If your furniture is looking a bit outdated, there are a whole lot of ways you can add a modern touch to your interiors without spending a fortune. Merge your traditional interiors with young and fresh elements. Here are 5 ways you can contemporize your traditional furniture-
1. Add a piece of art- a work of modern art can immediately transform the look of your room. Abstract art adds in splashes of color and gives the right balance between modern designs and traditional furniture.
2. Add vibrant upholstery- vibrant patterns and prints infuse a young, fresh energy into dull interiors.
3. Use Leather- Using leather upholstery transforms the look of the furniture in a jiffy. Leather makes your furniture more comfortable, sleek and current.
4. Decorate with sculptures- Sculptures provide a sense of history, elegance and grandeur to the interiors. They work well with modern as well as classic interiors.
5. Use soft pastel tones- pale, pastel shades in a natural finish add softness to your interiors. Especially when most of the traditional furniture is dark, pastel tones help strike a fresh balance.
We at Sanskriti Lifestyle use traditional wooden furniture, and give it a contemporary twist.
Watching the light drizzle with your mug of hot chocolate from your favorite spot in the house- these are the little joys in life that we miss out on in the hectic frenzy of our daily lives. Don’t we all dream of the sun streaming in through the windows on a cold winter morning, while we sit huddled up with our family over breakfast? A little quiet time before you start your hectic day- your cheerful breakfast nook. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can help you create your special breakfast corner.
An elaborate breakfast of eggs, toast, pancakes, sausages and coffee deserves an elaborate breakfast setting. The table setting is as important as the menu. Keep your breakfast table décor stylish yet elegant with some of these ideas-
Choose a theme- English, Country, Farmhouse, cozy, rustic. Set the mood with colors and prints. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Add in natural elements by opting for flowers and fruits for the table. Even a casual setting can have a hint of drama- geometric patterned plates, splashy place mats in bright colors or graphic patterns definitely help in improving the visual appeal of your table setting. A beautiful printed tablecloth with plain white cutlery can be elegant yet dramatic. A layer of lace can help soften the effect if needed. Set your beautifully dressed table with fine cutlery. Enamelware is a good choice if you are looking at something casual, whereas china or silverware can add a sense of elegance in the formal settings. Mismatched cutlery also works if you’re looking at drama (but make sure the table linens are not too bold on the color)
Your table is just for a couple of hours. You can play around with colors, patterns, prints and themes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your cheerful breakfast corner.
Quality is everything at Sanskriti Lifestyle. Whether it is our beautiful, hand-crafted wooden furniture, or our home decor range, the quality of our products is in plain sight. Our customers often tell us that the top two things they love about our products is our designs and high quality. It has always been our focus to deliver the best quality products at a great price, and so we are happy that Pune acknowledges our effort.
Our stylish furniture pieces have the quality and strength of strong, genuine teak wood, and have a unique charm of their own that lends sophistication and elegance to the interiors. With our love for nostalgia, our collection includes some unique, hand-crafted antique designs.
If you are looking for style, uniqueness and versatility, come browse through the collection of unique hand-crafted designs available at our store.
Featured here is a wooden bench that has been hand-crafted by skilled artists. If you have a design in mind, we could also custom-make it for you!
Danglers, or chandelier earrings as they are famously called, have been around for quite some time. They have a very stylish yet traditional look, eye-catching nonetheless. They may dangle slightly below the ear for an elegant touch, whereas longer earrings make bold fashion statements.
Dressing up an outfit is as easy as choosing the right accessory. Jewelry can speak volumes about your personality. If you are headed out tonight, make a statement with bold danglers. Meeting the ladies for a quiet weekend? Add sparkle to your outfit with traditional danglers. Running out for some errands then a lunch party? Keep it simple with small, silver danglers.
Dangle earrings are famous among women of all generations. They are a handy accessory since they highlight the face, and make the eyes look bigger and bolder. Though there are a few points to be kept in mind while buying dangle earrings- keep in mind the weight of the earrings. You do not want painful earlobes at the end of the night. In the long run, heavy earrings will also cause your ear piercing to increase in diameter. Also, do not wear a heavy neckpiece when you’re opting for danglers- the neckpiece might steal all the attention! When you’re wearing dangle earrings, make sure they get attention. Tie back your hair to accentuate the ears.
Dangle earrings make a fashion statement, and it is up to you to keep it bold or simple. You can pair them up with casual tees, Indian wear, or even formal outfits- dangle earrings can be worn every day. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can assist you with a wide range of gorgeous earrings.
So ladies, enjoy the swing of your dangle earrings!
Tables are seen as functional pieces for practical use. But you could always spice up the look of an entire room by using creative and stylish tables. Whether you are decorating the table as part of everyday décor or for a special occasion, you can use a variety of colors and designs to make the table look both unique yet stylish.
Antique wooden chests made of teak or camphor are good options if you are looking for an elegant and stylish look. Inspired by nature? Get adventurous by using tree stumps as coffee tables. Old doors and windows make for great center tables –polish it, and get a carpenter to add small legs. Old cartons and crates (along with being great storage options) can be used as center tables- add in a glass top for a retro charm. Old suitcases can add a vintage touch to your reading rooms.
Giving credit to our skilled craftsmen, we at Sanskriti Lifestyle are glad to provide you with a wide variety of unique and beautiful contemporary designs. These tables are not only excellent functional center pieces for everyday use, but accentuate whatever look you were hoping to achieve- elegant, retro or modern chic.
From a variety of designs available at our store, we help you choose the perfect fit for your interiors. If you have a design in mind, we can also custom make your furniture.
One of the trending colors this season, mint green can be quite tricky to work with. Since it is a subdued color, do not go overboard with it. However, if used correctly, it can transform your interiors into tranquil, nature-inspired spaces! To get the maximum impact paint the walls and the ceiling the same mint color. Gold, white and beige are the perfect colors to be matched.
This color was popular back in the '50s and '60s, and has made a huge comeback once again. Because of its popularity back in the '50s, the color can be used for retro-themed rooms with vintage furniture. Dark, polished woods provide the perfect contrast to the color. Leather upholstery helps establish the perfect vintage theme.
Inspired by lime, this color is fun to play with. Natural wood and shades of white keep the room airy, bright, and not too cold. One can also add in some drama by using different shades of green in the room. Bold colors give an edge to the room, whereas bright shades make the room cheery and lively. Vibrant shades give a pop of color to dull rooms.
Light, sheer curtains in a mint-green room are a good choice, as they add to the dreamy effect of the interiors. If you want to tone down the effect, you could use blinds instead of sheer curtains. Light colored upholstery and furniture makes the room look brighter.
Mint green is a playful, youthful, fresh, serene and lively color. It works great for kitchens, reading rooms and the kids’ rooms. It can also be combined with dark shades of plum, purple, etc. for some gorgeous bedroom schemes.
Give your homes the feel of a fresh, breezy ocean cove with this color. We at Sanskriti Lifestyle can assist you with a wide range of home accessories in mint green!
Antiques have always been fascinating. And vintage can never go out of style. Mix and match modern furniture with some vintage designs – the only rule is that there are no rules. Contrast some modern designs with vintage furniture to add depth and richness to your interiors.
An eclectic mix of old pieces stands out against sleek modern designs. For your dining rooms, cover a vintage dining table with white linen to give a modern edge. Combine French round-back chairs, low coffee tables and printed cushions in your living rooms for a layered look. Add in a sense of history by using old trunks as tables in the reading room. An old door used as a table in the garden adds a traditional touch. This antique teak closet featured in this article adds a royal touch to your bedrooms.This closet is available at our store- Sanskriti Lifestyle, Pune.
Reusing an old chest of drawers or an old door is a great way to add the antique feel to your homes. Rustic doorknobs on rustic painted doors are an easy way to get the vintage look too. Bright colors and fresh patterns combine effortlessly with traditional and modern furniture.
A clever mix of modern and vintage gives the room a timeless appeal. One antique piece of furniture in a room can elevate everything around it. Spice up your interiors with some vintage pieces of furniture. Come take a look at some of our unique hand-crafted designs that will be the spotlight of your décor.
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!
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!