FREEDOM TREE – A VERY COLORFUL INTERIOR DESIGN SHOP

FREEDOM TREE – A VERY COLORFUL INTERIOR DESIGN SHOP

    After almost two years of living in a hotel we have finally admitted to ourselves that we are probably staying put in this city for a little longer than the ‘few weeks’ we initially thought back in September 2013. As such, we have found an apartment to move into and will finally get the keys this week. Following a number of delays (well this is India) we have been reassured that we will be able to move in this week so that meant the fun could begin – finding furniture and everything necessary to turn an empty shell into our third home.

     

    There are many design shops in Mumbai, but the styles are quite different from what I am used to in Houston or London. While many shops have the traditional, old colonial kind of style, there are also a few that offer a more contemporary option where bright colors and modern designs are plentiful. Guess what way I’m headed? Yes, the bright colors caught my eye.

    Freedom Tree

    The Freedom Tree shop is a little off the beaten path, just behind the busy Linking Road, in what appears to be a knocked through section of the ground floor of an apartment complex. Upon entering the store, my first impression was that I had entered a dolls house, kitted out by Ikea. There are three levels to this store, although at 5ft 8in I had to duck under beams and dip down to walk up and down the tiny staircase to the various levels. Every inch of the store is chock full of merchandise, and quite an eclectic offering.

     

    All the products in the Freedom Tree are made in India. The store offers an eclectic collection of furniture, tableware, textiles, floor coverings, lighting, home fragrances and accessories – I told you it was a busy shop. According to the shops website they aim to “make everyday living beautiful”.

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    Personally I am a little color challenged, especially when faced with such a wide variety of options, plus all the different designs to choose from. In Houston I have had the help of an interior designer to pull everything together so I was quite happy to see that the Freedom Tree actually offers a design service.

     

    For my first visit I decided to take a few photos and once my furniture gets delivered and placed in the apartment I can return to ‘go wild’ by adding color here, there and everywhere. Here is my photo collection.

    Freedom Tree
    Brightly colored bedding that would brighten any bedroom

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree
    I loved the vibrant red of this chair. It was Rupees 17,200 so roughly GBP 176

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree
    I loved this chest at Rupees 23,600 roughly GBP 242

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree

     

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree
    Cute little desk at Rupees 9800 brought GBP 100

    Freedom Tree

    Freedom Tree
    Plenty of brightly colored mugs and plates Rupees 200-500 so roughly GBP 2-5

     

    The Fact Sheet

    Location Shop: Bandra Breeze, Plot no. 57/A, 23rd-28th Road, Bandra (W),
    Mumbai 400050, India. Telephone: +91-22-2641-2999
    Location Studio Showcase: Block 31, Laxmi Woolen Mill Compound, Shakti Mill Lane, Off E.Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (W) Mumbai 400013, India. Telephone : +91-22-2498-4443

     

    Selected Collection at Cafe Zoe, Todi Mathuradas Mill Compound, 126 N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai 400013

    Happy Shopping

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      12 Comments
      • Nico says:

        Wow, it’s so colorful and pretty! <3 Would love some of those couches!

        • Sue says:

          Thanks Nico, I loved the red chair and couch and so will be working on my hubby to buy these for our new apartment over here.

      • Nikki says:

        I would love to go fabric shopping in India. I can’t even imagine the gorgeous fabrics I could find.

        • Sue says:

          Thanks Nikki, the colors here are so vibrant and some of the designs really stunning. If you are a creative person then it really gets the juices following when you visit the stalls or shops just so full of fabrics.

      • Annie says:

        So much fun to do all that shopping for your new home, I’m kind of jealous!!!

        • Sue says:

          Its fun, if a little overwhelming as I want to ensure this apartment feels like a home while we live in Mumbai rather than just a place to rest our heads

      • annabelt says:

        I love how everything’s a little bit different – so interesting to see, and I like the bright colours too! Good luck with your new apartment 🙂

        • Sue says:

          Thanks, the furniture was delivered today so I can go and get a few fun accessories now to brighten the place up

      • Aishwarya S says:

        Being a Mumbaikar, I’m not aware of this shop. It might be because I never had a chance to go on furniture shopping. All the items look really nice.
        I can recommend Colaba Causeway for street shopping though! 🙂

        • Sue says:

          I love wondering around the Colaba area so Im sure I will do some shopping there too. Today I headed to the Palladium to Big Bizarre as I had not been there before.

      • This store looks amazing. I love all the vibrant colors and patterns. I want that desk for my house!

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