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Classic Colonial:This Keralan Designer Recreates Sophisticated Antique Furniture

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Temple Town

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In a time where everyone is jumping on to the edgy and modern aesthetic bandwagon, spotting brand's like Temple Town gives us a feeling of familiarity, a feeling of home. This is exactly what Founder and Creative Director, Meera was going for too; to build a brand that pays homage to the traditional crafts of Thrissur, the place it originated in. And so she began her interior designing journey 20 years ago, gradually moving into working with local artisans to create timeless pieces of furniture and home accessories. 

Temple Town's aesthetic is innately Indian with a touch of colonial. They specialise in recreating the intricate beauty of antique furniture -- anything and everything that one would need in a home -- from chairs, to bedside tables, antique canopy beds, and dressing tables and bureaus inspired by a bygone era. Almost all pieces are made using teakwood, with a few blending cane (native to the state), like the Kerala Plantation Chair. Some of Temple Town's signatures also include antiques like the Sapramanja Kattil or  antique bed from Kerala. This like every other piece of furniture evokes a sense of grandeur!

Aside from furniture, Temple Town also specialises in collectibles and home accessories like Cutlery Holders, Kalathala (wooden painted cow heads), vintage mirrors and dinner table decor. Again, all skillfully made by hand. Temple Town has an e-store that delivers across the country, but if in Thrissur, you may want to step into their store that's fashioned after a home and experience the brand's beautiful design language.

Pro-Tip

Temple Town also offers interior designing services anywhere in the country. Give them an empty shell and they'll give you home, furniture, upholstery, lighting, decor, all included! Prices for the accessories start at INR 500 while the furniture can go up to INR 2,000,00. Customisations are fully welcome.