Saturday, 28 May 2016

Workshop on Interior Inspiration by Asian Paints

It was a fun and informational workshop hosted by Asian Paints at the Colour Store, Bandra on the occasion of World Interiors Day. The speaker was the Production Designer Shruti Gupte, who has designed sets for the films like Aisha, Khoobsurat, Taare Zameen Par, The Lunchbox, etc. along with many commercials.


This workshop explained how to draw inspiration from the movies and how one must go ahead with experimenting different colours, instead of keeping the walls with regular whites, off-whites, creams, and beiges. Just like the sets are built according to the personality traits of the character, you should too imagine yourself as the hero of your film, and design your rooms accordingly. 

You can add frames, flower pots, or a bit of texture to the otherwise boring wall in your house. If you observe, two apartments in the same building might have similar placement of pillars and the like, but the choice of colours, artefacts, wardrobe, and material is what we choose according to our needs. For example, in a house of a bachelor, you might not find a plant, but in a house where there's a caretaker, be it a mother, wife, sister, or a domestic help, you can spot plants, as there's someone to water them. 

Shruti also spoke about lights and how they affect the mood. By properly placing lights, one can illuminate the room in the right way. Also, she told about the importance of natural lighting, i.e., no matter how beautiful you decorate your house, if there's not enough light coming in, the decoration could go waste. 

Here are some of the stills* from her designed films:

Aisha

Aisha
 
Khoobsurat

Khoobsurat

Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par

The Lunchbox
  
The Lunchbox

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

After her tips on interior inspiration, the Asian Paints team gave us a blank sheet with double-sided tape. They later gave us small squared images that were of quirky furniture pieces and other mind-blowing ideas. 




They also provided us with fabric cut-outs and colour shades.


We were then asked to pick a fabric cut-out, an image of a quirky furniture piece, an image with a random object, and a colour that would be in our dream rooms. We were then asked to stick them on the blank sheet provided to have an Inspiration Board for ourselves to hang in the room.

Asian Paints has always been conducting such activities and events to help its customers with designing their dream homes. They help in colour combination on not just walls but wood too. The Colour Store, Bandra is an amazing place to visit, and if you're looking for some interiors-inspo, this is the place to be. The store is located on Hill Road and has great interiors! 

Here are some pictures I clicked on my cellphone; the interior inside the store is gorgeous, and they change it every season:

 



While leaving, they provided us with a pack of yummy food and this stunning bag that consisted a DIY Wall Art kit. 


The DIY Wall Art kit has two large white sheets, a sheet with squares, an image of the Eiffel Tower that is made up of squares, a tape, beige, white, and light brown shades of colour, and finally, four pieces of sponge. 
I'm definitely gonna try it as I love DIY projects! 

So, if you want to give a makeover to your house, do visit this store for a fun-filled and guaranteed satisfaction! Wish you a happy World Interiors Day!

*All the movie stills are taken from the web and do not belong to me.

xoxo