#HappyHygge: Invite earthy elegance with Nature’s Signature veneers by Duro

Hygge pronounced “hoo-gah” is a Danish lifestyle concept that encompasses all things warm, cozy, and nice. We instantly took to this concept as we are historically known for helping trade professionals and clients enwrap their spaces in the kind of a fashionably fuzzy feeling that Hygge perfectly represents. Being the comfort-seekers that we are—our natural choice, therefore, is wood veneers—soothing colors, relaxing textures, and mesmerizing grains—the embodiment of sensual comfort. 
Veneers from Duro’s Nature’s Signature collection are the stuff that dreams are made of—we mean elegant and timelessly chic dreams. With more than 250 exotic species in Natural, Fumed, Dyed, Metallic, Distressed and Burl categories—this collection is India’s largest selection of A+ grade natural veneers.
As there are different strokes for different folks—there are unique veneers crafted under the gimlet eyes of the expert to appeal to a variety of interior styles. 

For interiors that are a mashup of traditional and contemporary—a strong, deeply hued veneer works like a perfect springboard to ground the overall scheme. Take this dining nook here, for example—we love how Santos Rosewood from Nature’s Signature anchors the space whilst providing contrast to the two-toned dining chairs. This place radiates organic warmth, so it’s giving us major #HyggeGoals!

This double oven wall cabinet here in White Oak from Nature’s Signature drips of the pared-down appeal that Hygge is associated with. The White Oak veneer is light-toned and has subtle veining which effortlessly jibes with farmhouse-style kitchen. It’s equal parts sophisticated and rustic and pulsates with inviting comfort. 

This statement wall in the conference room here brings a compelling yet easy-going vibe to a space that is otherwise thought to be solemn. The paneled veneer, Fumed Oak, from Nature’s Signature in a brick-style laying formation is the warm signifier to the industrial style’s streamlined coolness. This disarmingly down-to-earth conference room hits the nail on the head when it comes to modern minimalism.

What happens when the steely cool elements interact with the warmth of wood? A glimmering, glamorous vibe results as seen here. Clad in Satin Walnut veneer from Nature’s Signature—the walls with their airy elegance—perfectly balance the visual heft of the metal adorned elevator doors. Metal and wood—as they say, is a match made in heaven and we are totally digging it!

Being die-hard fans of traditional schemes, we can’t hold ourselves from mentioning at least one of them in our blog posts. So here it is—we have our heart set on American Walnut veneer from Nature’s Signature by Duro as we believe it just looks as if it was designed specifically to be teamed with the good old traditional style. The island and cabinetry clad in this veneer make this kitchen feel calm and complete. What we also love about this veneer is that despite its strong presence—it doesn’t overpower and lives harmoniously with other elements. 
As we said earlier, there are over 250 spectacular veneers in a dizzying array of finishes—you will, therefore, need to pay a visit to our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to see them in all their glory. 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). 

Minimalist Musings: Veneers For Spaces That Follow The ‘Less is More’ Tenet

We have been gagging for putting together a blog post where we could just talk about the interior style for we which have historically had a weak spot for. And guess what? This happens to be that blog. Yes, we are going to be discussing our heart out about minimalism. 

We are well aware that the world around us is waxing lyrical about maximalism and while we love feasting our eyes on bold patterns and lively colors and ostentatious details—we cannot get minimalism out of our system. Minimalism is like second nature to us. “Less is more” is an aesthetic ideology that many equate with sparse decoration and getting rid of everything one possesses. Minimal adornment doesn’t mean that the spaces look bereft of life and character. And as for discarding, we’d all agree that as urban dwellers, we could be doing ourselves a huge favor by bidding adieu to that which doesn’t serve a purpose any longer.

 There are ways you can embrace this approach with surface decoration that is texturally rich and imbue your spaces with a sense of warmth, comfort, and everyday elegance. So like there are different strokes for different folks, there are certain design characteristics of minimalism that resonate with different minimalists. See what strand of minimalism you take a shining to—

The Fundamental Minimalist

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The Fundamental Minimalist is someone who swears by the tidying secrets popularized by the Japanese cleanliness doyenne, Marie Kondo. Whilst clutter-free and airy simplicity floats their boat, they, however, crave for warmth, stability, and familiarity—all of which is aptly embodied by OLD NATURE from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels. Its rustic refinement is enhanced by its charming look inspired by the typical structure of old wood. We love the homely vibe it is working up here in the kitchen. 

The Modern Minimalist

The Modern Minimalist is someone who is lusting after tantalizing textures that soothe senses. In this day and age of technology where we tap our fingers on our digital screens, the draw of running our fingers on a textured surface is just special. The calmness and balance that interiors can achieve with tactile veneers is something that we all can also use in our busy lives that’s divorced from nature! Look at the vanity and floating cabinets in this master bathroom. Enriched with SISAL from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels, it looks like a tranquil bolthole.


The Big Impact Minimalist

Minimalism is all about creating a big impact with fewer objects and touches and that’s exactly what SCHILF from the Holz In Form collection of Embossed Veneer Panels does. Black adds depth to spaces and opens them up. When you use a strong color like black, it naturally removes the need for superfluous ornamentation. If you are a Big Impact Minimalist, you will probably be looking for darker toned surfaces that won’t lose their magnetism even after a decade.

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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 Panelling in Delhi  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 Wooden Panels in Delhi NCR 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 veneers in delhi 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.