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Decorative functionality: The latest design trend

Aditi Vora Nair graduated in Interior Design from the American University in Sharjah, UAE and secured a Masters’ from UK.

Aditi Vora Nair graduated in Interior Design from the American University in Sharjah, UAE and secured a Masters’ from UK. She went to work with renowned architect Kamal Malik whose work gave her a new perspective on space and shaped her approach toward design. She started her practice A V Interiors in 2011.
Based out of Mumbai, AVN Interiors strives to create meaningful dialogues between architecture and interior spaces. By incorporating natural elements in abundance, the firm creates calm yet appealing spaces for a soothing overall ambiance. “When we take up a new project, the first thing we look into is not the space itself but the people that are going to use the space, their routine, their day-to-day life,” says Aditi


“Through the years I have experienced a shift in design approach from decorative to functional. I believe that as designers it is our job to educate our clients about how a space works and the experience the user will have is more important than adding elements merely for decoration.” believes Aditi.
Having been featured in a variety of print publications and online platforms, AVN Interiors’ design approach has received great admiration in the industry.
Design to me is about juxtaposing spaces to create an alluring environment with comfort, style and elegance. The final assessment of any design should be utility and the way people feel around it.

In Conversation with Society Interiors and Design Aditi Vora Nair shares their unique style and future vision.

What is the most unique thing about your portfolio?
By incorporating natural elements in abundance, our firm creates calm yet appealing spaces for a soothing overall ambiance. When we take up a new project, the first thing we look into is not the space itself but the people that are going to use the space, their routine and their day-to-day life.
What is your future vision for your firm?
Through the years, I have experienced a shift in design approach from decorative to functional. I believe that as designers it is our job to educate our clients about how a space works and the experience the user will have is more important than adding elements merely for decoration.

Lalani House
For the Lalani House in Bandra the designers have opted for Modern luxury wrapped in monotones. This sea-facing apartment spread over an area of 1,787 sq ft displays a grey-scale palette superimposed on the natural blue tones of the sky and the sea it faces. The design follows the modern minimalism trend. On entering the house one is greeted by a lavish living and dining area overlooking the sea. The master bedroom is adorned in greys with a touch of gold to give a luxurious and calm look to the bedroom. The Kid’s room is layered with textures, colour and art with lots of natural light filtering in to create a conducive environment. This house is a perfect example of modern minimalism blended with luxury and comfort.

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