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    Elan, the home furnishing store, has a new address and is a lot bigger now.

    From a small upholstery and furnishing store down KB Dasan Road, offering curtains, carpets and home accessories, Elan is now a swanky 3,000 sq ft showroom at Kasturi Ranga Road. The eight-year -old brand opened its new doors recently and Poonam Jhaver, owner and founder, tells us it is more than just a bigger space. Having added two new sections to their repertoire, Elan now boasts an interesting collection of furniture and lighting, too. “I wanted to make it a one-stop shop for lifestyle,” begins the city-based entrepreneur and interior designer.

    Add ons
    Their furniture section features made-to-order pieces and Jhaver informs us that all the products are exclusive to Elan and sourced from INV Homes Delhi. Expect leather consoles, marble and agate dining tables and mirror consoles, among others. “We offer customisation for everything available at the store. I feel that people are looking for a more contemporary and westernised look for their homes currently,” says the mother of two.

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    The store’s lighting section is glitzy with crystal chandeliers and metal-finish lamps being the favourites. “Crystal candle stands are very popular. Floor and table lamps are a must, I feel. Steel and metal lamps with a blend of crystal are also popular, but they should go with the theme of the room. The lamps and chandeliers are sourced from INV, too” says Jhaver. The store also offers turnkey projects for the whole house.

    Trend talk
    Talking about colour trends, she feels her city-based clients prefer cooler tones like beige, cream and brown in furniture and wallpapers, keeping in mind the weather, as compared to those from the North who go for warmer tones. Jhaver adds, “Keeping the weather in mind, I find chenille is great, instead of leather, as it is a breathe-easy fabric.” While conventional wooden furniture is losing its market and industrial designs are picking up, Jhaver agrees that stainless steel furniture is easily a favourite as it is lighter than the wooden variety and needs less maintenance. “Minimalism is the taste of the season,” she signs off.

    Rs 400 onwards. On Kasturi Ranga Road. Details: 9840046718

    —Saloni Sinha

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