Personalizing Interiors – A Study in Interiors Reflecting Personalities
They say that our surroundings reflect our personalities – the ambiance is a part of who we are. That is why certain designers are known to have a specific metaphorical ‘watermark.’ Designing a space is an amalgamation of both the client and the designer. Only when a harmony is reached between the two can a design be fully complete. With interior designing, most people are looking for a flair, a touch of personality – a touch of their own personality. The designers have to be extra careful to articulate that unconscious bid into their designs more carefully. Some clients want a vibrant setting, while some want it thematic. In the end, what matters is how we manage to translate all of these aspects into an interior in an eloquent way. Below, we will be looking at a few interiors that might correlate to certain personalities.
An extrovert is a bright, vibrant and outgoing person by nature. It is an inherent part of their being, so it is only right that their environment takes on that exuberance too. Translating that into a three dimensional space may be a tricky phenomenon. What you can do is, play with colors. Study the bright side of the color wheel and make necessary adjustments to feed on the contrast. Harmonize the visual weight, so that the exuberance of one side does not take away from the rest and let your instincts roll.
A bold personality takes on the form of bolder decisions when it comes to an interior design. When it is time for selecting a color scheme, black would be the way of the bold. Not only is it a beautiful hue, it can convert a room into a bold statement of its own. The three dimensional entity of a space becomes solid and defines a sturdy makeup.
An artist is a tinkerer. That may not mean much to the rest of the world, but to an artist, tinkering – with units, with walls, with space itself – is an inherent part of their being. So while artsy looking furniture objects may be the norm when it comes to designing an interior for an artist, make sure to lean a little towards the clichés too – line the walls up with beautiful artwork; they would be the best representation of a clients personality.
The more pragmatic aspect of any personality, a business objectified interior would take on hard edges and sleek cuts to develop an organically harsh look. With a bit of natural lighting and a meticulous placement of greenery, we can end up with a clean, objective space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
An introvert is meek by nature, so while designing an interior make sure to take in account all their vulnerable spots. The introverted interior is subdued, but not too inhibited. Let it out a bit in the form of a semi-bold color scheme, or a single furniture object.