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Fusion fever, the new mantra

The latest home decor trends indicate a happy alliance between minimal, contemporary furniture and ethnic inspired designs.

india Updated: May 14, 2011 02:55 IST
Roma Arora

The latest home decor trends indicate a happy alliance between minimal, contemporary furniture and ethnic inspired designs. Fusion furniture — the latest rage in interior design — rends a contemporary feel to your home with Indian sensibilities. “Today’s consumer wants furniture that is modern — in straight lines with lacquered finish — and traditional with Indian carving or use of exquisite fabrics like zardosi and silks,” says Aarti Aggrawal, House of Design, a furniture store.

Mughal carving
Price:
Rs 75,000
Revisit the Mughal era with a modern twist in your interior spaces. The carved teakwood couch with modern setting plays up a fusion touch with intricately carved high back. The beautifully done three dimensional flowers combined with rich wine-coloured woven silk sitting makes an appealing fusion arrangement.
Available at: House of Design, 86 A, Shahpur Jat

Blend in rich indian fabrics
Price:
Rs 55,000 onwards
Lend a classical touch to your modern pieces by using rich fabrics like silk, zari and brocade. For example, the contemporary curve sofa, can be adorned with bold coloured silk fabric, instead of blanched fabrics in beige and white.
Available at: I'm Centre for Applied Arts by Punam Kalra, A-15, Lajpat Nagar 2

Splash of bright colours
Price:
Rs 15,000
Bring home a fusion theme with bright colours in upholstery. Like this neon chair in straight lines, inspired from European furniture. But use bright coloured upholsetry for a kitsch flavour.
Available at: House of Design, 86 A, Shahpur Jat

Floral inspired detailing
Price:
Rs 29,000
Give a fusion twist to your chairs and sofas by using intricate floral carvings. Use pastel colours and nudes to create a fabulous summer fusion effect.
Available at: I'm Centre for Applied Arts, A-15, Lajpat Nagar 2

Hand painted tiles with indian motifs
Price: Rs 3,94,000
Any bed with a contemporary design can be Indianised with hand painted tiles in Indian motifs as headboards. You can also get them custom made from Kirti Nagar and panchkuian road furniture market.
Available at: Portside Cafe, F-301, Lado Sarai

Mix n’ match to create fab fusion
To create a fusion look in your living room, select some pieces which will give an indo-western feel. Like a modern sofa paired with silk or zari cushions. Take a mirror with orante panelling over it, or you can also pick up some interesting frames that add to the theme. There are many things can can do, but don’t over do it. Keep it sauve and simple!
Price: R1,12,500 for high back sofa
Rs 27,300 for mirror
Rs 2,400 for each cushion
Rs 39,400 for frame
Rs 7,250 each for
gold and black table
Available at: Ishatvam, 18B Khan Market