The level of excitement and anticipation in the beginning of the year is really invigorating and infectious. We are hopefully looking forward to starting a fulfilling year and focus all our energy into setting goals and outlining a roadmap to achieving them. But in this whole process, we forget just how important the year we waved goodbye to, has been.
Unlike making a solemn pledge to shed off weight and hitting the gym regularly, if there’s one resolution that definitely has the potential of getting fulfilled—it is design overhaul. We all want our homes or broadly speaking, the spaces we spend more of our time in—to adopt a fresh point of view and don a look that reflects the mood du jour.
So while in our earlier blog post we talked at length about what interior trends are going to be ruling the roost 2020, for our next one, we wondered, “Why not approach some of our frequent design collaborators and ask them to dish on some stunning and seamless to incorporate decor tips for a quick refresh.
So grab a cup of coffee and keep your Pinterest boards at the ready if you must—to start compiling for references already!
– Mixed Metals
One of our longest design collaborators, Parag Jain from Design Affairs who very graciously took some time off from his busy schedule to throw some light on how metals, which we are a perennial favorite trend, can be used in new ways to shake things up this season. He says, “You just don’t have to stick to one metal throughout your interior anymore. It is true that mixing metals is a decor trend that has been consistently on the rise but there’s a method to the metal madness. The trick here is to identify a dominant hue and support it with accents so that there isn’t a visual clash. Play with finishes, like say, a patinated finished with contemporary-edge gloss.”
Point noted. Take a cue from the mixed metal palette we came up with. We imagined a kitchen with a luscious backsplash in the spectacular pure Stainless Steel laminate 600/600 paired with the textured Copper 630. The interplay of coolness and warmth will yield an artistic look, for sure.
– Anchor your room with a statement wall
Of course, there is this one room or spot in your home with a big, bold “design moment” and decidedly stands out. But instead of going for a painted wall or botanical or chinoiserie wallpaper, how about an impactful 3-dimensional effect? Architect, Parag Jain says, “A statement wall with a 3-dimensional spatial effect is a sure-fire conversation-starter. In my opinion, complex geometric shapes in different shades create a visual symphony of light and shadow”.
Our 3D wall panel systems from Turkey are just the ticket! Seen here is Zeta which can be arranged in different combinations for an eye-catching maximalist look.
– Non-homogenous textures for a raw yet refined aesthetic
There is something intriguing about surfaces that are perfectly imperfect. They look raw and refined, just as our design collaborator, Alex Jacob from Bengaluru puts it, “Non-homogenous decors salvage a room from looking too flat. Plus, the fact that people are always wanting to add a touch of rusticity in their interiors, rugged and non-uniform surfaces are a perfect choice owing to their alluringly “undone and shabby” appeal.
Our Valchromat panels which get their non-homogenous appearance from the wood fibers they are made of are an apt choice to concoct that unassuming yet elegant feel in your space.
– Fluted surfaces for a sense of movement
Fluted or reeded surfaces are enjoying a resurgence. They convey a sense of movement and rhythm in spaces making them a popular design element in all interior schemes from classic to contemporary. Architect Vishal Mitra from Adi Design with whom we have partnered on many residential and hospitality projects says, “Ribbed surfaces are used to draw extra attention to walls, ceilings, furniture, wainscotting, etc., and add depth and tactility to interiors. The best part of them is that they complement all styles of interior, especially in modern farmhouse and Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic for their clean-lined flair.”
Jibing with this decor tip to a T is our latest launch, Vald’art fluted veneered panels. Made on premium black Valchromat panels, these fluted surfaces pack a stunning decorative punch.
We can’t thank these designers and architects enough for sharing their valuable inputs with us. Now that you are equipped with the essential tips, how about visiting us to see how they can be implemented in your space! Visit our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to help you cherrypick surface decors for your industrial vision. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).
There is no rest for the trends cycle. Every year, every season—fresh trends appear on the horizon and take the world by storm. Some are able to achieve the coveted “style” status while some peter out just as fast as they emerged. But that’s how it goes. The pendulum is forever swinging.
But with that being said, there are always those trends that burst in on the design scene with a bang and create an impact owing to their universal appeal. They resonate with the present-day global mood, cultural currents, and socio-economic developments. Trend forecasters know that better and that is why they don’t just base these observances on mere half-baked events or short-term flash in the pan moments but sentiments that are echoed all around the world.
Here’s a low-down on the trends that are gaining grounds this year—
How do you think Pantone came with their color of the year, Classic Blue? In the words of Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute, “We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on”, and we couldn’t agree more.
The current global lilieu is full of uncertainty and trepidation and in situations like these we naturally gravitate towards elements that give us a sense of hope and stability. And that’s exactly what this comforting hue does. It is both contemporary and nostalgic, genderless and seasonless and most importantly, pretty much acts as a neutral and lends itself as a soothing complement to throw furniture and accessories into sharp relief.
Under the ambit of this trend come all things warm, fuzzy, and honest. We are talking about a relaxing and laid-back ambiance that millennials have a thing for. Imagine uncomplicated modern silhouettes and treasured vintage finds surrounded by a mild, faded color palette—that is authentic pleasures for you. This is the style that leaves room for the occupants’ personalities to shine through.
This new trend will work like a hand in glove with modern farmhouse and rustic interiors. From our product repertoire, the designs that will fully do justice to this aesthetic are RMD panels, faux leather tiles, and Interart embossed veneer panels.
There’s flamboyance, opulence, and visual decadence but the operative word here is tasteful. You have a healthy dose of drama and glamour with elements borrowed from the ’20s and ’70s but with a more grown-up view. Rich metallic hues, characterful objet d’arts, statement furniture pieces constitute the essential “jazz” of this aesthetic.
When we try to picture this aesthetic in our mind, we can’t help but think about our 3D Wall Panels System and delectable metallic decors from Homapal. From adorning the kitchen splashes to creating a wow moment through statement walls, tasteful extravagance can be worked up anywhere in your interior.
—SCANDINAVIAN MEETS JAPANESE
What would happen if a Scandinavian were to collaborate with a Japanese on a design project? A mindful mingling of textures and colors would ensue and everybody would just love it. That is exactly what is happening at the moment as we type! Some are calling it “Japandi” while some “Japani”, we feel the latter has a ring to it.
What we really like about this elegant mishmash of two schools of thought is that despite coming from different parts of the world, they share an inherent connection with minimalism. Japani blends the perfectly imperfect philosophy of wabi-sabi with the rustic simplicity of Scandinavian design.
From our product mix the designs we reckon will aptly portray this new style are the beautifully handmade surfaces from Homapal’s Trend Collection and exotic veneers from Duro’s NATURE’SIGNATURE.
We hope you enjoy this breakdown of major interior trends as much as we did when researching and compiling it for you. How about you drop by our store at the Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi and we give you a hand in realizing your creative vision? You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).