Amid their busy working schedule, Tollywood stars make some time out to concentrate on decorating their homes which are undoubtedly the closest space for them.
From senior Bengali actor Paayel Sarkar to very popular Trina Saha, actors who Friday graced the launch of flagship store Aboli showcasing handworks of artisans in Kolkata’s Alipore Road, spilled the beans.
Read what they said…
Paayel Sarkar: I have a fetish towards decorating the kitchen. While most people keep glossy finishes in kitchens, I kept it entirely matt.All products in Aboli are pretty, beautiful. It’s tough to pick any one.
Swastika Dutta: I have a soft corner for cups and mugs. I am a freak at decorating homes. I keep on buying different things and decorating my home. My comfort zone is my bedroom and my home.
I am the kind of person who lights a candle, sits in my bedroom and enjoys a couple of drinks. So for me, decorating my home is very important. I think it’s a habit of life which will now exceed with Aboli.
Rajdeep Gupta: I don’t plan on decorating my home. There is no specific place to buy things for interior decoration but mostly I prefer online nowadays. I love simple things like lamp shade, indoor plants in my room.
What I loved the most about Aboli is that there are certain products in pastel colours and soothing prints.
Arjun Chakrabarty: I don’t buy home decor products from any particular store. Myself and my wife have some fascination towards all forms of lights, be it focus light or fancy stand lights.
But in general, we don’t buy products religiously but randomly. It’s great that Aboli has made a platform for the artisans to showcase their works.
Trina Saha: I like vases, candles, and fresh flowers in my home. I am a very eco-friendly person (laughs). It’s great to see all home decor products under the same roof in Aboli. Moreover, all things are eco-friendly.
Anirban Bhattacharyaa: Though I don’t buy products unnecessarily usually, sometimes I purchase home decor products out of love. The store is well decorated, spacious and the products are really good.
Dhrubo Banerjee: I love shopping for home decors. Before shopping, I do research and try to get references. Sometimes, I make things by myself too. I love to decorate homes with minimalistic, tasteful products.
Sanjana Banerjee: Though I am a very messy person, I like to decorate my home. The latest thing I bought was a lamp with golden butterflies. It is a very favourite thing of mine.
Aboli, which is located at White House Garden in Alipore Road, is the brainchild of the mother-daughter duo, Mittu Agarwal and Tanishi Agarwal.
Speaking on the store launch, Mittu Agarwal says, “All our products are 100 percent sustainable, reusable and eco-friendly. They are packaged using recyclable material. This is our attempt to do something good for the environment.”
“Our products are sourced from local artisans and craftsmen ensuring authentic traditional designs. With outproducts, one will not just decorate their home, but also care about our greater home, the mother Earth,” said Tanishi Agarwal.
(Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)