Vibrancy is the key for Indian households: Angie Kripalani

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She started her career with Ralph Lauren and has been mesmerising clients in India since 20 years. Angie Kripalani’s journey began once she returned to India from F.I.T University in New York and started her interior design studio. She owns Renaissance Homez which caters to luxury homes and office spaces. Some of the prominent clients she has worked with are Vijay Mallya, Birlas, Jindals, Rahejas, Burmans, Sunil Mittal, Samir and Meera Jain and developers like Emmar India, DLF India, Mahindras and Hiranandani. We caught up with the interior styling diva and delved deep into the Indian interior trends.

What are the major design shifts you have witnessed in these twenty years as far as Indian households are concerned?

The past 20 years has brought major shifts in the design industry. Earlier the customers were less aware and exposed about the imported products available in the market such as furniture, fabrics, accessories etc. But today, via internet everyone has access to all the information about trends, fairs and products available.

Are there any typical requirements by clients that are specific to Indian lifestyle? Can you share a couple of such peculiar requirements?

Vibrancy is the key for Indian households where the living rooms usually use a blend of bright colors that characterizes the Indian interior design. Earlier the customers mostly liked classic interiors but as the times changed, people now are more open to the combination of contemporary, classic and fusion interiors.

When you start a project, which is the first area you like to start designing with?

I believe that the entrance of a house should make a statement – catch and behold the eye of anyone who enters which is why I like to first focus on the formal areas of the house like the living room, dining, bars and outdoor party areas. These are the major areas of the house where the guests and family sits and spends most of their time together.

Is luxury interiors mostly about dull tones and monotones?

Every designer have their own unique way of styling. Luxury interiors is not at all about dull tones and monotones. I have been doing luxury interiors for homes, offices, hospitality and real estate and I have always used bright colours to energize the look. What differentiates my brand from others is that I use a mix of different materials, fabrics and dramatic designs.

Apart from sofas and other basic furniture, what would you advise your audience to focus on?

Apart from the basic furniture, I advise my clients to include or upgrade the bar areas and outdoor furniture in their homes and consoles in office interiors which adds a little style at their receptions, conference rooms and offices of the directors.

The colour of the year is Living Coral, what is the best way to utilise this colour into our homes?


In décor, colour plays a major role as they add depth and texture to a design making it cheerful. Coral goes best on the walls or on curtains as a support to the whole look.

What is the basic difference between a celebrity home and a regular home (minus the space)?

The interior décor of a home should reflect the taste of the owner. Celebrity homes are over-the-top with more drama in the décor and with bigger budgets. They use huge arts, chandeliers, mirrors, tapestry wall papers and luxurious furniture. Whereas in regular homes there is limited space hence are more functional and practical with a nice appeal.



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