Brooklyn (USA): Elisavita Brandon
It’s been weeks since my husband and I packed 40 boxes of all our stuff to move into and live in our new apartment in Brooklyn without a room looking completely tidy. The problem is twofold, we have an unusual layout split over two floors; There are many ideas on how to arrange and coordinate each room.
Can we put comfortable seating in the dining room upstairs, and stay to watch TV in the living room downstairs? How can we make the most of a small open kitchen without taking everything out and starting over? Does the home office have room for my desk, my piano and the sofa bed? And how should we put all that stuff without looking like a giant copy of the bowl containing all that scattered stuff we have at home?
Overwhelmed with many questions and imperfect answers, I was fascinated to learn about Interior AI, a new artificial intelligence platform for image production that allows you to upload a photo of your home online, then introduces you to a new home arrangement based on one Among the 17 pre-selected models. Do you want a “tropical” living room? Yes please. Do you want a home office in the style of “Maxmalism”? why not?
One pioneering project owner, Levelcio, created Interior AI, and he also created another platform that uses artificial intelligence so you can design an entirely new home at the click of a button. It comes within a growing system; But it’s also controversial, consisting of image-making AI programs like Dal-E and Medigerni that use AI to produce images out of nothing, based on a few words, or in our case with a few choices. did.
Interior AI designs your home with the click of a button
The platform could become an interesting new way to present interior design ideas, or even prepare virtual property proposals. Yet my experience over the past few days shows that the human creative insight and listening skills of people trained to be architects are irreplaceable.
I loaded the dining room on the catwalk, and chose to design it in the “Bohemian” style. I forgot to mention that it was the dining room, so the program made it a living room, but the results were amazing, as I noticed the L-platform, that built-in sofa that extends along the back wall and around the corner, and created a comfortable corner decorated with pillows in bright colors, in addition to placing plants inside hanging macrame from the ceiling. The room’s floor was covered in intricate rugs, with small tables arranged haphazardly, and buff sofas with opaque edges that exceeded the current limits of the program.
This was not what I was looking for; However, to my surprise, I repeated the process with other models and marked it as a dining room. In this fictional version of my home dining room, the built-in sofa has been transformed into a shiny white floor-to-ceiling unit dotted with exotic neon lights. The “tribal” version also completely abandoned that seat and placed wallpaper with geometric shapes on the back wall of the room, along with a table and chairs made of bamboo, with romantically lit candles, or perhaps lamps.
Interior AI uses artificial intelligence to design your home
I longed to find out more, and with this dissatisfaction with these inconclusive results, I put in a photo of the home office, and then the living room on the ground floor, in the bedroom. Each version generating a copy for my home looked good at first, then seemed impractical to look at. The bohemian home office made me wonder if it would be better to move my desk to a window rather than the wall, while the rest of the furniture was just a messy set of poufs, a mix of wicker baskets and plant pots, Without any concerns about other office furniture such as the library or floor lamps, as well as the piano which was clearly visible in the original photo. The Ski Chalet version of the bedroom is completely marred by its completely different layout, with no windows, along with horrible round block patterned rugs.
Some of the choices were so strange or contradictory that it couldn’t imagine that this app would replace interior designers anytime soon; But it is a way to realize ideas about different models and to get design inspiration. I’ve learned that I hate the clean, modern look, and I’m more into “bohemian” combo styles. I also got some new inspiration and ideas that I intend to consider, such as moving my desk across from that window, or laying down some rugs; But I worry that my mind will be filled with unrealistic versions of my home, along with the possibility that I will end up living in a version of the ideal home imagined by a machine.
The show’s creator published a full page explaining why he is not accessible, and thus unable to do an interview, citing that “life is too short” and his pursuit of deep work without distraction ; But his Twitter page indicates that he receives many requests from customers, and that he works on them for a few hours and then publishes them on the platform.
One of those updates, dated October 5, allows people to upload empty rooms to get a fully designed version, with preset interior furniture depending on room style.
Another update allows users to manually make any structural changes to the AI’s proposed design, which Lifelicio says will eventually become automated.
It can be said that the Interior AI platform is still at an early stage. But in one week I switched from a free platform with unlimited designs and dozens of rooms to choose from, to a hybrid version with few free options and the option to pay $34 per month for unlimited “higher quality, more accurate” designs. in addition to the possibility of ordering new models according to the website.
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