From a quaint gramophone to a revolving wall that changes from Spiderman to other cartoon characters, from plush stuffed chaises to vibrant walls; leaving me unattended at the Asian Paints signature Colour store in Bandra is akin to leaving a child in a candy shop.
‘Beautiful’unfortunately seems to be inadequate to describe this marvellous store and I won’t waste any more time thinking of new adjectives. The Colour Store was set up with the sole aim to educate consumers about how they can revamp their spaces with a little help of colours and pretty designs. This Asian Paints store loves to engage with its consumers and hosts some unique workshops on events. With the World Interiors day around the corner, they hosted a workshop with Production Designer, Shruti Gupte on drawing inspiration from popular film sets.
An intriguing theme isn’t it? I was curious to listen to Shruti as she ran us through the process of creating a home for films. With a marvellous eye for details as well as research that she put in to the design so that the set matches the mood, tone and the back story of the characters; Shruti’s session left me spell bound.
Peppered within the talk were a few tips for us home owners which I felt would be helpful for all of us:
Shruti believes that soft, warm lights are an essential for every home
Plants and flowers (even if they are artificial) can add a personal touch to your space and will also give you a beautiful pop of colour.
Visualization is key to redecorating your space; you should know what you want and should not hesitate from making a collage of sorts of all the things you think will lift up your space.
After this wonderful session, she conducted a small activity with us and asked us to create a mood board for our homes.
Shruti ended the workshop with these words, “We as consumers need to make ourselves the heroes and heroines of our own movie scripts. Colors and textures are not to be feared but embraced as part of our personality. Our personal and professional environments are an extension of our personality and should inspire our days, help create memories or convey our aspirations. If the movies take inspiration from our reality, then why shouldn’t we allow those reel-ties to become our reality? It’s a simple decision to step out of our comfort zone and experiment. Especially these days, when Asian Paints Colour Store allows us to realize our dreams before we choose to make it permanent.”
After the workshop, I decided to explore the store a bit and I continued to be impressed with the different mockups and experiential features they had for different products which would help us choose better. It was a day well spent and I am sure my home is going to thank me when I implement all the great ideas I had in the Aisan Paints Colour Store.