Eclec­tic and Ex­per­i­men­tal


India Today - - COVER STORY -

Home dé­cor big­wigs Dev­ina, 32 and Shrivant More, 33, best known for their quirky sense of aes­thet­ics have re­cently given their Gar­cha Lane home a stun­ning makeover.

Stand-out Zone

The muddy olive ac­cent wall be­hind the or­nate carved wood bar counter is imag­i­na­tively done with a mixed me­dia stag head in­stal­la­tion, an­tique junk and plants to il­lus­trate a tribal nar­ra­tive. A strik­ing col­lage por­trait of a tribal chief made with vin­tage pa­per cut­tings from news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, old nov­els and hand­writ­ten let­ters by a lo­cal artist makes for a stun­ning cen­ter­piece. A ca­noe the cou­ple brought back from Am­s­ter­dam has been trans­formed into a cor­ner cab­i­net.

Eye Catch­ers

A wood-carved gui­tar de­signed by Shrivant is quite the con­ver­sa­tion piece. It is em­bel­lished with quirky knick-knacks rang­ing from an­tique keys and tur­tle locks to rusty screw­drivers, old but­tons, coins, cy­cle parts and even badges from his school. On the other end of the liv­ing room stands a pre­served tree trunk with an in­tri­cate crown of gnarled branches, flown in from Europe. How­ever, one of the most strik­ing state­ment pieces at the More home is a life-size leather horse by ace de­signer An­drew Martin, which stands re­gally in the liv­ing room. The sad­dle on the horse’s back how­ever comes with a story. “We wanted a sad­dle that had aged right and went scroung­ing for one. Fi­nally, we picked this up from the sta­bles of an elite club in the city,” says Dev­ina.

Shrivant and Dev­ina More

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