Thursday 29 October 2009

LIPSTICK Inspired KITSCH Interiors.....

I always feel elated when I look at the bright colours of these lipsticks that it inspired me to create some kitsch interiors. Take a look at the moodboard below.....
This moodboard is done using the colours of the above picture and adding a few more....
I think at some point of our lives, we aspire for such kitsch may not be for a long time...but maybe as a temporary arrangement....look at some pictures below from our daily life....(all images from internet....collaged by me)
If you called this below picture KITSCH..........then I think that Kitsch is still very evident especially when you want to make a bold statement. We use such tents in south India, when we have some special occassions.......or where the look needs to be bold and stand out.....
So, would you like or appreciate kitschy interiors for yourself at home.... or where would you like to see it....please write or if you already have something in your homes....please share a picture with us....

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Corner framing ideas....

If you are looking for something interesting to convert boring corners of your homes, then try this simple yet creative idea of corner framing. This not only creates a focal point but also enhances the visual space of the rooms by camouflaging the sharp corners.
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Do you like corner framing, is there any other idea on your mind.....please share it here...

Monday 26 October 2009

Inspiration Mehendi....for your Interior Decor...

Mehendi, a common shrub is known to have been in use in all parts of the world since time immemorial. The traditional way of painting hand and feet with mehendi is still popular especially among brides. Decorating the bride's hand and feet with the application of henna or mehendi is symbolic of the auspicious occasion. Besides decorating the hands and feet it is a popular dye to colour hair. It is also used as a home remedy for various minor ailments. In North India, application of mehendi is a common custom. For them this is an auspicious day before the wedding. The application of mehendi is an art that is fascinating and exciting . A combination of geometrical and floral patterns are used in this decorative art. To read more on this, please click here....

(all the above images are from internet)
I was so inspired by the different patterns and designs that create instant magic on hands that I decided to do a moodboard to see if it would work in interiors to create a decor scheme that is based on the art of Mehendi....check it out!!!!

I think it you??????

Thursday 22 October 2009

Charcoal own way

Hi Readers,
This Diwali, I learnt something new.....CHARCOAL SKETCHING...... Here are a few of my works....
Flowers to begin with
A view of some country houses in a narrow lane Getting ready for the winter
(All of my works above are re-productions from some originals on the net)
Wait for the new banner that would be seen shortly on my blog....will be right back with a new look as I celebrate 6 months of happy blogging....

Thursday 15 October 2009

Using Traditional Sarees to add instant touch to the Festivals.........HAPPY DEEPAVALI

Hi readers,
Wish you all a very very Happy and a safe Deepavali... or Happy Diwali.
(Picture : click here)
Deepavali is a Sanskrit word - Deepa meaning light and Avali, meaning a row. It means a row of lights and indeed illumination forms its main attraction. It symbolises that age-old culture of India which teaches us to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge. Deepavali, the festival of lights even to-day in this modern world, projects the rich and glorious past and teaches us to uphold the true values of life. To read more on this, please click here. In the north of India, the same festival is known as Diwali. In this board, I have simply used a traditional south Indian saree as my inspiration to decorate my house for Deepavali.....Please share some of your ideas or pictures here.

(to create this board, i have used some pictures from internet)

Wednesday 14 October 2009

Simple Inspirations......Great Dreams....Outstanding Outcomes

If you are in Bangalore and scouting for a day-out ........ then Guhantara is the place that would fulfill your dreams. I am proud to have known Mr. Ramesh, one of the architects of this Cave resort. It was his simple inspiration of a cave that has now turned out to be bangalore's first cave resort with a rare stone age experience. Some pictures for you. Please do visit the following link to get a better view of the resort.

(all images from internet)

Friday 9 October 2009

Inspiration Mughal Interiors...... answer to Cheryl's question

Hey Vasudha, I happen to stumble upon your blog while browsing through for some ID ideas and I was wondering whether you could assist me with this; I'm supposed to design a hotel room based on Moghul architecture (we had to do a site visit, and it was an area with Moghul architectures and a place where they sell tons of textiles/silk) and we have to link that to the hotel room design. I'm totally out of ideas and I hope you could guide me with this, and with what concept I should follow on. Of course I'm not asking for spoonfeeding, just a little guidance would help a lot. I'm Cheryl, btw. I'm currently taking my diploma in Interior Designing in Malaysia :) Thanks in advance :)
Answer to Cheryl's question
Mughal Empire begun its journey in the valley of Jammu & Kashmir in around 1586 AD. However, the exponents of Islam faith had arrived in the state much before. As per the historical archives, Jammu & Kashmir was visited by several Sufi saints in the early hours of 14th century itself. In 1327 AD, Rinchen Shah, who was the then Emperor of the valley, decided to become a devout Muslim follower. With the onset of this incident, Jammu & Kashmir started experiencing a new era of Islam in general and Mughal Empire in particular. Please click here to continue reading.......Mughal architecture, an amalgam of Islamic, Persian and Indian architecture, is the distinctive style developed by the Mughals in the 16th and 17th centuries in what is now India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. To read more, please click here.....
This is a moodboard I just made for you, please take a look and use this as a source to develop your own ideas. MY TIPS
In global styles like these, the quickest and the easiest way to achieve the effect you are trying to is by opting for a wall paper depicting the mughal style of architecture or some paintings depicting the lifestyle of the mughals.

Mughals are known for their use of marble. Beautiful marble inlay work can be done based onyour budget. If your budget is limited, then try to create some focal points with this kind of work.

Get some Plaster of Paris work does to create cornices, arches etc., as shown in the below picture or the above collage. Arches were made famous by the mughals.

Use jewel colours and some fake jewellery to add to the royal look.
I hope you found this information useful. Please do let me know when you start working on your project. Contact me if you need some more inputs on this.

(all images from Internet)