True to it's name
When you make your way to Serenity-Blissful Living, a quaint store in the hustle- bustle of the city, it's easy to figure why it lives up to its name. Lose yourself inside a store that showcases distinctive, eloquent expressions crafted by Indian artisans
Offering an effervescent and eclectic collection of furniture and accessories for home and office decor, Serenity in Bandra is the brainchild of Amrit Borkakoty, who sealed the idea of a store like this, while exploring her journey in finding talented artisans from all over India.
Buddha sculptures (Rs 14,000 and Rs 7,150). PICS/SUNIL TIWARI
"I was travelling across Rajasthan and came across various antique replicas, which were not very expensive. The idea dawned of creating a space in the city. Ninety-nine percent of the products here are sourced from India, particularly Jodhpur, Agra and other parts of UP, Delhi and Gurgaon," informs Amrit.
Though the store isn't too large, it's managed to stock a host of interesting products. We noticed that the price range varies from Rs 250 to Rs 30,000. We zeroed in on the five best picks that will not burn a hole in your pocket.
1} It's easy to get attracted towards the Bollywood inspired tray (Rs 1,500) with prints that are originally posters of old Hindi films. The product stands out and is a must-have if you dig the filmi stuff.
Hanging lamps (Rs 1600)
2}The hanging lamps caught our eye as well. Available in various colours including purple and yellow, the moderately priced lamps (Rs 1,600) have an antique touch and are classy.
3}Grab a couple of the funky-printed pillow covers (Rs 950). These prints range from images of a groovy Elvis Presley to tribal women, available in bright combinations. The collection has various pieces to choose from, so don't worry about your taste, you'll be spoilt for choice!
4}The Buddha sculptures made of shell powder and acrylics are interesting pieces of art that spell tranquility. Available in two sizes (Rs 14,000 and Rs 7,150), the replicas are ideal for living room decor.
Colouful wooden trays (Rs 1,500)
5}This one is for keeps: A leather-cloth storage box (Rs 5,500) has repeat prints with kaleidoscopic colours, making it an attractive piece, perfect to pamper your eclectic sensibilities.
AT Serenity- Blissful Living, Clamar Builing, opposite Guru Nanak Park, junction of 16th & 29th Road,
TIME Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm