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Not just to splash about

Thought that bathrooms were merely functional? Think again


LOOKING FOR a chic shaving mirror for your bathroom? Want your bathroom to appear novel and interesting? Or experiment with its look? Well, you don't have to shop abroad for designer bath accessories anymore. Bathline Studio, the entrepreneurial effort of the enterprising couple Ruchi and Anil Agarwal, is already attracting a steady clientele. An increasing number of Bangaloreans are waking up to the fact that how they design their bathroom reveals much about their tastes and individual styles.

"Bangalore has a tremendous future in lifestyle," observes Ruchi. She elaborates further that while Bangaloreans are a blend of the traditional and liberal, they are certainly more aware of brands than ever before. "We deal exclusively with foreign brands and no one else in Bangalore offers what we house in our store," she states.

"Basically, most of our clients have travelled abroad and are accustomed to a certain lifestyle," says the genial Anil.

"In the international scene, the accent is on minimalism, so you can play around with colours," explains Ruchi.

However, white dominates the designer market in the West. The duo points out that most people in the city simply do not have time on their hands and need quick solutions. Gone are the days when people would take a leisurely six months to a year to do up their homes. " We are one-stop shop for bathrooms and offer complete solutions and after sales services as well," avers Anil.

The store showcases international brands like Villeroy & Boch, Karat, and Fordham in its sanitary segment, and the Bette range (with a choice of 500 colours) and the Kaldewei range of bathtubs. It also has stunning bath accessories like Gedy, the famed Italian brand, and Keuco from Germany. The Italian (Gedy) vanity mirrors are definitely worth a second look.

Dornbracht, Frattini and Grohe are featured in their range of bath fittings. Jacuzzis, shower curtains, shower stalls, shower panels, soap holders, bathroom furniture/dιcor, glass mosaic tiles, wooden flooring — the store has it all and more.

Check out the Bathline Studio at 4th Cross, Lavelle Road, ph: 22210422, e-mail: blsblr@yahoo.co.in.

H.S.

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