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The ogee arch is characterised by the sinuousness of its shape and is composed of two symmetrical S-shaped curves meeting at a central point.
An archway doesn’t always have to only frame a door or be in between spaces – it can also be used as an architectural feature within a room, like in this example. This interior archway design makes for an artistic feature in the room, giving the space a vintage feel.Browse through images of archways
5. A Mughal-style, ogee arch frames this window, lending traditional charm to a modern living room. The rose-gold profiling further accentuates the leather-upholstered arched panel, adding to the eclectic decor.Take a loot at how arches transform dining rooms
Frame a fabricScour your local bazaar for a fabric that meshes in style and colour with your decor. Then, order a custom life-size frame and have it mounted. See how a peacock-green canvas becomes a focal point in this grey-toned living space. The ethnic theme is accentuated by the freestanding cut-out panel near the window, which displays ogee arches reminiscent of Mughal architecture.
2. Simple grilles paired with elaborate decor One would not expect to see simple window grill design in a royal-looking secur window that seems to have come straight from a Rajasthani haveli. Yet, the simple rectangular grilles in this arched window, far from looking odd, lend an old-world charm to this living room. Coupled with the leather-upholstered panel of the sofas with curlicued rose-gold profiling, the whole perception is one of luxury and sumptuousness.
WallpaperAs a design element, wallpaper is engaging, vibrant and sheer delight to the eyes. From pretty paisleys to cartoon characters for the kids’ room to vintage flowers to geometric patterns – wallpapers can be digitally customised through dedicated wallpaper websites. One can pick them up from specialised interiors boutiques too. But how do they stand up to comparison with paint? Here are the pros and cons.Find an interior designer to help make the choice
This formal living room gleams with ethnic elements – be it the bright colours, the fabrics or the architectural details. “The classic, vintage-style sofa was given a backdrop of custom hand-painted wall art in gold foil over a green canvas to make the area pop. This is an in-house creation by us. The feature wall’s panel is bordered with thikri (glass inlay) work,” Garg says.A cool, understated Italian marble flooring balances all the bright elements in the room. The Mughal-style arch with a leather-upholstered panel and rose-gold profiling gives layering and depth to the window behind.
6. Shantanu Garg Design has introduced classical punches in this modern home through arches. In the lounge area, the leather-upholstered arched panel with rose-gold profiling adds to the eclectic decor. This not only gives the window a new ogee-arched enclosure but also adds an old-world charm to the space.
In the living room shown here, a freestanding panel incorporates cut-outs that imitate the profile of a chhatri. It is hard to miss the teal-blue wallpaper with golden block-prints: it makes a stunning backdrop and adds to the traditional feel.