The first question that crossed the mind when we stepped into the 1,100 sq feet store that housed Turquoise, near Lilavati Hospital was why the need to shift after sitting pretty for five years in their Perry Cross Road address. “Well, the rent was increased three-fold, so we were forced to scout for a new location. But we are happy since this place offers us more space, which in turn enables us to introduce numerous other products,” reasons Bosco D’Mello, Turqoise’s owner.
Among the new entrants is a range of fun and funky terracotta products, large Gothic-styled mirrors, classic furniture pieces that exude an old-world charm, crafted metal lamps and contemporary drift wood items. “We also customise a lot of stuff. People can suggest preferences and we will get it made, accordingly,” adds D’Mello. The Guide was spoilt for choice, but here’s our pick of four best products that you could grace your living room with.
Golden Buddha (Rs 4,000): We bet that when you spot this golden, rough-polished Buddha face structure, you’re bound to believe that it’s made of metal, but the surprising element of this piece is that it’s created out of wood, and is very light. Round metal lamp (Rs 16,600): Made from a mix of iron and zinc and plated with nickel, this beautifully carved circular lamp will catch your attention at once. Its trendy design and unique make adds to its overall look.
(Rs 1,000): Its aerodynamic property helps it sway like a real dragonfly, when positioned in a breezy space. Colourful and interesting, this cutesy decorative piece doubles up as a good gift option.
Gothic mirror (Rs 28,000): Created from iron and plated with nickel, this Gothic-inspired mirror has a wooden backing. The design is sure to lend a regal, vintage vibe to any wall.