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-By Team Interior Networkers | March 09, 2017

I woke up in the morning, feeling not much like P Diddy (from Kesha’s song) but much confused about the recent waves and lashes of interiors and architectural trends that have overwhelmed society with such a tsunami, that the black and white battle (of all times) has much dissolved into a ‘four hundred shades of grey’. Leaving the black and the white practically ignorant to the general sects of society, yet much prevalent amongst ‘the creative souls’, who just as always seem to know ‘quite well’ in regards to their doings. Much exercised in the mind about their stance on the matter, most (maybe not all) practicing architects know precisely what they are propagating. Be it ‘making a change’ in the environment or their bank accounts, the variation of their acts and expressions towards societies’ ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ give leeway to the various emerging trends we see today.

Architects are much governed by their clientele, it is very considerably obvious in a practice which requires to adhere somewhat to the taste of the user.

But the criterion of this ‘taste’ of the client is very aggravating to many trained eyes, for they forever dwell in the supremacy of their own varied tastes.

Such Poise - Much Grandeur?

Unlike perhaps the days of yesteryear where ‘grandeur’ was prevalent much in larger homes (possibly mansions of many sizes- occupied by the elite), today most two bedrooms and more are viewed as grand houses, (in accordance with the soaring prices of the land or virtual ‘no-land’). The glory of owning a house that has been furnished by an Architect is ever more prevalent in the higher sects of society today, and viewed to be an extravagant and abundantly appreciated requirement.

These elite homes trend in a hue of the most vibrant colours, coupled mostly with a neutral shade, however sometimes superimposed with even more vivacious tinges. The interiors undoubtedly display an extravagant setting of lights (chandeliers- of the most prominent type mounted onto the most catchy gysum ceilings) as well as an indefinite use of expensive (or expensive looking) materials.

From the walls to the floors, from the ceiling to the furniture (that has most surely the mark of an Italian or another more or equally designated design fraternity) these home interiors demonstrate the meaning of ‘posh’ and reinstate ‘elegance’ in many new terms.

Stepping into them feels like stepping into a mini Taj. But now it’s for the resident to decide whether he would want Taj forever, or would he get bored and step up to create The Plaza?

Everything in Nothing

Interiors most definitely define the life style of the residents of the house, and those who dwell in the feeling of not wanting any association with the Taj or The Plaza may hold to the view of owning the stark opposite of such.

Minimalist home interiors is another popular style, much adhered to by those who not necessarily associate themselves with satisfaction in nothing, but surely are humble enough to believe in the plainness of things.

Homes under this category display interiors that are dominated mainly by shades that are associated in close proximity to white or are white altogether and married with pastel colours that settle a very subtle and pleasing interior that can be gazed upon not once but probably a million times, without ever feeling dull. Lights, furniture as well the ceiling displays an earthier theme, or a theme that is most neutral.

Minimalist styles are carried forward with an attitude that feels for nirvana.

The Greater Gatsby

Maybe the most happening home type, for the individuals who opt for this sort of trend are the young and the more living. Interiors that are decorated with a contrast as well as a combination of colours and textures, these homes are furnished with an amalgamation of the ‘posh’ as well as the ‘minimal’ in their very own defined spectacle.

Homes where the walls can be clad with bricks as well as corten steel, where paint is not a necessity, where expression does not lie in grandeur or the simplistic outlook, where taste lies more in the ‘hot and happening’. These homes agree upon the most casual lighting that are dressed in the most elegant way, furniture that is designed for those who are forging their way towards the future. More retro in taste, and more appreciated in both style and perhaps expenditure, this emerging trend is valued mainly by those who want a balance between the two blatantly opposite styles without losing much of either and adding more of oneself in the design.