Imagine a quaint lane in the heart of the city. Nestled in its farthest corner, is an abode that casts a spell of fáilte on anyone who lays eyes on it. Revelling in the cool breeze; courtesy of an envelope of greenery from the tall trees that surround it; you find yourself dissociated from the maddening urban locale. Your arrival here is marked by the inimitable, sweet sounds from the birds that happily cohabit in it. Step in, be mesmerized by a luxurious range of home décor and know that opulence was always waiting for you here! Welcome to 22N Au Luxe!
Located in a rather obscure lane of Kalyani Nagar, this esoteric store is quite the gem of this upscale locality. The brainchild of Vaishali Karad, 22N is not just a store, but a niche experience of all things home décor. Housing the best of international names such as Lladro and Versace, here one can find a range of tastefully curated pieces by Vaishali. Not to forget an indelible array of home accessories by the in-house brand 22N itself! In short, classy, sophisticated and plush home décor is defined at 22N Au Luxe.
An eclectic range of ‘objets,’ 22N is a delight to visit for anyone whose heart sets aflutter on the sight of beautiful décor pieces. With an aesthetic and sophisticated quality, their range is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary designs with interesting textures, colours and finishes. No matter what the character of your home, a touch from 22N will set it a class apart.
Divided in 5 sections, walk through, explore and experience an ultra-luxe wave of décor pieces. To give you a peek into 22N’s range, speak of second-to-none selection of cutlery, tea sets, high tea sets, cake stands and pretty paraphernalia of kitchen essentials. Inspired by European designs and some vintage, these are every bit of irresistible. Spruce up any corner of your home with their artificial flowers and vases, reminiscent of the French Colonial epoch. Personalize the look of your bedroom with photo frames and jewellery boxes that are every bit à la mode.
Looking at enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your living room? Add a touch of art to it with elegant and exquisite show pieces and statues by Lladro from Valencia, Spain. Minimalistic yet classy with a flawless finish, these traditional and contemporary statues add an allure to any corner you place them in. The one piece of Lladro that truly caught my fancy was their magnificent redecorated glass chess set.
Speaking of 22N is incomplete without the mention of Versace. One word. Flamboyant. Here, you will find the most flamboyant prints, colours and patterns on tea-sets by Versace. Unconventional designs rule their cutlery, high-tea sets and dinner sets like no other. I was totally in awe of it! Glassware that is absolutely stunning and stylish, it will be a show-stopper at any of your parties. Glassware that spells classy, sipping on drinks never was such an elegant experience.
Let me now enlist some of my most favourite pieces from 22N AU Luxe.
- Tea Sets: I loved these charming sets for their vibrant colour combinations in white & pastels and mint & red. The floral and dainty prints on them lend a sophisticated character.
- Jewellery Boxes: I cannot stress enough on how well they reflected my two most favourite qualities. Simple and minimalistic designs. These classy and elegant boxes come in a sleek, mirror finish in diverse colours such as mint and black.
- Centre Pieces: These breathtaking fine crystal and glass pieces will add glamour to any home.
- Candle Stand: This vintage-inspired piece by 22N was my absolute favourite for its humble design. Whether modern or conventional, this piece will fit in with any type of home.
- Bathroom Accessories: A splendid assortment of bathroom accessories, you will fall head over heels in love with it! In solid colours and acrylic with glossy & mirror finish, each accessory set comes complete with the right trays, dispensers, towels and a bin with suede insides! My favourite colours were blush and rose gold. The black and grey sets are perfect for modern homes. These pieces have the ability to turn your bathrooms into extravagant spaces.
- Versace Tea-Sets: I have already gone gaga over them for their flamboyant prints and unconventional designs! These were love at first sight!
- Vases & Urns: The neo-classical character and European inspired design exuded by vases and urns by 22N are unmissable.
- Artificial Flowers: Of the highest quality, my favourites were particularly the ombre shaded large sized flowers.
- Beaten Down Copper Bowl: A large bowl vessel with beaten down copper on the outside and squeaky clean and sparkling stainless steel on the inside caught my fancy for its traditional and rustic feel.
Besides the above-mentioned names, they also house a phenomenal collection of home décor products by Oma.
When Vaishali first conceptualized the store 22N Au Luxe, her intention was to allow Indian home makers to make their spaces more global and contemporary; without having to go through the hassle of travelling in search of world class pieces. Instead, she travels the world for you; bringing you the best of artistic designs and magnificent pieces to beautify your homes. 22N Au Luxe is nothing but her vision and embodiment of style, elegance and class that any home should emanate. In my opinion, a rare manifestation of class.
There’s more! Some exciting news is coming your way from the brilliant house of 22N Au Luxe! For now, it’s a surprise! Can’t wait for it to be revealed? Stay tuned to know more!
Photo credits – Kulashree Kulkarni
Store – 22N Au Luxe