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Create an Aesthetic Space for Coffee Lovers

by Naomi |July 28, 2021 |3 Comments | Interior Design |

From a group of friends to couples to working professionals, nobody minds stopping by a coffee shop. A coffee shop usually attracts a wide variety of customers. The interior of a coffee shop plays a major role in engaging guests. An elevated aesthetic look and increased comfort can urge customers to become loyal patrons.

You can create an alluring space for your business with these coffee shop interior decor ideas:

  • Create an interior that reflects your brand and mission.
  • Emanate an ambience that is apparent to your patrons.
  • Choose your lighting wisely. Use organic lights to conserve energy.
  • Make the space interactive and Insta-worthy.

You can give a great aesthetic look to your coffee shop interior by incorporating the following themes:

  • Industrial Style Interior

Take inspiration from factories, warehouses and other interior spaces. Opt for a colour palette which includes hues like grey, black, tan, white or maroon. Here’s all that you need to include in your decor:

  • Exposed architecture
  • Metal accents
  • Block shapes
  • Squared lines
  • Mechanical components
  • Use of vintage components
  • Mid-Century Interior

In the mid-century, from 1930s through 1960s, materials were celebrated for their uniqueness. Explore new materials in the light of new technology, while still celebrating traditional ones. For the hues, stick to neutral colours like light greys, browns and creams. Include these decor pieces to give your coffee shop a classic mid-century look:

  • Unique or contrasting materials
  • Clean lines
  • Organic and geometric shapes
  • Tables and chairs with tapered legs
  • Cozy and convenient furniture
  • Rustic Interior

This tone of interior will feature organic and natural elements. Country or farmhouse decor is also apt for creating an in-the-woods atmosphere. Neutral colours such as tan, cream, brown and green give an aesthetic rustic essence. Use the following to amp up the rustic feel of your coffee shop:

  • Lots of natural elements like real plants and flowers
  • A mix of different types of wood
  • Galvanized planters
  • Farmhouse components
  • Emphasis on rugged beauty
  • Vintage Interior

The vintage decor includes styles from a variety of decades. It draws inspiration from the past and emanates a romantic, charming atmosphere. You can play with pastel or faded colours like burgundy, light orange, peach, mustard, yellow and sea green for creating a vintage look. Enhance your vintage coffee shop interior with these decor pieces:

  • Floral accents and wallpapers
  • Mahogany wood
  • Stained glass lamps
  • Elegant patterns and designs
  • Distressed couches and chairs
  • Vintage luggage
  • Pieces with ornate elements
  • Tablecloths with intricate patterns
  • Modern Interior

Modern style decor is a fairly new concept. This style follows function which means all furniture and decor pieces should feel very 20th century. Modern interior is simple but with a practical and intentional purpose. A modern environment can be created in a coffee shop by using colours like brown, taupe, cream or pure white. You can include the below mentioned decor pieces to give your cafe a modern look:

  • Smooth surfaces with crisp lines
  • Very light or dark wood tones
  • Clean and organized pieces without any clutter
  • A blend of comfortable and sophisticated elements
  • Clean metal accents
  • Lack of intricate detailing

Adhering to any of these styles, you can also include these decor accents in your cafe to make the space more engaging and immersive:

  • Magazines and books
  • Artwork
  • Tableware
  • Music

At Colonelz, we have a variety of interior decor ideas best suited to the unique need of our customers.  Our team of professionals focuses on your requirements to create a space which compliments your concept and use.

Feng Shui Tips for a Happy Marriage

by Naomi |July 23, 2021 |3 Comments | Interior Design |

As a Principal, we at Colonelz don’t use Chinese material. However, deriving from Chinese learning is a different ballgame. Feng Shui is not like the Cunning Communist China we know. Its a great 3000 year old art and science, meaning “wind and water”. The Chinese culture associates both wind and water with good health. They are said to spread and promote positive vibes. From studies to professional success to happy marriage – Feng Shui tips come in handy in every aspect of life.

Marriage is an Institution, which needs whole hearted participation by both. Couples need to constantly keep working towards it to keep it smooth. Time, the greatest healer, is also the cause for losing the zing in each other. Romance, an extremely important constituent of a successful marriage tends to fade with time. Marriages must be able to withstand the test of time.

We bring to you, 4 Feng Shui tips that could help you lead a happier married life:

  • De-clutter

Clutter signifies chaos and disorder. A cluttered room symbolizes a cluttered mind, absolutely avoidable in married life. Remove all clutter from the bedroom. This will channel the energy flow inside the house properly. Keeping unnecessary things at bay also brings closure to the past and keeps any negative energies away.

  • Beds – Rock or Rocking

A bed is an essential part of a couple’s bedroom, specially for the newly weds. It can rock your marriage, or make it a Rocking marriage. According to Feng Shui, getting the right arrangement and atmosphere inside the bedroom is very important. The bed should:

  • Be accessible from all directions, at least 3.
  • Should not be pushed to a corner of the room.
  • Not be placed directly under light beams.
  • Not be oversized.
  • Should not be below a RCC Beam.

Couples should never sleep with their feet pointed towards the door. Mirrors should not be placed on either side of the bed. Best directions for the head while sleeping, are East & South.

  • Natural Vibrance- Use Decorative Plants

Flowers symbolize love, life and beauty. Decorating the bedroom with small flowering plants / bushes is a great idea. However, they should be placed only in the South West.

If you can’t take care of real plants, go in for plants made of silk. If you plant real flowers, make sure you water them regularly and periodically remove dead leaves. Avoid any kind of thorny or prickly plants like cactus.

  • Choose Appropriate Colours

In Chinese metaphysics, colours are said to have a certain significance in creating a harmonious home. The five natural elements are represented by different colours.

For the newly weds, Pink or light shades of red are deemed best for the bedroom. It is good for other couples too, as these represent love and romance. You can have curtains and bed sheets in the same colour palette too. One could restrict the use of colours like white and light blue, as these project cold and clinical look and feel.

Marriage is a life long commitment for the success of which,  couples have to make concerted efforts. It is very important to keep the romance alive. Do not complicate your married life by creating an atmosphere that channelizes negative energy around you. These Feng Shui tips will help create a better environment for you and your spouse.

An average human spends almost 25 years of his life sleeping, i.e., in their bedroom.

Our Professionals at Colonelz consider all Feng Shui tips, while creating your bedroom, to help you channelize positive energy. Looking forward to partnering with you.

Build a Vastu Compliant Puja Room for a Happy Home

by Naomi |July 19, 2021 |2 Comments | Uncategorized |

A Puja room apart from being a divine place is also the epicenter of positive energy in our homes. Due to various, so called ‘practical reasons’, Vastu is often sidelined in modern homes. As per Vastu Shastra ‘your space of worship harnesses positive vibes and spreads them throughout the home.’ 

Vastu Shastra: Introduction to the Ancient wisdom 

According to Hinduism, it is believed that Vastu-complaint homes are free from ‘dosha’. Vastu Shastra has its roots in the Sthapatya Veda which is a part of Atharvaveda. It has been part of the Indian culture for thousands of years and people still seek advice from the Vastu experts before buying or building a property. The architecture and interiors of all ancient temples and palaces are entirely designed, based on this ancient science. 

According to the mythological legends, Vastu is a demon or evil energy who worshiped the God Brahma and earned a boon. It spurred an insatiable hunger that led him on the path of devastating the gods. He invaded them to consume their powers to be more destructive to the world. He fell on the earth and his organs rolled off in different directions. 

Vastu experts draft a grid diagram and suggest tips to keep negative vibrations at bay. In the ancient days, Vastu Shastra was confined to the Sthapathis (architects) only and was later passed on to the masses. 

Vastu Tips to Surround Your Home with Positive Vibes

1.Direction

To create an auspicious aura in your place of worship, the location of the room that holds the most significance is the northeast. The Puja Ghar should be facing the northeast direction. Moreover, it shouldn’t be in the basement or on the upper floor of your home. Always reserve the ground level to design your temple to maximize the positive energy. 

2.Veiling 

Should your Puja Ghar have doors? Is it right to veil your gods? These are common things that put you in a dilemma. For the remediation of Vastu doshas, it is advisable to put two doors at the Mandir’s entrance. Single door Puja Ghar interferes with your focus during meditation. Your idols shouldn’t be aligned in a manner where they face each other. 

3.Palettes

Subtle and soothing colors like yellow, blue, and white are calming shades for the Puja room. Light colors keep the space bright and are conducive for meditation.  

4.Light fixtures

Light and bright colors illuminate the room with a magical spark. To boost the positivity, place the lamps and diyas in the southeast direction. 

5.Design 

The puja room should be designed in a space with a low ceiling. A gopura-shaped or pyramid-shaped top helps in creating a positive atmosphere around the room. To store sacred things, use auspicious. copper vessels.  

If you are looking to design your dream home free from evil energies, trust the expertise of Colonelz. 

Visit us at https://www.colonelz.com 

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Monsoon Tips for a Healthy Home

by Naomi |July 5, 2021 |4 Comments | Uncategorized |

This year, the monsoons have hit with amazing ferocity, probably due to the Global Warming. The petrichor soothing our soul and the water droplets resting on the grass blades, mesmerizes one and all. However, once the moisture finds its way into our homes, it becomes a spoil sport. The clogged water on the rooftop or in the compound or open spaces, are a harbinger of diseases and a breeding ground for mosquitoes, as also prelude to contagious water borne diseases. The dampness inside the home gives rise to nasty odour. It takes little time for the season of melody and romance to take a disastrous dirty turn, unless you’re prepared.  

Follow these tips to keep your home shining and hygienic even in the midst of monsoons. 

1.Floor-care

Getting drenched and entering home, often brings along the avoidable mud and silt along with dripping water, making the home dirty and wet. Worse id when these marks dry up. To avoid this messy situation place a large, absorbent coir mat at the entry of your home. Drain all the water and rub off the dirt outside on the mat. Mats like those of 3M, are also very useful. Step in only after ensuring that your feet are reasonably clean.

This would help keep your premises germ-free and hygienic on rainy days. The humidity and water leakages make the floor slippery. Wooden floors are more susceptible to damage due to stagnant water. Make sure to wipe the floor immediately to avoid significant damage. 

2.Waterproofing 

During the monsoons, most of the houses lose their charm owing to the cast of mold, mildew, and moss. The paint chips and flake off easily. This leads to ugly walls and ceilings. Even minute cracks and breakages create enough space for mold to thrive. It’s better to safeguard your walls by waterproofing them. Waterproofing prevents your home from the external damage caused by water.  

3.Furniture care 

High quality wooden furniture is in vogue these days. Creating vintage and artistic wooden decor is trendy and enhances the overall elegance of your comfort space. Upkeep of these can be a tedious task. To keep the wooden articles shiny and intact, avoid their contact with wet clothes and damp walls. 

Clean the furniture with a dry cloth or vacuum. A dry cloth is preferred to wipe off the dust accumulation. The dust tends to absorb the moisture and wiping it off leaves the surface smooth and shiny. 

Polish your furniture frequently with new varnish. Protect your furniture from moisture damage with wood wax. 

4.Refurbishing home linens 

The rainy days don’t let the sunlight flood into your space blissfully. Soaked in the dusky light, your home starts to look dull and bland. Do not pick dark colors for your home linen. To gear up for the monsoons, replace your home linen with bright and vibrant colors like yellow, vivid blue, and bright magenta. It alters your mood dramatically and spreads happy vibes all around. 

In the scientific study of color psychology, color has been found to impact mood significantly. Colors are widely used in holistic treatments. For increasing blood circulation, stimulating the mind and body, red color is the choice. Similarly, blue colors soothe the mind, and yellow boosts the release of happy hormones. 

5.Fragrance 

Water-logging, dampness and leaks emit an unpleasant, musty odour indoors. You can spray some air fresheners inside your home to mask the stale smell. However, it is better to couple it with proper air ventilation to let go of the smell and create a hygienic environment. For a more DIY solution, take two cups of water, add sliced lemons, cinnamon, and rosemary. Bring it to a boil and let them simmer together. Pour the mixture into a jar and place it around the house. For another refreshing fragrance, soak small wooden blocks into your favorite perfumes in a bowl and decorate them around the house. 

The use of dehumidifiers treats odor from the roots by reducing the humidity within your home. 

Want to build a home that can stand the mayhem of the Indian monsoons? We are here to help! 

Visit us at https://www.colonelz.com 

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