Sarita Handa is applauding the warmth and poetry of a beautiful life in 2019. 

First came the launch of a new, luxury retail space at Defence Colony. Spread across 1800 sq. ft., it exudes Sarita Handa’s trademark aura of understated elegance, intelligent restraint and vibrant panache. 

Now, with the new Spring-Summer ’19 collection, you are introduced to the brand’s 5 new ‘aesthetic pillars’ in home art and design. Naturalist, Primrose, Mojave, Stargazer and Amazonia are inspired by cross-cultural beauty as well as the often noticed, but lesser-appreciated nuances of botanical forms and landscapes in Nature. 

Cult-favourite cushions and soft goods

These are a household name (literally!) amongst a loyal and ever-evolving clientele. In the New Season Collections, Naturalist celebrates the innate beauty in skeletal silhouettes of leaves; or the forms they take against the architecture of conservatories and arboretums. The collection also includes ‘forever-favourite’ bird and flower motifs that have come to be associated with the brand’s genteel warmth over the years. 

Mojave and Amazoniafeature raised surface embroideries and colours that are reminiscent of unbridled landscapes in the wilderness. The patterns reflect the simplicity of everyday artistry in the rug or basket weaving techniques of indigenous communities. Stargazer captures the bold colours and celestial intrigue of vast, open skies. 

Primrose is an ode to flowers manifesting the vivacity and delicacy of Spring and Summer. Blush tones are layered with neutral base colours. Signature zardosi thread work, French knots, appliqué work and chunky embroidery bring out the nuances of soft floral petals or angular Moroccan and Arabic-inspired patterns. 

Statement Bedspreads for Inspired Experimentation

Signature Sarita Handa bedspreads – be they printed, embroidered or in solid colours – are eagerly awaited every season. While they are available quilted or non-quilted, the former variant has been exceedingly popular, season after season, for the luxuriant air it lends to a bed arrangement. 

The New Season Collections also bring a captivating range of floral and patterned bedspreads, that makes the homely exercise of mixing and matching with cushions and sheets truly pleasurable. For the hopeless romantic, there are large, blooming flower motifs; and never-ending, leafy vines in sweetly melancholic shades of blue and purple. While they may choose to absorb the languid, laid-back pace of the warm Seasons, others may prefer the crisp, contemporary-chic angularity of architectural patterns to reflect their love for Springtime invigoration! All bedspreads are in skin-friendly, breezy cotton. 

The Luxury of Decadent Personal Rituals

Also in 100% cotton, are the new Sarita Handa bath, hand and face towel sets, in sophisticated shades of White, Beige, Teal and Grey. These towels, made in India, feature the use of Plush Zero Twist Long Staple cotton, which makes them highly absorbent and very soft on the skin. 

Special Surprises

For the tireless explorer at heart, there is an exquisite collection of 100% authentic South and South-West Indian antique ceremonial masks and chariot panels. Curated by Rahul Puri, MD, Sarita Handa, these one-of-a-kind pieces can now occupy place of pride as decorative personal collectibles in your home. 

You are also invited in-store to savour sustainable luxury with a new range of unique carpets made out of waste saree yarn, by Mishcat Co. There are also modern, traditional and designer rugs by Cocoon Fine Rugs, designed and woven in-house using only the finest raw materials. 

Designer Akanksha Sharma, also known as Acky15, has created Nature-inspired graphics and designs for a stationery range that will make for a refreshingly distinctive addition to your personal collectibles. 

Sarita Handa Spring-Summer 2019 is availableat all stores.