Winner of several awards for its contribution to Interior Design, Bangalore-based design firm ‘The KariGhars’ undertakes complete turnkey projects for villas and apartments from inception to execution and from conceptualization to curation, CEO & Founder Abhishek Chadha, CFO Aashita Chadha, and Managing Director Vinayak Chadha at The KariGhars, share their work ethics and professional commitment to deliver projects on time

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What is The KariGhars design philosophy?
With a vision to transform the ordinary into sensational spaces, our design philosophy revolves around the fluidity of contemporary interior design with a touch of mid-century modern style amalgamated with straight lines and minimalistic styles. In fact, ‘The KariGhars’ has redefined luxury in Interior Design. Intricate detailing, cluttering one’s home with décor elements, use of too many focal points in a room, all these things are passe. The new luxury is in using the perfect blend of materials – metal, wood, stones, upholstery, in the choice of lighting and a subtle color palette - and making them come together as a whole.

From originality of designs to the quality of raw materials used, we endeavour to provide the right blend of aesthetics and ergonomics for homes and kitchens. And in our designs, we always make a provision for storage and functionality, along with an element of creativity. However, the USP of The KariGhars is that we maintain strict timelines for every step of the design process, and are honest about everything we do and the materials we use, even giving a lifetime warranty for all our products. We cater to our client’s demands while infusing futuristic trends in our designs. We prefer not to run after trends, since just like fashion, a trend comes and goes, but style stays for ever.

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What technology tools/software are you using for your interior design projects?
Interior design is a growing profession that requires knowledge of the latest trends and an understanding of fabrics, materials, designs, color concepts, styles, and aesthetics. Many individuals and companies in the architecture, construction, and furniture retail sectors now rely on professionals from the interior design industry to aid them in drafting the houses they plan to build or remodel.

The use of software is one of the best ways to guide clients in the development of architectural and interior drawings. Surveys show that 81% of buyers say home staging helps them visualize the property as their future home. And, once staged, the homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market. To achieve these goals, interior designers and home staging professionals use interior design software to help create visual room layouts complete with furniture and fixtures and present a realistic view of the interior spaces.
Abhishek Chadha, Aashita Chadha, & Vinayak Chadha at  The KariGhars
The real challenge is to implement sustainable development in the design of every home. Major factors like planning, efficient use of space, choosing materials with low carbon footprint and reducing energy consumption, pollution, and waste play an important role in executing sustainable practices. The notion of the “green home” has taken form and warrants the need to exchange environmentally damaging materials with eco-friendly resources

Abhishek Chadha, Aashita Chadha, & Vinayak Chadha at The KariGhars

At The KariGhars, we use state-of-the-art computer-aided-design software like Auto CAD, 3DS Max, Revit, etc. that convert initial sketches and measurements into a 3-D plan for the designer and the client. The 3D models of our designs give the clients a complete picture of how every part of their home would look like, instead of leaving things to their imagination and then later having unhappy surprises. These 3D plans can turn any conceptualized design into a viewable and navigable model. Though it may sound easy, it requires creativity, design experience, and a lot of talent. The industry is now fully immersed in using technology to enhance the living spaces.

A few recent trends have also helped offset the use of digital and scientific measures in design. The movement towards sustainable living has had a profound impact on the materials and methods used to recreate internal spaces. Furthermore, our own living standards have generated high expectations of the constant availability of technology and how and when we use it.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages (if any) of tech-based design?
As technology has grown more advanced throughout the years, professionals worldwide have seen an increase in software that enhances workflow and productivity. In the field of interior design, the old ways don’t work anymore, as everything is fast-paced now. Making physical presentation boards for clients takes too long and is also cumbersome. Tech-based designs are a more feasible and viable option as they don’t leave things to mere imagination. The client can get a peek and a clear insight into what he is signing up for. The 3D models can show them how the lighting will be in their room, how a certain wallpaper will look, the flooring, and the entire color combination, etc.

On the downside, the lifecycle of a style has gotten much shorter, as trends are popping up, getting huge, and drying out faster. Also, too much dependence on technology hinders the original creative thought process of a designer as exposure to a trend is quickly followed by overexposure.

What trends do you see emerging in the design of home interiors, post Covid-19?
I feel like this is a perfect time for interior designers and for other firms like ours. We see a real need for luxury homes booming in the Real Estate sector. People want to have well-designed interiors because our homes have become the most important parts of our lives. In recent years, we’ve become used to connecting everyday devices in our homes to the internet and to each other to make the places we live more comfortable, economical, entertaining, and safe.

As the technology revolution continues to become more rapid and more powerful, we can anticipate home automation and artificial intelligence to offer domestic help in new and innovative ways. We believe that smart homes are the domestic face of the Internet of Things (IoT). We expect to see more technology being incorporated to facilitate more convenience and comfort for the homeowners - smart homes with state-of-the-art equipment.

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What trends do you foresee with respect to building materials?
In terms of building materials, more rustic looking materials are trending. People want to feel closer to nature and there is a demand in transforming spaces that serve as the perfect escape from the concrete jungle in cities. Faux grass, exposed brick walls, natural stones, and authentic marble are a few building materials that are gaining momentum in the market. New germ-resistant materials, fabrics, upholstery, wall coverings, and paints are also gaining popularity and will soon be a part of every household.