Right above Amrapali is a home accessories store called Gully 39. The store’s all for nurturing fresh talent whether it’s by focusing on selling home decor and accessories by young Indian designers (all of them from the country’s finest design schools) or by sometimes hosting events like music jams and poetry workshops. Every corner of the store has something of significance, something that tells a story or something that’s just too beautiful to ignore.
Lanterns, cushion covers, coasters, trays, diffusers, linen, bath and body products, trunks, artifacts, wall plates, diaries, framed art works, industrial chic lamps and more. 18 designers have contributed to make the store a quaint 'Make in India' haven.
Thanks to the coming together of all these creative minds, there’s a sense of vibrant diversity that shines through. You’ll find funky trunks in neon colours or trumpet-turned-lamps alongside vases and candle stands that’d sure get your mum’s stamp of approval.
The best part of it all—the products aren’t exorbitantly priced (no Khan market premium, yay!) because the idea is to put the spotlight on to homegrown decor designers.
The two people behind the venture, Poonam Bahl and Neeta Chait, both come with solid backgrounds. Poonam has been into interior design and associated with the brand Mauve and Pink since 1983 while Neeta has been involved with a lot of NGOs for a decade. Together, they bring diverse attitudes and eye for curation making Gully 39 a cosy, fun place.