How we celebrated World Interiors Day at Asian Paints Colours Store, Mumbai

It was #WorldInteriorsDay and I chose to spend it at one of my favorite addresses in the town- Asian Paints Colors Store, at Hill Road Bandra.

My Design Story

I am not an interior designer by profession but design and decor had been part of my life and work at large. I have been observing designs, trends, and decor from long and, my skill set [read area of interest] revolves highly around tweaking the existing features than redesigning everything from scratch. Off late, I am working on certain projects as a design consulting and simulation member, which has been a great learning experience. Label it as a Venus effect or my appreciation of good art and beauty, I am loving the new design opportunities that new age technology is providing. Bring them more, my dear Watson.

Why Asian Paints Colors Store is One of my Favorite Address?
Personalization is my favorite word, backed by customization and experimentation. Designing a house or space is a strenuous activity and makes you run around a lot, leaving you drained, stressed and with a little help.

The Colour Store as the name suggests is an infrastructure set by Asian Paints with an objective of educating consumers and interior decor enthusiasts [like yours truly] on how colors, texture, and designs can change their space.

My previous two visits to Color Store left a good impression on me where could see some of my ideas turned into possibilities with the different solutions that the store apparently offered. I loved the way they have done the store with inspirations from designer texture, colors, furniture and more. On every visit, they offered some interesting DIY concepts and organized some engaging events around it. I spoke to Amit Syngle, President- Sales & Marketing Technology, Asian Paints who told me about their plans of conducting regular workshops at the store and invited me to attend the same. He also handed me this Mosaic based DIY kit to try at home

How we celebrated World Interiors Day at Colors Store, Asian Paints
On 26th May, the store invited Film Production Designer- Shruti Gupte who had worked on renowned projects like Taare Zameen par, Aisha and Khoosurat [Disney's]. The theme was "Intelligent & Inspirational Interiors, from Silver Screens to Your Home". Shruti took us through the various designs and principles she adopted while designing for these films including bringing the character's trait to the home and more. While I have seen "Taare Zameen par", Khoobsurat" and "lunchbox", and have also read their production design, I am yet to see Aisha. A movie that I added in my "To watch" list purely for its design philosophy.

Shruti Gupta Talking about her Design principles for popular movies including Taare Zameen par

Making Mood Boards with Asian Paints Team and Shruti Gupta

Inspiration to draw from

Color and Design inspiration that can help you tweak your interior to reflect your personality

Oh! I liked the design in TZP especially the kid's room and classroom that had quite a real-life feel. However, one of my all-time favorite design inspiration is the clouds wall from Kramer Vs Kramer, simplistic, evergreen and neat.

Colors Moodboards
The event ended with a fun activity where bloggers were asked to pick some inspirations from the store's graffiti collection and create their own mood boards based on their individual choices. I picked some colorful numbers and will be posting my mood board soon on my Instagram Page. Do Follow Me and Stay Tuned!

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So, go ahead and create your own individual style. In case, if you are in Mumbai and planning to attend one of the workshops by Asian Paints Colours Store, do ping me. Would love to connect and share design ideas.

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