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Here’s a duvet as deep and dark as the night. The night that four architects stayed awake to dream up a queen sized cot, when you decided you prefer to sleep under the stars and they appeared on velvet cushions, and someone said your sleep is now embellished. 

Our check-in at Stance, a new lifestyle shop in Jayanagar, begins with this comforting set: solid cots, soft duvets, fancy pillows and four architects with a sense of ease. These architects who run Greyscale Design Studio, produce furniture and curate labels at this store one flight below their office. 

The teak legs that support various seats for your vertical and horizontal states, will be to your liking if you prefer minimal designs. They’re executed in Bali but imagined here; Stance is most proud of its ability to eliminate knobs and handles from everything. Design geeks, get a grip! 

Wander a bit to meet heavy earthy pots from Studio Asao, which could hold broth for a giant or lots of fruit for your family. 

Room two is for linen lovers who can run their hands over thick winter quilts, leather bound head boards and peppermint cushions, all by Delhi’s Bandhini Designs that takes handicrafts from aunty to anti-herd. Nearby, turquoise lamps and black-and-white portraits of langurs make the tale more interesting. 

Wander a bit to meet heavy earthy pots from Studio Asao, which could hold broth for a giant or lots of fruit for your family. Meanwhile, metallic prints sit well on black and tan plates, and “distressed” shelves from the 90s keep Mrdaa pottery that can be skipped, along with accessories made from corks and things with vintage car prints on them. Break. 

All this heavy metal and earthenware make way for gentle shirts and breezy indigo dresses, not unlike the ones advertised every other day on Facebook, but still quite charming. We embrace some oversized shirts for later, test out the block printed single seaters and grab a concrete miniature plant holder on our way to the check-out counter. 

Invite us to your house warming party already. We promise to super-seed your expectations. 

Getting there: #9, 39th cross road, 5T block, 4thT block, Jayanagar, call 080 26540205. Get updates on their products on their Facebook page. Home décor starts at Rs 995 and furniture starts at Rs 22,000. 

Accessibility: One step up to the entrance of the store.

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