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Design Trends To Look For In 2018 And Gyproc’s Innovative Products

In this blog I’ll be talking about design trends and let me take this opportunity to share with you all the theme of  “World Interiors Day” 2018. WID theme for this year is “Design Without Borders”. In my opinion, borders and boundaries are double-edged swords. On one hand, borders are important and good because they provide and define a structure and also because we get along well when there are borders between us. Just like the old saying goes, “good fences make good neighbours”. But on the other hand, borders can’t define us. Whether physical or symbolic, borders restrict and guide our creative thoughts and design choices. Think about the “Design without borders” and what comes first in mind is a well-designed space that reflects the world around your home. I am a firm believer of  Sanskrit phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means the whole world is one family. The concept of design without borders brings the talents and inspirations from around the world together. 
Now let’s talk about the design trends that will rule 2018

Latest Design Trends

Being a design and decor enthusiast I always keep an eye out for the latest design trends. This year we’ll get to see fantastic design trends to be incorporated into our homes to freshen up our interiors. So what we can expect in 2018 in terms of design? Well, patterns will rule the design world this year. Be it timeless floral patterns or contemporary geometric patterns, we can see them in exaggerated proportion and eye-catching high contrasting colours. Neutral hues will no longer be in trend this year though you can use them in furnishings. Be prepared to embrace rich hues that are moody yet soothing for both walls and furniture. Replace the whites and stainless steel with natural elements like brass, copper, stone, concrete and granite. Plants can never go out of trend so add as much green as you can and use fancy decorative and colourful planters for your plants. Artisans will get the due attention this year. Lighting fixtures created by artisans or by small businesses will make their way into our homes in 2018. Ceilings will get the attention too. Innovative designs in false ceilings and dry walls are here to stay for long and enhance the beauty of space.

Talking about false ceiling and dry walls, I have to mention Gyproc. Saint-Gobain’s Gyproc is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum-based plasterboard. It offers high-quality solutions for false ceiling, dry walls and gypsum plastering for a variety of spaces like homes, offices, hotels, hospitals and other such structures. Not to mention, Gyproc Indian takes care of the environmental impact of each product they manufacture right at the initial stage. Gypsum false ceilings and dry walls by Gyproc are eco-friendly, energy efficient and heat resistant. Are you still thinking what else these two elements can offer in terms of design? Let me share few more details here…

Gyproc Gypsum False Ceiling
While designing our homes and office spaces, all the attention is given to four walls only and ceiling remains neglected. While decorating your space, you can take advantage of the fact that the ceiling is the uninterrupted space spread across the room and can perk up your space easily. False ceilings can beautify your space and add to the elegance. Whereas, dry walls offer you the opportunity to create partitions inside your space in an elegant way. Dry walls are lightweight, easy to install, fire retardant, offer sound insulation and enhance the beauty of any space. They are making their way into design world at a fast pace. Since both false ceiling and dry walls are made of gypsum, they offer several benefits. Dry walls are especially convenient in spaces of business and recreations such as office spaces, hospitals and hotels. Building from this trend, in commercial spaces – architects and interior designers are now exploring its inclusion in future Indian homes

Gyproc Gypsum Dry Wall

Heat insulating property of gypsum keeps your home cool which results in energy saving and cutting down the electricity bill. False ceilings and dry walls are the answer to all your lighting worries. With proper planning, you can get an elegant and better-lit space of your dream. Since all the electrical wires are concealed there will be no more ugly sight of wires hanging here and there that make your space look cluttered.  

Why restrict your imagination when you can do so much with the ceiling. Walls in neutral shades in a big room with plain ceiling can make it appear dull. Turn it into cheerful space by making your ceiling an ‘accent wall’. With false ceiling, you can not only add curves but also coloured lights to the ceiling. This simple trick can transform the look and feel of your space. For example, adding a cheerful burst of warm white light on the ceiling can make a room look bright and warm, whereas blue light looks cool and has a calming effect. There are so many false ceiling designs you can choose for different rooms and areas of your home.

Gyproc False Ceiling

Dry walls, on the other hand, provide privacy and separation. These walls are gaining popularity because they are readily available and speed up the construction process as they are easy and fast to install. Since dry walls are versatile interior walls, they are replacing conventional concrete walls in homes, offices and high rise towers. There are different types of dry walls and depending on the requirement they can be installed in different areas like rooms, shafts, bathroom etc. If you compare it with wooden and concrete wall partition then dry wall wins because it is cost effective and durable. And that’s not all… it saves time and is faster to install when you compare it to the traditional format of brick partitions. In a world where we need to be more conscientious about the scarcity of natural resources such as sand mining and water, this gypsum-based drywall solution is a great replacement of traditional materials that typically need sand as well as water.
Because of faster and easier installation it reduces the overall installation cost.

You can carve out space within space as per your requirement using dry walls. Like if you don’t love an open kitchen or want to separate living and dining or there is a need to create a kids’ room then you can create an elegant partition with dry wall and decorate it to suit your taste. Similarly foyer, walk-in closet, shelving and niches can be created using dry wall.

Gyproc Dry Wall

False ceilings and dry walls are the design elements top interior designers swear by these days. These elements can be incorporated into a variety of spaces like residential, industrial, hospitality and many more.
I hope you will take a cue from this blog and give your interiors a luxurious look.

I’m working on a home tour and a blog on something special for summers. So stay tuned!!
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P.S All the images are provided by Saint-Gobain (Gyproc) and subject to copyright. Please seek our permission before using them. Thanks!

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Online Store: Knot n Stitch

Introducing on my blog today a new venture ‘Knot n Stitch’ started by a good friend of mine ‘Vandana‘ and her team. This is what Vandana says about Knot n Stitch:

We are a small startup in the home furnishing niche currently working with creating beautiful designer cushion covers in varied colours, hues, textures and works. Each of our pieces is carefully designed and created right from the stage of design to the finished product by us and aims at providing an experience beyond par. 
Here is a look of what they have in their store:

Beautiful cushions to add charm to your space.

Sunshine yellow to brighten up your room.

Added some texture too……


Knot n Stitch is a venture by three women:
Vandana Rajesh
Anju Athmarao Rajiv
Vinita Hari Govind

To know more about Knot n Stich team, read their story here.
Hurry up visit their site, make a choice and place your order 🙂
All images are provided by ‘Knot n Stitch and are subject to copyright!!

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Online Store: Pepperfry India’s No.1 Online Furniture, Home and Living destination launches a delightful collection of children’s decor . This online shopping experience definitely promises well designed and colorful products that will brighten and personalize your child’s room. 

Placing emphasis on comfort and durability, this collection comprises of products of superior quality that can be easily customized to individual needs. Mr. Kashyap Vadapalli, Chief Marketing Officer,, stated that ” We are looking at fulfilling the growing needs of the room decor for children and with this collection, we aim to create an inspiring and beautiful atmosphere for children, which in turn is their playground within home for learning and development.’

A one-stop for all the requirements for children’s room, this range has a wide array of cradles, chairs, bunk beds, kids rocking chairs, desks, wardrobes, chests, etc. and furnishings like bed spreads, cushions and pillows, towels, photo frames, wall décor and more. This economic range of furniture is resplendent with styles that are extendable, lightweight, devoid of small parts or sharp edges and durable for everyday tumble. Each product is designed aesthetically keeping in mind children’s love for colors, shapes and themes. helps in having the right things at home, where a child starts learning and discovering new things about the world. The perfect decor for your child’s room is now just a click away.

About Pepperfry

Pepperfry is India’s leading Furniture, Home and Living destination, offering customers a wide selection of amazingly priced products with a consistently great shopping experience. The Pepperfry managed marketplace is the ideal platform for entrepreneurs who wish to sell their merchandise to millions of discerning customers and Pepperfry today works with close to a thousand merchant partners to showcase their design skills, craftsmanship and service orientation to customers across India and the world. Our mantra is to be the one stop shop for customers seeking to spice up their homes.

From a wide selection of Furniture, Décor and Furnishings, brings 35,000 plus designs at attractive prices.  Elegant coffee tables, cabinets, stools, poufs  planters, curios, candles, bed sheets, cushions, curtains, rugs and mats, carpets, bed covers and beanbags to help you redesign and welcome the sunshine. Accessorizing the room with casual curios, wall accents and ornamental trinkets to elevate the overall experience in room decor. Do away with heavy drapery and usher the summer with breezy curtains and floral bed spreads from the Pepperfry range. You can also change the look of your house with interesting painting, a throw pillow, photo frames and accentuated lamps and lighting.  It’s easier to incorporate these small elements, to work wonders around various themes like rustic, coastal or DIY.

The green hues of nature or the turquoise gleam of the sea, whatever appeals to your senses, does it for your home.

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Online Store: Ananasa

Introducing Ananasa: a newly established e-commerce site that caters to handmade items mainly from the 

Middle Eastern, North African region. They have recently ventured into India and the UK handmade 

markets for artists to join their establishment.

Founded in 2011, is an online marketplace that enables artisans, artists and designers in the 

Middle East to sell their creations worldwide with no barriers. started when two sisters wanted to expose the hidden beauty of the Middle East to the world.

Ananasa takes away the headaches of logistics, customer service & marketing so artisans can focus on 

creating their handmade items and individuals worldwide can buy unique items from the Middle East easily.

And that is why it’s called Ananasa (اناناسة):

Ana: means “I” in Arabic

Nas: means “the people” in Arabic

A: adding an a at the end allows the word to become feminine, just like the co-founders.

” for the people, by the people”

Leaving you with the images of drool worthy stuff they have. Don’t forget to check out rest of the stuff.

Happy shopping folks!!
Have a very happy week ahead!!

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