Interior Design Trends: Layers, Individuality and Detailing

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Layers of expression

Texture and tone carry the torch of contemporary design. Absolutely nothing is flat anymore. It is all about layers, textures, and hues. From fabrics and flooring, to walls and woodwork. Nothing escapes its attention. Wallpaper and textured walls are here to stay—at least for a while.


Beyond trends

While an assertion of individuality in a living space is necessary to give it a personality, one cannot deny that trends set by a common consciousness moving in a certain direction dictate many aspects of design. It is not always about a fad and extremes. More often than not, trends show us the direction in which thought process is moving, collectively. There is however, a distinction between what is a trend and what has become a ‘see-it-everywhere’ feature of design. The latter shows a slackening of imagination, the former—a renewal. So, it is important to differentiate between a trend and a common feature.


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Not restricted to residential and hospitality interiors, old techniques such as gold leafing, texturing techniques and inlay are being used with new materials to create concepts that blend the traditional with the modern. Materials and methods are being combined in ways and means that have never previously been given such a widespread acceptance in the mainstream. What was hitherto a conceptual liberty used for the few is now a recurring theme in many homes and commercial spaces. A booming economy and confidence has created a much bigger market that is keen to go beyond design ennui and experiment with creativity in every way.


Small packages

One change that a lot of apartment owners will cheer about is the movement away from mammoth sofas and tables to furniture made in more ‘reasonable’ dimensions!

At home, at work

An increasing feature of commercial design—offices, retail outlets, restaurants and the like is home-inspired design. Creating a sense of home outside the home. Giving consumers a sanctuary of peace in a chaotic world. This is defining a lot of design in ways that were previously deemed unnecessary and superfluous. Understanding the profile of the people working in a space is as important as identifying the tastes of various members of a family in a home. Space cannot be removed from the people who occupy it when you consider design.

One response to “Interior Design Trends: Layers, Individuality and Detailing”

  1. Saundhi Mitti and the art of studio pottery.

    The potter Ruchira Bhatia’s life and work is highly commendable because here’s some one who has strayed from a predictable stable life the corporate world would provide to a totally different field driven purely by passion and made it into a success.
    It takes a lot of courage, dedication and knowledge to pull it all together so well. The art of studio pottery is not as simple as it sounds. there is form and function to consider, one has to have a deep understanding of the chemistry of glazes, the alchemy of colors and the interaction of clay versus chemicals in the glaze under temperature variations and firing methods… all play an important part of studio pottery.
    David Leach transformed the art of studio pottery in Britain and took it to a whole new level in the early part of the century. It is wonderful to see Ruchira follow on his footsteps and introduce that concept in India.
    She and the other potters in her studio uses the most ordinary material called ‘clay’ and transforms it into beautiful forms of art with function. Good work.
    Certainly an uplifting article.

    Thank You

    Saji Sebastian
    European Classics.

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