Walking past the quaint row houses inside Kumar City in Kalyani Nagar, we stumbled upon Ra Lifestyles, a hidden bungalow-turned-decor-store for handcrafted hardwood furniture, bespoke home accessories and more.
Run by Shekhar Shah and his son, Mihir, Ra Lifestyles is a sprawling 8,000-square-feet furniture store, housing over 1,000 variety of products at any given time. A quick tour around the store is enough to spellbind someone who’s looking to revamp his space without breaking the bank.
Every room on every floor in Ra Lifestyles has an effortless artsy vibe to it – contemporary tabletop decor, old-school rosewood furniture, gorgeous lamps and chandeliers, antique units painstakingly restored and sourced from all over the country, an exquisite collection of fine brass-work and quirky hardware featuring coasters, knobs and hooks.
What makes Ra Lifestyles highly recommendable is that the products are not just unique and classy, but surprisingly affordable. Besides, we hear they add at least 50 new designs each month to maintain the versatility of the place.
Products that absolutely stood out for us were an 80-year-old breathtaking makeshift makeup chest made of reclaimed wood, an erstwhile teak cabinet with floral Parsi tiles and a century-old partition door recently polished and restored back to life. Barring this, we also loved their aluminium garden chairs, desks starting at INR 4,000, bookshelves, bar units, benches and swings.
We highly recommend you check out their mosaic lamps, wall decor, vintage clocks and Dhokra accessories, starting at INR 1,000.
What’s more? You can give your old furniture a vibrant makeover with Ra’s eclectic range of door-knobs and handles starting as low as INR 350.