Designing a space is not just creative thinking, but smart orchestration of design elements.
“Ever gone crazy on looking at spaces hoarded with decor and artefacts?”
“Ever got perplexed over some crazy aspirational wish-lists decked at a living room?”
“Ever experienced a space, over done with some jarring elements and contrasts?”
While things here seem to be hunky dory to a few, don’t you think it costs a penny worth none? Don’t you think such a cacophony of space is nothing better than being in a frittered chamber worth no investment?
Every designer has a bohemian dream. A dream of creating a masterpiece. The designer dreams to deliver his client an aspirational home tour with some inspiring and mesmerising mood boards. But the catch is when the designer ends up producing a mere interior/architectural eye candy. And loh! the client ends up in a merry mishap.
Designing a space is an art in itself. Analysing the functionality of the space and parallely understanding its aesthetic outcome, results in a beautiful harmony of design elements. A space to live in, is something to be mutually adored by both the space and its user. This mutual complementary aspect of a space makes it not just lively but ten fold more exciting.
When one sits to design it is an outcome of overflowing ideas. But how to make it a gamut of goodness is what the knack is all about. Design elements are infinite in number. There are design elements already existing and design elements created over a design process. But the challenge is to put them in the right fix and create harmony.
Where a design must originate from inspirations & ideologies, it cannot disassociate itself from catering to the fundamentals. And it is that aspect of analysis a designer should make, that would not just make the space more usable but also more liveable. A space designed should serve and reciprocate splendid aura which makes a shell a ‘living space’. A design solution should relate to what makes the place and how those design elements respond to it.
A design is never known or recognised for its unconventional appearance. It is recognised for its exemplary ambiance it creates. It is recognised by the effortless handling of spaces and its functionality.Over a course of analysis and understanding of designing spaces, one could understand, that using appropriate design elements to define the functionality & aesthetics of a space, is an integral part of a design solution. It involves that aspect of interest and experience which would help the designer use design elements skilfully, in order to make a well-appointed space.
Defining a space is not a big deal but giving it a definition is no joke. And to accomplish this task, one needs to acknowledge the diverse aspects like space planning, maximum usage of space, design concepts, colours/ texture treatment, etc
Summing up, the idea behind stating that, “designing a space is not just creative thinking but a smart orchestration of design elements”. One needs to understand and accept that not one size fits all and that every client and his space need a design solution which is not just creative but also one which is a smart orchestration of necessary design elements.