Ritu Kumar brings back forgotten motifs into home decor
Introducing the chidambaram collection
Self-expression has seeped into everything, your style, your aesthetic and even home decor. Your space says a lot about who you are. So after giving us countless ways to express ourselves with various styles, silhouettes and textiles for all occasions, ace designer Ritu Kumar entered the home decor space earlier this year with 10 India-inspired collections , which includes linen, crockery, decor pieces and even wallpapers.
The most recent addition to her extensive home decor collection is the Chidambaram collection, in which she brings back textiles and motifs that have been historically used in India. Starting with Deccan motifs as the inspiration behind her collection, she went on to merge traditional Indian motifs with early European calicoes weaves. She also decided to introduce chintzes wallpapers, which are basically an old Indian textile print that has floral patterns on plain (pastel) backgrounds. In this collection, she brings forth forgotten motifs like the Tree of Life, which originated in India but has been used extensively in the west, and also long-forgotten floral motifs and curvilinear patterns from Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
With this collection, Ritu Kumar wants to slow the pace of your daily lives down and wants you to have a cosy (albeit chic) sanctuary to come back to. The Chidambaram collection is available across all dining, all bedding, decorative pieces and wallpapers.
The Ritu Kumar Home collection is available at select Ritu Kumar stores and online on www.ritukumar.com.