Here we offer you the information on some of the stores in Bangalore where you can shop for some fascinating pieces of decor and furniture. While the ever-expanding city of Bangalore is known for its love for information technology, it interestingly has a significant number of connoisseurs of art. So, to cater to them you need businesses that think beyond what just works in the interiors. The businesses that are willing to challenge the status quo in the world of decor and furnishings.
The Purple Turtles
When you are buying a new home or new office or refurbishing the existing one, it helps to go to a place where you get a variety of decor and furniture under one roof. That’s what “The Purple Turtles” is. Whether you go to their store in Bangalore, or you visit them online, they offer a host of products to choose from. In addition, they also do consultation and do bespoke designing and production.
In their online and offline stores, their range of decor includes designer lamps and lights, artifacts, wall decor, tableware, planters, etc. They also offer furnishings like home linen, and carpets and rugs plus they have a collection of stylish furniture.
The Wishing Chair
“The joy is in small things” is the building block of this company. They believe that when you buy those small decorative things for your home, you feel happy and inspired. There was a time when their store was filled with only quirky decor but with their venture into the online world, many new products that exude elegance have been added.
Look at anything they offer and mostly you’d get a feeling that the crux is to make the living space livelier. They have also made a foray into women fashion with their offerings of dresses and ornaments, the underlying theme remains elegance.
This is what they tell about themselves: ” A destination for all modern bohemians to find their true reflection in every aspect of their lives under the umbrellas of fashion, home & experiences.” So, they believe that the free-spirited ones want to express themselves not only through what they wear but also through the decor and accessories in their living spaces.
True to their belief they have created a one-stop destination for clothing, accessories, and décor with the lively flavour of textiles and tones. However, the core focus remains on fashion and fashion accessories, both for men and women. Their clothing can be described as comfy and stylish.
Shailendra Mehta, the founder of Just Antiques, discovered during his travels across India that the furniture designing was kind of becoming mundane. Especially in the residential and hospitality setups one can experiment with vintage style or ornamented furniture pieces. Hence he took it upon himself to produce such furniture. And what was born was ‘Just Antiques’, it has been twenty years since.
The team at Just Antiques is capable of giving either a vintage look to your home or make your office seem an aristocratic and urbane workplace. They also do bespoke production of furniture. They encourage you to choose from an array of designs, a number of different woods like teak wood, rosewood or mixture of woods, metals, upholstery if required and accessories to bring alive your vision of perfect furniture.
There are many art connoisseurs who have chosen to pursue a business that lets them embed art in our day to day lives. Mostly it would mean that they offer fashion and decor. That’s what ‘Good Earth’ does, but the differentiating factor here is that they are inspired by the art and culture not only of India but also of its surroundings. Their designs, they say, are a reflection of several cultures in this part of the world.
Their product range includes dining collection, home decor, furnishings, women and kids’ fashion, etc. The thread that connects each of their products is the elegant design. Most of their apparels are casuals produced with ethnic design and style.
Sunshine Boulevard is a one-of-its-kind boutique based in Bengaluru which offers a variety of modern décor ranging from garden décor and fine lighting to furniture, and home accessories. With their offering of a wide range of innovative and customized home décor designs, Sunshine Boulevard has garnered some impressive names in their clientele.
Namita Agarwal couldn’t find what she wanted for her new home even after rummaging every shop in the city. Her desire to build a picture-perfect home, coupled with her nine years of marketing experience, made her start Sunshine Boulevard in 2010. Initially, it was just lighting elements, but the sheer amount of accolades that they received propelled the team to introduce a wide range of interior products. Their products are either handpicked from artists across India or created in-house. The design store offers handpicked and custom-made home and garden accessories and lightings. They also do interiors of your spaces on a project basis.
Varnam, started by Karthik Vaidyanathan, is termed as a social enterprise since the objective is to promote the handmade objects crafted by artisans. Initially, the focus was on bringing to the fore the hidden art of ‘Channapatna’ in Bangalore. So, they started with promoting toys and decor crafted by the artisans of Channapatna. Going ahead they also forayed into men and women fashion.
While traveling to Mysore, Karthik discovered toys at Channapatna, the ancient toy-town. He got fascinated by the intricate design and artisanship behind the toys. He believed that traditionally-crafted products should not just be showcased in fairs, but they should also be present in the lifestyle stores. So finally in 2011, Varnam was born to revive the age-old traditional craft by reorienting them into the modern context. This made their aesthetic value and designs relevant as well as utilitarian for the present times. They regularly hold discussions with artisans on market trends and encourage them to implement them in their products.
In stores of Varnam Craft Collective, you can discover items like artistic toys and decoratives, uniquely crafted jewellery, apparels for men and women, and lighting accessories.
Locations: Jayanagar: No. 46, 12th main, 3rd block, Jayanagar east, Bangalore 560011. Behind Max lifestyle showroom. Near Cosmopolitan club. Indiranagar: No. 1332, After Cauvery School, Indiranagar Double Main Road, Bangalore.
A piece of art, even if it is as basic as a bed lamp if crafted creatively can switch the mood of a person or space instantly. Started with this thought, Olie’s initial offerings were decorative lights and fixtures. However, going forth they enhanced their offerings with an array of quirky home decor accessories. It is a Bangalore based family-run studio that transforms homes with personalized, handmade decors & accessories.
Olie’s collection reflects the quirky ideas of Amrita, a trained illustrator & designer, and her team of craftspeople from Pondicherry. Each accessory from Olie is handmade, printed on luxurious fabrics, with the signature style being ‘things you see every day’, like railway, kolam, leaves falling, chai, pets, vehicles, etc. You can find Amrita and her craftsmen’s presence established across the country in select hotels, corporates, schools, spas, and homes. A handful of top stores also display their works. Customized and standard decor and furnishings which includes cushion, lighting & fixtures, bags, quilts, bedspreads, journals, and gifting options can be bought here.
The Purple Pony
Meena Joshi, Megha Joshi and Devesh Pant decided to revamp the urban Indian homes with interesting and matchless rugs, furniture and diverse home decor accessories. Nestled in the heart of the bustling Bengaluru city, this tiny trove run by the magical trio can impress you with the interesting collection of an array of handicrafts from across the subcontinent.
With over 50 skilled craftsmen, the store has everything you would like to have in your abode to impart it with the artistic ambiance. You can find the Aari work of Kashmir to Birchwood furniture to hand-painted ceramics, and much more to enthrall your guests back home.
Two decades ago, Cane Boutique was born with an objective to help people in decorating their spaces in their desired style. They work toward beautifying the ambiance of your space by decorating it with custom-made furniture and décor. Cane Boutique has revamped homes of several known personalities. They also work with many prominent architects as their interior designing partners. Through the close coordination, they understand the demands and accordingly craft impressive pieces of furniture and decor.
To ensure the utmost craftsmanship, they utilize diverse artisans from different regions. Their promoters travel to Europe, China, and south-east Asia to keep themselves abreast of trending techniques and technologies, which are then implemented in their work. They use state-of-the-art machinery imported from several countries. At Cane Boutique, you can find an extensive range of exotic furniture and decor that can spice up any space. You can also order customized furniture that is a perfect amalgamation of your vision and their design expertise.
In 2008, the Rao family was keen on starting their own line of innovative furniture to bring global styles to Indian households. To utilize their insights in interior designing, they built Simply Sofas. As the name suggests they began by offering numerous variants of one piece of furniture: sofas. They have also expanded into offering dining sets, beds, chairs, and several accessories.
Their display space adds up to over 80,000 sq ft since they have stores in four cities in south India including Bangalore and Chennai. They import their products from various European countries like Norway, Germany, Spain, Italy, etc. When new furniture designs are launched in Milan Design Week, Simply Sofas introduce them immediately in their stores in south India to keep their offerings in sync with the present trends.
In the showroom of Simply Sofas, you can find innovatively designed sofas that are crafted by the experts of Europe. You can also find an extensive collection of dining tables, chairs, and recliners that add style to the functionality.
Mission Road: 080-22232323
Mekhri Circle: 080-23617171
Locations: Mission Road: 12, Shamarao Compound, Mission Road Cross, Bangalore – 560 027 Mekhri Circle: 4/2, Bellary Road, Sadashivnagar, diag. opp. Palace Grounds, Bangalore – 560 080
Freedom Tree is an interesting lifestyle store and it’s changing the contemporary Indian interiors. They have brought the global fashion trends on the Indian palette and now they’re going international as well. Their products are an amalgamation of global trends, artistic skills, innovative ideas, and riots of colour, with a unique touch of “Indianness”.
Freedom Tree was founded by a passionate home-loving designer, Latika Khosla from Mumbai. The standalone brand encompasses every aspect of a modern urban Indian residence. You will find furniture, bed linen, crockery, cookware, and much more to give your house a revamped avatar. They have an amazing theme-based and gift collections to suit every mood, occasion and season. They own stores in Maharashtra and Goa; they also have an online presence.
Cocoon Fine Rugs
Cocoon carpets was founded in 2009 by Ayush Chaudhary, a graduate of London School of Economics and an avid traveller. He defines himself as an art lover who seeks inspiration from all beautiful things be it fashion, architecture or even photography. He took over his flourishing family business of rugs and helped it to evolve into a brand of designer and handcrafted carpets.
They own a flagship store in Mumbai and also have a presence in Jaipur, Kolkata and Bangalore. The collection is an interesting and intriguing mix of inspiration, hard work, experience and craftsmanship, all blended into one charming piece.
They work with a determination to give the buyers innovative and stylish products. The artwork is a mix of many moods, emotions, future and history. There’s something for every taste; a rug on the rug for the “mix n match” lovers, a futuristic rug inspired by Tesla, and a tribute to old-school British arts. They use a subtle approach to make people aware of the importance of rugs in interior decoration.
Euro Lighting is the distributor of Anemos in Bangalore. Founded by Nipoon Agarwal and Rajkumar Jain, Anemos is into the business of crafting uniquely styled fans. These fans while serving their core purpose also add to the beauty of the place. Anemos has lately started importing fans of various international manufacturers. Apart from many stores across India, the brand has a strong online presence as well.
Nicobar was established by Simran Lal along with her husband Raul Rai following an Indian yet modern outlook. The thought behind the brand is that simplicity lives long and that minimalism has a certain charm. Simple designs and organic material are the inspiring agents of Nicobar as a brand which believes in ‘forever’.
Driven by a blend of cultures, Nicobar is somewhere celebrating the Indian roots while constantly trying to utilize the connections it has with the cultures in the neighbourhood. It believes in the longevity of any trend that it comes up with. Nicobar is a place filled with design and digital enthusiasts who’ve teamed up to make a mark in the fashion space. Nicobar can be defined as a platform for the evergreen, simplistic yet elegant attires, and home décor.
Lavelle Road: 09650308945
Location: Whitefield: Unit No – 125, First Floor, Forum Shantiniketan, Hoodi, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, Bangalore – 560066 Lavelle Road: Nicobar Design Studio, Above Good EarthNo. 4 Walton Road, Off Lavelle Road, Bangalore – 560001
There are many art connoisseurs who have chosen to pursue a business that lets them embed art in the day to day lives. Mostly it would mean that they offer fashion and decor. That’s what Good Earth does, but the differentiating factor here is that they are inspired by the art and culture not only of India but also its surroundings. Their designs, they say, are a reflection of several cultures in this part of the world.
Their product range includes dining collection, home decor, furnishings, women, and kids’ fashion etc. The thread that connects each of their products is the elegant design. Most of their apparels are casuals produced with ethnic design and style.
Mamta Mansingha is the designer, creator, and owner of Kilol which she started in a small garage with an intention to give life to mundane simple clothes with attractive prints. The brand is known for its traditional and modern prints and also the way it uses them as a fusion to give a new outlook to the apparel and the home linen. According to them, about 80 percent of their products are block printed using Rajasthan’s traditional block printing process.
The Summer House
The Summer House is a business that is focussed on using traditional techniques and the sustainable raw material for crafting contemporary apparel and decor. The Summer House, a fashion portal, is a brainchild of Shivangini Parihar. She used to go to the house of her grandmother in Mt Abu during every summer where she would get a new frock sewn by her grandmother. Getting inspired by her grandmother’s passion for experimenting, Shivani came up with the idea of Summer House. The hunger for constant improvement and betterment by the way of questioning the status quo is her way of functioning.
Starting with a single block printer, today RASA is one of the top names in contemporary block printing. Their products are a marvelous synergy of handicraft, craftsmanship and handwoven textiles. The majority of their rural artists are women. At their stores, you can shop for block-printed apparel and furnishings. They have stores in all the leading Indian metros and can be found in Europe and American continents in selective stores.