Is your heart yearning for a home that is both modern and Indian at the same time? Just like our ensembles, the interiors of our homes too have a way of expressing stories of who we are. Which means, your home can have similar aesthetics as your wardrobe.
Rich in legacy, crafts, culture and heritage, India is known for its vivid colour palettes, intricate embroideries and handwoven textiles. Spanning from upholstery and furnishings to décor and kitchenware, Indian brands and designers have given our country’s art and culture a new life.
It’s time to bring home the grandeur of Indian craftsmanship!
For the August Edit, Ciceroni picks out 11 Indian brands that have carved out exceptional Home Décor products that bring together craft, culture and contemporary design sensibilities.
Floral Wine Pink Cotton Cushion Cover by Sarita Handa
Interior and textile designer Sarita Handa’s range of furnishings come in soothing pastel hues. Refresh your space this season with Sarita Handa’s floral wine pink cotton cushion cover that is handmade and is intricately embroidered with beautiful French knots, zardozi and delightful 3D embroidery.
Mind you, these cushions are too beautiful to put down!
Kochi Upholstered Back Armchair by Gulmohar Lane
Reminiscent of India’s colonial period, this upholstered armchair by Gulmohar Lane has been brought back in 2020 from the city of long and illustrious history.
With intricately hand-turned legs and sumptuously upholstered backrest upholstered in the brand’s range of signature prints and timeless fabrics, the armchair entwines a tale of how elegant Kerala homes illustrate the colonial culture; then predominant in India.
Pichwai Mug by Kaunteya
Give your hi-tea parties an Indian touch!
Seeking inspiration from the bright hues of Indian tradition, Kaunteya’s rich kitchenware collection hopes to woo Indian homes with traditional motifs and designs. Sturdy and sleek, this fine bone china set from the brand’s Pichwai collection is hand painted with tree designs inspired by Pichwai paintings and highlighted with 24-karat gold.
Teal Shibori Glass Vase by Gulmohar Lane
One can just not get over the appeal and magnificence of age-old techniques and traditions!
Express your sophisticated flair and flavour of décor by adding the Shibori Glass Vase by Gulmohar Lane to your exquisite décor arrangements. The vase holder is mouth blown and handcrafted by artisans. When the glass is in its molten state i.e. at 1400-degree Celsius a craftsman gathers a coloured gob on the blow pipe and blows molten glass into the mould to attain a desired shape. Once the glass cools down, cut work artisans work on the vase with special tools to give it the desired texture.
Lotus Leaf Dip Plate by AJ Pottery
Re-thinking the age-old material of clay, AJ Pottery gives a modern-day flavour to pottery.
Make your movie nights interesting with this lotus leaf dip plate by AJ Pottery. The glazed clay platter with dip bowl is a sophisticated way to serve up sauces, snacks, or even a pinch of salt with your French fries – also, it is enticing enough when placed on the centre table when not in use.
Fish Spreaders by Studio Kiklee
A spreader is always handy and is an essential to every home. So why settle for the boring butter knife when you can have something that is a conversation – starter!
Detailed with gold fish moitfs, the fish spreaders by Studio Kiklee will let you serve all your spreads, dips and herbed butters in style as you host your besties over luncheons.
Wajid Ali Shah Ceramic Handpainted Wall Plates by Brio Art House
Looking at the same old wall can be depressing, if you are struggling with makeover woes, you do not honestly need to break your bank. Take a moment and create a striking decorative wall with wall plates that double up as stunning décor pieces.
If you do not agree, take a look at these Wajid Ali Shah inspired ceramic hand-painted wall plates by Brio Art House. Handmade and hand-painted, these wall plates had its inspiration seeded from Wajid Ali, Lucknow’s 10th and last Nawab and his Begums.
Artifice Rug by Cocoon Fine Rugs
This luxury carpet brand showcases classical Persian and contemporary designs!
Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement popular in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th century, the Artifice Rug by Cocoon Fine Rugs is hand-knotted and puts a spotlight on the traditional craftsmanship through motifs that reflect romantic and folk styles of decoration.
Jodhpur Leather Trunk Coffee Table by Gulmohar Lane
Have a fascination for the vintage decorated trunks from the Mughal and Rajput era? Well, this Jodhpur leather trunk coffee table by Gulmohar Lane is what you should eye for.
Artfully handcrafted by the skilled craftsmen, the Jodhpur trunk coffee table is detailed with brass finish nail heads, corner guards, handcrafted locks and 2 side drawers that allow storage space for blankets, games and more. Place it in your living room to create an unparalleled classic look with your fabric or leather sofas.
Banni Patchwork 3-Seater Sofa by Sihasn
Be it moving into your new home or giving your existing one a makeover, it’s never too late to go vocal for local!
Specialising in giving India’s unique textiles a modern look, Sihasn always tries to allure the buyers with their luxe range of furniture that are woven in the magic of Indian textiles. The Banni patchwork 3-seater sofa by Sihasn is handmade with the patchwork offering, sourced from Master Craftsman, Ramji Devraj of Kutch. The patchwork is a combination of Ajrakh as well as block-printed patterns fused to create a cotton quilt typical of the Banni craftsmen.
Cork Yoke Light by Oorjaa
The right kind of lighting can transform the look for any room!
Brighten up your space with this sustainable cork yoke pendant light by Oorjaa! A quirky adaptation of the yoke, in a large sized hanging lamp and handcrafted from rubberised cork, this pendant light is sure to give your home a modern update.
Shop these exquisite pieces of home décor from Ciceroni’s August Edit recommendations.