors are the soul of your home. Believe it or not, I didn’t have any hard and fast rules to follow when I was doing up my space,” says the interior designer and founder of home decor and utilities brand India Circus.

The sole guide was that every room within the 1,100-square-foot space be decorated to serve its function – Mehta’s tip to keeping visual clutter at bay.

Take a look at how the designer pulls off patterns and eclectic colour schemes without losing the plot.