Interior Designers in Bangalore

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 […]

Interior Design Masterclass in Bangalore Jul 27, 2019

Masterclass on Interior Design Best Practices for new Home Owners

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, Contractors & Practicing Interior Designers in Bangalore may please excuse Detailed Agenda: Common Mistakes in Residential Interior Design Linking Life Stage & Lifestyle to Interior Design Choosing the right Material for Woodwork Importance of Lighting in Interior Design. Types of Lighting Colour Selection – The concept of the Colour Wheel […]

“Save the best for last” … this is not about the song, it has everything to do with Interior Design

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

Our Design Masterclass last week with university students and upcoming interior designers in Bangalore

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 outside world. At The Studio we have been promoting the cause of lifestyle and life stage based interior design and the importance of the Persona (the user of the space) while curating interiors. No better a place than the minds of young students to instill this core thought and philosophy […]

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 […]

Looking for an Interior designer for your new home in Bangalore? Read on to know what you should expect from your interior designer and how you can ensure that the designer engagement delivers the value you seek.

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

The Best of Houzz 2019 Award – Thank you for all your support

Last week we were notified by the Houzz team that we have been awarded the Best of Houzz in both the Design and Service categories. The awardees are chosen by the Houzz community of which I understand a lot of the readers of this blog are members – so a big thank you to you for choosing us. The formal press release that has details of the award is below. Cheers Nandita The Studio by Nandita Manwani Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019  Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design […]

Interior Design Masterclass on Home Lighting & Automation

We are all set to host our second Residential Interior Design Masterclass – this one will be on Home Lighting and Automation. See additional details below and if you are interested in attending then please register asap as we have capacity to host not more than 10 families. Do help spread the word as well by sharing this post so that others  making their homes may benefit from this workshop. Cheers Nandita Masterclass Details: Our second Masterclass on Residential Interior Design Best Practices will cover Home Lighting and Automation. With a select audience of home-makers we will go through 1. […]

Taking blogging to the next level – My Interior Design Masterclass

Since now I had a big enough place at the new experience center I thought why not!!! SO…we are taking this blog to the next level by ACTUALLY inviting home makers to the experience center and doing a show and tell of residential design principles, lighting, furniture placement and all the things that we have been talking about during the last 8 years on this blog. So if you have anyone who may be interested then do encourage them to attend. The registration link is here or you could just drop me an email. There is a small registration fee just […]

Some Pictures of our Interior Design Experience Center in Bangalore

We recently started hosting clients at our Interior Design Experience Center and it is a whole new feeling to do an actual show and tell the Interior Design best practices that I have been speaking of all these years. Below are some initial pictures of the Experience Center Interiors. I look forward to seeing you at the center. Meetings are by appointment, feel free to call and schedule a visit CheersNandita

The 5 Elements of Interior Design and what separates good design from the not so good

A lot of people wonder what makes a well-designed home different from, well, one that is not. I have dwelled over this question for many years and have finally concluded that there are 5 key design elements that each home needs. Each of these 5 need to be blended together in balance to get that warm & nice feel that some homes have. While making their home, most home owners usually consider just 3 or 4 of these elements and most often than not find it difficult to bring these together in unison.   To dwell further into these elements […]

Looking for an interior designer in Bangalore? Not sure of the value that an Interior designer may bring? … then read on

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Today’s edition of Deccan Herald hosts an article on the value that an interior designer adds to the home making process as well as tips on how to go about looking for the right designer for your home. The author has encapsulated views from prominent interior designers in Bangalore to make a comprehensive presentation. The article is available at http://www.deccanherald.com/content/660901/getting-design-game-right.html , do read. It will be helpful to folks setting up or getting ready for their new home. Cheers Nandita

The Studio selected as one of the top upcoming Interior Designers in India

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

New Q&A Module for you to ask your questions

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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 will allow you to post your question and provides a better visual interface to browse through previous answers. Will welcome your inputs and feedback on this new functionality. The Q&A module is available at https://thestudiobangalore.com/questions-and-answers/ Cheers Nandita

Plywood Fakes in the Bangalore Market and a brief interaction with the Kitply Management on the same

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A few days back I happened to get an email from a senior member of the Kitply Management team acknowledging the issue of Plywood Fakes available in the market. The gentleman also mentioned some of the things that Kitply is trying to do to weed out the fakes. I am reproducing the communication below as this will be of interest to the readers of this blog. Note that this is not a recommendation nor an endorsement of Kitply’s products or the company. ——————————– From: Gaurav Goenka  Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 4:23 PM Subject: kitply fakes To: [email protected] Dear […]

Elder Friendly Home Interior Design

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This subject has been close to my heart and I had written this article a long time ago. Glad to announce that the article was featured in Deccan Herald last Friday. I have been of a firm opinion that Interior design is not just about the woodwork nor the decor but really about defining the life and lifestyle of the residing family. Making one’s home elder friendly through intelligent, insightful and practical design is one such area where the real value of residential Interior Design stands out. The detailed article is available at http://www.deccanherald.com/content/627433/make-your-home-safe-elderly.html Do read and share as this is […]

Organised furniture retail and the changing role of the Interior Designer

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

www.thestudiobangalore relaunched: The new destination for Turnkey Home Interiors, Modular Kitchens & Wardrobes in Bangalore

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Exited to announce that after 6 months of work we launched the new website for The Studio. For those of you who are new to this blog The Studio is my own venture offering Customised Turnkey Home Interiors, Modular Kitchens & Wardrobes across Bangalore. The new website consolidates the 3 offerings from The Studio under a single umbrella (earlier we had 2 separate websites – one each for Kitchens & Wardrobes) to make it easier for customers to get a complete picture. We also have a refreshed new logo which is a combination of the Ganesha (auspiciousness) & the Swastika […]

Chickpet & City Market Bangalore for Home Interior Shopping

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Found my way to Chikpet/ City Market today after many many years. All this while I have been doing my shopping for light fittings in and around South Bangalore, however for an an ongoing project I have been on the look out for specialty lighting hence thought of checking out what the most touted wholesale lighting market in Bangalore has to offer…all for goodness, was pleasantly surprised Most of the shops dealing in light fittings are in around BVK Iyengar Road hence the good thing is that it does not take too much googling and navigation skills to explore the […]

Featured among the top interior designers in Bangalore

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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 want to compromise on décor? Get an interior designer on the job to have your home transformed completely. Not only will they keep your needs in mind, they’ll also customize the design, the hues, and the furniture of the house specifically according to your tastes to turn it into a […]

Just Launched – www.thestudiobangalore.com

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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 as I embark on this next level forward. As always would welcome your suggestions and comments on the new website. Signing off… Nandita