By: Morgan Hawkins
For those of you just joining the thread, this is the second article of a series of three. The purpose of this trilogy is to generate creative, affordable methods to create “the perfect climate for your environment,” which simply means revamping the style of your home's interior. In Part I, we explored how introducing beautiful, vibrant textiles was one simple, cost-effective method to revitalize your home's interior. In Part II, we will look at making huge improvements by implementing tiny details. If you're just joining in, I recommend beginning at the beginning; so, scroll down to Part I. For the rest of you, let's begin!
Especially, for those of you renting, the last thing you want to do is give your home's interior a costly make-over. Even if you own your home, you may find that tearing out and replacing those dated kitchen and bathroom cabinets just isn't going to happen this spring or summer. While textiles can lend a room extreme depth and character, subtle details can make generic or dated home-installations interesting and stylish. At Indigo Paia, we offer a variety of one-of-a-kind home furnishings, from knockers and knobs to hand-crafted woodworks, that will enrich and enliven your home's fixtures.
By replacing generic or older knobs on interior cabinets with classic or playful designs you can make an otherwise bland kitchen or bathroom intriguing and fun. At Indigo Paia , we offer a vast assortment of knobs, knockers and pulls, which vary in shape, size, color and design to easily reflect your style and compliment your room.
Pictured above are hand-painted porcelain knobs from India. These knobs add vivid colors and festive designs to your fixtures. These can also be easily converted into pull knobs for ceiling fans and lights.
Below are samples of Indigo's exotic brass and bronze pulls from India and Nepal. These culturally rich, hand-crafted pieces will take you and your interior to another part of the world.
This bronze Naga Kanya door pull was crafted by a famous tribesman from Nepal. He created this piece by a process called lost wax casting. This process involves carving out a cast from wax and then introducing the bronze, which melts the wax. This piece is one-of-a-kind and cannot be replicated since the cast was lost during the process. This piece has been drilled for wiring and can be used as an ornamental wall sconce. The Naga Kanya is a Hindu symbol of protection.
The functional and fashionable home accessories, pictured below, will add a nice flavor to your room's style and color palette. The hand painted wooden pails from India are perfect for storing magazines, shoes, umbrellas, children's toys or even using as waste baskets. The intricately, hand-carved, teak wood wall racks create visual interest and depth for your walls and is perfect for entry ways or bathrooms.
By introducing elaborate detail to your existing home-installations you can reinvent your home's interior without going through the trouble and expense of replacing costly fixtures. Another advantage to these stylish additions is that you can easily replace them or pack them up and take them with you wherever you go. This leads us to the final article in this series, which will provide another way to transform your living space so that you will no longer live in the fantasies of your favorite design magazine. Until then, don't let the ever-changing fashion forecast discourage you because you're one step a way from being prepared for any new trend that takes the fashion world by storm.