Little Lavish brings handpicked home décor from across Asia, with clothing and wellness added to the mix.
Away from the city’s hustle and bustle, tucked into a basement, is Little Lavish, a new luxe home décor store, where the aroma of lemongrass and soothing music make you want to sit down and get a relaxing foot massage. And you can, for that is the idea behind this 1,500 sq ft space, which also includes a mini Thai Sabai day spa (offering traditional Thai and Balinese therapy) and Tadka, an exclusive women’s clothing line with summer-friendly silhouettes.
Three for one
The brainchild of Rema Devi, the owner of Thai Sabai, and her daughters Soundariya Anil and Anjana Krishnaswamy, Little Lavish is for those who seek elegant and distinctive artefacts and home décor, they tell us. After being in the wholesale business of salon and spa equipment for almost 25 years, Devi decided to try something different and launched the venture on April 16. “We acquired this place to start a Thai Sabai and Tadka outlet, but when we saw it, we instantly felt Little Lavish could be a part of it, too,” says 26-year-old Krishnaswamy, who holds a management degree from Leeds University, (UK).
Besides home décor, Little Lavish also offers jewellery, footwear and natural wellness products, like handmade soaps. “We travel a lot, and every time we spot something unique, we get it shipped. All the products are handpicked and do not have more than two of its kind. They are from all over Asia, including China, Thailand and Indonesia, and are handmade by local sculptors and artisans,” shares 29-year-old Anil, who completed her entrepreneur course from IIM Bangalore. The jewellery line features stone work and pearls, while the footwear range is more about shimmer and floral prints (Rs 680 onwards). The home decor includes exclusive handcrafted stone and wood pieces with antique finish (Rs 500 onwards).
Tadka was founded by Devi’s friend, Chennai-based designer Madhuvanti Ravi in 2013, after she graduated from the Pearl Academy of Fashion. Since then she has been retailing custom made clothes through Facebook. This is her first brick-and-mortar store. Predominantly in cotton, her collection features Indo-western dresses, tops, trousers, skirts and shorts with kalamkari and batik prints in bright colours (Rs 850 onwards).
At TTK Road. Details: 65388388
— Saloni Sinha