All About Interior Design

(Here are a few Questions asked by a lot of people to me about interior design practice. These are regarding personal homes, business owners, magazines and students etc. I hope these answers will clarify a lot of doubts who are or are not related to the Design profession.)

As an interior design practice, what are your biggest problems?

Re: The most challenging thing I face in Interior design practice is Time management. It is the most challenging thing that Interior designers face. Often there’s too much to do and not enough time. I try to plan everything in advance to keep everything on time.

Can a commerce student do interior design practice?

Re: Of course, one can! If you have the drive for it then your stream doesn’t really matter. Besides, being a commerce student can help you to understand the firm’s monetary requirements rationally & in-depth. 

Matching client’s requirement and allocated budget is one tough in designing field which can be handled well if you have a commerce background. After all, running a design business is also about turning what seems a weakness into your strength.

What are some budgeted interior design tips?

Re: In case you are on a tight budget, try to keep things minimal. Choose your material palette wisely, avoid adding too many colours to space. Soft colors for 60% of the walls and one bold accent wall will do the trick. Refurnishing can also be a great idea but not necessarily for all your furniture.

Children's room center bed & room width study table with two yellow chairs

Who are some of the best interior designers in the world?

Re: ‘Jean-Louis Deniot‘, based in Paris has been featured in ELLE Decor and AD number of times and recognized worldwide for his eclectic and refined style.

Philippe Stark‘ an Internationally acclaimed French creator takes versatility to a whole new level. His work can be seen in European and American Museums. His interest in furniture design is also very well established. Some of his well-known designs are Flos gun lamp, juicy Salif citrus squeeze, and Louis ghost chair.

What are the best books about interior design practice?

Re: ‘Elements of Style’ by Erin Gates is a must-have book for all the Interior design enthusiasts. Its unique and practical decorating ideas show us how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and self-discovery.

‘The business of design’ by Keith GarnetFormer consultant at Gensler brings in the basics of managing and running a design firm in his book. With creative illustrations and real-life experiences, this book is divergent and reveals the tools necessary to create and run a thriving design business in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace.

Is interior design hard?

Re: Let us be honest, Interior Design is hard even if it’s your passion. This field is not just about creating stunning spaces but it’s more about managing time, delegating tasks, setting up meetings meeting looming deadlines. Interior designers often end up working in tight turnaround. This is where their management and organizational skills are put to test along with technical expertise.

Holynails - Nail salon workstation & waiting area

How do we design offices with industrial interior design?

Re: The uncomplicated part with the Industrial scheme is that you don’t need to focus on making the area neat or perfectly symmetrical in every aspect. This design scheme promotes raw textures such as exposed brick walls, Open ceiling layouts, and some really bold furniture. You can also go vintage by using your old re-purposed furniture or light fixtures but avoid combining unnecessary things.

Why do people want to get a decorated individual home or apartment?

Re: Your house is basically the reflection of your own personality & likings. Everyone wants to make a good impression on visitors, it also adds up to the value of your house. A nicely decorated house plays a major role in deciding your mood and brings positivity to space around.

What is the most important factor that decides the beauty of a room?

Re: The main factor that decides the beauty of a room is its ‘layout’. A great colour palette with exquisite materials will fail to create an appealing look if the furniture placement is poor & unbalanced. Different rooms have different requirements ex. if the room is small, One should focus on getting the maximum floor visibility, try painting the walls with light colors, add mirrors & use sheer curtains to create an illusion of bigger space.