An interior Designers perspective

Interior Design and the Pandemic

The Pandemic has brought profound changes to the way people live – be it the requirement of constant sanitization, the home doubling up as both the office and the school, all the way to higher rates of pet adoption to ward away loneliness. Interior designers in Bangalore and across the World need to adapt to these new needs and ensure that design is relevant to the new normal. Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the SJIM Global Leadership Conference on this very topic. The event hosted some of the leading business leaders across India speaking on the topic of Innovation and Creativity. Below are pictorial excerpts from my presentation, trust you find this of value as you design your own home The Need to De-Tangle Spaces Demilitarized zones for the Home Low – Maintenance Interior Design Minimalist Interior Design & Giveback to the Environment Pet Friendly Home […]

Pandemic & Perspective – The Interior Design Challenge

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 this Design shift and challenge that the Pandemic poses to Home Interior Design & the Design fraternity in my upcoming lecture at the St. John’s Institute of Management Leadership Conference 2021. Anyone interested in attending can check here http://www.sjim.edu.in/leadership_conference.php Cheers Nandita Nandita Manwani is a leading Interior Designer in Bangalore and is the founder of The Studio by Nandita Manwani

Third Edition of my Masterclass on Interior Design Best Practices

November 3 it is — Just in case you missed the earlier two Masterclasses, here is another chance for you to attend this November. For those who are reading this for the first time – these masterclasses are for new home owners and folks planning to have their homes designed and done up in the coming few months. We typically cover all the things (well, almost all) that I have learnt during my Interior Design Practice over the last 10 years including expensive mistakes to avoid. The registration link below has additional details – https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/Bangalore/323fb7d88313461c70419073ea674206 Note that the small fee is just to ensure we get serious attendees – the idea is not to make $$ from these classes (I actually end up spending more than I charge) but to disseminate as much information on good design principles as possible I look forward to meeting you there. Cheers Nandita

Doing end to end Interiors for your Home? – Here is a work schedule you should follow

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 etc. Having them come in at the wrong milestone not just delays the work but also leads to rework & adds to the loads of stress that home makers are already stacked under. Given below is a step by step work schedule that I have been using for my own work, it has gone through multiple iterations and incorporates the learnings from multiple projects over the years. If you choose to follow this for your home then you will have to do one thing back for me – make sure that you provide your feedback on whether this helped you. […]

The Home Makers Guide to Painting your Home in Bangalore – An Interior Designers Perspective

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This has been a topic that a number of readers of this blog have been requesting for since quite a while. Was finally able to pen this down over the weekend. Painting of the home has been a major area of grouse and confusion for home owners. Grouse because vendors have started charging per sqft. rates and no longer work on a labour only basis. Due to this overall costing has sky rocketed. And Confusion because there is too much choice in paints and wall finishes available in the market – much more than what an average human mind can evaluate & fathom. The increasing cost of paint has made options of good quality wallpapers viable adding further to the confusion on whether to use paint or wallpaper. Net-net customers are struggling to balance their budgets with the coats of Putty, Primer, Paint and Paper that it will take to […]