How to Master The Art of Interior Design

How to Master The Art of Interior Design

Stealing the lyrics from the legend Rick Price, only heaven knows……what five years can do. No one grasps the idea of how the universe will unfold. Though one tries to be a psychic, saying that five is a number of peace and harmony, let us tune out the noise and skip the fairyland. In fact, IOOR Studio has turned 5, and be what it is now.

Life is indeed like a book, and each page holds a story. The next paragraph is unknown unless we write more. And in order to know what life has for us, we keep choosing between two, left or right, move ahead or stop. So let us tell you the tale of IOOR Studio, how it has waltzed through thin ice and colorful popping confetti.

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It began in the mid of 2011, the triad founder of IOOR Studio, Nydia, Jane, and Robert, nine-to-five as an interior designer in a different company right after they graduated. They had walked their own path for almost two years, but at some point, Nydia asked Jane and Robert to sail the Interior Design world together and inspire the world through itーwhich later becomes the vision of IOOR Studio.

Sailing to the same harbor, they built IOOR Studio at the end of 2012 and started designing one’s home. Nydia said, “Entrepreneurs who haven’t labored in a garage can’t call themselves as an entrepreneur”. Yes, they spent the first year of their journey in a 3×3 meter room. Revisit the memory, everyday they started and ended the day by carrying a coffee table to the room and returned it back afterward. At that coffee table, their masterpieces of work were created.

Approximately two years were spent in a search of their identity. They got a lot of offers to design commercial spaces, and worked on it together until IOOR Studio has its own design team and able to do more and bigger projects. Later, IOOR Studio also crossed path with press media and couples of their work were covered in prestigious magazines and broadcasted in many TV programs.

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Today, 10.000 hours has passed and IOOR Studio has mastered the art of Interior Design, especially in a matter of commercial space. But in the middle of it, they feel like something is missing. They used to design one’s home, but as they excelled in commercial design, they missed that home is the start of everything.

Inspiration should start at home, doesn’t home supposed to be the source of it? Like a lamp that is electrified to kindle up the room, one must be inspired for him to seize the day. Therefore, after five years of the voyage, they established HOOM Living. So that they can build a high-quality urban society, that is inspired everyday, through Interior Design.

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We never knew what another five years will do to us, but we decide to keep counting. 10,000 hours have made us a professional, this might be a point, but there’s something beyond lies behind. Inspiration, the word that will always be an “I do” in everything we do. From the beginning of the story, it’s never about us, nor we’ve ever dreamt to be the first. We just faithfully learn to be better, to inspire the world with what we do. We started from a scratch, and we make it. So it’s not a wishful thinking for you, to start dreaming a dream that you dreamt again.

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Seconds in Interior Design: A Memoir or Despair

Seconds in Interior Design: A Memoir or Despair

An hour is just another term for 60 minutes, and if you multiply it by 24, it is called a day. Time is a blurred concept, and every minute that is passed instantly becomes a past. By the twaddle-babble above, we all get the juice that seconds are an essential substance. We are the author of either a memoir or despair as we prescribe our stories.

In interior design, time isn’t just a word with four different alphabets, but it’s a significant entity of what we, IOOR Studio, pour our hearts into. We dearly know that “good things take time”, we can’t hasten summer’s start or force the sun to set before its time. Either interpreting your brand identity into interior design concept or technically drawing the whole idea, thoughtfully doing both is what we always do.

“Then how long does a project ideally take place?”, couples of eyes start questioning. Some might guess “2 months!”, while others assume that 3 months is more than enough. But, the main thing is the process itself, isn’t it? Fast food is indeed a guilty pleasure, but it’s never a healthier option than a rosemary grilled salmon.

Talking about the process, every project has its own time plan, which the m2 factor is the stellar determinant here, it all depends on how spacious the space is. Who doesn’t want to have a flash finish in doing an assignment? We’d so love to do it that way, yet we prefer to go through every single step thoroughly, which is making the best out of the design itself for our clients.

To make it a crystal clear, now let us paint the framework on the plate of your mind so that you get the idea of how much time that you have to prepare beforehand.

Decipher

We want to even up your version of blue and ours, how yellow is your yellow and also the kind of your modern-minimalism. Schedule an initial meeting at least twice with you is the first thing, so that we can comprehend what is in your mind, because this is your own story and we want to draw it in the same page as yours. Once we decipher what is in your head,  future meetings will be less complicated.

Interpret

Thereafter, we do what is called brainstorm with our team. This is when we translate our client’s brand identity into a design concept, which includes furniture layout, 3D drawings, and the other small details. Marry your identity with the space is what we are passionate about.

Make It Happen

The last step can’t be done with only a “voila” spell, we do a site visit to see if everything is built as what our drawings say.  “Everything” means everything, ceiling plan, floor plan, electricity plan, elevation, furniture and decorations.

Trust and chemistry are the keywords to create a great memoir in this story. As your interior consultant, we do every step in a period of time that we set as what it actually needs, to maximize the outcome. As you believe that the best is the only thing we do, both of us can write an exceptional story in the same page. Maybe you can call us 3-4 months before the due date.

Are You Building A House Or A Home?

Whether you live in the heart of a city or a far-far-away suburb, you still want a safe haven called home, where you can take a deep breath after a very long day hustling with office life. Therefore, it’s never an effortless work to build your own place, as it is the place where your story begins.

It’s true that building a house is not a plaything, nor is easy to do. Either assembling it from scratches or just doing a minor renovation, it’s still not as simple as playing The Sims on your smartphone. That’s why, building a home is even harder, because a house is made of wall and painted by furniture, while a home is built of love and brushed by dreams. No matter how big your house is, the happiness within is what truly matters.

There may be endless considerations you have to mediate overtime, as a house is not for just one, but at least there are two different creatures with contrast preferences, opinions and likings. It should tell a story of a family that dwells inside, and an anthology of what they love. As mainstream as it can be, it must hold their history.

You may need to do a research by yourself, but there are some points you can add into your notes, before building your dream home. Here you go.

Needs

The difference between wants and needs are so subtle, but a medley of both may create such a home where your heart is unable to leave. Part them into two sections; needs as the main thing and wants as your wishlist. Now, give an answer to this question; what is the main thing of every room in your house? They are the ones that you need the most. After this, turn your wishlist into reality; button down the decorations you would love to stay in a specific space of your house.

Budget Wise

A budget plan will determine whether the news you get is good or otherwise. It can either add or subtract your set list of wants and needs. But, the wiser you plot the budget, the more you can decide which one you really have to spend a fortune and save your savings. Don’t you feel much wiser after you read this paragraph?

Pick a Call

Is there any unanswered thought? Schedule a meeting with your trusted Interior Design Consultant, it most probably us, isn’t it? IOOR Studio, as always, loves to decipher what you have been dreaming about your space. We embrace your stories and so excited to help you paint them across every corner of your home. We are also an expert in psychological color, therefore show us your true shades, we will sketch every single room with your color scheme.

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Wish all the words above can help you to build your dream home, not only walls without dreams, rooms without laughter, and windows without adventures. And may your home become just like a port in a storm, a place to rest after a very long day.

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Case Study: How to Cast a Spell and Voila the Bedroom You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Bedroom. Once you read this single word, what’s the first thing that’s popping inside your head? Sleeping, wondering, day dreaming? Those three things may be what some people like the most, and the others may just prefer to take a rest as it is their favorite sanctuary. Nope, do not mention studying all night for tomorrow exam, don’t.

Each one of us has a story to tell, either about life or just ourselves. Sometimes we just don’t know how to make people listen or have no platform to do so. But aren’t those kind of stories limited just for your loved ones? Not everyone will understand, even if they had already tried to hear us out. Why don’t you pour those tales throughout your bedroom?

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As you read the title, this is not that boring case study from the other world named college or office, but this may be what you’ve been asking for your whole life. We want our bedroom to be the best space that ever existed in this universe. We want our kind of bedroom, the one that our souls long to every time we have to go through the stressful night traffic. The question is: How?

Well, scroll down to see the best answers that our designer can present to you.

First, write down how big your bedroom is and the budget that you want to spend, because your idealism has to match those issues. If you have endless cash in your bank account, you may prefer to contact us, an interior design consultancy, but if you don’t, it’s not much a problem to do it by yourself.

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Where to splurge and to save? Spend most of your shekels in comfort, go buy the best pillow and bed. At the end of the day, sleeping is the main thing, where you fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose. You don’t want an unnecessary backache for you to seize the day.

Meanwhile for decorations, you can do both save and splurge. Don’t buy the one that’s only eye-pleasing, but something that depictures yourself, your passion and dreams. Either you are a writer, a singer, a designer, or an office-worker, name it. Place an A to Z about you to remind yourself that dreams may be just a step away from where you stand. For wardrobe, table, couch, just buy something that suits the room well, don’t spend a fortune for those stuffs.

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If it turns out that you will do it your own, start small. Note that “one step at a time” is the one thing that you should do. Simply pinterest the idea, buy one furniture and decoration at a time. No need to rush, you still catch some shuteye every night in the same room anyway.

Have a good sleep, wanderer!

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Pick One: Contractor or Handyman

Choosing between two things is never easy, a little research sometimes is necessary to hatch a good verdict. In building or renovating your space, you need to decide what kind of hands that will help you, except you are a contractor yourself. If you aren’t one, there will be two options for you, betwixt are a handyman and a contractor.

 

Hiring a contractor is definitely not cheaper than asking a neighbor handyman, but to become a wiser you, you have to consider another aspect besides the cost. Although a handyman may also be a smart choice if your space isn’t any larger than 20m2. We know that you’re still contemplating about what to choose, so below we’ll give you more thoughts to ponder by yourself.

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A contractor will give you many options about the material you need, including the price and the specification detail. You don’t have to go outside, because he will buy everything you need. Vice versa, a handyman doesn’t buy things for you, you can choose all you want and as you please.

Time Plan

For you who love to be on time, hiring a contractor may be the only choice. A contractor will set a time plan, you don’t have to be stressed over the handyman who sometimes likes to procrastinate his work. And the thing is a contractor will pay a penalty cost if the renovation is done beyond the deadline, he is a professional.

Responsibility

A handyman can build anything through rough sketches, but when something goes wrong, there is no paperwork that can hold him responsible. While a contractor builds something according to a shop drawing we made, which includes the ceiling, wall, floor, and electrical stuffs. From the shop drawing itself, he will know exactly all the material we need.

 

Done meditating on the three points above? Now you can see oh-how-different the way they do their jobs. None of them are a really bad option, but you know so well why you have to pay a higher price to a contractor. Hiring a handyman is absolutely better for your savings, but mostly there will be an extra cost you have to spend. As for the contractor, you also have to choose the right one, because each of them have their own preference, either a residence or a commercial space.

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How to Marry Those Pinterest Interior Looks with Your Own Space

Imagine your room as a book, it owns stories and you are the main author. Page by page, you want to make it wonderful as you only live once. But becoming the solo content creator is not an easy-peasy thing to do. It is miles away from how effortless you mix-match your weekend outfits.

If you were inspired by some fashion bloggers to wear denim jacket outside your white dress or the ‘nowadays’ monochromatic look, you’re also able to find endless ideas from Pinterest for either the interior concept of your apartment or studio. Various genres that match your styles are just as far as a typing on your phone.

However, it can’t be done just by a flick of your fingers. It’s gonna take a lot of time and maybe a tight budget setting, note that you still need to hire an Interior Designer, to transform your ideas into reality. Scroll down some steps that thoughtfully told by our very own designer, Nydia Orlatta, to create the concept you like;

KEYWORDS

A story needs a theme. First thing first, pick two or three keywords that represent ambience you want, it might be warm-sophisticated-neat, masculine-clean-cool, or anything, you name it.

COLOR SCHEME

Second, you need to choose 2 colors and 1 neutral color as the balancer. If you have any portrait you like, you can also simply select the colors from it.

LOOSE FURNITURE

We have our own favorite furniture stores, it might be IKEA, JYSK, or anything, you make the call. Buy all the practical furniture you need and put in mind the two steps above as considerations. Remember that it doesn’t include your wardrobe or kitchen set, both should be measured to fit in your place well.

DECORATIONS

Finding the right one doesn’t just apply to your other half, it goes the same with decorations inside your room. You don’t want a shocking pink glittery table runner leans on your Rustic table, or a rainbow unicorn cushion awkwardly sitting on the Vintage sofa you have.

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Make Your Bedroom More Aesthetic Than Ever, Yet Termites-Proof

You probably had seen those wooden floors or walls in some instagrammable places like coffee shops or your friend’s minimalist house. Perhaps, you had daydreamt applying it in your very own dream bedroom, a long time ago. Nevertheless there are few things that lingering your mind, first come to your budget, second is no other than termites.

Nobody loves termite. Woods will never do, it’s always a one-sided feeling by termite itself. But woods helplessly live under the same roof with those merciless insects, easily gives up. Elesgo won’t be like one, IOOR finally found the bravest resistance of them all. Coated with an acrylic high tech in Germany, it withstands against the tide, not only those bugs.

Kamar pakai Elesgo

It might be not a “say no to termites”, but Elesgo resists longer than other furniture in your house. This finest laminate wood flooring is multi-talented. It befriends small fire such as the candle on your birthday cake, half times noiseless as your high heels tiptoeing the room, and will be the last survivor among other furniture in your house.

Well, it owns resistance, but not an anti-fan. Therefore an anti-termite repellent is still needed. Besides, here are many courses to kill termites; impromptu sunshine, rice water, any kind of bug repellent and the magical black coffee powder.

Doubt you can find a better option than this, aesthetic yet termites-proof.

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