Make the first impression of your home the best it can be with a simple, yet magnificent, statement piece from Mela Artisans. You can create your own foyer with a few select accessories.The Yamuna Rug in ebony and white ($120) mimics the rhythms of the major rivers of India with varying stripes in different sizes, patterns and shades. Hand woven from 100% cotton, this rug comes in two entryway-ideal sizes, 3” L x 5”W and 5”L x 7”W.
A stunning greeter is the Imperial Beauty Flower Vase in ebony and white ($225), made with a floral motif created in hand-carved natural bone and wood. Evoking the majestic beauty of the British Raj, this collection evokes a regal sophistication. Add white blooms such as roses or gardenias for added warmth.
Dress up a small table with a frame, or a collection of small frames in different sizes and shapes. The Fantasy Frame measures 6.5”L x .5”W x 6.5”H with a 4”x4” opening. This indigo and ivory piece is made from natural bone and wood set in a daring and geometric pattern. Pair this with the Noor Round Frame ($50) that is handmade in a delicately shaped lotus flower design that will shine brightly around your 4”x4” photo in brass.
If all you have is a wall to work with, hang the eye-catching and elegant Adrienne Oval Mirror in whitewash ($89) is the perfect centerpiece. Measuring 24”L x 28”H, the mirror is bordered with a delicate floral pattern hand carved from mango wood by artisans in Saharanpur.
Mela Artisans is a design-driven luxury lifestyle brand that contemporizes traditional handcrafted techniques and celebrates local artisanal skills, along with fostering entrepreneurship and sustainable social uplift in the communities in which it does business.Co-founded by entrepreneur, Navroze S. Mehta and his daughter Sonali Mehta-Rao, Mela Artisans collection is available atwww.melaartisans.com.