Store Watch: Room Therapy, Hyderabad

The narrative is colourful with distinct Indian and globally influenced echoes. This is exactly the story that Sona Reddy’s store – Room Therapy tells. A step in and the stunning décor will surely have you drooling. Nestled in Hyderabad’s prime area of Jubilee Hills, the store stretches to an area of 3000 sq ft.”When I first designed the store, the first few things that came to my mind was to make it connect with the senses- a space that smells good, feels good and overall a visual feast to the eye” – Sona Reddy

Room Therapy, Hyderabad, www.stylecity.in

The store designed by Sona herself has interiors that project subtle yet interesting look. East meets west with interesting feature walls, high ceilings, iron Corinthian pillars and industrial chandeliers, lights and accessories – all are customized by her. A quick glance and you will notice numerous feature walls – each done with distinctive elements that create a statement in itself. One of the walls – almost 12ft high, adorns old drawers as shelves with varied décor products on display. The main chandelier at the entrance is made of mesh and 300 bulbs- not only is it striking, it emulates what Room Therapy is all about. Another interesting thing is that she has documented the construction and the interiors with time lapse. So the whole process has been recorded!

Room Therapy, Hyderabad, www.stylecity.in

Room Therapy, Hyderabad, www.stylecity.in

With constant new additions, Room Therapy offers a product range that can instantly add character and personality to every room in your home. Crafted to suit distinctive needs, the store has decorative accents to flaunt across varied categories. There are a variety of wall décor pieces, candle holders, figurines, art, functional décor, vases, plants and garden accessories, which can blend well with any décor style. For the floor, you will find rugs that are available in varied styles and designs – contemporary, weaves and traditional. Amidst the furniture category, are chairs, consoles, coffee-tables and chests that can give a classic touch to a space, while keeping it subtle. All these products are mainly designed and manufactured in various parts of the country along with selected destinations abroad.

A touch of rural India; Surjivan Farms

The other day thanks to some work I ended up visiting Surjivan Farms in Manesar, a boutique property that has a tie up with Haryana Tourism. Nestled within 50-acres of lush green farmlands, 34 kms off NH8, Surjivan is an ethnic resort based on a traditional Indian Village theme. I met the husband and wife duo who run this resort and have been doing so for over a decade, they seem very passionate about this property and it is only when they have a group booking that it is open to public with the cooks bought in for an traditional experience. The huts are made completely out of mud with terracotta tiles and the basic furniture in the room like bed, dressing table too have been made from mud, covered with authentic Indian fabrics and bedcovers. For an authentic rural Indian experience they have a dining area where you sit and eat on the floor while women make fresh ‘chappatis’ on ‘chulas’ to be served.

Surjivan Resort, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in Surjivan Resorts, www.stylecity.in

Surjivan Resort, www.stylecity.in

They have loads of adventure activities such as Para Gilding, Rock Climbing, and Zorbing, along with out-door sports, swimming pool and an option to have a rain dance. I did not get a chance to really try out the experience hence cannot do a review, but in terms of looks and décor it truly felt like an authentic Rural experience. Also I went mid-June which is the hottest time of the year. To truly enjoy this experience you should plan a trip, day trip or over night maybe between October-March.
For Reservations and Booking
Surjivan Resort- D 3-3513, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -110 070
Deven: +91 9810105785 Alka: +91 9810291294
Tel: 011 26894866