For people who prefer the neater appearance of blinds to curtains, one challenge has always been finding blinds that blend with the rest of the apartment. With curtains, you can simply turn to your upholstery to get a match, but blinds have always presented a more challenging dilemma.
Thankfully, we discovered that it needn’t be quite so stressful, because there’s now a little store just off Lavelle Road in Bangalore that will custom-make blinds for you in any colour, fabric or size. Nicora used to be known as Blind Love, but changed the name after its expansion into customized blinds. You can get blinds made to suit your taste by picking the fabric from options in the store, or you can think up a whole new design. Nicora will also make blinds for you if you walk in with an old sari and give them your specifications. What we found interesting is that apart from silk and cotton, the store also has a fairly good range of eco-friendly fabrics such as banana fibre, bamboo and even good old ‘khus’ blinds. Also, under the same roof are complementary interior coordinates such as cushion covers and bedspreads. The cost of making blinds at Nicora ranges between Rs60 and Rs160 per sq. ft.
7/2, Walton Road (off Lavelle Road), Bangalore