A home is not a mere shelter. Here rests a person’s emotional and spiritual being, firmly believes Director of R.N. Interiors Roopali Gosavi.
The soft-spoken interior designer has been instrumental in transforming many houses into ‘homes’, a resting pad where one yearns to return to.
An alumnus of L.S. Raheja School of Architecture, Gosavi was a topper in her batch and even won a bronze medal. She met Nilesh Gosavi at their previous workplace. Little did she think then that their friendship would blossom in to a lasting relationship. Together, they fulfilled their dream of establishing an interior design firm.
“I am lucky my better-half is also my business partner. We have criticized, backed and lauded each other while maturing as professionals. Not carrying our work home is the key to maintaining the right balance between home and work,” she said.
Her hardwork and perseverance has paid off. Today, Roopali caters to elite clients. Her success mantra? “The market is extremely competitive. The key to success is sticking to our core values. One should not stop thinking creatively, out of the box. Our projects are inspired by nature. We use eco-friendly material, natural textures to lend a soothing feel. More importantly, we stick to deadlines,” said Roopali.
Forecasting the trends expected in 2016, Roopali said, “It is heartening to see that people, especially the youth, understand the importance of good interiors today. The main impetus is globalization. People travel to various country and wish to incorporate the designs in India customized to their needs. Minimalistic furniture and a spacious decor will continue to be in demand. One will see more colorful, vibrant designs in décor and furnishing segment. On the other hand, natural materials like stones, marbles will be used largely in floors and wall finish,” she added.
R.N. Interiors plans to launch an exclusive studio for kitchen interiors soon and also start a décor line.
Sharing quick and easy tips for the upcoming festival of lights, Roopali said, “Festivals are the time to play with colors. Remove the clutter in your house, paving the way for positive energy. Use wallpaper to lend a new look to the walls of your home. Artistic decals and accessories do magic. Use tablemats, photo frames, magazine stand etc. to create the mood. Indoor plants have a soothing effect. Rugs or carpets, bright curtains and cushion covers are a must.”
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