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    The House Of Blinds

    Ravisaa combines fabric, design and colour for the perfect window

    The RESULT of a dream that began 12 years ago, Ravisaa a�� The House Of Blinds, is a design studio specialising in dressing up your windows. Founder Tripta Ahluwalia wanted to give her home a face- lift. a�?I realised that the windows could add colour, life and drama to a room,a�? she begins. Not satisfied with what was available in stores, she went ahead and experimented. a�?I bought fabrics, sourced parts from Delhi and designed on my own,a�? beams the designer. Currently, Ravisaa handles custom assignments and offers hospitality solutions for commercial spaces, offices, retail environments, restaurants, hospitality and residential projects. Her clientele ranges from Kiran Majumdara��s to the HM World City Preview Apartments and well-known hotels including the Taj West End and Park Plaza. a�?Your eyes are automatically drawn to the windows in a well-decorated home. So ita��s important to find a solution that blends in with the theme tastefully,a�? she tell us, adding, a�?We emphasise a�?designa�� because ita��s a lot more than blinds that just look good. Each window that we are designing for gets our attention in terms of specifications, material choices, fabrication options and functionality.a�?
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    Most of her designs work around beiges and earthy tones because a�?they are classic, sophisticated and eleganta��. a�?I prefer working with silks and cotton fabrics. But it is all about customising to suit my clients,a�? she tells us. Designing and manufacturing is taken care of in-house and a set of tailors and assistants manages the assembly, manufacturing and the installation of blinds. The fabric is sourced from weavers and manufacturers to a�?blend in with the interiorsa��. Make sure you consult her early on with the interior design though, as she advises it helps adding a fresh perspective to the room. a�?We prefer working with them in the early stages of the project, because it is useful to be part of the thinking process from the start.a�?
    Her work is clearly minimalistic and understated with crisp and clean lines that lend an overall sophistication. a�?You could also opt for multi-layer blinds that are currently trending. They add a distinct depth to a room. As do contemporary patterns and a mix of bold and warm colours,a�? she suggests.
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    Ravisaaa��s latest range of blinds are ideal to jazz up a commercial space or restaurant. a�?This particular range is mainly for discrete privacy, allowing for partial illumination,a�? she explains. If you are looking to redo you home, then Alhuwalia suggests ditching the old school curtains for blinds as the possibilities are endless. a�?Wea��re living in a creative world where old meets new, handmade meets technology, simplicity meets drama. With the fresh season rolling in, bold, stylish prints, edgy patterns, eco-friendly fabrics, burst of colours, wooden finishes and metallics are set to be some of the latest trends in window dressing,a�? she signs off.

    `125 to `1,500 per square foot, based on fabric. Hours by appointment only. At HAL Airport Road. Details: 9845010987 or ravisaa.in

    a�� Aakanksha Devi


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