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Style & space

Stylish, smart and sexy! These three words sum up the posh interiors of Spacio — a furniture and home accessories store at 86B Topsia Road (near Vishwakarma building). Tucked away in a quiet lane, the sprawling 3,500-sq-ft shop is the effort of brothers Naveen and Pravin Kanodia of S.T. Unicom, a company that has been dealing in wrought iron and metal furniture for over a decade.

As you enter the showroom, you will see 24 display units where you can experience live interiors. Flooring, furnishings, accessories and even wall texturing have been used to decorate the space, with impressive attention to detail. The intelligent mood lighting casts a warm glow over the furniture and home accents while the neutral walkways divide distinct wooden, stone and carpeted floor areas of the bedroom, sitting area and study.

The range of furniture includes beds, sofas, sofa-cum-beds, recliners, side tables, dining sets, cupboards, bar counters, shoe racks, wall-to-wall closets and modular kitchens. The furniture is in hardwood, marble, metal, PVC and fibreglass. Some of the imported pieces in particular boast very impressive designs. Fabrics like jute, leather, leatherette and suede have been used to drape these beauties.

Chandeliers are a focus of the store. If you want your house to ooze luxe, opt for a Pyramid chandelier made of Persian crystals (Rs 51,000) or the lounge-look Galaxy chandelier made of hollow asymmetrical spheres (Rs 1,05,000). Other eye-catchers on display include Oriental Prince and Princess lamps (Rs 5,000 each) placed on a walnut Travertine marble console (Rs 54,000), quaint station clocks (Rs 3,500 to Rs 85,000) and a wall projection clock (Rs 12,500). Small items like faux flowers in test tubes, stick-on butterflies from Taiwan and a rotating 360-degree steel lamp on a granite slab (Rs 8,500) can add dazzle to an otherwise drab room.

The store promises to help customers pick the right piece for the right spot and they also customise furniture pieces on request. “With the change in lifestyle, people are looking for readymade solutions. This is a place where they can pick up what they need rather than conceptualise and get a carpenter to build it,” explained Naveen.

And to match the upbeat furniture, Spacio also has the perfect backdrop in wallpapers that are available in myriad trendy patterns in hues of beige, walnut, chocolate and coffee.

On the anvil is “a 300,000 sqft mega Spacio furniture and accessories hub” by the end of 2009. “We have plans to open more Spacio showrooms in Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Pune in the next two years,” signed off Pravin.

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