Classroom Interiors – Learners Edge

An attractively decorated and well-organized classroom can have a big positive impact on both you and your students. Coming in every day to a cheerful and attractive space will lift your mood and inspire your teaching. For students, the design elements you choose can help create a comfortable and safe learning environment.

Seating


Whether you have desks or tables, you’ll want to think through where to put the students for seatwork. Different instruction styles require different seating arrangements. Small groups of desks make it easier for collaboration. Here we have 2 sets of seating, one in a small and the other in a large classroom.

Distinct Areas


It may be helpful to create different areas within the classroom. For example, a classroom might feature learning centers, small and large group areas, music areas, multimedia spaces and of course, your teacher space. You can make these unique spaces serve special purposes. Here we have worked with globes and maps!

Decor


Students will enjoy learning in a space that they feel a part of.  You may want to cover every inch of walls, but too many words and images can be distracting or overwhelming to students so we have left spaces where students decorate it to their liking.. Décor should reinforce learning, not just be a distraction.

Movement


Research now proves that many children need extensive mobility while learning. Provide opportunities for children to move around throughout your classroom rather by visiting the different distinct areas hence we have kept ample space for kids to move and remain active.

As a teacher, your classroom often becomes your second home. We have tried to make these classrooms to make it an inviting, comfortable place to be and to teach.

Turkey Inspired Interiors

This old British home with small honeycomb rooms needed a makeover! Rita and her husband were frequent travelers to Turkey due to business and hence it was decided to convert this ancestral home in the best Turkish way!  This home reflects rich cultural traditions and history and is characterized by intricate carvings, arched doorways, and colorful fabrics. Unfortunately, it being a very old project, all photographs are scanned from hard copies.

Living Space the Turkey Way!

Whats a best part of a living space when natural arches already adorn it! In this small alcove of the living space, a divan was kept. Here this piece of furniture is a combination of delicately-carved wooden piece and plush over-stuffed upholstery. The rough stucco walls were painted peach. Textiles play an important role in this project which create a natural flow. Here a natural white fabric was used to frame the alcove and a woolen woven rug that was placed in front of the divan.

While on the other side of the living space which disconnect slightly, a plain white rustic wall was made on the back drop and a plush red sofa was fitted in the small space. A perception of space was created by placing a beautiful fluid blue painting over it with some antique chairs and white natural drapes! The place looked stunning and breezy!

Unpretentious Dining Room

In this old home, the dining room with its collection of old photographs and its unpretentious furniture adds a note of frivolity. Assembled were all old wares of this home,  and this lovely dining area was created. On the way to the dining area, a lovely seating was created with another upholstered divan. Typical earthenware was placed in the stand above it and bright bold cushions were thrown on the divan. This whole area was placed between typical mosaic tiles which adorned the lower walls.

A small space was created at a tiny veranda at the entrance. A place to relax in the morning sun with simple cane chair and an old fashioned tea table with antiques like clocks and wall frames made the place look very rustic! Parallel to it, small artifacts were placed on the wall. It gave one of the best Turkish feature to the area!

Simple Entryway

Rich & Lush Bedroom

Who would call this bedroom small when the hand woven rug made its way up the wall and the bed got natural white bed sheets! Simple, small and yet elegant!

Orange Guest Bedroom

The old British era homes still have ample rooms! Here, a small bedroom overlooking a littlepatio with a basic bed with bright orange patterned Turkish upholstery was created. For a side table, a wicker basket box was used! It served perfect when guests arrived!

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Turkish Blue Main Door

Last but not the least…the beautiful bold blue of the main door makes this the entrance so intriguing! Unfortunate this is one of the old yet the best Turkish projects without good pictures. Some wooden semicircular beads were pasted on the door with ornate brass ware and look how gorgeous the door looks!

Best Blue Doors

 

British Colonial Home Interiors

The British Colonial style has always been a favorite of mine and not easy to find and definitely needs a good understandings of its origins. I am sorry for the old pictures but when we did this place, we hardly used digital cameras and of course I didn’t care to shoot my projects well…

The British were forerunners of the Colonial, also called Plantation, style where they left many of their interior decorating influences in their colonies around the world from Calcutta (then Fort William), India, to the West Indies, Singapore, and Caribbean islands such as Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Trinidad & Tobago, and the British Virgin Islands. Mixing in with the local aesthetics and needs that were guided by the tropical climate, the style that resulted was a blend of island style and English sophistication.

It all starts with light (often white) walls were combined with dark wood furnishings and flooring to bring a sophistication with carved teak or ebony furniture, airy window treatments, and local ethnic accessories.  It’s a well-traveled look, and is still very popular today.

High Ceiling

Best Sofa

The older homes did emphasize on high ceilings. India being a tropical country, which is warm most times it seemed like a very pragmatic practice.  Warm air rises, so allowing it to inhabit the upper reaches of a room only makes sense.

Light Colors

Light colored walls with reflective paint adorned all the rooms, making the spaces feel light and airy…at least visually.

Deep Verandas

Best Entryway Bench

Sitting outside in the evenings on a veranda facing north or east provided a respite from the oppressive heat that was a part of life in hot, humid climates. We creates a white washed veranda and placed a simple teak wood bench and threw splendid white upholstery on it. Of course, who could forget the strange yet lovely artwork?

Campaign Furniture

Best Chest of Drawers

Folding wooden chairs, writing desks, and collapsible beds, chests, and cabinets became known as campaign furniture. It also looks so simple yet has a deep character. I loved how the chest of drawers and dining chairs make the place look beautiful. Here we hand-painted the chest of drawers to give it a twist.

Window Treatments

Best Saree Curtains

Lightweight and sometimes sheer cottons and linens were often used at the windows. Shutters helped control strong breezes and shut out tropical storms in British Colonial homes. Here we added a small new sofa with saree curtains and some Turkish hanging lamps to bring in the amalgamation of India and Britain.

Eclectic Accessories

A lot of eclectic and frames and artwork was used from the clients travel and ancestral property. Their home was a treasure to carved pieces, globes, boxes, magnifying glasses, and a wealth of ethnic accent pieces made locally and at a very undervalued price.

 

 

 

The Minimalist & Contemporary Story

Design of this contemporary home was based on the open concept and minimalism. That’s not your style they say yet style is something one creates. So from ethnic to contemporary, what Nina wanted was most important and she wanted contemporary.

So here, we mixed some earthy with industrial.  Its a home with metal, glass, wood, fabric and straight lines! So when I floated photos of this home, I was asked “Someone cool must live here.” That’s basically what we think any time we come across an image of a contemporary eclectic home.

Best Contemporary Living room

Here, neutrals, mahogany brown, and white are the main colors. We used a white sofa and accentuated the floor with a traditional dhuri or a rug. We textured the lower side of the wall with a brick like wall paper and let the living room look simple, subtle and sophisticated.

Best Contemporary Corridor

The small corridor from the living room to the dining was the most obvious and distinctive element of a contemporary style interiors of this small apartment.  Straight lines with fabricated furniture is the focus of this area. The bare yet textured space on walls, between pieces of furniture, and above in upper areas, becomes as important as the areas filled with objects. I personally feel in contemporary interiors, less is more. Each piece stands out as individual and unique.

In this apartment, We have tried to focus of furniture which makes a bold statement yet is simple and uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Here in her bedroom, smooth, clean, geometric shapes were essential with neutral tones in textured natural fibers. Hence there is no skirt, trim, fringe, or tassels anywhere. With textures like Natural grey tone wall paper, metal and glass…this room is airy and simple.

Another piece we fabricated to get good strength was a open and cool bookshelf by the breakfast table. Here, we abolish cute and small… we made a basic, bare, bold, and structural book shelf which looks awesome!

In the little balcony of this space, we places a red bold chair to draw the eye. We wanted to move the focus a bit from the straight lines. It left a casual bohemian vibe of this space.

Best Red Chair

For me, interiors showcase space rather than things. By focusing on color, space, and shape, today’s contemporary interiors are comfortable and welcoming without being cluttered.

 

Siddhi

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Application: 

  1. The comfortable back support of Siddhi helps sit low for long hours without straining your back while practicing Padmasana or Pranayama, meditation or simply while sitting casually.
  2. Comes with a cushion to help seat comfortably.

Convenience:

  1. It weighs 2.5 kgs and hence very easy to carry.
  2. It is foldable, compact and easy to store.
  3. Comes with a removable cushion.

Make:

  1. Made with fine quality Sagwan or Teak wood
  2. Cushion is made with sturdy foam.
  3. Can be made with contrasting, bold or subtle colours.

Dimensions :

L=15” X W=15” X H=15″

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Zaptop

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Description:
Love to work on your laptop while watching TV? Zaptop makes it easy without breaking your back and neither do you have to balance it on your lap. The base of this table slides under your sofa or chair bringing the laptop closer to you making a great table. It helps maintain your posture while your sit comfortable.

Dimensions:
L=15” X W=13” X H=21.5”.

Material:
High quality plywood with MS suports to take the weight of items laid out on table top. It is a hand-painted table

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