decor

A look at two new decor stores where the lay­out is as in­no­va­tive as the prod­ucts and a fur­nish­ings web­site with a twist

India Today - - CONTENTS - By RIDHI KALE

RE­TAIL THER­APY

New stores that are as pretty as the prod­ucts they sell

QUAINT AP­PEAL

A charm­ing her­itage bun­ga­low plays muse and host to Casa Buzallong in Vado­dara. Lo­cated on the ground floor, spread over 3,000 sq ft, it is home to fur­ni­ture, ac­cent pieces, arte­facts and ac­ces­sories. The store’s high ceil­ings, mo­saic tiles and bright colour scheme cre­ates the per­fect back­drop for be­spoke so­fas, cute teapoys, twin­kling lamps, paint­ings and pretty fur­nish­ings.

PRICE `1,500 to `1.5 lakh AT Bun­ga­low #5 Kr­ishna Krupa, Alka­puri Po­lice Chowki Lane, Vado­dara

FANCY FAB­RICS

When crick­eter Shikhar Dhawan and wife Ae­sha Mukher­jee, a well known kick­boxer, de­cided to ven­ture into home decor, they be­gan by chris­ten­ing it DaONE Home, in­spired by the crick­eter’s nick­name. The Mum­bai launch saw the cou­ple do­ing up the liv­ing room, cosy cor­ners, bed­room and din­ing ar­eas with their home tex­tile range, bed and ta­ble linen and cush­ions.

PRICE `1,500 to `25,000 AT www.daone­home.com

RE­VAMP RE­PORT

In the heart of North Goa lies a 90-year-old villa with Por­tuguese in­flu­ences. The 4,000 sq ft Goan villa is now home to Vaish­navipra­tima, a store that spe­cialises in arte­facts, fur­ni­ture and in­te­rior de­sign. The stu­dio gets its name from its founder and in­te­rior de­signer Vaish­navipra­tima Ko­dakalla. From beau­ti­fully hand­crafted mir­rors, chests of draw­ers, con­soles, book shelves, bar units and wing chairs made by In­dian ar­ti­sans to cush­ions, throws, rugs and block-print­ing art, there’s a lot to choose from. They even have an open café space.

PRICE `750 to `1 lakh

AT Villa no 190-268(1) Va­dem Vil­lage, Soc­corro, Goa

Pho­to­graph cour­tesy CASA BUZALLONG

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