The new Studio Collection at Living In Style, is perfect for the flamboyant and quirky. Combining creativity, craftsmanship and functionality, this chest of drawers has a colourful modern outlook while being a traditional concept. The French-style piece with ornate white handles is ideal for storing knick knacks. The body, finished in bright stripes, has curved sides and a scalloped bottom edge that transforms into legs. Available at Living In Style, Mumbai. Priced at Rs 66,000. Details: 022 28757286
Hand painted tribal art, embroidered lotus motifs, leather lace and mirror work—storage units get a makeover
Minimalism wins over grandeur, old is new again and it’s not good enough if it’s not multipurpose. Today, innovative storage is a veritable necessity for the hoarders and the genuinely space-crunched. From old trunks, distressed cabinets to motion sensor-equipped cabinets, storage units have come a long way. Shop, recycle or customise with an interior designer. Plus if you like a flexible storage format, try the reconfigurable Swedish-built shelf units with timber trim (available at Howards Storage Solution, Mantri Mall, Bangalore).
– Gayatri Nair