CW Interiors |
Special Feature | December 2014

Tailor-made décor

A personalised home décor element can be a game changer in the interior design of a space.

While home owners may be willing to invest in the best of brands to ensure optimal aesthetics in their home décor, what would make a world of a difference is personlisation of these elements. Being able to infuse a part of the home owner´s personality into their living space will elevate the interior décor to an enviable level. Four design houses offer home décor ideas to help you create a customised appeal for your customers.

Having the right Artitude
Functional, aesthetic, artistic and quirky are some of the ways to describe Nidhi Agarwal´s Artitude, where a candle shell is turned into a canvas and a renaissance painting is fashioned into a chair.

The concept of providing functional art is the basis of the décor provided by Artitude. The store´s products have universal appeal, as the owner believes in making art less elitist and more affordable. Artitude creates multi-functional lights that double up as tables, pedestals or wall décor pieces. Famous quotes, quite literally, turn into bookshelves with quirky designs to brighten up a dull wall.

Interior designers and architects on the lookout for unique lighting concepts can explore the options at Artitude. The creative team here will work to bring any theme and requirement to life. A design motif for a table or a wall light may be customised to be one-of-a-kind and in tandem with the space it will be placed in. The pieces created are multi-functional and conversation starters.

The French touch
My Tailor Home offers qualitative bespoke French furniture and home décor items curated by design experts Isabelle Vernhes and Philippe Coudray. Window dressings and draperies by Ateliers Philippe Coudray, leather and leather-like tiles by Cuir au Carre, alabaster lights and furniture by atelier Alain Ellouz, hand-blown glass chandeliers by Patrick Crespin, fabrics by Rubelli, hand-made porcelain tableware by Isabelle Poupinel and gold-plated cutlery by Studio Lauret, and Christian Lacroix Fabrics are some of the offerings. An interesting achievement for this Indian company is that they are the first atelier in the country to get the distribution rights of Hermes fabrics and wallpapers.

As a designer you will work closely with the professionals at My Tailor Home who provide personalised service to build unique and exceptional décor. Even if you pick up entire collections, bespoke and made-to-measure are the key words. At My Tailor Home each décor product is handcrafted and tailor-made as per the client´s request, in France.

A canvas of mosaic
Sarah Kurien´s venture Tesserae is a home décor store and mosaic studio. It specialises in custom-made mosaic artefacts such as murals, mirrors, tables and smaller décor products like photo frames, trays and coasters. Mosaic is fairly unknown in the Indian market. Since it can be done on most surfaces, the possibilities are limitless. Tesserae has created a sink, wall murals, name boards, table tops, table inserts, a bar backsplash and much more in mosaic.

From an architect´s or designer´s point of view, any home décor element can be custom-made at Tesserae - from a bathroom mirror to a name board. Each finished product will be unique as their mosaicists follow individual styles. Team Tesserae requires intensive meetings with the designers to understand the client´s tastes and lifestyles in order to create truly personalised pieces.

Lighting it up
Namita Agrawal offers customised light fixtures at Sunshine Boulevard. While designing their spaces, architects look for something unique that may be modified according to their vision to better suit a space. This is where Sunshine Boulevard comes in. This customised service works with a variety of raw materials such as jute, fabric, paper and thread as well as a variety of metals and acrylic. Every form has a different character and look, which translates into a unique product.

While you can refer to their extensive product catalogue, you can also consider designing a piece of lighting from scratch. The creative team at Sunshine Boulevard will work closely with you from the conceptualisation stage to understand the designer´s needs, the client´s brief, the space, the functionality of the lighting, colour schemes and design aesthetics. The team is with you till the installation stage. With such customised stores and services at hand, you can get into the detailing of home décor design with ease and create a space that is a reflection of your client´s personality.

Text: Ruth Dsouza Prabhu


Tesserae, 972H, Ground floor,
1st A Main Road, S.T. Bed,
Koramangala, Bangalore - 34.

My Tailor Home, Unit no 16th/
2nd Floor, Evergreen Industrial Estate,
Shakti Mill Lane, Mahalaxmi,
Mumbai 400 011.
Tel: +91 22 40 04 34 58

Sunshine Boulevard,
Bungalow No. 5, 8th Main Road,
Koramangala 4th Block,
Bangalore -34. Ph: 080-41309583

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