In an era where cities are becoming urban wastelands, designing the interiors of our homes is a nice aesthetic reprieve. Outside, we walk amidst tall skyscrapers and concrete sidewalks, and in designing our homes, we have a chance to create a world of our own.
Interior designing may not all be about the concept, but it is definitely about designing the best possible ambiance for the places that we live in. Like architecture, it is an ancient art, and has evolved enough to fit in the modern landscape in the most contemporary of ways.
There are a number of styles to choose from, but in a world full of modern contemporaries, some people tend to have a more…tropical aesthetic. These include a more subtly transitional ambiance that embraces warm tones in dark and pastel hues. The varying juxtaposition of vernacular styles in this genre can lead to beautifully palatial interiors that come in transient aesthetics and set up an organic ambiance.
These soft interiors also use architecture as a source of interior make up, and could be applied to the Mediterranean, Balinese, Prairie, Victorian, Classical and Eastern settings. Knowing all of this, today, we will be looking at a few small scale interiors that have gone the way of the tropical.
1. Visual Effects
An overall transitional style interior, this one uses a contemporary furniture and fixture scheme, and blends it well with an eastern color palate of pastels and textures. The intriguing visual effect over the media system is just a cherry on top, and the overall simulative effect is perfect.
Wood, stone, chiks and gold lighting all come together to present an interior scheme that is one of the very best interpretations of a traditional forest-y interior. The woods-y ambiance is such a call back to an organic environment – this one could be your own personal retreat amidst the city.
3. A little Zen
This bedroom might be modern, but it also embraces some of the best qualities of a Zen genre – the low height bedspread on a raised pedestal, and the wooden theme throughout the room is evidence enough. Over all, it is a good blend of contemporary with eastern design.
The stone head picture frame might make you reminisce about the good ol’ legend of the hidden temple days, but that is not the only way this interior manages to capture the Balinese spirit – the warm tones and earthy textures are an ode to the east as well.
Looking at the other part of the design, the careful contrasting of the warm pastels in the furniture palate gives off a beautiful vibe, and the dim lighting creates the best possible ambiance.