Oh hey, 2016 — you came out of nowhere and along with you came the chilly air, festivities, weddings and goodness gracious what not! Decorating for this action-packed season or picking up gifts for all those friends getting married can indeed be a daunting task. We understand your agony, promise! And hence, we are here with 7 stores you must visit to grab all of ‘em quirky stuff for yourself and the people you love.
- Crazy Daisy
A tiny, 7-year-old store that sparkles distinctively from a distance harbours intricately hand-painted trunks and trays, a diversity of scented candles, interesting illustrations imprinted on cutlery, vintage toys and just about everything that is joyously colourful and quirky in its own little way. This is a kind of a place you go to buy something that you need and end up buying stuff that you never knew you’d need but well, it’s too late anyway! Whether you are organizing a party or simply refurbishing your home and you love colour—this is your go-to place! Also, you can find them here.
Address: 24 Meher Chand Market, New Delhi
17 Anand Niketan Market, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market, AIIMS
- The Wishing Chair
The Wishing Chair is a festival of floral designs, muted classic tones, potted artificial flowers, glorious teapots and other fancy felicities. ‘Stolen Dance’ by Milky Chance played in the background while we sauntered around the store with twinkling eyes and an ‘ermahgerd’ expression. “We have conceptualized the store in a way that is affordable and out-of-the-box at the same time for people who have recently moved in the city.” Sukriti, the store manager, said delightfully. The store also houses a quaint little café called ‘The Mad Teapot’ where one can chill or work and sip on their hot cup of tea. Check out their pretty website.
Address: 86 A, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi
LG 35, South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas, Huda City Centre
- Studio Wood
Unlike the other stores in the list, Studio Wood stands out in their endeavour to create bespoke furniture and space solutions by repurposing existing furniture items. From lights made out of old chairs to seats made out of old drawers—they progressively keep coming up with eclectic designs and forms. This dynamic group of four saw immense potential in old furniture and started their artsy expedition towards creating “designs tinted with offbeat aesthetics.” We are going gaga over these. Check them out for yourselves.
Address:Design Workshop, 128/2/9, Kishangarh, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur
- Serendipity Delhi
Housed in a picturesque haveli situated in an oasis, Serendipity—a concept lifestyle store—is a one of kind experience. An air of blissful artistic flair hovers through the rooms with green and blue doors filled with stunning textures and patterns embarked skilfully over textiles, antique furniture, apparels and so much more. There is an old-world charm that you can instantly confess to whilst wandering through the spaces of this immaculate white haveli. You’d find hand-block printed home linens, Moroccan patterns tastefully mixed with Rajasthani, and unique furniture displayed with great finesse. This is not all. For the artists who are interested, can also hold an event in this premise. Find out more here.
Address: 238/4 Jonapur village, Mandi road, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur
- Second Floor Studio
When you enter this concept store, the first thing that you’d notice are the floors and the walls possessing a rough, undone mien striking an intriguing contrast to the meticulously curated high-end collection. The home decor pieces on display are not only finely crafted and timeless but also appear to confer a poetic aura and a vintage-y vibe that is—quite simply put—enthralling! From hand-painted bollywood stars on ceramic plates and service trays by local artists to pure leather bags by Nappa Dori, this store brings everything of good taste and great aesthetics under one roof. Actually, two. Also, here.
Address: #39 Khan Market, Second Floor, Above Amrapali, Gold Store, Inner Lane, New Delhi
#417 Shahpurjat, Near Jungi House, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market, Hauz Khas
- Rain & Peacock
Through the narrow, orange-y lanes of Shahpurjat, one steps into a land—full of hippie mirrors, blissful illustrations and all things pretty—summoning you to ‘#be more peacock’. You know those times when you find yourself pinning those heavenly decor artefacts on pinterest with gleaming eyes wishing you could get your hands on it someway or the other? Well, now you can. Rain and Peacock, a newbie in dilli, presents an enchanting collection of home decor items—that you ought to fall in love with—from all over the world as they have collaboration with international companies from USA, Australia, UK and others. They also have an online presence.
Address: 5 L, Dada Jhangi House, Shahpurjat, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas
Dive into a dreamy boulevard of bedazzling lights and eclectic designs with a glittery dusting of flamingos, deers and butterflies. A subtle citrusy fragrance fills the alcoves of Nur, a two year old four-storey home decor store, as it displays an explosion of pop colours and quirky impression on lamps, cushions, rugs, upholstery, curtains and everything that you’d need to embellish your home. Turquoise deer wall hooks, baroque-style floral print chairs and wall decoration of fluffy paper clouds with mirror droplets made it to the top of our list of favourites. The top floor, dedicated to kids, opens into an extended balcony area complete with planters and a classic garden bench. You may have a look at their website if you fancy.
Address: 71A, Meher Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi
23, Santushti, Shopping Complex, Oppo. Ashok Samrat Hotel, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market, Race Course