Ethnic Interior Decor – An Apartment tickled by Colour…

Tickled by colour, Kaushik and his mother quite liked the idea of using warm colours & patterns and bringing in a touch of ethnicity into their small apartment. Personally, I thought an ethnic touch in this house would be a unique way to bring in all their tangibles  in a classic and electrifying style. Hence, ethnic interior decor it was!

IMG_0687

So, after choosing a theme, I began working towards two key elements  the “texture and rich colours”. If you look into the history of Indian designs, you will notice that the Indians have an inclination for rich, warm colors. Reds, yellows and oranges have always been the first choice of  any Indian in terms of traditional interior design. I needed to keep one thing in mind, i.e the space was small, any design or colour would still maintain its openness.

Ethnic Living Room

Best Ethnic Interior Decor 3

In the living room,  I collaborated  bright red color on the furniture and the color blue on the entertainment centre which soothes the small space keeping it open and airy. The Madhubani wall mural with its splash of colour and its tradtional ikat print curtains balances the bold yet minimalist look in the living space. Gives rise to the ethnic interior decor.

Best Ethnic Interior Decor Madhubani Wall Art

The idea of wall art can be explored in a very creative and beautiful way. I wanted to create an effect of a cozy seating in the shade of a beautiful tree to bring in the nature. You could do this in your home. Great way to utilize a bare wall in the Indian way, right?

Floral Bedroom

Best Ethnic Interior Decor 2

We Indians are known for our colours and textiles, which are incorporated everywhere from window treatments to throw pillows to wall hangings. Here, in the master bedroom, the bed was injected with a beautiful hand-made Rajasthani throw and throw pillows in assorted patterns.

Kaushik’s mother loves flowers, hence we decided to incorporate floral designs which, for her, are like breath of fresh air. We chose floral design wallpaper as a back splash for her bedroom which enhanced the look and she claims it triggers happy thoughts and pleasant disposition.

Best Ethnic Interior Decor 1

The simple functional wardrobe was also adorned with a little hand-painted dresser in the corner to bring in the splash of colour to the expanse of rusty wooden browns.

Best Ethnic Interior Decor Brown Orange

Moving to the second bedroom, small as it was, for a single young mad, we decided to keep the colours fresh and neutral. Here, I chose a combination of blue and dark brown to give it a solid wood effect. With a back splash of a cool blue wall paper and the solid dark brown bed, study table and wardrobe, the room had a calming vibe. A mixed geometric pattern of stripes  added to the visual interest.

The Bachelor’s Den

Best Ethnic Blue Interior Decor

So this was a walk through this small yet cozy home of the Chugs. Nevertheless it is always good to look for  a color scheme that runs through each style and suits every temperature. I sure loved doing this home and had a wonderful time imagining it as my own.

TESTIMONIAL

Testimonial – Ethnic Interior Decor

Salon & Spa Interior Design – Along the Lotus Path – Mirror Stories

When we started working on the Mirror Stories, we came to the conclusion that all rooms of the salon should be entertaining. The salon & spa interior design should be a visual treat. It should help relax, stimulate conversation and revivify. We chose to give it a palatial lotus themed interiors as its main theme. Hence we used a tinge of bold colours and we weren’t afraid of it!

Best Lotus Themed Interior Design of a Salon & Spa 3

The salon was divided into 6 sections – Spa, Facial Room, Lobby, Pedicure & Manicure Space, Hair Styling Space and the Pantry. Each room specialized in its own way to make the client feel wonderful. The lotus themed interiors with the a rich color palette added glamour to the salon.  We used deep chocolate browns to create a rich, inviting look with crisp, white walls to keep the space from feeling too dark.

IMG_5254

Spa

Best Lotus Themed Interior Design of a Salon & Spa 2

According to my mother and my aunt for whom I did this project, the spa had to portray warmth and welcoming look. They deeply wanted clients to feel pampered and rejuvenated. We made a strong statement in the room with palatial faux windows with mirrors installed in them and a bordering millwork to give a hint of luxury. Again this was achieved by making lotus themed windows. Then made a cabinet in an existing grove with displaying a beautiful serene painting of the Buddha with bold objet d’art to mesmerize the visitors. Let me tell you the painting is done by my aunt which made such a difference to that room.

Facial Room

Best Lotus Themed Interior Design of a Salon & Spa 1

We had enough place to accommodate 2 beds with a simple yet half festive ceiling, a stately chandelier like hanging lamps, and well-appointed palatial drapes that canopy the beds. The half ceiling had a beautiful lotus petal trim coloured in traditional pink with a pillar carved to make it more illustrious. One of the walls was adored with 2 beautiful lotus paintings across the chocolate brown walls. Made this place look serene and tranquil.

Lobby

Best Lotus Themed Interior Design of a Salon & Spa

I thought over how the entrance should be… spacious, welcoming and should mesmerize people when they enter! We continued to have the palatial look with another faux window with a beautiful brass bust of the goddess Tara. Placed against the brown background the contrasts of gold, natural pinks and beige look fabulous. We also made a small soft board section to help them display their newest works again laced with lotus pink petals.

Pedicure & Manicure Space

Best Lotus themed Interior Design of Salon & Spa 2

Across from the lobby is a comfy sofa where one can rest their feet in rose petal water. The sofa has side shelves to rest your hands. We embellished the wall behind the sofa with the scrap material from the faux windows. We hung the chandelier like lamps from the ceiling and made the area look cozy and relaxing. Not to forget, we hung another wonderful painting of a Persian lady made by my aunt.

Best Lotus themed Interior Design of Salon & Spa 1

Hair Styling Space

Best Lotus themed Interior Design of Salon & Spa

Sometimes bigger and bolder adds a little drama to the space. It being a hair styling space, it had to have large mirrors. These mirrors were garnished with the same palatial look of carvings on the side, a lotus themed carved component on the top and richly painted in beige, pinks and turquoise. The entire room had the chandeliers hanging to give it a magnificence of royalty.

TESTIMONIAL

TESTIMONIAL – MIRROR STORIES