“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times , If only one remembers to turn on the light”. This is one of my most favourite quotes. Lighting is an absolute necessity for a house to become a home, a space to induce warmth and for a room to brighten up your life. Light fixtures do that.

A light fixture, light fitting or luminaire is a device which has an electric lamp that provides illumination. They typically run on AC mains or they are powered by battery. There are portable light fixtures too. The way we use them is extremely…

Lighting design is one of the most important aspects of interiors. It not just creates the required atmosphere for your room, but also brings life into your space by reflecting various colours, textures and other elements which have been used for its design. It is often not given enough thought during the design process. Understand the different layers of lighting, light fixtures and its uses here.

Lighting can be classified into 3 layers based on the specific purpose they serve.

1. Ambient lighting

Ambient lighting or general lighting is the first layer that a designer usually works on. It is the combination of…

‘Interior stylist’ and ‘Interior designer’ are two words which are used interchangeably. However, both of them offer distinct services.

Interior styling is the art of making your space come alive. Most of the beautiful photographs of gorgeous homes in magazines are usually done by a stylist. They have a thorough understanding of textures, lights, visual aesthetics and even photography.

An Interior designer on the other hand, has the knowledge of spatial planning and understands the science of anthropometry. They can have other areas of expertise a stylist has and can be a stylist too. …

“There is enough in this world for everyone’s need but not for everyone’s greed” is a popular quote by MK Gandhi. This quote is a good entry point to understand minimalism and it’s significance.

Minimalism started gaining popularity as a lifestyle in the 1950’s and 60’s in New York, USA. It’s typical characteristics are extreme simplicity in aesthetics, form and function. The requirements of a space are brought down to the bare minimum and elements are used in their most natural form.

However, in today’s times consumerism has changed the scenario of this lifestyle on a global level. The definition…

According to a report by the CRN India website, 74 percent of Indians prefer to work from home more than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they have mentioned that they feel more connected to their devices leaving them with little time for personal needs. This clearly states the need of the hour is to set up a Home Office.

Home offices have been on the rise since December 2019 and have been continuing to rise. However, with most professionals getting lower incomes, it has not been possible for them to set up personalized work spaces.

Here are 4…

Unlike other years, 2020 has been a challenging one for everyone. It has been a rather long and a tough one because of a global pandemic and the challenges it brought along with it.

If you are looking at what fresh changes you could do with your existing home or if you are looking at getting interiors done based on the latest trends, here are 4 Interior Design Trends that have arise due to genuine needs and the global mood.

1. Need for a Home Office

With the pandemic looking to give us company during 2021, a home office is a necessity for every working individual.

Swathi Suresh

Hi, I’m Swathi Suresh. As an Architect and an Interior Designer from Bangalore, I write about topics that are related to my field of expertise.

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