INTERIOR DESIGN CONCEPTS & STYLES

As an Interior designer, we need to familiarized to the different concepts and styles that can help us in our designing. Here are some styles that i learnt .

  1. MODERN MINIMALIST STYLE

This style is a form of extreme accuracy, nothing is too much, without heavy backgrounds. The emphasis is on simplicity, the wall colors may be default. Pieces are either geometric shapes – square, rectangle, round, but the surfaces are clean, no details. By having a stand out furniture this will balance up the looks of the interior. Overall looks of this style gives a rhythm of calmness, clean and light-filled spaces. through the subtle wall colors and simple design approach this will harmonize the feel and the concepts. 

2.  Classic style

It is a refined style that based on order, symmetry and balance.  The interiors is decorated with variety of elements that is rich details and repetitive symbols or accents such as leitmotif, cornices, columns and drapes window treatment  and expensive in materials such as marble, stucco and parquet. while the furniture are usually the high end ones and exquisite such as chandelier, leather sofas, carved cabinets and etc. As well as in sets, Prints. The furniture is the “art” type, carved or inlaid details and apply. Through all the movement of the element used in this style it creates a rhythm of  royalty and high-class.

3. Retro style

It is the style of 50’s, 60’s or 70’s. in that period it is anticipated design pieces to come.  their form and variety of elements such as colors and prints and the antique furniture on that era that we find in each piece.  Patterned of Prints with geometric shapes, lines, plaid or printed with illustrations belonging to the pop art style.through the movement of This style, it gives a rythm of playfulness, funny structure and some may be psychedelic.

4. Contemporary style

This style maintains a hot line through selected finishes and color range used. The rhythm seem trendy ,welcoming and ever changing. There are balance in this style through the default Colors on walls as such as white,black and neutral, the bespoke furniture and uncluttered and clean concept. varieties looks of Finishes , wood-veneer,solid wood doors with frames or appearance to look more polished and panels  sometimes may be characteristic of this style. Textile materials, velvet, plush, upholstery pieces with leather are often used in shaping the ambiance of this style. Printed plates, vegetable and floral color stains can not be used to amaze complete certain parts of decorated cushions, carpets, etc. through the movement of the character in this style it has to harmonies and compliment each other.

5) Elegant country style

This style can also be known as “Rural Chic” due to rustic and country feel. This style has the influences from English, french or Scandinavian classic style. The layout maybe balance and practical , but some might be cluttered due to the furniture. wall colours usually on the neutral light tone  in order to create an emphasise on the vintage yet luxurious furniture. However, this particular style may have a variety of elements that creates a visual flow  and coherency on the space such as, floral prints, patterns and traditional furniture. material that were used are leather, wood, wrought iron, lace or linen fabric. Surfaces are painted or sometimes have a slight patina. this style give a rhythm of welcoming, relaxing and warm feel.

Expressing through art

Earlier I had an art session which needed me to decorate a box to show or express my feelings.  We were told to decorate the outer box as to represent how people see us and the inner box as to show how we feel about our self And the attached picture above was my creation. We were given 1hr to decorate it and another hour to explained on our creation. 

Subconsciously,  I just do as what I feel and paste whatever that my mind wanted me to paste on the box.

Let me explained on the outer side first.  

Living in this fast pace society humans tend to be competitive and sometimes we do something without thinking much of the consequences. 

As for the top of the box  you noticed I paste a colourful flowery silhouette of a person with the word  special.  That figure is representing me with  my colourful, loud and bold character and personality.  The colours basically representing my jovial,  go with the flow type of person and always do something to make myself feels good.  Through experiences Ive leant in order to make your life beautiful you have to change how you portray yourself and the way you think about yourself.   

As far as I know,  some  people that knows me able to accept my character but some just can’t. If you ask me why I don’t think I know why.  Lol.  

I never feel sad if a person can’t click with me as I believe I am special and there’s other people that will appreciate me as a friend or a human being.  

Last few month has been a rough months for me,  I learnt who is my true friends,  I’ve learnt on my mistakes,  and I realised that everything that happen to us have been planned by the almighty.  ‘He’  gave us challenges because he know we are strong and able to handle it and at the same time he want us to realised on our wrong doing.  If you noticed there’s many eyes were pasted on the cover of the box. Basically that representing people around us.  Humans can’t escape from making mistakes and we also have the right to judge and make an assumption on a situation we see.  Those eyes are my threat. Even though I know I don’t care on what others think about me but through the stares I somehow get insecure. Lol.  Does it sound contradicting?? Lol

We may think positively in every situation we faced but as humans we have a feeling that lead to ego,  insecure and so on to appear. 

Alright so now let’s move on to the side of the box.  Ok the sides basically showing my interest and goals in life.  I am a people-oriented and therefore I appreciate freedom. Family and friends that I can rely on are the pillars of motivation  for me.  I don’t like to be lock in a space,  I will get easily bored and i am nature person.  That’s somehow a summarize on the outer side of the box or my expression of how people see on me. 

OK the above are the back of the cover. The tiger represents myself and the butterfly representing my goals.  Yup,  it’s hard for me to chase my goals as there’s no such thing as smooth journey in life.  We have to fall,  injured, cry,  suffer before we achieved to what we want it to be.  And the word FABULOUS  Basically just shows my personality as I always try to  think positively in every situation I faced.  

And now the last part which is inner side of the box which expressing how I feel about myself. 

OK I realised our life is like a wave that goes up and down,  Even though we know we try our best to be cheerful and stay positive but there’s a corner of sadness and sorrow in us.  Today we may feel happy the next day we feel stressed up it’s uncertain.  The red colour representing my sadness and worries as I always tend to think too much and the blue representing my happiness.  The rest such as stars and shinning papers just representing my goals  that I have that Im still striving to achieve. 

 Ok so basically here’s my share on what I feel about my life.  Do tag me if you feel like you wanna share urs.  Let us share some love and learn from one another.