When you buy a home or move into a new place, you bring in a part of you. This way, the home and you take on each other’s identity to the extent that the home becomes an extension of you and you also think of getting home where you will be at your comfortable best at the end of a long and weary day! This is the exact sentiment conveyed by our traditional wooden furniture.
Have you ever wondered how and why traditions carry on? What keeps them going for generations and what makes us hold on to them, ready to pass them on to the next generation at the earliest chance? Well, the word you are looking for is - comfort. When we look at traditional wooden furniture or antique wooden furniture, we are actually envisioning an era long gone. We are bringing back pieces from havelis, we are bringing back the inspiration that always hits us when we see royalty and their palaces.
The traditional wooden items here can be used to create an entire ethnic theme with a rather royal looking canvas, or they can be brought in to cut through the sharp lines and edges of all things contemporary and soften the same with memories and all things Indian.
You can bring in bajotson which vases and pillared candle stands can stand to welcome guests. Place these on either side of the door in your foyer and watch as the layers come alive. You can also place these on either side of a full-length mirror in the foyer for a truly regal look that no one would have thought of! The good news is that traditional wooden items like these have also been given a neat and clean contemporary do-over so that they can fit into any kind of space without much ado!
When we are speaking about traditional wooden items, how can talk of the temple or the pooja mandir be too far? We can always use this piece in the foyer to create a beautiful statement with a jharokha-like piece waiting to greet you in the hallway. Also, Jharokhas or traditionally carved windows can be used in the main living room, set proudly against a white, bare wall to add much character and vintage charm to an otherwise completely urban space. This would be your way of bringing in the comfort of luxury and telling yourself that you can lounge here and forget the world for a while, as you indulge in fantasies of the times gone by!
These teak wooden and antique wooden items have been masterfully crafted to create a look of finesse even as the raw and old warlord charm has been kept alive in the details. The renditions are no doubt by the hands of expert craftsmen who have been learning and passing on the skill to their future generations, to keep the royal and the traditional alive in every corner of our country.
Traditional wooden items for the home and the office would include carved toys and figurines like those of animals, set against sandpapered pieces like candle stands and picture frames that can easily add an ambience and create an art installation of sorts. You can layer the desk at work with a few pieces like these which have functionality as well, like a miniature bureau or chest of drawers that has delicate looking inlay work to boot! Do not forget to add lighting to such areas so that the curves as well as the nooks and corners are highlighted in the soft and fitting light!