Monday, 23 November 2015

The inception of Cachet My Home- Interior designer in Gurgaon

I started on this journey of building up Cachet from 2002 when I moved back from the United States. We lived in a quaint little town called Quincy at the outskirts of Boston. My weekends comprised of little pleasurable jaunts to nearby furniture stores – Bernie and Phylls, Jordans, Levitz. It was here that I was introduced to shabby chic d├ęcor, hand painted furniture – a far cry from the clear, crisp, almost clinical high gloss finish of the contemporary furniture that is popular in Gurgaon. When I did up my own house in DLF Ph V, it was completely unaided by the internet. Relying solely on a few design books, I boldly ventured into a new territory.
I was aided by a childhood experience which I must narrate at this point. I visited this toyshop with my mother called Paragon in Calcutta when I was five or six years old. I was transfixed by this wooden miniature swing set and a dolls bed – the former was a vision in pink satin and gauze and the latter was of blue satin with a generous dollop of frills and lace. Unfortunately, it was too expensive and my face fell at the sight of the price tag, but my mother, a whiz at sewing went back home and ordered the local carpenter to make the very same swing set and bed which she herself embellished with satin and lace enough to delight any little girl’s heart.
In my DLF flat on the built in section in the passage and the drawing room provided scope for designing; the wardrobes were built along simple lines. We used veneer and melamine matt finish polish for all the woodwork. During those days laminates did not provide a good alternative to natural veneers- they were non-textured and lacked visual interest – a far cry from the variety that is available in the market today.
In fact, the world’s first interior designer started out her career in the very same way – she did up her own house so tastefully that it turned the Jones’ green with envy.

Lamentably, not everything in my house turned out quite the way I planned but one of my neighbors did come to admire my flat and asked me to do up her own. I started out with a three flat contract – both design and execution and have not looked back ever since. 

Now i am establish myself as a best interior designer in Gurgaon my business name is Cachet My Home.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Designer’s digest

 Common architectural and interior design terms

Arcade
A series of arches supported by columns or piers, either free standing or attached to a wall


Balustrade
A railing with supporting balusters (small closely spaced posts)




Capital
The top part of a column or pillar


Cupola
A small domed structure on top of a roof


Dentils 
Are decorations on the sides of a building. They look like teeth. They can also be found underneath mouldings.


Dormers
Are small windows set in a gable projecting from a roof.


Eaves 
Are the undersides of an overhanging roof


Fanlight
Is a semicircular window over a door like a fan

Festoons
Ornamental garland usually suspended from both ends


Finial
A sculptured ornament fixed to the top of a peak, arch, gable or similar structure


Gable  
Triangular shaped part of a wall at the end of a sloping roof


Lintels
Long pieces of wood or stone above a door or window


Quoins
Large stones used to make the sides of a house stronger



Mouldings
Shop moulding
A piece of horizontal sash, window trim or casing applied to the wall immediately below the window stool; the apron serves to conceal the joint made by the sash or window frame sill and the interior wall surface


Cased opening
An interior opening without a door but finished with jambs and casing


Casing
Moulded or surfaced four-sides (S4S) trim used around door and window openings; exterior casing is used to trim the exterior of windows and doors, and interior casing is used to trim the interior perimeters of windows and doors


Chair rail
Interior moulding applied on the wall about 1/3 of the way up from the floor, paralleling any base or crown moulding, and encircling the room; originally used to prevent chairs from damaging the walls, it’s now used more for decorative purposes.


Corner blocks
Square blocks used in place of mitering the side and head casings. These design elements are decorative embellishments to the sides of the head casing.


Crown molding
Moulding used to cover the intersection where the walls and the ceiling meet; usually applied wherever a large angle is to be covered; also called cornice moulding.

Wainscot
A lower-interior wall surface that contrasts with the wall surface above it and is generally 3 to 4 feet in height, often with a chair rail added to its top perimeter

Base board
A moulding applied around the perimeter of a room along a finished floor; also called baseboard, mop board or skirting

Palladian windows
Have a central window with a round headed archway and a narrower compartment on either side


Parts of a column
Abacus
The abacus is a square slab that sits on top of the column's capital and supports the architrave. The function of an abacus is to broaden the support provided by the column.

Architrave
The architrave is the lowest element of the entablature and rests on top columns.

Entablature
In classical architecture, the uppermost elements supported by columns are referred to as the entablature. Components of the entablature include: the architrave the frieze and the cornice.

Frieze
Sitting below the cornice and above the architrave, the frieze is the central element of the entablature. The frieze may be left plain or decorated in relief.

Cornice
Top, horizontal decorative element of the entablature

Modillion
Ornamental motif placed under the corona of a cornice

 Pediment
Triangular section above the entablature

Volute
Ornament sculpted in spirals 

Flute
Flute vertical groove along a column

Fillet
Flat surface within the flutes

Astragal
Molding that separates the capital of the column from the shaft.

Rosette
 A painted, carved, or sculptured ornament having a circular arrangement of parts radiating out from the center and suggesting the petals of a rose. Can be used in the ceiling as a fan ring or in furniture design.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Article on The Basic Principles of Interior design by Paromita Roy (interior designer in gurgaon)

While designing the interiors of a house it is essential to look at the house as a totality. It is therefore appropriate that a common style and theme should run throughout the house. That is not to say that the interior design elements should be the same, but they should work together and complement the whole composition. Using colour cleverly is a great way to unify different elements of your home. For example, you might pick three or four colours and use them in varying shades throughout the house.

Some of the basic elements of interior design are –

Balance i.e equal distribution of visual weight in a room.

The three styles of balance are symmetrical balance, asymmetrical balance and radial balance.

Symmetrical balance is found in homes where, each side of a room, along a vertical axis, is the mirror image of the other. For instance, a bed flanked on either side by a side table with matching table lamps reflects symmetrical balance. Since this symmetry is also reflected in the human form we are most familiar and comfortable with it. However, with this kind of balance, a room has to be given visual interest with colourful cushions or an interesting throw rug and other accent pieces


Asymmetrical balance, on the other hand, makes a space more visually exciting and is more difficult to
achieve. This kind of balance is achieved using dissimilar objects having equal visual weight or eye attraction. This kind of balance is typically accomplished by using an odd number of disparate elements. Lines, colours, forms and textures are balanced in a space without duplication. Placing a side table with a table lamp on one side of a sofa and having a floor lamp on the other side is an example of asymmetrical balance.


In the case of radial balance, different elements of a room radiates from a central focal point. This is most commonly used in the dining space where chairs are arranged around a central dining table. By using same chairs around a dining table there is a lot of repetition of colour, form and texture.


Focal point
A well designed room always has one or more focal points, depending on its size.
Usually visual interest ought to be created on the most prominent wall upon entry. In a bedroom an elegant headboard, or a wall treatment can create a focal point. The same can be achieved by an impressive piece of artwork on a subtly highlighted wall so as not to detract from your signature piece. Sometimes it can be an elegantly draped window with a beautiful view. Whatever be the case, the focal point binds the whole room together. Although it stands out – in terms of scale, style, theme and colour, it must cohere with the room as a whole. 


Rhythm
In interior design, rhythm is visual pattern repetition. Rhythm gives continuity, recurrence or organized movement. Repetition of colour, pattern, texture gives a space continuity and cohesion and is the simplest way of creating rhythm. For instance, matching cushion fabric with the wall paper creates rhythm through repetition. This leads the eye across the different design elements present in the room.
Progression is yet another way of creating rhythm. It is using an element and increasing or decreasing one of its qualities. For instance, a cluster of candles in varying sizes placed on a tray or a melee of cushions in different shapes placed cleverly on the bed achieves progression.
Strangely enough rhythm can also be achieved through contrast. Not only does contrast impart visual interest, it also enlivens the room. This it does by placing opposing elements together e.g. squares and circles in a single fabric. The simplest way of achieving contrast is of course by painting one wall in a vivid colour and having muted shades on the other walls. 


Details
Everything lies in details. From the piping used in scatter cushions, to the trim used in the lamp shade, switch plates (coloured plates can be used to match with walls and flooring), handles and knobs – everything needs attention. People tend to find details boring and hence they are often overlooked. It is the interior designer’s job to look to these and enhance the overall look and feel of the space.

Scale and proportion are perhaps the greatest design principles. It comes with time as the designer gains experience and is instinctual to a good designer. A competent designer upon entering a space can not only visualize the ideal layout but can also ascertain the appropriate sizes of the furniture. Whether a king or queen size bed is appropriate for the room, seat size of the sofa, placement of occasional chairs - come naturally to the seasoned designer. However, design challenges are always present, especially in the case of awkward spaces. Designing such areas will, of course take more time. How much time depends upon the designer’s skill, expertise and especially his or her problem solving skills?

“Proportion has to do with the ratio of one design element to another or one element to the whole. Scale concerns itself with the size of one object compared to another.”

                                                                                                           Paromita Roy

Monday, 12 August 2013

What is An Interior Designer?

Interior designers are creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organized and skilled business people. Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

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Residential interior designer in Gurgaon 


Interior designer in Gurgaon believe in creating a residential interior design that reflects the lifestyle of its owner. With emphasis to create surroundings which are elegant, distinctive, personal, and functional, each project receives personal attention from our experienced designers and interior decorators, home interior designer Gurgaon, interior design, enabling clients to achieve excellent value for their investments.

Interior design is a creative practice that analyzes programmatic information, establishes a conceptual direction, refines the design direction, and produces graphic communication and implementation documents. Cachet my home is the best interior designer in Gurgaon.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Residential interior designer in Gurgaon P.Roy-8447869768

Residential interior designer in Gurgaon P.Roy-8447869768

Residential design is the design of the interior of private residences. As this type design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual are paramount in this area of interior design. The interior designer may work on the project from the initial planning stage or may work on the remodelling of an existing structure. It is often a very involved process that takes months to fine tune and create a space with the vision of the client.

Commercial

Commercial design encompasses a wide range of sub specialties.

  • Retail: includes malls and shopping centres, department stores, specialty stores, visual merchandising and showrooms.
  • Visual and Spatial Branding: The use of space as a media to express the Corporate Brand
  • Corporate: office design for any kind of business
  • Healthcare: the design of hospitals, assisted living facilities, medical offices, dentist offices, psychiatric facilities, laboratories, medical specialist facilities
  • Hospitality and Recreation: includes hotels, motels, resorts, cafes, bars, restaurants, health clubs and spas, etc.
  • Institutional: government offices, financial institutions (banks and credit unions), schools and universities, religious facilities, etc.
  • Industrial facilities: manufacturing and training facilities as well as import and export facilities.[5]
  • Teaching in a private institute that offer classes of Interior Design
  • Self-Employment
  • Employment in private sector firms

Friday, 19 July 2013

Interior Designer in Gurgaon By (Cachet my Home)
In the current times home design and styling has become intrinsic to this expression of the self, almost becoming a story told through design. The home space is being passionately converted into an 'object' or possession reflecting the social status of the owner and his personality.
To cater to this new-age demand, developers, architects and interior designers are continuously raising the bar, by adhering to international standards in terms of architectural and landscape design, amenities, facilities and services offered to the consumer.
There is no doubt that an increase in the trend of luxury living has led to an influx of high end projects, luxury brands and cutting edge designs. In fact, this is one sector which was least affected during the economic slump, in the past couple of years. One of the most encouraging outcomes of this 'hip and new' mindset has been the development of innovative concepts in interior design.
Homes have graduated from being just comfortable living spaces into the luxury segment that was earlier associated only with the hospitality industry. Newer and innovative materials are being explored in ways never done before. Furniture has been transformed into pieces of art, while art is increasingly used and adapted to define and help modify the space to add elegance, chutzpah and style to the end-product.
When it comes to luxury homes, it has become essential to design and finish one's space as per the latest, trendiest and most exclusive finishes, fixtures and fittings, furniture, furnishings etc. Easy availability and access to hi-end, custom- made designer furniture, furnishings, modular kitchens, a wide range of bath fittings and concepts and latest technology ensure that one's home can be modified into an ultra-luxurious space, created to reflect one's social standing.
Also, with increasing double income, nuclear families, it has become much easier to afford designer homes. Additionally, the present generation has the ability to recognize, acquire and put together an ideal collection of unique, hand-picked objects (furniture, artifacts, art, knick-knacks, furnishings etc.) that reflect one’s personal style, taste and hence social status. Subtle yet classy personal touches not only enhance the home interior, but speak volumes about your actual personality, profession and position in society.

For example, little knick-knacks collected from all over the world immediately portrays the fact that the owner of the house is a well-traveled, informed individual who would not hesitate to loosen his purse strings if the object of desire were to enhance his social standing amongst his peers. The younger generation is not afraid to live comfortably, flaunt their eclectic style and explore new aspects of design. They are well-informed and would not hesitate to go the extra mile to express their lifestyle choices.
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