Since the Japandi theme is in vogue nowadays I thought the best way to explain the theme for the benefit of my readers would be to show some pics of the actual design done, so here goes
What most customers do not know is that the type of shutter and the finish you can have on it are related, the finish in turn determines the ruggedness of the shutter and hence its appropriateness for specific spaces for the home. So, while it is great to want to have a certain shutter style in one’s home it is important to understand whether the style can be matched with the finish and the type of use of the shutter & your own lifestyle.
Life stage based interior design is a concept that I have discussed on this blog multiple times but it will be good to give it a little more perspective and make it specific to each life-stage when a design intervention may be necessary…hence this blog post today. I trust you will find the thoughts relevant if you are planning to refurbish your home in line with your own life stage
Building & Interiors Magazine in conjunction with Siemens India published my interview on the subject of Kitchen Appliances for the Home and how these need to be planned as part of an overall home design project. A soft copy of the interview is available here https://buildingandinteriors.com/appliances-are-an-indispensable-part-of-an-indian-kitchen-design-nandita-manwani/ Happy reading Nandita
Lighting Design fundamentally determines the personality of the space and how people perceive it, feel in it and how they ultimately behave in it.
The interesting part is that Lighting Planning demands the brightness of spaces NOT be distributed evenly – if you evenly distribute the Lux then the space will feel boring, … like a terrace restaurant in daytime, and you don’t want that. Lighting for Ambience is really the art of managing the Darkness.
Each space, the way it is designed, built, maintained, kept dirty or kept clean exudes a certain culture, that culture drives the behavior and life of the people occupying the space – be it a family, office staff, visitors or shoppers. This is perhaps the same reason why pan gets spit in spitted corners and not in clean corners and why garbage is dumped on un-maintained land just because the land is anyhow unclean and a bit more garbage will not change its nature.
Let’s take this a step further – if the manner in which a space is built and maintained can determine the way people behave in it then can we not consciously Design spaces to cultivate a certain culture and behavior? The answer to that is an absolute YES
Two updates that happened over the last few days which we are very exited about The Architecture & Interior Design Excellence Awards Conference 2022 held earlier in March this year recognized The Studio by Nandita Manwani as the Best Interior Design Firm of the year 2022. Deeply honored to receive […]
The recent fetish for Dark as well as the younger generation’s desire to try out new and different concepts for their spaces – both homes and offices, is now driving the demand for Dark Themes in Interior Design. While there is demand, the supply for dark themed interiors is constrained by the designers’ or the home maker’s skill to bring it to life. Dark themes can give an extremely classy and contemporary feel to spaces and how to get it right is what we will discuss in this article today
A functional lining of the bottom portion of walls that started as a technique for wall protection and retaining heat within homes in 13th Century Europe has now become an Interior Design trend in India. What I am talking about is Wainscoting & every second customer planning Interiors for their Home who I have spoken to in this last 6 months wants it.
Designing a home based on a theme aligns the space to what the theme fundamentally represents – things such as energy, peace, calm, efficiency, indulgence, frugality, nature and the likes. It is because of this that the subject of “Themes for Home Interiors” comes up quite often in interior design […]
The Pandemic is forcing Interior Designers to think differently. The doubling up of the home as an office is inducing cultural changes in the home environment that need a fundamental shift in perspective in how home interior design needs to be thought, planned and executed. I will be speaking on […]
Pleased to mention that our work has won the Best of Houzz Award in the design category for the year 2021. Our work was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals. Just […]
Announcing the second edition of our “show and tell” masterclass on Interior Design Best practices for Home Makers The masterclass will be held at the state-of-the-art Residential Interior Design Experience Center situated off Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. Enrolment is restricted home makers expecting possession of their new homes this year. Students, […]
Interiors and Interior Design is usually the last item on the home buying list. Once the bank, builder and broker are paid off home makers end up with little for doing up their interiors. With shoestring interior budgets home makers end up compromising on the material, designs and workmanship, falling short of the dream home that they imagined. Planning the budgets for interiors hence needs to be integral to the process of home buying
Had the privilege of hosting the design masterclass for students of the school of Interior Design at Jain University Campus last week. A very positive experience interacting with the young breed of upcoming interior designers and giving them a glimpse of good design practices and expectations from design in the […]
A number of readers of this blog have asked questions around what work sequence one needs to follow while doing interiors for their home. We all know how painful it can be in Bangalore just to secure availability of good vendors like electricians, carpenters, plumbers, painters, the false roofing guy […]
When working with an interior designer, home makers usually expect just good woodwork and carpentry. The Q&A below discusses why customers should expect more from their designers and why that is not only good for the project but also for the Home Maker – Designer engagement.
In addition good interior design can be life changing for the occupants and helps in creating a living culture that stays with the family throughout their life
Exited to share the first pics of my Exclusive Residential Interior Design Experience center coming up off Kanakapura Road. The inauguration is planned on Ugadi day – Mar 18th. The center will provide a space to display best practices in residential interior design, different material finishes etc. and will provide […]
Thanks to all your wishes, The Studio was selected among the top upcoming interior designers in the country. The magazine in print will be available in stands next week. Do read about it here https://industry.siliconindiamagazine.com/vendor/the-studio-by-nandita-manwani-a-lifestyle-interior-design-firm-built-on-the-foundation-of-trust-cid-3799.html Glad, encouraged, thankful & deeply humbled. Cheers Nandita
This blog today hosts over 3500 Q&A on home interiors under different posts. For some of the more popular posts there are over 500 questions underneath and the blogger tool has been found incapable to handle such volume. We therefore launched a stand alone Q&A module on www.thestudiobangalore.com yesterday that […]
We have been getting some love from the press lately :). Please read about it here https://thestudiobangalore.com/press-coverage.php Cheers Nandita PS: If you have a question to ask then please note: On Nov 15th we have launched the Q&A module on The Studio website. The Q&A interface on this blog was unable […]
My article on whether to build furniture or to buy it from the market and how organised furniture retail will change the role of the Interior Designer published in the Bangalore edition of Deccan Herald today. Here is the link to the article on Deccanherald.com http://www.deccanherald.com/content/622540/how-do-you-like-your.html
With the unorganized furniture retail market in India touching approx. $20 Billion, early bird online furniture retailers like Pepperfry, Urban Ladder as well as organized furniture retailers such as Lifestyle, Hometown, @ Home & Evok etc. have been busy tightening their supply chain, product designs and quality to capture a […]
A couple of my Home interior projects were recently featured by Homify magazine. Do please see them in the links below. https://www.homify.com/ideabooks/2896375/40-dining-room-tables-to-copy-from https://www.homify.com/ideabooks/2831314/7-home-office-decor-ideas-for-you-to-copy Happy browsing Nandita
Featured among the top Women Interior Designers in Bangalore by Nearfox Magazine :). THe original article can be found at https://nearfox.com/bangalore/e/female-interior-designers … read on, Seven Female Interior Designers From Bangalore Who’re At The Top Of Their Game Are you conscious about the aesthetics of your home and do not […]
Some pictures that my client sent me last week of an interior project I did at Salarpuria Greenage nearly 3 years back. Great to see that the home still looks to be in top shape. Have also posted these to the FB page https://www.facebook.com/homedesignbangalore Living Room Design TV Unit Design Crockery […]
Additional Pictures of Home Interior Design & Turnkey Interiors at Concorde Napa Valley Bangalore. These have been taken in daylight to reflect the true colours of the home Living Room Design Living Cum Dining Room Living Cum Dining Room – Another view Crockery Unit Dining Area Dining Area – Another […]
Today being an auspicious day we formally launched www.thestudiobangalore.com. It is a master site for The Studio Kitchens, The Studio Wardrobes and www.homedesignbangalore (this blog). Do also go through the Kitchens section on www.thestudiobangalore.com – this is a new website launched for the Designer Kitchen Range. Do wish me luck […]
News of senior citizens tripping, falling and injuring themselves at home is nowadays something that one hears of quite often. Such injuries often result in altering the quality of life of the elderly, sometimes even affecting longevity and self esteem. As a designer I have felt that a number of […]
My article above was published in Deccan Herald today. You may read it here http://www.deccanherald.com/content/535128/art-homes-sake.html However…..since, as readers of this blog, you are special – I am posting the unedited, original and the much cooler version of the same article for you below. As always, will welcome any thoughts, inputs & […]
The article on the left was published in today’s Deccan Herald. It encapsulates and consolidates all the Kitchen Design Best practices mentioned across different posts on this blog. Reproducing it below for my readers … here goes… ————————– It’s that place in your home where you are likely to spend […]
The subject article was featured in Deccan Herald today. You can also read it at http://www.deccanherald.com/content/445623/selecting-sofas-safe-way.html. The free text is also pasted below Thank You Deccan Herald team for helping spread the light 🙂 Full leather, Half leather, Fabric, Cane, Wooden, Reclining, Sectional, Tuxedo, Chesterfield, Camelback ….whoa, the choice is almost […]