Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wall Decals/Wall Papers - The Trend


Have you come across a home or office or any commercial space recently with wall decals/papers??
If you have not, these decals/papers have come into the market in several different shades, textures, colours and designs. Even accessible at your locals malls and stores, you can got take a look of how they actually look like. 
The above picture is the floral wall decal

The birdies on wall - another wall decal which would enhance the look for your rooms.
The wall decals which would give a retro look for a commercial space.

The wall papers can be purchased on sq feet basis and sometimes readily available; and sometimes to be given as customized order.  As many people think, these wall papers are not very expensive. In fact
they are best ways to enhance your spaces without much trouble and effort. It all depends on choosing the right one for your space.

Here we are featuring some sneak peaks of the wall decals/papers that we got to find.

We personally liked the floral type as they are the fast moving for homes.

The above room is one which we really liked with that big bold flowers and the faint calligraphy. 


J & R

Monday, 27 August 2012



Everyday Tuesday, we would like to feature a design that inspired us or introduce an architect/designer through our page. We will pen down our opinion/analysis on the design. 
This Tuesday, we are beginning with Architect Arvind Dsouza's Design for a Goa Residence. 
The pool view of the residence. To us its gives a glimpse of Malabar appeal rather than a Goan look

The Verandah which is very typical ethnic India style with lot of space and ventilation.
The Living space with the eco-friendly furniture and the blend of colours of the materials and art works seems to be perfectly in sync.
The favourite space - we think this is one of the best designed simple yet beautiful spaces in the entire residence. 
While we appreciate the entire design, we find the flaw here, as we don't the staircase space was well utilized. Especially the wood partition looks out of place.
The Bedrooms were worked out very well with the choice of simple elements.
The minimalistic approach for the bedrooms make them look more ventilating.
Overlooking the garden & pool from the bedroom is very relaxing and refreshing for a tired soul.

This is one of the kind residence which is very close to that of a perfect India ethnic home where there is ample of ventilation, relaxing space and eco-friendliness. 

Mr.Dsouza definitely did a great job.

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesday's Tour.


J & R

Friday, 24 August 2012

Incepting Inspiration


We have taken up a project to design the civil, structural and interiors for a 2 storey residential building here in Bangalore. The project has shaped up well, almost done with its exteriors...the clients wants us to work on the interiors of this building. So, we are gearing up for some exciting work for the next few weeks. The tough part of this project - interiors, will be the budget as the client wants us to work in a very slim budget for which a duplex house interiors would generally not work out. That is quite a big challenge we have in front. Apart from budget, the project is located in a congested locality, so lighting will be a serious concern.
And for the inspiration, we have gone around our favourite blogger's pages and short listed few. Sharing few images here.
Considering this type of cladding for a separation wall, also the shelves seem to be functional.
Considering this type of simple set up for the kitchen cabinets. Love the lighting factor though!
The colour indigo and white combo is what we want to prefer to give a modern look.
Definitely one of this colour would be there, the trend!!!
We are yet to sit with our client to discuss the detailing but hoping they would love our choices as they loved the frame design.

Are you looking for some design help???
Please write your queries to We will revert you as soon as possible.


Jyostna & Ravindra

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Recycle or Upcycle???

We are not just endorsing sustainability, but trying to put in practise in daily walks of life. When it comes to conservation, we are used three Rs, Reduce, Reuse, n Recycle. But, the scenario is slowly changing. Recycling is not so easy as we write in 7 letters. Recycling involves a series of operations which may consume energy, water and fuel. The amount that we recycle involves a little less of those resources used for manufacturing. So, a term called..."Upcycle" has been coined defining the process of adding more value to the old products. This is not something that started today or yesterday but nearly 2 decades ago. Has it reached to larger section...sadly not yet. 
This is just another attempt to promote upcycling. Having realised the fun in upcycling things, we write this to share an upcycle project of ours. As one of us works for a construction company, we have access to the site's construction debris. Not to forget, debris disposal is not upto its mark in India. So we have collected few logs and unwanted ply sheets from the debris and took up this project. The name of this product we tried to design is "Step-Up Shelf". Initial phase of work for this product has been completed just yesterday. The next phase will be finishing & painting. 
Heres sharing the work in progress pictures....

The 1st image is the closer version of the design which can be used as shelf, 2nd images is the side view clearly shows a ladder type, that is why it is inclined. The back rest would actually act as a ladder. U can see the print on the those ply sheets which have to be scrubbed off and a coat of primer to be applied before setting off for painting. 
This is just a beginning from our end. Of course we have lot of Re-Used stuff, but upcyclying is the first time. 
Check out this page which keeps inspiring and provides information about upcycling, and another page in pinterest especially for the curious ladies out there. 
Will post the next phase of work pictures as soon as we are with it.


Jyostna & Ravindra

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Why are WE here?

We are here to give wings to our dream and your dream too!!! We aim to provide services related to the fields in which we have gained professional qualification and experience. As we have strong love and passion for this field, we wanted to do something more than just being a working professional. Hence, the concept of IDEAs has evolved. If you wonder how different is IDEAs from the conventional consultants, our answer is that "Fresh and Innovative IDEAs need not be entirely different but definitely better than that of the previous it upgrading the existing or improving the existing."

Our goal is to provide Innovative architectural, engineering and Interior Design services at suitable budgets. Hence, this page will also offer services apart from sharing IDEAs. 
This is on my Inspiration Board

We noticed that seeking a professional help in terms of design solutions has become an expensive exercise, so we decided to work this out to help all those people who have queries or require solutions concerning any of three fields we practise for a very nominal consultation charge. 

Drop a comment with your email ID and we will be in touch base with you promptly.


Jyostna & Ravindra

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Welcome to IDEAs

Dear All,

Welcome to a new page in the web world which will introduce US and OUR WORK to you all. We, just as any aspiring youngsters, with loads of enthusiasm and passion are working in a direction to achieve something that we have dreamt for long. 

The letters speaks for themselves
IDEAs is our brainchild and we are here on a purpose to give wings to our 'ideas'.As the title description reads, IDEAs is an acronym for interiors, design, engineering and architecture emphasizing on the concepts of sustainability. 

This page will reflect our passions, interests, and of,course our works. We believe this space will provide innovative thoughts, works and solutions in the fields of Interiors, Engineering and Architecture. We will try our best to keep this page interesting and informative. As we progress, we will offer more services too. 

Thank you for visiting this page.


Jyostna & Ravindra