A FINE BALANCE
Bespoke furnishings, artefacts and dressy accessories give Bangalore store Tulips an edge.
14 Bangalore store Tulips stocks bespoke furnishings and dressy accessories
Pune- based furnishings store Tulips now has an address on Papanna Street off St Mark’s Road in Bangalore. Founded in 1990, the store has housed all things home décor, and it brings the same global spread to its new premises; to the customer’s delight, also on the table is this retail stopover’s five- step design service, where representatives visit homes to consult and offer advice on how best to create the look you want.
A playful, bright woven thread display in blue, red and yellow greets patrons at the front of the store. As you enter, you wonder if you have entered a mall or, perhaps, a spa. That’s because the first thing that hits you is the relaxed music, followed next by a sense of calm that accompanies a total feeling of organisation. Indeed, despite the dizzying array of products— luxury items that check every box in the upmarket décor segment— Tulips manages to not overwhelm the visitor.
The ground floor is mostly dedicated to bed linen in all its forms— bespoke cushion covers, duvet and bedcover sets, and even a cheery range of children’s pillows find place here. At one end, you’ll find a shelf filled with a fine range of scented candles. Sourced from the renowned Belgian brand Baobab Collection, these handmade candles surprise with their complex, unusual aromas— no one- note hits dominates; so you can take your time, with sophisticated candles that evoke the five elements.
It is here that you’ll also find well- known designer Karim Rashid’s Knowledge bookends, shaped as two halves of a head. Popular across the globe, they are, said to be
Spacious and well- lit, the store is in turns whimsical, glamorous and elegant