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Softening Summer with Style

Softening Summer with Style

As winter slowly leaves, the air steadily turns warmer, drier and dustier! Daylight hours are longer and the sunlight more intense. It is wonderfully energizing to have bright, natural light streaming indoors; cross ventilation through inner spaces; and views of the outdoors especially of bougainvillea vines full of colourful bracts and trees dotted with flowers. Yet, a little softening of the glare of sunlight and sieving of the hot, dusty summer air during the day is most welcome.

A natural protection from the elements is ideal, and offering just that are stylish banana- fibre blinds from Calyz! 

The banana-fibre blinds from Calyz are in keeping with the studio’s philosophy of designing handcrafted products from natural fibre fabrics and materials as seen in its range of artistic cushion covers, curtains, quilts, kitchen textiles, masks and textile art that are handcrafted from natural materials. 

By their very nature banana fibre blinds are organic and breathable. In addition, the process of creating them is environment-friendly and involves the work of artisans.

Work on the processing of banana-fibre commences once the harvesting of bananas is completed. The hollow pseudo-stems of the banana plants are processed by splitting them into strips, soaking the strips in vats for 8-10 days to soften the fibres, then washing and drying the fibres. Once the fibres are completely dry, they are hand-spun into yarn. The complete process of yarn production takes up to a month. After this the fabric is hand-woven on a loom with the yarns.

Like grapes whose quality depends on the terroir of the vineyards, similarly the quality of banana fibre also depends on different attributes of the land the banana plantation is grown on. Calyz sources quality banana-fibre fabric, processed from healthy banana plants, to offer customers premium blinds that weather the elements well.

The banana-fibre blinds from Calyz are tough in their being, yet delicate to look at! Fitted in windows, they create a lovely light screen that provides transparency while offering privacy during the day. So, one can continue to enjoy outdoor views with softened light streaming indoors as well as fresh air slipping in through the weave.

Banana-fibre blinds are ideal for windows, doors and as partition screens. Of natural beige tones, inherently strong, bio-degradable, water-resistant and durable, they exude an organic, natural and stylish look.

As the blinds have an inherent stiffness, they do not require metal rods for giving them structure or support. The banana-fibre blinds thus seamlessly combine traditional practises, handcraft, functionality, design and respect for the environment.

The banana-fibre blinds may be combined with a set of opaque cloth curtains from Calyz on the inner side of windows for privacy during the post-sunset hours when the light conditions reverse and the indoors are lit while the outdoors are dark. For large windows, Calyz provides a motorized option for both the blinds and cloth curtains so they may be easily operated with a remote.

At Calyz the blinds are custom made for each window. Given the time and effort involved in hand-processing the banana-fibre and hand-weaving the banana-fibre yarns, the blinds are reasonably priced at Rs 455 per square foot. The price calculator at the Calyz website makes it easy to get an estimate for the blinds you wish to order. This price includes the material, customized stitching, the hardware for manual operation of the blind and installation.

The banana-fibre blinds from Calyz last for a minimum of five years. Maintenance involves only dry dusting, with typically no requirement of washing or dry cleaning. So simply order the blinds online, have them fitted by our expert, and enjoy their beauty and benefits!

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Textile Art for Everyday Life

Textile Art for Everyday Life

As we step into a New Year leaving behind a year scarred by the coronavirus pandemic many of us are consciously thinking of our life choices and lifestyles going forward. The strife and uncertainties of the past months have made us realize that life and the little joys of life are truly precious. And we have found that creating a soothing and beautiful home is truly a balm for the senses.

Through 2020, never mind the disruption caused by the pandemic, the design team at Calyz has been designing new products and collections to bring customers new offerings to add freshness and joy to their homes. The studio’s online portal presented lovely curtains, cushions, quilts, textile art, kitchen textiles and masks that could be easily selected as one or a couple of products for a small touch of joy or a range of complementary products for a complete transformation of interiors!

Into the New Year may we suggest adding a work of textile art for your home or office? It has long been proved that living with art in any form of expression from paintings to pottery, sculpture and music brings one in touch with the finer aspects of life.

In this vein, Calyz brings customers unique textile art on exclusive handcrafted home furnishings, wall art and space dividers crafted with natural fibre textiles and elements. And these are beautiful as well as budget-friendly. 

Textile art, crafted by Calyz, features a range of products designed with an exclusive textile mosaic technique. For this surface embellishment design, small bits of fabric are sewn on a base cotton fabric to create attractive patterns. The craft is carried out by women from rural areas around Pune. About 30% of the raw material is recycled from in-house production.

You can select curtains, cushions, wall art and space dividers graced with mosaic art depending on your requirements and budget. These can be customized as per your colour and pattern preference. In addition, the pattern can be worked on a theme such as floral, geometric, grid, marine life, seascapes or a season.

A wall art of mosaic work recreates the beauty of impressionist paintings as fragments of fabric create an impression of the light and atmosphere of a scene or subject, and two colours seemingly merge to create a new colour! Wall art can be crafted in varied sizes with small works ideal for small and intimate spaces and large works –such as a long vertical panel in an atrium- binding spaces and levels.

Curtains and blinds bring a cosy ambience to interiors and help in managing privacy and light as well. For giving a window a one-off splash of colour with minimal expense, you could opt for a blind with just a panel of textile art that is seen as a colourful border panel when the blinds are down or as a panel running lengthwise across the blind or as an eye-catching fold highlight when the blind is pulled up.

For a subtle touch of privacy with a designer touch are the artistic space dividers from Calyz. These space dividers function as screens, partitions and art! They are handcrafted with natural fabrics namely cotton, jute and silk with banana fibre cloth (as backing for structural and aesthetic reasons) and natural materials such as yarns and cords. The compositions are designed by drawing on a variety of textile techniques spanning mosaic art, pleating, layering, cording, wrapping, crochet, and knotless netting. The space dividers can be suspended from the ceiling or placed on stands. And as they bear patterns on both sides they make for great viewing all around as one views the hundreds of fabric fragments or stitches that have gone into crafting them!

Continuing with the crafting articles of everyday use as objects of art are placements and kitchen textiles with mosaic art. Mosaic motifs of snowflakes decorate them for a playful welcome to the January chill!

The wonderful heart-warming offering of textile art is sure to warm your heart. Please browse the Calyz website to enjoy the range of products that are sure to bring freshness to your home as you usher in the New Year.

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Striped Cushions: Simple and Stylish! ​

Striped Cushions: Simple and Stylish! ​

Look around the furnishings of a living space and

cushions are perhaps the first element
that strikes the eyes.


of varied shapes, sizes, colours, patterns and textures- are the easiest furnishing to add to a space to lift it, infuse colour and style. Cushions instantly lift a space. They are one of the easiest and least expensive home décor elements to procure and add to a space. They bring comfort with style, are easy to maintain, and can be easily moved between spaces from chair to sofa, from couch to floor, from one room to another attesting how flexible and versatile they indeed are! 

The design team at Calyz enjoys designing cushions as they are so popular and widely used. The studio regularly presents new collections of cushions along with its offering of curtains, quilts, textile art, kitchen textiles and more recently masks. And the studio’s latest offering is a range of stylish, handcrafted natural fibre cushions that stand out for their striking stripes!

The new Calyz collection of cushions brings
a touch of classic, contemporary and chic
stripes to all spaces.

The collection of striped cushions has cushions that are ideal for interiors as well as the outdoors. The collection features cushions that work well as outdoor striped cushions, striped patio cushions, striped bench cushions, striped patio chair cushions as much as striped chair cushions, striped sofa cushions and striped lounge cushions!

Stripes have long featured on varied products from candy and barcodes to garments and home décor. Home furnishings bearing stripes –designed with a play of thick or thin lines, lines of different colours, lines at different angles, and juxtaposing lines of different thicknesses, colours, angles in regular or varied spacing– instantly give an edge to the entire design ensemble of a space!

The sheer versatility of stripes makes the striped cushions from Calyz feel at home instantly! Stripes as a design element allow for a seemingly endless spectrum of stripes. The Calyz design team has drawn on the possibilities of creating stripes and created a new collection of striped cushions. The design team has worked with thick stripes that stand out for their bold look as well as thin stripes that are quiet and subtle. 

Keeping the early winter chill in mind, the colour palette of the new collection is warm and comforting as it features black and white as well as pastel colour cushions.  The collection features black and white stripes that is a classic colour combination, that will add panache to a space as well as stripes of soft pastel colours that will find a place in any space! Take a moment to think of the fabric of the chair or sofa the cushions will be placed on for the look you like to get interiors that are eye-catching and spirited or understated and classic! 

Choose from are grey striped cushions, blue striped cushions, green striped cushions, red striped cushions, black and white striped cushions as well as grey and white striped cushions to get the ideal look for your space.

The repetition of the set of lines of each the compositions in the collection gives the cushions a mesmerizing rhythmic effect. With just this seemingly simple design, the cushions take on an attractive visual effect! Place just one cushion to infuse life in a spot or arrange a set of cushions in a neat sequence or as an arrangement and you have a conversation starter! The cushions may be placed horizontally, vertically or at an angle. Further, a set of the same striped cushions or cushions with different stripes may be grouped together. And as the fabrics of the cushions as well as the surface treatment are 100% cotton they are most comfortable to the touch.

Enhancing the all-natural look and feel of the cushions is the wonderful pleated surface design of the striped cushions. These pleats have been meticulously handcrafted by rural women artisans near Pune who carefully take stripes of cloth, fold them, affix them to the ground fabric and then secure them by chevron stitching. Each strip of folded cloth is neatly tucked and skilfully placed below the previous strip making for a seamless flow of stripes. And the neat chevron stitching adds a lovely decorative touch to the entire composition which ensuring all the stripes are secure.

Another of the design options from Calyz is the cushions that bear stripes juxtaposed with mosaic art. Drawing on a shared colour palette, these cushions bear sets of stripes separated by a band of mosaic work. The colourful mosaic is handcrafted by juxtaposing small bits of fabric that are sewn on a base cotton fabric. This craft is also done by rural women artisans and about 30% of the raw material is recycled from in-house production.    

Interestingly the pleated surface design and the mosaic art thicken the surface of the cushions. Thus, by sheer advantage of the surface design technique, the cushions get added heft. They look and are sturdy when well propped- up on chairs and sofas, and give seating a smart look. 

With the striped cushions from Calyz offering a bouquet of features and the ease of shopping at the Calyz website from the comfort of your home, do browse the site and select cushions that complement your aesthetics and home! 

Whichever cushion or set of cushions you select, they are sure to enhance the look of your home, make the seating more comfortable and make a style statement!

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A Palette of Festive Colours from Calyz

A Palette of Festive Colours from Calyz

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with
colourful and bright hues in your home.

A special festival offer* awaits you!

Diwali, the joyous Festival of Lights, is the first major festival on the Indian calendar as we emerge from the long drawn-out bout of the coronavirus pandemic. As we look forward to celebrating the festival, even if with smaller gatherings and in a muted way, a splash of festive colours truly goes a long way in lifting the spirits, energizing us and giving us hope for the months ahead. 

You have spent months during the different phases of the lockdown at home and now is the time to give it a makeover with bright, energizing handcrafted soft furnishings.

Calyz shows the way to doing up your
home with festive colours, with complete
ease, from the comfort of your home.

Browse the Calyz website and select curtainscushions and kitchen towels featuring prominent colours of orange, pink, red and yellow to bring festive joy to your home. 

Making your Calyz home décor shopping experience even more attractive is the special Diwali offer*!  The Diwali festive season sale* of festive colours offers a 25% offer on cushions of festive colours (of pink, orange, red and yellow) and a 20% off on all the other cushion coversCurtains of the festive colours have a discount of 15% discount and other curtains have a discount of 10%. Kitchen towels enjoy a flat 10% discount. 

Take a moment to see the fabrics, colours and styles that suit your home and check the best deals on curtains* and the best deals on cushions*. Enjoy this bouquet of festive offers* from Calyz that will effortlessly transform the mood and look of your home!

Chic Cushions

The easiest way to bring colour to a space is by introducing colourful cushions. If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up for your home interiors or are on a bit of a budget simply select a couple of cushions to do the needful! These cushions also make perfect Diwali gifts as they easily take their place in any home and heart! And the cushions sale* offer certainly makes the purchase easier on the wallet.

Calyz has a range of colourful cushion of different sizes and shapes made with natural fibre fabric and bearing hand-worked surface designs. Select cushions with eye- catching colours such as Flamingo that features a graceful flamingo bird with its sinuous neck in bright pink or Poppy that bears a large stylized poppy flower in pink.

Another option is (pl place the name of the cushion range if any to be put), the new range of lightly quilted cushions, designed in tones of a single or more colours or in colour blocks. Spangled with metal fabric dots, reminiscent of gold coins that shimmer softly on the ground fabric, these cushion complement any décor – tradition or modern – and instantly bring a touch of festivity.

Classy Curtains

Curtains define spaces. Curtains help manage light and privacy in spaces. If you are looking for a makeover for one or more rooms and feel it is time to change the curtains or get a set of curtains only for the festive season and special occasions, then do take a look at Calyz’s designer curtains and the curtains sale*. While there is a wonderful range of curtains in neutral colours, you may wish to go in for those that have a more festive vibe! 

The curtains in orange, fuchsia pink and yellow are sure to instantly lift the mood and make for most colourful and joyous interiors. The Fuscia Linen Cotton curtains have a rich texture, the softness of cotton, the crispness of linen and a lovely drape. The Golden Cotton Satin curtains with a soft sheen are ideal for a rich look matching the glow of oil lamps and complementing the verve of marigold flower decorations!

Charming Kitchen

Diwali is synonymous with a spot of indulgence and this invariably means preparing sweets or savouries for family and friends! The kitchen where you will be busy preparing delicacies and perhaps unpacking some boxes of treats would do well with a little colour as well. 

As you are bustling around in the kitchen, organizing food and beverages, kitchen towels are nifty to wipe and dry hands. Calyz’s Kitchen Textiles range has lovely handcrafted kitchen towels with the most charming motifs of fruits and vegetables created by the studio’s signature mosaic art. The kitchen towels are of soft, absorbent cotton fabric, and can be purchased as individual towels as featured on the site or in sets of three. These delightful kitchen towels, being useful and aesthetic, also make great Diwali gifts!

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Welcome The Festive Season With Calyz!

Welcome The Festive Season With Calyz!

The monsoons have receded leaving the land green, there is a slight nip in the air and also a palpable festive fervour! In the past months, most of us have been compelled to stay indoors due to the coronavirus pandemic. This change in our lives has brought renewed appreciation for doing up our homes as beautifully as possible with designer home décor furnishings.

Festive Cheer in the Air

With Navratri, Dussehra, Durga Puja and Diwali to look forward to – even if the celebrations are a bit subdued this year- we can honour and enjoy the occasions by performing rituals, preparing delicacies, spring cleaning our homes, and browsing the Calyz website to select a few furnishings that will surely infuse a dash of cheer and festivity to the spaces we live in!

Diwali -the Festival of Lights- is a five day festival which makes for a lovely long celebration!  As it marks the commencement of the Hindu New Year, it truly is the time to spruce up homes and enjoy festival with family and friends, even if in a restricted way this year. A lovely, fresh home with stylish living room décor and a happy atmosphere surely makes the welcome to anyone coming over to wish you! A splash of colour in home furnishings instantly infuses spaces with cheer and joy, and is the best way of feeling joyous this festive season that arrives after a difficult time due to the pandemic.

A Festive Look

The simplest way to transform a home is to clear the clutter, bring in an arrangement of fresh flowers which could be marigold flowers with floating tea lamps in an urli, add a string of fairy lights and a few soft furnishings in bright, lively colours!

If you were waiting for Diwali to buy new cushionsquilts or bedcoverscurtains, and textile art then Calyz has a wonderful range of each product category. You could transform the look of your home – as per your choice of fabrics and colours-with the beautiful handcrafted natural fibre textile products from the Calyz range. 

The cushionsquiltscurtains and textile art are designed in a spectrum of colours, and you could select colourful furnishings to lift the mood of your home and allow the joy to overflow! If you are only look to infuse just a dash of colour and freshness keeping the furnishings you already have at home then you could simply pick and choose a few products that will accomplish this wonderfully well. Calyz is offering an abundance of colour to spread the cheer! You only have to walk through your home to decide what works best as you browse the Calyz website on your phone or tablet!

Personalized Gifts 

The festive season is synonymous with gifting! It is ideal to give a gift that will be appreciated for its inherent beauty as well as functionality. So, if you are looking to give a thoughtful, functional and pretty handmade gift to a friend, a unique gift for friend or a surprise handcrafted gift for your wife then you are sure to find something lovely at the Calyz website.


Instantly lifting a space and creating a festive look, offering options to mix and match, allowing them to easily to be moved between rooms and perhaps most of all bringing a comfort factor to spaces and seating are the super stylish and versatile cushions from Calyz

The cushions are of lovely natural fibre fabrics and bear patterns created by a signature textile mosaic technique. For this handmade surface design, scores of small coloured bits of fabric are sewn on the base cloth giving the composition has the beauty of an impressionist painting! 

Browse the Calyz website at leisure and select a collection of cushions of the same size and from the same collection or opt for cushions of different sizes, from different collections or if you prefer a few accent cushions to enliven the space.

If on a budget, you can simply opt for one sham cushion- that is a decorative cushion cover like Flamingo from the Cage Free Collection- and add a colourful length of fabric as a throw to create a backdrop for the cushions. And after the celebrations are over, you may wish to retain the cushions or wash them and put them away for the next special occasion.


Calyz offers a range of hand-woven natural-fibre fabrics in brocadeslinen gauzes, linen-cotton and cotton-satin weaves. If you are looking for a set of new curtains then you could select the fabric of the curtain as per the light and privacy required and the colour as per your personal preference. For a dressy look you could opt for the fabrics that have a richer look such as the brocades and cotton-satin fabrics or a decorative blind with mosaic work. If you are looking for adding a dash of colour to the curtains at home, you could select an embellished trim along the edges that can be easily stitched on for an easy curtain decoration option. 

When the curtains are drawn together or opened the panels are seen. These trims bear textile mosaic work in colour gradations such as navy blue to light blue and maroon to pale pink, and thus create interest without clashing with other elements in the room.


With winter approaching there is nothing like being wrapped by an art quilt! Like the cushions, the quilts also bear surface patterns, yet these are of fluidly flowing lines that curve like vines across the quilt or geometric patterns. The quilts and their surface design are in soothing neutral colour shades, and these form the perfect surface to arrange an array of colourful cushions from Calyz! The Pink Foliage Quilt is lovely for its eye-catching bright pink scrolling pattern, and there are many cushions –like the Bogan Pink cushion from the Living In A Dream Collection– that will go well with it and the season! 

Allow your creativity and happiness to flow this festive season. With the stylish furnishings of Calyz decorating your home, the gentle fragrance of fresh flowers, the muted glow of lamps, and a platter of delicious savouries and sweets, being in a lovely, joyful home will make the season most memorable.

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Designer Décor

Designer Décor

“Home is where one starts from” is a hauntingly beautiful line in distinguished poet T.S Eliot’s marvellous work Four Quartets. With its spaces, warmth and embrace, a home is truly a physical and emotional anchor at all times, and specially so in the present times shadowed by the coronavirus cloud.

Keeping one’s home as well as work spaces soothing and pleasing for the senses- even as it is neat and functional- brings much joy and fulfilment. With a little thought and a judicious selection of artworks and soft furnishings, one can easily transform any and all spaces into a warm and inviting cocoon and in the process lift one’s spirits, lifestyle and life.

Calyz, a Pune-based designer furnishings studio and store, founded by textile designer Vineeta Jadhavrao, a graduate of NID, Ahmedabad, offers a range of exclusive, aesthetically designed- handcrafted curtainscushionsquilts and kitchen towels that bring a quiet aesthetic and warmth to interiors. These are perfect for your own home and are ideal as anniversary gifts for parents, personalised gifts for your relatives, friends and colleagues; as house-warming gifts; and as gifts for those who love handmade crafts!

The studio has elegant curtains for windows and doors; colourful cushions for the sofa, chairs and beds; evocative textile art for the walls and translucent textile screens partitioning spaces; lovely quilts inviting one to be wrapped in their warm embrace; and cute kitchen towels that make cooking a joy! These promise to instantly change the look and feel of a space, and one’s mood as well!

All the furnishings at Calyz are made from natural fibre fabrics- that is cotton, linen and silk- thus making them soft to the touch, breathable and natural. They are hand-stitched; bear handcrafted surface design of harmonious compositions inspired by nature; and their colours are warm and soothing to the senses.

While each furnishing has its place in interiors, perhaps curtains best usher in its ambience. Curtains, stitched with beautiful fabrics and draped along or drawn across windows, doors and openings, complete a space even as they play multiple roles. Curtains provide light control and privacy to spaces even as they add a dash of colour and style. The more neutral they are the more the room gets highlighted which makes a muted colour and design palette of curtains ideal for interiors of urban spaces.

Calyz offers a range of hand-woven natural-fibre fabric curtains in brocadeslinen gauzeslinen-cotton and cotton-satin weaves. Brocades are fabrics with motifs woven with supplementary yarns that bring an understated luxurious look to interiors; linen gauzes allow natural light to softly filter into the interiors, linen- cottons infuse interiors with elegance; and cotton-satin being rich and opaque infuse the interiors with a plush ambience even as they help to effectively block out natural light and glare when required.

Curtains may thus be selected according to the light and privacy enjoyed by the room. In spaces with low light and where privacy is not a concern, sheer curtains in brocades or linen gauze are ideal. Spaces that have strong light may be designed with linen cotton or cotton satin curtains to soften the light and allow an indoor-outdoor connect. And spaces that require privacy may be designed with double curtains with one set being opaque and the other sheer. This combination allows for flexibility of use as sunlight can filter in and views blocked as required during different times of the day.

To extend the height of the room visually it is suggested that the curtains can start closer to the ceiling as their length creates an illusion of added ceiling height. For added elegance one can opt for pleats as they give curtains a better fall, and for channel mounts as they help the curtains slide easily. Eyelets may be avoided for high ceilings as they do not slide easily, yet, are suitable for windows or lower height doors. Rod pockets are an option where curtain operation is minimal as these do not slide easily. Another suggestion is for brocade curtains to be lined with a free coloured lining that adds a touch of colour, interest and makes them opaque; the lining can be changed to bring in a new look! 
Curtains can be easily ordered online at the Calyz website. They are available in three sizes keeping in mind the lengths typically required for doors, long doors and windows. 

Top treatments are rendered in rod pocket style, grommets or eyelet style, and pleated style. In this way with single or combination curtains and a choice of top treatments, a range of options for styling windows, openings and doors with designer drapes are available. While the curtains create the mood of light, openness and privacy to interiors, cushions are an instant pick-me-up! Cushions are perfect for bringing comfort while sitting on hard or angular surfaces, softening the look of a space and adding a dash of style to interiors with minimum effort! Cushions decorate, define, comfort and protect, and can easily be moved around between spaces from chair to sofa to bed making them a flexible and versatile décor element!

Calyz has a vast range of handmade cushions in a different fabrics, colours, textures and colourful compositions rendered by collaged fabric that is a proprietary technique of the studio. The collage fabric art creates colourful patterned mosaics of compositions inspired by nature. The works are created by juxtaposing small bits of fabric that are sewn on a base cotton fabric. The craft is done by women from rural areas near Pune and about 30% of the raw material is recycled from in-house production.

Cushions may be selected to be used singly or in collections; they may be of the same size and shape or of different sizes and shapes; and their colours may compliment or contrast with the colours of the floor, walls, furniture and art in a space. Whichever option one selects, these designer cushions complete the look and comfort of a seating area or the style of a bed and make a statement by their presence! 

So if it is handmade sofa cushionschair cushionsseating cushions for any surface and/or bed cushions that you are looking for, then Calyz is the place to browse.

Browsing through the collections, one can judiciously decide on the size, shape, style and number of cushions required for a particular seating or surface. The fabric, colour and ornamentation of cushions can be decided according to personal preferences keeping in mind that the overall ambience of the particular space needs to have a high quotient of harmony and balance. The choice of fabric and surface design will depend on the space being designed with more formal look for the living room, a more fun and informal look for the television room, and a stylish yet serene look for the bedroom.

While brocade cushions create a rich look, the latest season’s colours bring in a contemporary vibe and those with artwork speak of the artistic design idiom of the home. If opting for a mix of prints, textures and/or colours, the element of contrast needs to be worked on. For instance, a plain textured cushion grouped with a printed or woven second cushion can add the contrast and the accent to both.

The cushions may be of different sizes and shapes for added effect. For a simpler style one there can be just one accent cushion with details and colours that binds the ensemble, while for an eye-catching splash there can be a few accent cushions. Several combinations are possible and it is best to browse the different collections, visualize the possible combinations of cushions and then create the look one wants.

In a bedroom, cushions on the bed are best arranged on a quilt or bedspread. Sometimes just the sight of a lovely quilt is like a balm to the senses as it casts a spell of comfort, warmth and repose. Calyz has a collection of attractive handmade cotton quilts designed with the studio’s signature textile collage art technique by which hundreds of small colourful bits of fabric are affixed and stitched on the fabric to create stripes, stars, foliage, flowing vines and flowers. This technique allows for large patterns and repeats.

All the quilts are hand crafted with cotton fabric of different weaves including satin weave that has a gorgeous glossy surface. The quilts have three layers: the upper and lower layers are of cotton fabric and in between them is cotton wadding. The mosaic pattern is worked on the topmost layer. The three layers are then hand-quilted to bind them together and create an artistic quilt that looks wonderful when spread on the bed and wraps one in warmth when snuggled in its folds!

With the soft furnishings transforming interiors, an artwork or two on the walls completes the look. In keeping with its design philosophy -of creating designer furnishings with natural fibre textiles with hand-worked surface design- Calyz offers artistic wall art, of wonderful compositions such as the tree of life, in different dimensions, created with mosaic art.

In similar vein, the studio designs a choice of space dividers. In large or compact homes, a delicate, light, semi-transparent screen is handy to discreetly divide space and for privacy. Calyz offers space dividers, bearing ethereal surface decoration that can be placed on stands or suspended. As the patterns are on both sides, these screens can be viewed two ways and making them art works allaround and thus function as screens, partitions and art!

These works are created with natural fabrics namely cotton, jute and silk with banana fibre cloth (as backing for structural and aesthetic reasons) and natural materials such as yarns and cords. The compositions are designed by drawing on a variety of textile techniques, namely, collaged fabric, pleating, layering, cording, wrapping, crochet, and knotless netting, and are handcrafted by the studio’s in-house team of designers and artisans.

Calyz believes in marking its presence in all spaces and this includes the kitchen where many hours are spent cooking, eating and washing up! Bringing a splash of joy to kitchens are the most endearing kitchen towels. These towels are of soft, lint-free hand-woven cotton and bear a lovely motif of a fruit or vegetable hand-crafted in the studio’s signature mosaic art technique. These charming towels are great for wiping hands, dishes as well as covering food.

While Calyz presents a choice of signature furnishings to transform interiors, it thoughtfully also brings customers what is presently perhaps one of the most important and sought after articles – the face mask! Masks from Calyz are made with fine hand-woven fabrics and hand-stitched. 

The fabrics used range from organic cotton to rich khann and beautiful brocades, in neutral colours, deep green and black, ensuring protection with comfort and style. While the simple cotton masks are ideal for everyday use, the brocade masks complete a dressy ensemble when stepping out for party, event or formal get together! The masks are packed in safe and sterile conditions ensuring they reach customers in pristine condition.