Elements Of A Contemporary Kitchen

There’s nothing more charming than stepping into a kitchen that exudes the simplicity of a bygone period and beats with a contemporary pulse. Best Wall Panels in Delhi, that’s where the current style is headed towards. A dash of the good old homestead charm with a contemporary touch. We have always been huge fans of this kind of anesthetic. It’s just magical to be able to have a space in one’s home where the surrounding elements drum up a homey atmosphere. Such a cheerful vibe is totally conducive to delicious home-cooked food, don’t you think?

If you want to create or transform your kitchen into contemporary bastion, here are some elements with which you can nail this decorating trend.

RICHLY GRAINED WOOD

Laminates in Delhi

No matter how you splice—the fact is, wood in contemporary homes doesn’t get the spotlight that it deserves. The easygoing ambiance that wood can conjure—no other material can and when you embrace wood with its natural, flawed beauty, the result is indescribably beautiful. Take a look at this sumptuously textured and grained2552 Trapez from Holz in Form. We love how the shelves and the countertop are oozing #snugfeels.\

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The Much in Vogue industrial Look For Modern interiors

If you are someone whose heart belts out happy songs as you walk into a space awash in more of a ‘behind-the-scenes-appeal’ than the ‘in-your-face-conventional-glamour’, we’d say welcome to the league! There’s something very hypnotic about interiors that are a departure from what we consider traditionally appealing—where bare concrete walls, weathered wood, and patinated metal are celebrated than concealed. Well well, we are sure by now you must have figured out what we are referring to—the style, of course!

This style revers the bones of the buildings; trains the spotlight on the structural elements; and basically lays it all bare—including the walls, ductwork, beams, and the whole interior enchilada which is painfully hidden beneath layers of cosmetic cover-ups. This blog post is dedicated to this raw and edgy aesthetic and how you can go about conjuring it in your interior—be it your home or office.

#1: MINIMAL DETAILING WITH AN UNFINISHED LOOK

A stunning wall featuring Argento Antico and Old Copper VetroTec Acrylic Glass Panels reflects the fundamental canon of the industrial-chic style—minimal decoration. 

First and foremost, unlike other trending styles—the industrial aesthetic is all about a no nonsense approach. Surfaces used in this style are never over-the-top or bedazzle with opulence but convey a raw simplicity. Spaces are free of bulking furniture and layouts are open and allow for breathing—knick-knacks and decor accessories are few and unfussy.

#2: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

An edgy partition-cum-shelf in Black Valchromat brings industrial flair in a living room.

The industrial style is all about unpretentiousness—restrained setups where nature is a big part of the narrative. Just like the wood fiber panels from Valchromat—they bring with them the distinct coarseness of wood and vibrancy of organic dyes. The unassuming vibe these panels emanate feels soothing and down-to-earth. This aesthetic also favors resuscitating life into pieces that are on the fag end of their lifecycle—say, when a wardrobe door is transformed into a coffee table. Valchromat panels are engineered by hewing to the principles of sustainability—the wood used is sourced from waste, residue from timber mills, pine, and recycled pine. Also, the panels are suffused with organic dyes that tick two important boxes—conscience and color!

A  sturdy kitchen island in Black Chopped Wood from Holz in Form range of Embossed Veneer Panels acts as nature’s neutral in this industrial scheme. These embossed veneer panels which come in the ravishing rugged textures of natural wood—are perfect to punch up visual intrigue into the mix.

When it comes to the color palette, the industrial-style stays decidedly towards the neutral side of the spectrum. We reckon it makes things easier as the palette is narrower and not a lot of time goes into hashing it out over the colors to choose from. Black, grey, brown, and white are the hues that dominate this style. Just because the palette is limited doesn’t mean it gets all lackadaisical.

4: RAW YET REFINED METALS

Conveying a steampunk-inspired edge is a stunning pure Stainless Steel laminate 600/600 from Homapal. The lustrous discs featuring anisotropic reflections create a spectacular interaction of highlights and shadings—an effect that makes it decidedly industrial in appeal.

There’s no industrial style without metals, period. Whether you go for metals possessing a visual record of the effects of time or on-trend metals that ‘feel in’ with the modern times—metals are the quintessence of this aesthetic. Think beautifully distressed brass knobs or metal pendant lights with dinged surfaces.

If you are looking to create this aesthetic for your residential or commercial project, we’d like to invite you to 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).

Maritime Magic For Monsoon

With the Monsoon in full swing, we can’t help pining for the magical coastal lifestyle. We often spend inordinate amounts of time ogling at Pinterest boards featuring pictures that brim with the Mediterranean magic and are leavened with the sophistication a la French Riviera.

Nautical interiors are officially are our thing, with that being said—we like it when the nautical aesthetic doesn’t strain for effect and is sprinkled with just the right signifiers. In other words—we find it refreshing when our favorite interior style is away from cliches like the seashells and the anchor theme overload. We love it when the vibe is breezy and clean and edited down.

So how do we go about nailing this nautical aesthetic then? Let us give you a rundown of the coastal scene that we have the softest of the soft spot for.

MEDITERRANEAN BLUES

Of course, the blues are a must. And while navy blues, turquoises, and teals have been the mainstays—we suggest going with one stellar pop that conveys the theme you are trying to portray whilst enlivening the interiors. Take C 15 Dark Blue from Plankwud, for example. This vibrant hue will promise a bright look on a bleak day (we would need a cornucopia of it because of the overcast skies) as well as foster a sense of space for an airy appeal.

These self-adhesive meticulously crafted indoor wood panels are super easy to work with—you can go with one dominant color or use in combinations—we’d recommend C 15 Dark Blue and C 02 White in an alternate vertical configuration for a soothing cascading effect.

WEATHERED WOOD

For a dominant industrial or tropical look, dark-hued exotic wood species are a natural choice. However, when it comes to the nautical style—distressed, salt-kissed weathered wood is favored for its bleached-out appeal. Jibing well with this criterion is 2578—Rough Old Wood from Holz in Form.

Its worn smooth look works especially well for cramped quarters when space is a scarce resource and dark wood isn’t an option as it is known for shrinking the settings. This deliciously weathered embossed panel will complement an entryway console and set the stage for the #beachyfeels right from the outset.

FOUND OBJECTS

That’s the thing about objet d’arts—you stumble upon them and fall in love with them instantly. The sweet feeling of finding jaunty pebbles on the beach reminds one of the time fun and frolic spent by the sea. Apothecary jars with starfish, conchs, and sand, time-worn, distressed mirrors, chinoiserie canisters, antique enamelware, et al.

A little bit of vintage nautical magic with that gloriously wear-and-tear allure—well, of course—homes are indeed shabby chic and have a stripped-down appeal making them casual and welcoming.

WALL ART

Wall art showcasing the beautiful seascape. Frothy white backwash breaking on the shore—doesn’t it make you want to drop everything you are doing right now and rush to the nearest beach?! Another important thing for all those who find themselves in a color conundrum—when you aren’t quite sure about what should be the palette of your interiors—take cues from your gallery wall.

We love the bespoke feel of this cozy corner—the vertical seascape prints add a sense of symmetry to the setup. Chaise lounges in a face-off with each other seem like a perfect seating for those who love to revel in the literary world in their free time.

We hope you like these ideas as much as we loved putting them together for you. You will find oodles of inspiration and creativity at our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre. Visit us today in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to see our variegated showcase. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, call us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).

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Mix Those Metals: Pro Tips On How To Pair The Newly Launched Homapal Metallic Laminates With Other Materials

Contemporary interiors turn convention on its heads—be it in terms of new finishes, accents, silhouettes or materials. Another defining characteristic of this aesthetic? It teaches us that there’s no rule set in stone including that metals can’t coexist harmoniously with other materials! In the true contemporary style, we are going to bust this myth and show how wonderfully well metals can work with other materials, even tones within their own brethren! 

Metal with Marble

Although milky white grainy marbles meld nicely with gold-hued metallics—for a modern opulent mix, we’d recommend juxtaposing their warmer tones with each other. When using the same undertones, make sure you are playing with the textures for a dramatic interaction. Adorning the reception desk here is the Classic 471 Polished Goldtone from Homapal. We love how its glossy finish complements the gilded veined patterning of marble. 

Metal with wood

If you ask us, we’d say metal and wood is a match made in heaven. The warmth of the wood commingles magically with the coldness of the metal resulting in a satisfying balance. The elegant micro cracked surface of Homapal’s New Crisp Anthracite 809/252 strikes an interesting partnership with the contemporary elegance of the whitewashed wood flooring. 

Metal with exposed elements

A sense of urbane sophistication pervades this bistro as the coarseness of Homapal’s latest laminate Brass Moon 500/502 gets together with the refined rawness of exposed brick walls. Metals, especially those in antique copper and brass get along really with the laid-back, undone feel of the exposed elements of the factory-chic aesthetic.

Metal with leather and wood

The coming together of wood, leather and metal accents in interior design brings to life a classic composition. Handsomely weathered metal with leather accents looks perfect when trying to achieve a luxurious look. When paired with wood and leather, metal looks spectacular while creating a visual harmony owing to the discreet nature of the two materials. Look at the just-launched Copper Diamond Antique 690/340 from Homapal on the wall—it sets off the leathered seats and wooden legs of the bar stools.