Ten-Second Takeaway

Functionality meets great aesthetics at this leather and suede focussed furniture store. Plus, intricate detailing, fine finish and unique motifs. Rethinking your home decor much?

Funk-tional

Available at The Leela Palace, Portside Café’s furniture and accessories embody functionality within detailed aesthetics. They clearly have a soft corner for suede and leather and we heart it. And when we say functional, we mean innovative stuff like the Case Study Desk which is like a briefcase but with space for laptops, stationery and other knick-knacks. Other smart pieces are their Barrel Bar, a bar unit that will surely be a conversation starter. And the Saloon Cupboard which makes organising apparel, shoes and accessories into one storage trunk, look like fun. Their units have some swanky designs, whether it’s vintage, abstract or just a splash of colours. What we love most is that it’s not bizarre and uniformly maintains a certain edgy sophistication. Printed leather with unique motifs is their signature, whether it’s on cupboards, trunks or dressers. They have elegant beds, tables and seatings, but we are eyeing the funkier pieces.

Not Just Furniture

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Source: Portside Cafe – Furniture Studio

And that’s not all! They have accessories that you can drool over as well. Of course, they are too luxe for our currently humble finances, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of admiration. You’ll find some sophisticated serveware, bags, stationery, lamps, jewellery boxes, picture frames, mirrors and even games {playing cards, Backgammon and Chess}. If we’d recommend any of the accessories, it would be the elite leather bags such as the Rose Series Duffel Bag and the Cabin Bag. And for your more personal indulgence, get yourself the Giant Journal that has hand-stained leather prints or even a piece from their jewellery box collection.

Where:The Leela Palace Bengaluru, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli

Price: INR 4,000 upwards

Contact: 080 40962612

Timings: 11am-8pm

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Check out their website here to shop online.