The Great Eastern Home Store, a one-stop solution for vintage and period style furniture, has just opened its doors to the clientele of Vikhroli, Powai and Mulund in Mumbai. The company’s newest outlet, at Vikhroli, is spread over a sprawling 7,000 square feet. The lower level of the store has only a few pieces for sale and is arranged like a cafe… so you can sit over refreshments and experience the loveliness of the furniture. On the upper level you will find exquisitely created armchairs, desks and home accessories. Customers will be guided by sales representatives on hand at the store so that they can make informed purchases.
STORE REVIEW: MG The Great Eastern Home
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The epitome of luxury living, MG The Great Eastern Home recently launched its exclusive store in Vikhroli. Laadli Rhea Dhanbhoora checks out what’s on offer
We’re suckers for lavish home décor and I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said The Great Eastern Home was one of the prettiest, most decadent stores I’ve ever visited. I was hardly done imagining myself in a pretty French villa, when I was transported to a Viennese castle and then to America in the ’60s. For the first few minutes, you’ll be staring at the art nouveau benches, glancing at pewter candle stands and running your fingers over intricately hand carved beds and teak tables. The entrance may be hidden on a busy Vikhroli road, but the store is so massive, you can actually spend an entire day here.
From antique cars lining the entrance to a café downstairs, everything about The Great Eastern Home channels luxury. Even at the café, the furniture you sit at to sip on a beverage while debating a purchase (at their prices, you won’t see things flying off the shelves in a hurry) is for sale!
It’s so well designed that every nook and corner is like a different room, in a different country. From the mystical East with antique Chinese beds and sculptures, including an antique Buddha that would set you back at least 17.7 lakh, to the colonial era with a mahogany wood bar that we fell in love with (for around 25 lakh) and French halls and sitting rooms, it’s a visual treat to walk through The Great Eastern Home. The walls are beautifully painted in an array of colours, complementing the furniture and adding a majestic touch to the overall ambience. The backdrops and clever settings allow you to envision a furnished home, which is easier than looking at random pieces and trying to mentally fit them into spaces.
The Great Eastern Home definitely caters to the elite, but the furniture is far from pretentious; it’s excellent quality and although ridiculously expensive, it isn’t overpriced. They help you design, customise style and size and even help you pick out art.
Furniture is not all that’s on offer; we also fell in love with their fine china and couldn’t stop drooling over a leaf green, hand-painted tea set with 24 karat gold plating, priced at around 2 lakh. If you’re a fan of vintage blue and white styles, whether it’s ancient Chinese designs, Tuscan villages, Victorian vines or Dutch Delftware, you’ll find pieces that mimic them all.
The store is a throwback to vintage looks, a charming promise of the future and an indulgent journey you don’t want to miss. Whether you can afford to pick something or not, the visit itself is a novel experience.