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A bloom for your room



Hibiscus: designer furniture for bedrooms

A SPACIOUS room and a comfortable bed are all one wants at the end of a tiring day. If you are one of those blessed with the former, head for Hibiscus, a furniture boutique, to get yourself a cosy bed and an entire range of designer furniture for the room. Taleena Bajaj, who is armed with a diploma in Interior Design and has been designing homes in Bangalore and Mumbai for the last seven years, runs the store at Koramangala.

Though Ms. Bajaj designs and coordinates the entire home for her clients, she has on display only bedroom furniture at Hibiscus - cots, beds, side units, wardrobes, cabinets, study units, bar units, dressers and so on. Since the shop is run by a designer, one can not only pick up good furniture here, but also get some advice on making a designer home with the right accessories, colours, linen etc..

The cabinets at Hibiscus are particularly attractive and practical. There is, for instance, a chest of drawers that doubles up as a TV stand with a swivel base. There is also a bedside unit that serves as a bookshelf as well. "The overall cost of the décor drops as two items come with one," explains Ms. Bajaj. Another advantage is conservation of space.

Ms. Bajaj points out that the name of her outlet stands testimony to the accent of the store - balancing aesthetics and utility. She says: "Hibiscus is a perennial flower, requires very little maintenance, has good aesthetic value, and is very versatile in its uses." Some of the beds and cots displayed at Hibiscus also reflect this theory - of being contemporary and classy.

Depending on the customer's choice, Hibiscus uses beech wood, teak, or rubber wood. "Rubber wood is convenient for styles such as box cots, but other designs are possible only in seasoned timber such as beech wood. Teak gives a heavy and traditional look," says Ms. Bajaj. Hibiscus ensures ample flexibility in the designs they provide, be it customising the size of the furniture, giving a slightly individualistic look with two different side tables to a bed, or providing multiple uses of furniture piece.

Some innovative designs one can choose from the store's catalogue include cots with pieces of tiles, metal, cane, or stained glass work, storage trolleys under the beds, a dresser-cum-study table unit, unique styles of mirror frames, and a wardrobe that can also be used as a book shelf unit. The boutique also sells some beautiful paintings.

Cots at Hibiscus start at Rs. 16,000, cupboards are in the range of Rs. 850 to Rs. 1,500, while cabinets are priced Rs. 7,500 upwards. They also have packages that cover the entire range of bedroom furniture and house décor.

Hibiscus can be contacted on 5530172/ 5539963.

TINA GARG

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