Friday, August 19, 2016

The Fast-Growing Trend Of Sustainable Interior Design

In what has become the norm in design schools, students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. They will be presenting their plans to set the tone for how aesthetics and culture in designing will play out in the future. Most of them are consciously incorporating the drive for sustainability in their designs, whether the design objective is decoration, renovation, or detailing.
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There have been many factors for the increasing thrust for green living or sustainability, many of which have already been discussed in detail and widely accepted. With dwindling natural resources, sustainability is a trend more interior designers should embrace.

There are various ways to take the green approach other than just integrating energy-efficient lights and appliances, and water-saving bathroom fixtures.

One of which is to efficiently maximize the space available. In doing so, construction materials and other resources needed to execute the design can be minimized. Additionally, natural light and ventilation can be taken advantage of.

Another key style to practice sustainability is the use of locally-sourced furniture and products that are proven to be manufactured with socially responsible practices. Recommended as well is the reuse of reclaimed materials, including vintage décor. Even furniture, fixtures, carpets, and fabrics can be refurbished from recycled sources.
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Hi, Scott Jay Abraham here, an industrial interior designer of homes and offices. But other than that, I love travelling to spots not frequented by tourists and walking my beloved dog, Shadow. For more discussion on interior design and travels, you can visit this blog here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Shiny Trend of Warm Metal in Interior Designing

Lately becoming more of a trend in interior design is the metal mania that swept 2015 off its feet. The use of warm, rich metal hues has moved the industry away from conventional metals, silver, steel, and aluminum. More interior and architectural designs are shifting to the palettes bronze, copper, and most especially, rose gold.

The use of these tones is experiencing a renaissance, as the colors provide an elegant and prestigious feel to homes, hotels, and even offices. Warm metal’s blend of natural elegance and beauty evokes feelings of comfort and amiability.

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Rose gold is quite differentiated from other shades of gold, and it complements a wide mix of earth tones. Copper, meanwhile, provides more of an edgy, industrial feel. Bronze or brass offers resplendence that makes it a quality choice for high-end interiors.

Another trend in interior designing that will see an uptick is bringing nature into the homes. From horticulture-inspired fabrics to living walls, natural materials are ideal for the simplistic yet luxurious designs most homeowners or architects are searching for.

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This is a perfect avenue for warm metals to sneak its way even more into the interiors as the hues complement wood, stone, or raw concrete materials well, and help bounce light around the room.

Hi there, Scott Jay Abraham here, and I spend most of my time designing home and office interiors. I also love travelling, where I pick up countless lessons along the way, which I can incorporate to the designs I make. For more discussions about my passions, follow this Twitter account.