My Tailor Home - Seeking Inspiration

Adding that unique, eclectic touch to your space, My Tailor Home knows how to bring the best of all worlds...

By: Karishma Suri

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Adding that unique, eclectic touch to your space, My Tailor Home knows how to bring the best of all worlds…

Making a house a home takes a lot of effort, love and imagination. But, of course, in the end it is all worth it, because as they say - home is where the heart is. And if you are left with a dazzling home that you can call your own, why not? Does your heart desire bespoke designs to reflect your unique personality? I am sure it does and that’s why we have two visitors from France who will attempt at turning your concept into reality. The two founders of My Tailor Home, Isabelle Vernhes and Philippe Coudray, are both passionate about beautiful objects and travel, and want to offer unique French creations in India to aid professionals and private clients, and spearhead French taste in luxury decor. Thus, the showroom of My Tailor Home, based in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai was set up.

It might be a little difficult to locate the store, but you can call them and all possible help will be given to you. Laid out in the form of small display scenes of items designed and produced by artisan-artists, eclectic, warm and refined feelings will greet you as you acquaint yourself with the heritage of each brand present, reflecting the image of the city where it has been established. An absolute haven for interior designers and individuals passionate about design, as well as builders, hotels, restaurants and wedding planners, go ahead and work on your interior decoration projects, and also complete them with items and fine pieces from the numerous luxury brands present. The 12 brands showcased at My Tailor Home are all working on Haute Couture interiors in France and across the world, with the objective of leaving you with a home that will impress, and pave the way for interior excellence.

The start in India
A first of its kind studio in India to offer a range if bespoke furniture and pieces of art made by French traditional “artisan d’art” (art craftsmen), My Tailor Home opened its doors in February this year. Travel, encounters, cultural discoveries, a love of India and of beautiful objects, have transported the two associates into this new adventure much to our glee. It was a dream for the duo to create a showroom in India, as they loved all the moments they spent in the country. The optimistic nature they observed about the country, that everything is possible here with people who are confident about the future and always on the look out for something new, motivated them in launching this new concept and adventure.

My Tailor Home differentiates itself from other interior showrooms by providing bespoke and made-to-measure items and a personalised service, along with surprising collections of furniture and pieces of art. We assure you that you will be spellbound, enchanted by the stunning creations, and will be racking your mind as to where you could place these pieces in your home! With designers that will work closely with professionals and individuals in order to build a unique and exceptional décor, one is free to choose from collections. But definitely make use of their bespoke and made to measure services, which enables you to mix the designers ideas, expertise and talent, with your desires. The result is simple. Fantastic Indian-French décor!

Coming to India, in a country where tradition is a must, the team believes expertise from overseas can be well understood and received. "Each country and civilization has its specialty with India providing the best silk for example, or the best jewelry. Our brands want to bring their ancestral know-how and offer it to its clients, in terms of upholstery (inheritance from the royal period), bathroom fittings (first products were made in France), porcelain and also share rare products such as precious alabaster, or LED light techniques," said Ms Caroline Joire of My Tailor Home.

The need to be unique
Indians are a different lot of people, and so, understanding the Indian psyche is most important. Since 2008, Ms Vernhes and Mr Coudray have been participating in events, fairs and were part of different studies and researches in order to see if an offer like the one provided by My Tailor Home would be interesting.

The team also understands that gifting is a big part of the Indian social behavior. My Tailor Home offers a collection of accessories and decorative items hence. "Our designers have complete collections for homes and interiors decoration, from customized tableware (ideal for a wedding gift, anniversary, housewarming, new family member welcoming…), vases, sculptures, designer lamps and anything else that your heart may desire. These products are the perfect gifts as they will be original, unique and for most of them can be customised on the clients wishes, something that you will always be remembered for," said Ms Joire.

The family
With My Tailor Home, Ms Vernhes and Mr Coudray take along with them on this Indian Journey all those, who, like themselves, possess a rare know-how and the vision of artisan-art as an ambassador of the French way of life and tradition. There are 12 brands that come together as part of this family and have been known to deliver quality and expertise - guaranteed.

The two founders of My Tailor Home are also the Directors of the French brand Ateliers Philippe Coudray. As an Haute Couture upholsterer, Mr Coudray often partners with other designers in luxurious projects. That is when his interactions with the 'family' began and led to this beautiful team being formed. In order to select the ones who will be part of the projects, they first selected the ones with a rare know-how, like Philippe Coudray, and the ones with whom he appreciated working with on exceptional projects. Moreover, the other brands offer products and services that the two founders appreciate, which complement what they offer. It is then not only about the product, but also about the person - after all, building a family is no easy task!

Works by Klaus Dupont caught our eye quite fast. He creates pieces of art from contrasting materials with compositions often made from antic brass, bronze and murano glass, installed on plinths of marble or painted wood. Some of the bases are finished with leaf gliding or silvering. Floating on top of them are exquisite fragments of dyed Chinese coral, tree-like corals (gorgonian) or obelisk crystal/agates. Mr Dupont also experiments with antelope horns, antlers and rock pagodas, feathers, ostrich eggs and unique beads. Needless to say, each piece is absolutely unique.

Having a different interpretation altogether is Jean Boggio. Usually seen as a UFO in a professional universe dominated by minimalism and black and white, Mr Boggio claims a candy side recalling his childhood. He likes calling himself "permanent child adult", and likes to work through a young and juvenile eye. His creations are colourful, eclectic, full of small details which you can discover day-by-day, and represent joy and beauty of life. Through his collection of jewellery, furniture and decorative items in porcelain, silk and other magic materials, he takes us all into his fairy tale world, and makes us feel the tremendous sentiment that life is about joy, colours and beauty.

By no means does this limit the creativity at My Tailor Home. So go ahead, explore more brands, and you’ll find yourself recreating that atmosphere in your space…

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