Astrology – Interior Decorators
“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us” – Winston Churchill
When we think of ‘home’ the first word that comes to mind is cozy. Making our home comfy and cozy is a must. On a festive call, we expect our home to create an awe of wonder in the mind of our guest. The nagging question within you is, will your house reflect who you are? How can you make an ownership of your house – with the accessories that reveal your hobbies and interests, the white lacquered elephant statue, the colours, furniture, prints and fabrics? Curtains and draperies add enormous personality to a room. Wall mirrors serve as looking glasses, double the view they reflect and add sparkle. Colour, pattern and texture are the stylistic building blocks of your home decorating palette. There are things galore to say like – which colour vibrates with each room, how can a small space be appeared wider, will the furniture fit into the space, does the Greek Mediterranean touch add spark to the house,…. Such things are strange for a commoner.
Here is our planetary study on Interior decorators, who take immense pleasure in transforming our simple house into a luxury home.
It is an art which helps changing an interior space into an ‘effective setting for the range of human activities’. An interior designer undertakes such projects of designing a place – be it an office or a house. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, liaising with the stake holders of a project and the management and execution of the design.
History of Interior Design
It includes a knowledge of architecture, construction, art and furniture design, as well as an understanding of more recent technologies such as lighting, heating and ventilation. Till the middle of 18th century, nobody knew that such things were known as interior design. With the brothers Robert and James Adam, there is a specific art known as interior design. In the 19th century, with the emergence of great practioner Williom Morry this art has taken a permanent space into our world.
In ancient India, architects used to work as interior designers. This can be seen from the references of Vishwakarma the architect – one of the Gods in Indian mythology. The Dark Ages led to a time of wood paneling, minimal furniture, and stone-slab floors. The added decorative elements were wall fabrics or stone carvings. In the 12th century the Gothic style came out and is noted for opened interiors and natural light. In the 18th and the 19th century it was undertaken by a home maker or an upholsterer (craftsman). Towards the end of the 19th century it has emerged as a profession in the western world. Elsie De Wolfe was the first designer. The US National Society of Interior Designers was established in 1957, while in the UK the Interior Decorators and Designers Association was Established in 1966.
Interior Designers and their creation
Interior designing emphasizes on planning, functional design and effective use of space involved in this profession. The designer arranges the basic layout of spaces within a building understanding the technical issues such as acoustics, lighting, temperature, etc. The types of interior design include residential design, commercial design, hospitality design, healthcare design, universal design, exhibition design, spatial branding, etc. It is an art form that is consistently changing and evolving. It provides a well-trained designer’s understanding of how people are influenced by their environments.
design includes Malls, shopping centres, department stores, visual merchandising and showrooms. Healthcare involves the design of hospitals, medical offices, laboratories and psychiatric facilities. Hospitality and Recreation may involve hotels, motels, resorts, cafes, bars, restaurants, health clubs and spas.
After Art Noureau
, in the 20th century the Art Deco style began in Europe. Its striking lighting features include an illuminated ribbon running down the middle of the ceiling to the top of the screen, which creates a streamlined effect, with a circular light be placed in the recessed ceiling area as a focal point. Here the designers choose chrome, glass, stainless steel, shiny fabrics, mirrors, aluminium, lacquer, inlaid wood, shark skin and zebra skin as the materials for decoration.
The walls are often painted with a glassy finish to highlight the brightness of the Art Deco style. The colours are plain and neutral with the bold stylized and metallic patterns. The practice of painting each wall in a different colour is very common in this designing. It does have a glassy, luxurious appearance. The furniture also use glossy and shiny with inlaid wood and reflective finishes.
design is based strongly on craftsmanship, beauty, elaboration and delicacy. The design will have the intricacy though very simple it seems to be. They used closed-off pulling screens called shoji to create more space or privacy whenever the occasion changes. Paper translucent walls allow light to be diffused through the space and create light shadows and patterns. The sliding panels made of wood and paper are used for separating halls into private rooms. Tatami mats are used as actual floor in Japan’s interiors. Interior materials are fine woods, bamboo, silk, rice, straw mats and paper shoji screens. Natural colour schemes are used and neutral palettes include black, white, off-white, gray and brown.
Planetary combinations for Interior Designers
‘Home is where the heart is’, they say. Wherever we travel, at last we take refuge in our home. Here we relax and forget our worries. If colour and the decorations reflect our mind, it would be more appealing. It vibrates us to perform more. False ceiling, marbles and wooden flooring, wall paneling and general furniture are related to the planet Mars.
Decorative ceiling, wall coverings, mural fixing, gypsum decorations and gold leaf work represent the planet Venus.
If Mars and Venus stay together and related to the 10th house in the horoscope of a person, he will be an interior designer.