Store Watch- Beyond Designs

Beyond Designs, a Delhi-based luxury home-furniture & lifestyle brand co-owned by Neha and Sachin Gupta launched their Flagship Store on Mehrauli Gurgaon Road along with Beyond Designs Homes their new accessory vertical and Cafe We, a space where design meets food and art. The Store is a unique walk through concept showcasing a formal living room, dining room, lounge, bedroom, and bathrooms along with an exclusive area dedicated to accessory shopping and a beautiful cafe with a private dining area.

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Inspired by the quintessential French cafe, combined with modern features, Café We is a symphonic collaboration between Beyond Designs and Varun Gupta, a contemporary space with classic influences, making it the perfect place to dine in style. The cafe would serve multi-cuisine food with world flavors.

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Sachin’s and Neha’s illustrious creative sense and vision has evolved Beyond Designs from a simple Furniture store to showcasing a lifestyle. The display experiments with shapes, forms and surfaces to bring to life varied influences: art deco, graphic futurism, lyrical decadence. Their latest collection comprises of Lush sofas, luxurious textures and experimental shapes to the finest art elements, luxurious lighting and stunning accessories. So do visit if you want to give your home a brand new & luxe makeover.

Address
KHASRA –NO 432,433, 434
GROUND FLOOR, SULTANPUR (PILLAR NO.P 89)
M.G. ROAD
NEW DELHI -110030
TEL NO-011-26804180, 26804183

Tete-a-tete with Mandeep Nagi of Shades of India

Shades of India is a 20-year-old company where the owners are passionate about fabrics, textures, techniques and colours and the way these can be transformed into clothes, accessories, cushions, quilts and curtains. Led by David Housego, a former journalist with Financial Times and Mandeep Nagi, Shades of India has a reputation for creativity and innovation. They sell across major department stores across the world like Harrods, Selfridges, Debenhams in UK and ABC Homes, Gumps in US and Good Earth stores in India. Finally they have launched their stand alone store in Meherchand Market of New Delhi. The shop holds Shades of India’s current range of cushions, bed linen and bed covers, curtains, furnishing fabrics and table linen, along with the Shades and White collection of clothes, bags and jewellery and the Mandeep Nagi collection of clothes and accessories.

On the launch of the store we had a little chat with Mandeep Nagi the design director of Shades of India to ask her take on decor and design.
StyleCity: What is your inspiration for your designs?
Mandeep Nagi: We are inspired by everyday life and all that it brings. We believe in simple living, unlike a lot of other stores our focus has never been just making money, we like to sell a lifestyle and believe in 100% natural material.
StyleCity:What do you think defines Style in a house/room?And what is the one detail that can take away from a room?
Mandeep Nagi:I think a truly stylish room is one that looks warm. When people go in for a completely contemporary room with all white and clean furniture the room feels cold and not homely. There should be a mixture of rough+sophisticated, for instance our store has rough walls and clean wooden flooring. The perfect room for me for example a living room would have a big neutral coloured,straight lined sofa with one strong chair in a vibrant colour and lots of sheers. One mistake people do is not have floor length curtains, I think that makes the room look shabby.
StyleCity: Any colour you like to use?
Mandeep Nagi: I love to use red, all family of red. In fact even the Shades of India logo has a red element.
StyleCity: Any tips for our users to do up their space for Diwali without going if for a complete makeover?
Mandeep Nagi: I would tell them to do up their dining tables and other tables with lots of t-lite. Get different bowls and fill them with T-lights then place them along the centre of the table in a line or two lines, then incase you don’t have the required napkins you can get red cloth and cut out 50cm diameter circles, then hold it in the centre so it looks like a flower and tie a ribbon around and place them on plates.
Another suggestion is to take straws, either the plane ones or the coloured ones you get in the market and string them together to make a bunch. Hang these around any lights/bulbs you have in your house. This is a creative way to add a decor element.