Indian heritage has a lot to influence when it comes to Indian restaurants. Indian interior design like everything else that is Indian is rich in a potpourri of culture and its wonderful heritage. The ancient architectural designs have been claimed to be marvellous because of the very futuristic designs that they had implemented to ensure insulations in the big mehals and articulate wonderful natural light in the temples through the various technique of architecture that has been incorporated in today's times in the Indian restaurant and hospitality industry that maintains its marvellous repertoire.
Be it temple motif architecture from down south or the intricate carvings seen on Mughal monuments, Indian interior design draws heavily from all these sources. In the end, what we have is a style that is just as composite as our culture.
When building a space, people are always on the lookout for exclusive interiors that exude a vibe that is refined and reflects their taste and lifestyle. While minimalistic and monotone trends are still a favourite amongst all, what has recently come into vogue is the exemplifying of the rich Indian heritage to adorn a space that looks traditional, opulent yet contemporary.
In recent times the Indian artisan is being pushed to the forefront and craftsmanship has gained special importance. Indian embroidery and handicrafts are perfect examples of creating an amalgamation of the old and new. Needless to say, we are blessed with such rich traditions and heritage that not adopting these styles is almost a sin.
traditional Indian carved furniture is a great combination of functionality and aesthetics. Brightly painted and embellished with inlay work using mirrors, stones, ivory, or metal, they can serve as storage units too. Usage of accents alongside solid wood pieces to lighten the mood of your spaces. If you have heirloom furniture pieces, hold on to them and put them to good use. Shekhawati of Jodhpur, Kashmiri wood carving, and bamboo and cane styles are some examples.
ARTIFACTS AND HANDICRAFTS
Indian embroidery and handicrafts such as Zardozi, Chikankari, Kantha etc. have successfully survived the ruins of time. Many of these have been in use since ancient times to adorn the attire of kings and nobles and therefore are considered luxurious and precious. Indian artefacts are world renowned for their beauty and designs that are unique.
THE TRADITIONAL MOTIFS AND DECOR
The usage of gold and silver threads to embroider further added a sense of magnificence to these handicrafts. Apart from these, a large number of handicrafts and artefacts such as clay and mud pots, wooden items, embroidered tapestry and wall hangings, brassware décor and the use motifs such as paisley, elephants, birds and flowers can be used in a plethora of ways to give your space a traditional touch.
land of folklore and stories, art can also be used to weave a narrative. Giving birth to that narrative can further add a layer of thought and elegance.
In terms of interior decor and design, incorporating these elements creates a sense of decadence. For example, for a very regal and grand look, one can use gold embroidered Zardozi or brocade work for curtains, cushion covers, diwan, armrests, table runners, bedspreads, wall hangings, lamps etc.
THE TRADITIONAL JALIS AND SCREENS
The warmth comes from the glow of the backlit jali screens that enfold the room in a cocoon of soft cheer. A great example of contemporary decor with a twist: with the addition of the latticed woodwork, the ruggedly understated decor has the ambience of intimate eating areas.
THE CEILING TRAY LOOK
Traditional Indian designs didnt go bleak on the design and painting even at the ceilings. We can see beautiful works of carved ceilings to mirror work in the ceiling for letting in light and making it shine throughout the room beautifully. The ceilings are like the fifth walls, from hanging the wonderful traditional jhoolas to inlay of embroidery work at the domed shaped ceilings, Indian restaurant interiors can look mesmerising with the intricate work of Indian handicrafts.
THE ART OF SCULPTURES
The decadent designs that are of Indian origin derive its sense from the wonderful sculptures that are made from natural stones and clay and crafted in excellence to present wonderful motifs that elaborate and accentuates the place and interiors. Sculptures uplift the interior aesthetics of the place and curate a bright and pleasant interior with a hint of maximalism.
Overall, The Indian heritage has been a wonderful influence to the Indian hospitality business including restaurant interiors. These splendid and grand designs are what we look for whenever we go to an authentic Indian eatery just to get a whiff of the breath taking beauty and history of Indian craftsmanship and architecture that is immersed with its culture.