Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Please take a seat...

...relax,
make yourselves comfortable
and let me show you some interesting seating ideas from Incredible India... Beautifully carved Shekawati chairs from Rajasthan teamed with colourful embroidery cushions.
The planter's chair or the easy chair is my all-time favourite. How can you not relax your tired torso on the curve of this piece of art & prop your legs on the arm rests?
A folding easy chair with colourful fabric for those hot sultry days.
The cool swings, jhoolas or hichkars from Gujarat.The to and fro motion of the swing can put anyone into a state of bliss.
Chettinad style furniture from South India.
This eclectic piece from North India shows the mixing of Imperial, Empire & Indian style.
Lovely wood and cane sofas with red cushions.
A caned daybed from Kerala placed between two open doorways provides a breezy resting spot.
Look at this lovely 'Sociable' -this is a Victorian style furniture still found in some of the old colonial mansions in India.
An old Goan wood & cane divan.A Regency inspired Indian sofa made in Goa fills up an otherwise bare room.
I Love Bhaitaks -A floor level seating arrangement that comprises of thick soft mattresses placed against walls and loads of decorative cushions & bolsters thrown in to at a burst of colours.An Anglo-Indian influence in the form of a Victorian design settee.The humble Charpoy turned into a charming piece of furniture by Stringbedco, they make amazing charpoys with modern sensibilities.
The Rattan chairs and settees are excellent for indoors as well as outdoors.

Enjoy these while I curl up on my favourite sofa with a cup of chai.

( images from eruditiononline.com, Indian Style, Stringbedco, Inside Outside Magazine)

18 comments:

designflute said...

swings and floor level seating arrangements are my all time favourites. Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas!

Mélanie said...

I love the daybed form Kerala .
I love this style , it just makes me feel it is vacation , it looks so exotic

shula said...

I have wanted one of those swings my whole life.

Munch said...

Hi,This blog of yours has been a great find. just vibrant and colorful. Your home looks very ethnic and at the same time it's got the wamth that is required in every home. I stay in bangalore too.. If possible let me know from where you got the sofa for your house..

Keep the good work going.. I will make it a point to visit your blog daily..

rochambeau said...

The Swing chairs!!! I'm swooning!
All have such a earthy yet elegant feel. The lovers seet (shaped like an S) is so pretty.
I like Indian decor!

Chamiya said...

wow.. the raised floor seating pictures is already giving me lots of ideas!!

Latha said...

Love the pictures! Ethnic India at its best..

robyn said...

What a great post, love all the different style of chairs. :)

Maddie said...

i love the pretty jhoolas:)

vineeta said...

Superb breathtaking post! i loved each and every pic & piece. you have an awesome collection & your blog is a veritable one stop shop for indian decor. awesome :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

My heart beats faster when I see your blog and know that I am going to India next year.

Bhavna said...

mmm...i love planter chairs! Can never resist the temptation to put my feet up (quite ungracefully sometimes!) and chillax on one ;-)

Julie at BV said...

Love the second one from the top. Thank you for the inspiration.

patricia gray inc.com said...

What a great posting on these beautiful chairs. I particularly like the swing chairs.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Low lines and lots of red. India is full of design beauty!
xo
Blue

artnavy said...

linked you - hope you will not mind- the baitkah pic was a visual rep of my idea for my drawing room

Vidya said...

Hi,

Great blog and fabulous pice- very inspiring. I am looking for a one-seat jhoola in India. Would you know any stores for the same?

Thanks,
Vidya

Petra said...

Archana, Lovely blog. Can you let me know a few good stores in BLR where I can buy some nice planter's (or easy chairs) chairs? I need one asap! ;o)