Monday, 30 June 2014

Some more tips on How to Become an Interior Designer

    Most important of all the above qualities a proper affiliated course in interior designing is very essential to have a successful career. To test their designing and drawing skills a candidate has to clear an entrance exam. A portfolio too is needed in the college to showcase their skills and ideas of drawing. To get yourself enrolled in a good institute for interior designing a minimum qualification of 10+2 is required. The places where you can study these courses are The Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahemdabad it offers a five year program in interior design to students who have completed their senior school with science, Exterior Interiors, in New Delhi, Apeejay Institute of Design, DIA Academy, and Raffles Millennium Institute in Delhi. There are numerous other institutes all over India which provide best courses for interior designing. Interior designing can be pursued even through a polytechnic or a private institution that provides specialization in this field.

You have to meet lots of people from all the walks of life. Networking and interpersonal skills are a must in this profession to get interesting projects.  Create contacts with personalities to get some interesting projects in hand. You have to be mentally prepared to adjust your timings for your work schedule. You might have unpredictable work timings to cope with excess of work burden.
    Client satisfaction is the most important thing in this field. If you feel you have the capability and understanding of transforming a simple house in to a beautiful paradise by adding your own creative touch to it then you are right in taking up the profession of interior designing.

Friday, 27 June 2014

How to Become an Interior Designer- Basic Tips to Start

    To become an interior designer is not an easy job. You have to be very creative in nature. Only educating yourself in the course of interior design is not adequate, you need to have an innate quality of creativeness. Understanding of colors and their effects on the mind is equally important in an interior designer’s field.  You should have a keen interest and likeness towards the field.

    You should have the ability to understand your client’s point of view. His needs, style and objective have to be considered. You have to keep in mind his budget while working.  While working on the client’s project you should understand his lifestyles and personality and work according to his taste. Meetings with the clients and knowing him better would give you a better idea about his personality and lifestyle. 

Stay tuned some more to come.....

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A picture of efficient work culture.

Make smart use of space and creative ways to design the office.  Image is very important for the company as it speaks more than words. The smartest thing to do is to hire an office interior designer which will make 10-20% more usage in your office. Emphasize on the objective of the company to him which leaves a positive impression on the client.  Also make sure you communicate about occupant’s strength of the company. He will turn this visible space into a usable space.

Some inputs for office interior design are as follows:

ü  A person will be unproductive, boring and lethargic if the office atmosphere will be cluttered. Output will be elevated if the space is comfortable, flexible and personal.

ü  External noise creates distraction and results in low productivity. It is the biggest hindrance for focus and efficiency. The feel should be quiet and relaxing.

ü  Bright colors create positive vibes among team members. Energetic and confident attitude is promoted amongst them. Green color is best suited to re-energize enthuse your team.

ü  Late office hours are stressful. So using chairs with adjustable position can relax back pain and arm rest is often recommended. Chairs should be kept facing the window or door so it causes less strain on the eyes.

ü  Depending on the Nature of the work, job specific furnishings should be designed. One has to keep in mind future business requirements like hiring new personnel for the job. Space therefore should be well designed.  E.g.: an airline reservation desk employee has to attend calls and no interaction with other employees. He should have enough of room to make himself comfortable.

ü  Stress busters like plants which give oxygen and aerate the room. Place them on the corners instead using designer equipment and antiques.

ü  Avoid traditional yellow lamps and replace with bluish ones which is similar to natural light.

ü  Use latest technology like space should be as flexible as possible by creating “plug and play” for the   individuals to work on their laptops.

ü  Enough of space between different departments and the workers themselves so they don’t crash with each other. Basic idea is to avoid inconvenience to any other team.

ü  Allocating space wisely to a group of people who do different tasks. Like an engineer is mostly found on his desk while sales person or president are there for a couple of hours.

   Simple and unique office creates an image both in minds of the employees and the clients. Create space which is for the well-being of the employees.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Some more styles for you.

Garden: This style is often ideal for nature lovers. A room full of plants with natural light surging in through large windows beautifies the landscape pictures in the house. Vibrant and natural colors are used for each living space.  


Asian: Space usage in the key or the priority to decorate a house in Asian Style. Keeping the centre of the room empty refers to the openness of the heart in Asian cultures. Subtle colors are used and bright colors to highlight focal points in a room.


New York: This style has its furniture in contrast to the wall colors. Often the place to fit in the furniture is around the edges of the room keeping in mind a wide range of space to move about through main corridors. Light fixtures are used to attract vision of displayed accents at each point. Similarly, storage place is also widely available made of furniture with different materials.


Eclectic: The room can be transformed giving a miscellaneous look with a varied number of decorating items. Many people choose this style as they enjoy different aspects of any of the above interior. Colors choice is left open according to the taste of the individual. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Styles in many forms.

Designing home styles have progress over the centuries in comeback to the varying flavor of various groups of people. Each approach has benefits to the people who will benefit from the home for many years to come up to. Many styles were born out of earlier styles and have developed into a separate type of decorating for certain belief. Each of the following plans articulate qualities and taste precise to an era.

Shabby chic:  Integration of white interior walls, floors and ceilings with vintage items on your recycled furniture. Using soft and neutral colors enrich the look of the items displayed.

Traditional look: A traditional look from the 60’s and 70’s is often preferred for a timeless home. Its traditional sense is appreciated for people who want to set a formal look. Fabrics often favored are silks, brocades and satin for decorating styles.

Swedish style: Focusing on those interesting objects that are displayed to gain maximum visual appeal. Visitors can therefore observe each minute piece more closely. Vibrant colors are often chosen to be the central spot. 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Do it the Vintage style

Are you worn-out of present everyday around you? Then give up with your present décor and reinvent yourself by refurnishing your house in the vintage style or simply old world or Victoria. “Out with new and in with the old” will sum up to your cozy & lavish style. This style comes with comfort and calm down vibes. With vintage you don’t have to shoot up your budget since you replace items which have started to look old. It gives an opportunity to merge both old and new pieces of furnishings and accessories which can be appealing.

The color palette: - Using pastel colors like pink, green, blue & yellow and embellishing it further with floral, polka dots, and varied pattern upholstery will bring in the magic of the Victorian era. This can give a breezy and casual vintage look compared to bright colors.

Furniture: - While selecting the furniture remember that mismatched furniture always works well. A rocking chair and stools are two things which you should never let it go. The furniture should be antique and painted in soft shades white wash wardrobes, leather sofas, old cabinets, standing floor mirrors, wooden chest are some of the things which you can experiment. To transform your room you can even restore the existing furniture to make it last longer. This gives your vintage items a new life.

Accessories: - The input to a genuine vintage look is vintage pieces which might include second hand pieces as well. The key pieces could be old lamp shades, floral fabrics, wrought iron furniture, lace cloth tables, unusual and recycled accessories can bright up and give it a classic approach. Look for handmade products like fabrics and quilts which gives your house a more intimate feel.

Displaying things: - There is no ruling about putting the pieces together. The way you visualize and want to present your décor is up to you. Create a theme for your decors and accordingly interpret how to put them in the right place. Vintage is just the impact of your mismatched bits and pieces gathered.
Give your house a unique look by assembling your vintage piece and other small décor parts. Deal with the things that you possess and get started with them. You can shop anywhere like an online website or even flea markets by knowing beforehand what you want.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Keep it Simple

Simplicity is the true essence of beauty. Take creativity to the next level inspiring warmth and comfort. Make things stand out by the way you design without compromising on style and other significant elements. Thats the idea.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

A perfect home!

Want a house which looks trendy, modern and fashionable?  The best way to decorate is to blend both function and design which will give it a modern look. Many people simply end up buying any furniture and decorations having no general idea how to do it effectively. Items look good but are uncomfortable with very less functional purpose. Modern interior design will tell you to be as trendy as possible along with minimalistic design which forms an essential part of the overall décor. The only thing that differs between traditional and modern interior design is “Technical Advancements”.
Modern homes are therefore technically advanced and eco friendly. These designs are simple and give an aesthetic appearance to enhance the beauty of the house. With infusing advanced new techniques you can make your life easier and just worth it. If you don’t mind spending you can upgrade features from time to time.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Living Room: First room for your guest.

Living room is the place where you find place to settle most of the things. This room can give a glance to the guests about creativity and your personality. Keep it uncluttered while keeping enough storage for your essentials in an orderly manner. Give the living room a feel free space which is very crucial. Basically it has to make you feel happy and fulfill your needs. Keep things simple and as desirable by you.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

#FromAwfulToAwesome Photo Contest

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Choose your Expertise well

Looking for an interior design company who can best meet your criterion?  Then it is very important for you to research, which interior design company will give you quality service. You can check out magazines and Google about various companies. The other referrals could be your family and friends who might have used such services before can guide you on this path. Make sure you select certifiable and conformable company with all the required credentials. Be wise while making a decision to opt for the best team.
§          Keep in mind some essential things before deciding on handing over your dream home:

Selecting a company: Do you look for a designer firm whose is working for decades now? Or someone who could focus on your goals and give it a special feel? It is absolutely necessary to look for a company whose work is appealing and done efficiently.  This is the most important and critical step so check out every minute details of the company.

Companies work profile: Visit company’s websites to see their past work and have an overview of the same. This will tell you more about company’s portfolio and their nature of work. Information on various projects undertaken will help you in acting upon your decision.

Good communication with the designer: Now, that you have made up your mind about the company, see that you share a good rapport with them. The interior designer company is the creative geniuses which will make things happen for you. The dream will now become a reality. Share your goals and intentions. Do not hesitate on the budget criteria and give your preferences. Over emphasizing on the budget could lead to poor work and low standard quality.

Get the best: Make sure the expertise on this project can turn your dream into a reality. The company is working for you so see to it that you get consulted and are involved in any decision making. The period for completing the project on time is an essential fact to be considered. Customer satisfaction is the main motto of the interior design companies. So make sure you get the best while they do their job.

Get the best out of the company and hire designer who works for you. The things he chooses for you have to bring happiness and excites you. On completion, you should be the most content and joyful person on the earth.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Making Cooking Enjoyable:

Cooking is much more pleasant in like-minded environments with attractive fittings, plenty of brightness and room to unnerve those pots and pans.

As a family everyone wants a room where they can move on comfortably. It should be designed in such a fashion that multiple people can work at the same time. For instance one can prepare a meal and the others can prepare their own snack.

Combination of technology, better design and varying lifestyles and attitudes ensures that the kitchen is proudly reasserting its spot at the heart of the residence.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Living the kitchen trends

Popular amongst kitchen are the old fashioned one with elaborate mouldings and with antique paint with traditional styles which are always popular. Traditional kitchen is mostly adopted due to one main reason in both modern as well as old age is because they represent the culture.
Kitchen and dining area is a placidly appealing space. Nowadays modular kitchen with granite flooring with solid flush doors adds to the scintillating look to your home.
When designing a new kitchen considering the milieu of all the living spaces of the house makes good intellect. To have an effective kitchen, it's better to construct the right breathing space first.

Space setting up is precedence. This includes looking at passage flow and someplace to position furniture - something not often looked at before time sufficient in the process.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Dining becomes a pleasure with Designers dazzling interiors

· Dining out in a high end restaurant is an opportunity to engross you in not only a good food and conversation but in a climate that makes the boring everyday world feels better and pleasant. It’s not a surprise or a wonder to see restaurants turning into places with most innovative interiors around the world. Incorporation of technology, Culture, Art amongst other themes to create a most striking place for diners to have eat out and enjoy the spectacular moment of their life.

·Lights: Lights are most attractive and play a very important role in creating a soothing or romantic mood for diners to enjoy the great taste of the food served.

·Color: Colors plays a very important role to have a feel of the place that you would like to have your food:
1.Light and cool color makes the restaurant looks spacious and bigger.
2.A delicate color makes you feel relaxing.
3.Darkness and Warmth in color combination keeps the space from feeling cosmic.
4.Boldness encourages children’s and fast food turnover.
5.Color depicts a style in it, i.e. Nature, Modern or a Retro Look.

Furniture: Furniture’s of your restaurant should never feel unsafe to your customer. They should be designed in such a manner that they look elegant, attractive and at the same time can hold customers valuable items so that they don’t have to have a look at them again and again.