Plant life

Plant life
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First Published: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 17 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 17 AM IST
Home garden
Shahnaz Mahimtura, owner of home stores Aamore Per la Casa and L’Vista, tells you how to make use of floral motifs
The trendy way to use florals is as a motif on pieces of furniture. You could use it on the headboard of a bed, around a mirror, on side tables and on a chest of drawers.
If you have a large floral print on your walls or on the tapestry, try to make the rest of the room subtle and minimalistic. The colours of the floral motif should be used in the rest of the furniture or in the other elements of the room. The motif shouldn’t stand out more than the rest of the furniture.
If you have a large floral statement piece such as a lamp, make sure you place it in the right manner. You don’t have to restrict yourself; you can have 10 statement pieces in your room, but try to match the forms and textures. Too many different forms and textures should not be mixed.
Don’t be afraid of using large floral arrangements in a room that already has floral motifs. Any natural elements are welcome additions to a room.
It’s possible to have all three dimensions—the ceiling, walls and floor—in a floral motif, but to do that effectively you have to have an evolved design sense or some professional help.
If you have a small room and want to play it safe, opt for floral motifs on small elements such as furniture handles, curtain slashes and cords or on napkin holders.
Wings: Freeze Frame Butterflies hanging lamp, Rs96,000, Lladro, at select Lladro stores across the country. Visit
Cactii:Blue Aloe mosaic panel in sheer glass, Rs25,000 per sq. ft, SICIS, at C. Bhogilal, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Visit
Twigs: Cinnamon wood and coconut dish, Rs1,100, Nostalgia, Worli, Mumbai. Visit
Flowers: Flower Twig Canvas vase in black and gold, Rs44,500, Lladro, at select Lladro stores across the country. Visit
Sunburst: Sunflower decorative plate made of natural fibres, Rs8,500, Artelier, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai. Visit
Ferns: Silk embroidered cushion covers, Rs650 each, Maspar’s Moods of Woods collection, at Maspar stores in New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ludhiana. To find stores visit
Petals: Antibodi reversible armchair in felt, wool and leather with a stainless steel frame, approx. Rs1,00,000, Moroso, at Design Lounge, DLF Grand Mall, Gurgaon. Visit
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First Published: Sat, Mar 10 2007. 12 17 AM IST
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