Monthly Archives: December 2015

Designing with Neutral Colours

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A 2,500 sq. ft. three-storey row house in Goregaon, Mumbai, designed by principal architect Jimit Mehta of ARCHOS in just seven months, follows a simple yet elegant design thematic-

Faced with the challenge of delivering the project in just seven months, the architect relied on the diligent functioning of his firm and quick decision-making from the client’s side to accomplish the project on time.

Following a basic philosophy of -keeping things simple and clutter-free’ – be it in the overall earthy tones largely comprising ivory and brown, or as seen in the fuss-free furniture, or even in the uniform marble flooring throughout the home – the residence is imbued with a contemporary and minimalistic style, while taking care of the needs of its homeowners.

Splashes of colour in different areas such as blue glass tiles in the kids bathroom; metallic tiles in the powder room; fluorescent green in the kids’ bedroom and colourful cushions in the living room etc. enliven the interiors.

Linear geometry being characteristic of all three levels, the architect seeks to break it by weaving strong yet understated design elements in the form of back-lit jaali in the living room; Tetris-game-themed ceiling in the kids’ bedroom and the dining table wrap-around-a-column feature in the dining room – anchoring the home with great flourish and aplomb.

Great care is also taken to maintain a high level of aesthetics. For instance, an unsightly column in the living-dining area is deftly converted into a dramatic feature by cladding it in stone textured tiles; doubling up as a solid support for the dining table.

Since the home is not directly in dialogue with nature, the creation of attention-grabbing features makes it an inwardly interesting one; while it endorses the architect’s acumen and skill set.

Click here to view the images of the residence on indiaartndesign.com

The important skills that should have by the beginners interior design

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Creativity, imagination and patience absolutely must be owned by an interior design. To make a beautiful thing is not an easy matter, what else should conform with the wishes of the customer, then it takes a lot of experience to become a professional interior design. There are some important skills that you must know, the following article will explain about it.

Designers should be punctual towards his work and has the availability to perform their projects at their committed time. In simple word they should a business professional and customer oriented. There are many things that you need to learn. Sketching and designing are the first basic requirements for the interior designing profession.

They should be creative and have the availability to use limited space and rearrange all things neatly and wisely. They should be aware of all basic fundamental of the market and also need to have the purchasing skills to buy interior designing products like furniture, carpets, paints and other necessary household items according to the need and design. If you are really thinking to opt it as your career and you are a creative person then interior designing career only meant for you.

It is not an easy job; you have to travel a lot according to customers requirements. You suppose to work with as many people as per work situation. Its glamorous part of work profile. Interior designers should have ability to manage customer liaison, their budget and people simultaneously. They should have availability to handle multi task in a same time like to make the property attractive while applying all safety measures.

Apart for such interior designing skills they must have business knowledge with organization handling skills. As a result the entire professionals are having professional certification that is mandatory for become a professional interior designer.Some states require certification along with a license for practicing as new designers.

Skills that require for perfect interior designers:
He/she should have artistic ability that is the primary need of this profession. To get offers you need to make sketches of your own designs because by these you can attract your potential customers. They should technique oriented and have knowledge of CAD program. By Using CAD you will able to draw new designs, latest model and two-three dimensional figures. He/she must have the capability to understand the materials, furniture and colors that suits your design and creativity. Interior designers should good listener, which understands the customer need, requirement and desires.They need to perform their work neatly, wisely and under the customers budget with a variety of people that are required for a project.In simple words they should good team player and fast learner.They should punctual and have the capability to complete the entire project within a given time period as per the customers budget.

At the end interior designer must have safety and building codes knowledge, so that their design does not face any legal difficulty in future or during the work.