The balcony makeover project
In space-starved Mumbai, it makes sense to highlight your balcony space with a splash of colour, a dash of fun and pepper it with loads of vibrance. With a pleasant nip in the air, The GUIDE invites you to move into your balcony and turn it into your adda, to unwind over a cuppa, your favourite paperback or simply, chill
Let there be light
Roti Kapda Makaan offers planters in the shape of a kadhai, and milkman’s ladle. They also have kettle lamps. The Jam Jar Lamp shows how recycling makes aesthetic sense. If you love the tinkle of fairy lights, try floral lights by Varsha Aarya.
At Reproscan, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel.
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Cost Rs 3,500 (plain), Rs 4,000 (colour)
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Cost Rs 1,350 for single flower and Rs 1,550 for double flower.
Pipe lit dreams
Make switching on a bulb fun with these pipe lights cum planters.
At Anemos, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel.
A bird in your balcony
Add a musical touch by opting for wind-chimes made with bamboo, thread and beads.
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Cost Rs 769 onwards
Quirk up your storage
The Kaleido Storage Bin is made from reclaimed wood and can store knick-knacks. You can also choose from their range of deck chairs and folding tables.
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Cost Rs 2,499
Dokra tea light stand
Play around with a little metal between the greens to add some glimmer with this Dokra tea light stand from Madhya Pradesh.
At Baaya Design, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
Cost Rs 3,000 onwards.
A stool? A table?
Check out the vibrant Tree Triangle Warli stool-cum-tray table by The Elephant Company that can add some colour to your balcony. They also have coffee tables, and printed cushions.
At The Bombay Store outlets at Lower Parel and Fort.
Cost Rs 3,600
For the green soul
Go green and red with these funky aluminum kettle planters. They also have bird hangings, cane chairs and write-on-me planters.
At Bliss, Aram Nagar 1, Versova, Andheri (W).
Call 26332111/ 32095929
Cost Rs 1,100
A sofa to laze on
Sanctum offers antique lamps, hanging planters, metal showpieces shaped like fishes, multi-purpose buckets and benches. Check out their Rolla sofas with wheels, which are perfect to unwind.
At Sanctum, 19th Road, Khar (W).
Cost Rs 35,000
Short of space? Here’s a coffee table and a bookshelf, merged into one.
Log on to www.plushplaza.com
Seat of the art
For those who don’t have the liberty of space, here are hand-painted chairs that fold to paintings when you wish for some space.
At The Fuchsia Lane, Kurla Industrial Estate, close to Phoenix Market City, Ghatkopar (W).
Call 9594400001 / 2
Compiled by Soma Das and Dhara Vora