Looking for a unique addition to your household dining set? Silverware is a good idea if you want to add a touch of elegance to your dining experience without going overboard. It also lasts for a long time, and looks good even after a hundred years!
During the 19th and 20th century, using silverware was considered to be the only way by which one could dress up the table. The variety and details of silverware then hit a peak, and dining sets now included more than 100 pieces. Towards the end of the Second World War, people began to look for simpler, more elegant options for dining; something that was easy to clean and maintain. Silverware was their answer.
While the rules of dining have relaxed over the ages, we still adore a beautifully set table. The beauty of silverware is timeless, and some traditions are worth preserving. A formal table set with silverware can appear very elegant and stylish. Spice up the next dinner party with some antique silverware- the shine and sparkle can be a highlight in your homes.
(Here’s an interesting fact about silverware- silver utensils change color upon contact with toxins or poison.)
Beautiful, stylish and elegant- why not consider antique silverware for your homes? We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can help you choose some elegant designs for your homes. Come take a look!
No room is complete without proper lighting. Every room needs the right amount of illumination in order to be functional. As far as lighting options go, there are many to choose from. But first, keep in mind the purpose of that particular space. This will play a big role in determining the amount of light, the type of design (floor, table or ceiling) and placement (specific part of the room).
After you've covered the basic lighting requirement of the room, think about adding warmth and character to a room with additional lighting. A lamp is like a jewel for the room. It helps add in color and texture, and even changes the ambiance. If you like colour, we have an eye-popping range of glass lamps both for side tables and those that can be suspended from the ceiling. Glass lamps create mood but also allow more light than a traditional lampshade. Overhead hanging lamps can transform the look of your patio, or help dramatize your stairwell landing.
Lamps can be a piece of art in your homes. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle have a variety of designs, and can assist you with the perfect lamps for your home, that are both unique and functional.
Warli art, a beautiful folk art of Maharashtra, is a traditional creation of the tribal women living on the northern outskirts of Mumbai. This art was first explored in the early seventies. Through these paintings, the tribal people express themselves through images depicting social life - pictures of humans and animals going about their daily activities are painted in vivid styles. We see paintings of human figures engaged in activities like sowing, harvesting, hunting, dancing and other daily chores. Many paintings also depict the marriage God, Palghat. These paintings are also considered to be auspicious, and are said to invoke the powers of the Gods.
Warli paintings have evolved over the years, and have become popular all over India. These were mainly done by the women in the tribes, but nowadays even men are taking it up. In fact, this art form is pretty easy to learn yourself. With a little training, you could try your hand at it too!
Go beyond wall paintings when thinking of Warli Art. Out of the box ideas like Warli paintings on bottles, lampshades, books, pen stands, pots and clocks can help transform the look of your homes. How about painting your front door with Warli art? Or adding in a bed-sheet to give a traditional and rustic look to your bedroom? The options are endless. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can help you choose the right Warli accessory for your homes. We have a variety of unique designs for every mood. Take a look!
It’s Mother's Day this 11th of May. The earliest celebration recorded comes from ancient Greece where a spring festival was dedicated to Rhea, the mother of gods. As this day approaches, let's honor the special women in our lives with a gift or sentiment. Make this the best Mother's Day she's every had- plan it out with your family members, decide upon a gift, devise a plan of action for the day (breakfast in bed could be a start), give her the day off and focus on Mom the entire day.
If your mother likes to decorate, chances are she could use a splash of color to re-vamp the kitchen, or a new accessory for her living room. Have you heard her obsess about a new traditional bedspread or garden pots? Help her enjoy her time in the garden with beautiful gardening pots and fun accessories for the outdoors. Think about what will truly delight your mother this year, and select something that is just for her.
We at Sanskriti Lifestyle have one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted designs of sofas, beds, chest-of-drawers and wardrobes that are strikingly beautiful and timeless. We also have a trendy home decor line, reflective of the richness of Indian handicrafts, and artisanal jewelry and fashion accessories. This Mother’s day, allow us to help you choose the special gift for the special woman in your life.
Hi! I'm one of the founding members of Sanskriti Lifestyle, and have absolutely loved our journey from small, tucked-away little gift store to our new avatar of sprawling bungalows dotting our beautiful gardens. Our philosophy is to put a smile on our customers' face, as they stroll through the colonial bungalows and embark on a discovery of our (very!) diverse home decor and furniture. We want to help our customers create their unique living space, either through our beautiful products, or through our style tips and ideas. Follow this blog. Team Sanskriti hopes you will enjoy it!