Sunday, October 17, 2010

Varnam

Remember the lovely Creative Corners's of Karthik Vaidhyanathan's home in Bangalore?
He's back this time with Varnam~ A colourful line of home furnishings.
A full-time media professional with a passion for interior design, Karthik's Varnam showcases the amazing beauty of traditional Indian handmade textiles.
Karthik explains, "Varnam is a sincere attempt to highlight some of the inherent beautiful qualities that traditional Indian fabrics possess.

The product line consists of table runners, curtains, cushions, etc. all handmade from Indian sarees and blouse materials.
Pillow Covers made from saree and blouse materials...
Curtains...
Table runners...
I felt these were apt since Indian stories incorporate some of the most beautiful patterns, colours and motifs. The sarees include traditional nine yard Maharashtrian sarees or ‘Navvaris’, cotton sarees from Tamil nadu , Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

I have also made use of the very popular and blouse material traditionally used by women along the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, ‘Khan’."
The products are simple with no added embellishments.

Varnam is being showcase at The Ants Store in Indiranagar from October 22nd to 24th, 2010. If you are in Bangalore do drop by and check out the stunning range of home furnishings from Varnam.

(images from Karthik)

15 comments:

Sound Horn Please said...

Wow! The cushion covers are SO gorgeous. And I remember the post on Karthik's home so clearly. It is a post I came back to very often.

notyet100 said...

so colourful,..everything looks so nice

Kamini said...

Oh fabulous. And the colors are wow! Is that an old "pallankuzhi" set in the curtain pic??? I WANT THAT! I WANT IT NOW!

Sunita said...

Absolutely, lip-smackingly drool-worthy! I love all those rich colours and weaves.

Bedazzled said...

Love the cushions!

brinda nilesh said...

too gud!!i've always loved the 'khan' material for its sheer earthy-ness....but never thot it wud make such awesome cushion covers!!lovely collection!:)

PreeOccupied said...

India and Bangalore never fail to surprise me in a good way. Such colors are a picker upper on a gloomy Fall day here.

Sudha said...

They all look so pretty

SuhaelAmrita said...

Your post got me back in time. My husband n me were in Pudducherry in Jan 2006 and we had a blast picking up cushion covers, curtains and upholstry decor from a store called Cotton Wood.

It's lovely to see so much passion in people for the simpler things in life.

Loved reading through your post!

Swapna said...

Hi Archana, just found your blog... I am sure I'll be a frequent visitor...great blog ..!!!

Agneta said...

Mama Mia, India is my second country and I feel 'so home' in your beautiful posts! Your blog = amazing!

Agneta a swedish one ;)

Suchismita said...

very nice stuff.. interesting blog.. i had sort of lagged on my own blog and while it is not on home decor as such, seeing all the beautiful stuff and pretty homes, yours included, made me think I must write again.. thank you.. :)

Anu said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Archana :).

Karthik, I missed your showing at The Ants store :(. Is there any other way of buying your lovely stuff in Bangalore? Or perhaps order 'online? Do let me know. Thanks.

katricks said...

hey archana! wanted to thank you for your wonderful post on 'Varnam', the exhibition was a great success and i had many sweet people walking in taking your blog's reference. You surely have a very loyal following. Hope to see you sometime soon and thank you in person.

@ anu - pls check out the varnam page on facebook and we can connect.

Arch at Rang said...

Glad all of you liked this post.

Karthik~ Glad to hear your exhibition was a grand success:-)