Indian Heritage Interiors meets new age design - The orange lane studio - The Architects Diary

Indian Heritage Interiors meets new age design – The orange lane studio

Indian Heritage Interior meets new age designThe orange lane studio 

From the Designer “The client wanted a home that reflected them and their tastes. They were very clear that this home was built for them and not as a showcase. The final result captured that beautifully. The inspiration behind this design was trying to retain the Indian roots in terms of shapes, materials, and color. It was a seamless blend of old meets new. There was no color scheme as such. We created a neutral background and spruced it up with happier colors as required. I have a personal preference of organic breathable fabrics like jute, linen, and cotton. For me, lighting is all about creating a mood. So when we review a project at completion, lighting is an extremely important factor. In some cases, certain walls need to be highlighted and controlled lighting needs to take a backseat.

Colors are about control. One cannot afford to go overboard with it, there is a fine line between the right amount of color and too much of it. This needs to be balanced. It completely livens the space but at the same time, there is beauty in the grays. We used furniture that was more modern, as the overall setting was old world. Clean lines with monochromatic colors dominated the furniture style. Colors are essential to creating the mood you would like a person to enjoy within the given space. For e.g.: A completely white space could make the space more serene as v/s a gray, which could look great and modern but could put you in a slightly more placid mood. A combination of happy colors with the plains works best. There was an open terrace which needed to become an enclosed space whilst still retaining the sanctity of the vernacular elevation. Other than this, it was a beautiful growth from concept to actualization.”

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Indian Heritage Interiors meets new age design – The orange lane studio

  • That’s a great example of turning what would otherwise be considered antique and classic into something classy and modern.
    You really see it in the choice of the bed-frame, choice of fabrics and how they’re matched with the furniture, the art and art placement, the dining room choices as a whole, and lighting.
    Very interesting!
    I like to see when people are able to pull it off like this with various national themes, be it African, Middle-Eastern, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Latin American, or Indian like we see here.
    It can sometimes be risky and is not an easy thing to do without making one’s house otherwise look like a temple, hunting range, a Bedouin camp in the desert, a tequila enduced Pinata party, or a sushi bar. It takes guts to try to make it work, and I think they did in this case.

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