MetalGoals: Presenting the 2019 Metal laminates Collection from Homapal

Retro. Industrial. Contemporary. These three words best describe Homapal’s 2019 Trend Collection that the brand just launched at the recently concluded World’s biggest furniture show- Interzum in May. Comprising a total of 34 elegant decors, the Trend Collection offers a wide array of ambiance setting visual effects.

Each decor is painstakingly designed to give a unique ‘hand-processed and used’ look. These designs can satiate a variety of aesthetic palette—from industrial to modern farmhouse, transitional to tastefully lived-in, contemporary to traditional to basically, everything in between. 

Let’s take a look at the micro-trends that Homapal brewed this year—

MOON

Moon is a grunge ode to the imperfections left behind a craftsman. The flawed surface gives off a warm, familiar vibe that comes with things that have been lived with and used for many years. The aesthetically appealing chipped canvas comes in shiny or muted Copper, Brass or the oxidized looking combination of Copper and Turquoise. 

DIAMOND ANTIQUE

Diamond Antique is a modern reinterpretation of the eternally classic diamond pattern. It focuses on the delectable ‘undone’ dichotomy that is occasioned as clear linearity is enriched with the progressive blending of the colors. A pleasing amalgam of light, color, and form—Diamond features two skilfully finished hues, Copper and Brass.  

SAPPHIRE

Sapphire looks like it was specifically designed to appeal to those with a strong penchant for a minimalism-inspired aesthetic. The fine lines coupled with the vibrantly shining light-to-dark gradations create a mesmerizing panoply of light and shadow. The Sapphire series comes in a range of bewitching colors such as Graphite, Champagne, Rosegold, Bronzetone, and the unique Oxygreen. 

NEW CRISP

Subtle yet sumptuous, New Surface is created to prettify interiors of all ilks. Covered with deliberate cracks, it comes in five exciting metallic colorways- Gold, Anthracite, Oxygreen, Rose. We especially got our eyes after Copper New Crisp Antique as it seductively highlights the veined structure with subtle transparency. 

This wasn’t just a rundown but also an announcement—these beauts have much very reached our store and we are now accepting orders. So visit our store in Ventura International, 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. See you on the other side!

Inject some color in your spaces this Monsoon with our decor edit

We are finally given the reprieve from the oppressive heat. The downpour has been the best thing in these last couple of months. We love the overcast skies, the pitter- patter of the rain, and the freshness of Mother Nature. While we love everything about Monsoon, there’s no saying that after a point it’s going to start getting a little dour and gloomy since most of us will be cooped up indoors. 

So how do we combat the blues then? By spritzing some life and color in our interiors! Here’s our edit of resplendent decors put together just for you. 

1. Red Valchromat

We can never tire of red—and we bet this particular red hue from Valchromat is something that will have you hooked from the first moment you clap your eyes on it. The reason we like? The shade isn’t too radical nor too reticent, it’s just right and will be as much at home in your home as it will be in your office. 

What also makes it more special is the fact that this wood fiber panel is organically dyed—this will make all you proponents of sustainability smile ear to ear. Since it is made of wood, the panel has these charming variation in tonality which adds to its beauty copiously. 

2. Casa Panel LC 74 

If you want to nail the nautical theme in your home this season, we’d suggest you go with this refreshing hue of our Casa Panel—LC 74. The oceanic color will breathe new life in your interiors and be the anchor point of your maritime decor. 
This gorgeous faux leather is characterized by intricate veining and is super easy to install. You can use it to adorn your furniture, walls, shutters, table tops, doors, and ceilings. 

3. Norm in Gold 

Ah, the gilded glamour, who doesn’t like some? This entrancing hexagonal wall panel is composed of ingenious little tiles which can be used in a variety of wall decors by configuring them in different combinations. 

Norm has such an imposing presence that it will naturally be the cynosure of all the eyes—which is good, as it will render other kinds of decoration unnecessary and help you achieve the clutter-free, minimal aesthetic you have been wanting to. Killing two birds with one stone. 

4. Sunny Yellow from Plankwud 

The first thing that popped into our minds when looked at this sunny hue was Monsieur Van Gogh’s eloquent painting of sunflowers. There’s this country lovely allure to Plankwud’s Sunny Yellow—akin to Van Gogh’s famous painting. 

This meticulously crafted wooden wall panel will gladden your heart and home, oh and your office and restaurant too (it will be a match made in heaven especially if you are aiming for a homely rustic style). We are sure this ray of sunshine will positively help you feel rejuvenated, come rain or shine. 

5. Copper Moon Light from Homapal 

Luxurious and enchanting, Copper Moon Light is an out-and-out head turner launched by Homapal just this past month. Its coarse, flawed surface coupled with its warm rosy hue will conjure urban sophistication. For those of you who find the magnetism of rose gold difficult to resist, we just gave you just another reason to indulge! Like what you see here? We bet you will like these, even more, when you will see our showcase in person. Visit our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. Log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide array of products. You can also reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).

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The Curious Case of Valchromat – Organically Colored Wood Fibre Boards

As much as we adore those natural wood tones and the complex grainy patterning, our heart is forever seeking vibrant hues—after all, a fresh burst of color can do wonders to your interior scheme. However, we usually have to forgo one in favor of another. But what if the wood came soused with pleasing colors? Is that even possible? Valchromat by Investwood is what dreams are made up of—let’s say dreams involving an assortment of beautiful colors on wood. 

Let’s dive into what Valchromat really is. If you thought only X-Men are a result of gobsmacking mutation, you are wrong. Valchromat is an evolved avatar of MDF. They were introduced in 1998 and since then have undergone exhaustive testing and refining for furniture, commercial, and residential applications. 

These wood fiber panels are soaked in gorgeous colors throughout and as if this feature wasn’t enough to widen our eyes, these panels are impregnated with organic dyes! We hope you got something around you to hold on to! Valchromat panels also possess the unique tonal variation of wood, as that’s their raw material. 

Another peculiarity that adds to their unique coloration is the visibility of small fiber panels on the surface—an alluring flaw that occurs when some of these tiny fibers don’t absorb the organic dyes. Alright, so it fares phenomenally well on the color front but what happens when the surface gets dinked or scratched by accident? Does it leave unsightly discoloration or dent? It doesn’t! You can resuscitate the affected area by simply sanding out and re-finishing it! 

Valchromat is fantastically versatile not only in terms of colors but also in thickness. Like any other wood, Valchromat panel can be finished using wax, varnish, oil or lacquer. These fiber panels are moisture-resistant, which means they can very much be used in bathrooms and areas with high humidity levels after proper edge sealing, of course. We are so imagining them as a soothing background for an outdoor seating ensemble in a beach villa!

These luscious panels can be used in different applications such as furniture, doors, decorative panels, CNC routed elements, and regular paneling.

Last but not least, Valchromat ticks an important box that as house-proud owners and design enthusiasts we all should be mindful of—environment-friendly. The rationale behind Valchromat’s manufacturing is to reduce and hopefully in the very near future eliminate environmental impact. The resultant waste and bark from the production process are reused to fuel the steam boiler. 

Moreover, whenever available—post-industrial waste from sawmills, wood pallets, pine woodchips, etc. are used in the production of these wood fiber panels. Valchromat can also be recycled, which is yet another cherry on the top!

Beauty In The Imperfectly Perfect: Veneers From Holz In Form To Bring The Outside In

The Japanese aesthetic philosophy of Wabi-Sabi is something that we totally subscribe to. We seek beauty in that which is imperfect, raw, and tentative. We believe that it resides in the most modest and unassuming places—one place where it lives in abundance—is nature. 

In nature, beauty can be found in the sculpted shapes of sand dunes, in the pastel gradient of the twilight sky, in the sun-kissed ocean ripples, so on and so forth. But if we were to put our finger on one particular form of beauty that makes the inner tines of our heart hum—it has to be that of wood. While we have always found ourselves fascinated towards the gnarly grain of the burled wood—there’s another texture that has caught our attention. And that is the flawed, irregular texture of the bark. 

Here’s presenting “Borke”, German for bark—an exclusive nature-inspired collection from Holz in Form. Raw yet refined, it authentically captures the outer layer of the bark of a tree In order to ensure that the texture of tree bark is faithful to reality, these texturally rich embossed panels feature a jagged surface that has a natural rugged feel.  Simply put, Borke will bring the vitality of outdoors in—this will not only enrich your interiors but will also soothe your senses. 

Warm and characterful, Borke is imbued with a mix of deep tones and textures. Its appealing weathered look helps bring the outside in—there’s no denying about the calming effect they create in interiors. Borke is an ideal option for paneling and door necessitating an ‘au naturel’ look—they tick off all the right boxes—harmony, sophistication, and authenticity. Borke can be used to enhance an accent wall and storage units—not only will create a sense of continuity but will also amp up the tranquil vibe of your interiors.

If you are someone like us with a strong penchant for Scandinavian-inspired minimalism, we believe you will have all the more reason to fall in love with Borke. When you have the said interior aesthetic—the spotlight is, naturally, focused on the textures and Borke offers that in spades. Another good thing about these beautiful veneer panels is that as much as they are commanding on their own—they also pair well with concrete and chrome. Perfectly offsetting the coolness with their innate homespun warmth—Borke veneer panels are a must-have for interiors calling for rustic, modern-farmhouse interior style. 

While it’s true that Borke’s visual richness makes it an obvious choice for interiors with a pared-down aesthetic, it also lends itself as an alluring counterpoint for contemporary and transitional settings. Whether you use it to enhance your bar counter or to dress an in-built wall wardrobe, Borke will make it as comfy and cozy as it can be. 

Our Edit of Best Laminates

From homes to hotels to offices to retail spaces, over the past couple of years—metal laminates have gone on to to become one of the most sought-after choices of interior building material. Of course—they are lively, luscious, uber modern, and most importantly, look unfailingly luxurious—which totally works for living environs with aesthetics requiring an opulent feel and rich finishing touches. 

What is also interesting is that metal laminates are being constantly reinvented so that they are in keeping with the evolving interior trends and surface decoration preferences. Their application in interiors is virtually limitless—furniture to wall coverings to room dividers to column covers to everything in between. 

Here are some of our best-selling laminates that are favored by both end users and design professionals —

#1: Brushed Coppertone

Stylish and scintillating, Brushed Coppertone is hands-down our favorite metal laminate—all thanks to its versatility and enduring appeal. Copper is enjoying a resurgence and is dominating interiors with its warmth and coziness. Featuring calming waves, Brushed Coppertone is suitable for reception areas, office interiors, and commercial spaces necessitating a sophisticated and tranquil feel. 

#2: Mesh Bronze

A beautiful exploration of texture, Mesh Bronze reminds us of the binding of an old tome come undone. Mesh bronze blends like magic with aesthetics erring towards rustic and traditional. Over the years, we have seen it emerge as one of the popular choices for doors and wardrobe applications. 

#3: Bronzetone Short Carved

Bronzetone short carved is an excellent pick for those who want to create a sense of depth in small space. It can be your office cabin or study where you want to invoke a sense of warmth without overpowering the overall scheme. We believe Bronze Short Carved strikes the Goldilocks principle—not too visually jarring, not too staid—but just right.

#4: Copper Relief Autumn Leaves

What if you could pepper your interiors with the tranquility of an autumn woodland? Nothing like it, isn’t it? One of our all-time favorites, Copper Relief Autumn Leaves laminate is soused in a rich patina effect, which adds to its enchanting beauty. To create a visually rich environment we recommend teaming it with chrome—as it acts as a cool complement to its warmth. 

#5: Polished Goldtone

Those who fancy a delectable dollop of antiquity, Polished Goldtone will totally ring their chimes! You don’t need to go over-the-top with this laminate—you could just use it to pretty up your column or the wall behind your TV unit and voila—you will have achieved a svelte, timeless look!

Mi Casa Su Casa: Faux Leather Panels To Up The Ante Of Your Interiors

It’s rare to find a material that can encompass both the extremes of the luxury continuum—leather can do that elegantly. Whether you want it to conjure up the sensual, feral appeal in your interiors or want it to soften the overall ambiance of your space, leather will be able to do that just in a heartbeat (well, let’s say after you install them completely).

What better way to communicate luxury than with faux leather panels? Our Casa Panels are just the answer and an alluring one, that too. Enriched with intricate texture and grains, Casa Panels are a go-to choice for interior designers who need to convey a decadent mood albeit in a tastefully sensuous way. As opposed to plain wallpapers or paint—which can make your walls appear too tame or boring, faux leather panels will, decidedly, make it spring to life—all thanks to their vivacity and rich warmth.

Since we always keep our eyes peeled for the latest interior trends, we were totally delighted to find leather accents making a resurgence. To be honest, we don’t think, leather can ever be out—it’s a pure classic that has and will continue to prettify spaces for years to come. So where all would our Casa panels look good? Well, if you ask us—we imagine a cozy home office with a wide wall behind the desk enveloped in the lushness of faux leather. While our Crocodile White and Chocolate shades look professional and polished—we’d recommend trying our recently introduced color palatte ranging from fresh turquoise hues to earthy tones to elevate your office space to a different dimension of contemporary classiness.

Another way of making a splash with faux leather panels is going the full throttle way—meaning using them with abandon in your living room. The beauty of Casa panels is that—despite their regal appearance, they don’t look intimidating and in fact, will help calm things especially if your interior is scattered with ornate pieces and hefty furniture. Likewise, if you just want one area of your living room to stand out, our deep turquoise Casa panel will make your space leap into action. We imagine it being set against a carved Provencal-style console—conjuring up a mysteriously sensual old-world appeal.

Casa panels can be used long term in wet environments—which means all your luxury will get fulfilled! If you want a lock, stock, and barrel modern Marie Antoinette look in your living room, bedroom and even bathroom—our richer faux leather panels which are moisture as well as termite resistant will help create a mood that’s downright dramatic and moody. The lighter tones will work particularly well with ceramics as well as marbles to keep things simple and light. Our Casa panels can be used for continuous wall coverage in residential, commercial, and hospitality environs. They are easy-to-install and can be bent 90 degrees—which means they won’t cut or get scuffed! Also, you don’t need to bend their edges to finish the corners.

From “Meh” to “Wow”: Transform your Interiors with 3D Wall Panels

In the realm of interior design, where trends wax and wane in a heartbeat, it’s refreshing to see 3D wall panels continue to reign supreme. Whether you want to have an imposing wall in your home that anchors the overall interior scheme or wish to cast an enchanting first impression on your clients as they walk into the reception area, 3D walls are the befitting statement-making features. Equal parts sumptuous and stylish, 3D wall paneling is the best way to breathe life into lifeless walls.  

If we were to point out one thing in particular that we like about 3D wall panels—it has to be their commanding presence, which removes the necessity of excessive decoration. When it comes to designing modern living environments—be it commercial, residential or hospitality, interior designers and architects are looking for decor ideas that are thoughtful and help them reinforce the overarching style of the spaces. On this front, 3D walls not only have an ‘arty’ feel to them but also imbue a sense of dynamism wherever they are installed.

From subtle repetitive patterns that will make a minimalist’s heart sing to dramatic irregular canvas delighting a true maximalist, our exclusive collection of 3D wall panels ensure that there is something for everyone—no matter what their preferences.  

So where all can 3D wall panels be used? Well, in addition to revitalizing blank walls in the interiors, they can be used to elevate outdoor spaces to punctuate the relaxed seating ensemble or lounge area. They can be used to inject richness, sculptural appeal, and depth to wall designs of showroom, lobby, entrance halls, restaurants, and more.  

Moreover, 3D walls can also be used to lengthen walls, underscore architectural details, hide flaws, and raise ceilings. They can make spaces look roomy with their enthralling spatial effect and modern geometric designs. Our varied range of 3D wall panels is visually hefty yet has an airy simplicity to them. Easy-to-install and maintain, they work wonderfully well in any interior style—from classic to contemporary, industrial to Nordic chic, to anything in between. A series of wall decorations from Turkey, these 3D wall panels will bring visual extravagance to your interiors. This stunning range comes in a variety of finishes in geometric patterns—which gives it an edgy “futuristic” feel whilst being on-trend. 

“Spline” from 3D Walls is an intriguing panel featuring a 3D visuality inspired by the moving of splay lines. Manufactured using a high polymer technology, Spline is strong and durable and a popular choice of interior designers to deck up the reception and lobby area. Another good thing about it? It can also be complemented by LED lights to give a stunning visual appearance to the area. 

Another favorite of ours is “Norm”. Featuring three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, “Norm” is an elegant version of the honeycomb pattern that is available in both glazed and matt finishes as well as different colors. Their angled faces lead to a nuanced symphony of shades and can be arranged to create subtle images and graphics. 

Penta is a complex coming together of convex and concave lines, which create a bewitching illusion of depth for walls. The unique interplay of lights and shadows can imbue a variety of interior spaces with sheer magic.

Those seeking a modern romance slant in their interiors will be blown away by the polygonal geometry of Mable. The visual poetry of understated shades flows soothingly when the natural light delicately reflects off the polygonal tiles.  If you want to enliven your interiors with 3D walls panels, our handpicked selection awaits you! To know more visit our website: www.venturaindia.com