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The city abounds with furnishing concepts woven to suit every taste and pocket. SHARA ASHRAF checks out the best lines that have shown up in stores this season


WHERE: Harison Furnishings, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar III; MUST BUY: Ultra- soft bedsheets

SHOPPING FOR your home here can get tricky -- the store houses foreign as well as Indian brands like the Bombay Dyeing, Zyne, Maishaa, Welspun and even Tommy Hilfiger and United Colours of Benetton. The options available are aplenty. For example, Maishaa's Marco Polo collection has embossed print bed sheets and pillow covers whereas the Pearlmante collection has wrinkle free bed sheets that are a mix of sofin ( a fabric that's four times thinner than natural silk) and cotton. And aroma therapy enthusiasts will be delightfully surprised by the Fragrance collection that has bed sheets with scented microcapsules.

Price: Rs 1,000 to Rs 90,000


WHERE: Classic Furnishing, 2401, 1st Floor, Karol Bagh; MUST BUY: Thread curtains

Dainty thread curtains with crystal beads that you can use for connecting doors and also as room partitions are designed to entice you. The sheer tissue curtains with embroidery that come in every colour you can think of are also striking.

The designs range from abstracts to floral and geometrical.

Spice it all up with accessories such as flower- shaped brooches from China, thread trimmings/ tassels with crystal beads. The store also specialises in made- to- order valances in a large number of designs.

Price: Rs 225 to Rs 3,500


WHERE: Soma Shop, 46- 47, Meher Chand Market, Lodi Road; MUST BUY: Block- print curtains

THIS SHOP is sure to amuse the flower baby in you. Wherever you'll run your eyes here, you'll see peppy flower patterns created with wooden blocks that jazz up bed sheets, door curtains, bed spreads and table clothes. Want a bit of shimmer? There are cushions, bed spreads and table cloths embellished with mirror work, and eye- catching quilts in cotton and silk with brocade border. Or buy some silk cushion covers with brocade borders.

The psychedelic colour combination in hand block- printed fabrics -- yellow with pink, blue with red, pink with white and so on -- surprises you. Also check out the light weight wrinkled curtains in cotton. Price: Rs 659 to Rs 6,000


WHERE: Aura Furnishing, 56, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar III; MUST BUY: Sheer organza curtains, Bhagalpuri silk bed covers

Remember the rich, gilded sets of period films such as Devdas and Jodha Akbar ? Well, if tasteful interiors mean luxe silk bed covers, sheer- shimmery curtains and a melange of bright, bold colours, then Aura is just the place for you. From enormous tassels to tie your curtains to sheer organza curtain fabrics, there's everything here to give your pad a royal chic look. There is a wide range of sheer organza curtains in abstract and floral patterns to sauce up your doors and windows. The bed covers with contrasting brocade borders are made with silk sourced from India's ' silk city' Bhagalpur. Also pick up a few silk cushion covers with applique and patch work to liven up your sofas.

Price range: Rs 800 to Rs 12,000


WHERE: Maspar, 13 B & 14, 2nd Floor, Select CityWalk, Saket; MUST BUY: Denim curtains

WHO SAYS denim is meant only for your legs? You can give your home too a denim makeover.

Soft denim curtains are a part of the Eden collection that has bed sheets, curtains, bolsters and cushions in blue intercepted with pink. If you want a dash of opulence around you, then go for the Vintage collection where the melange fabric creates the feel of satin. Price: Rs 350 to Rs 3,995

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