As the weather turns warm, escape into the world of whimsy, magical hues, and sensorial textures with Sarita Handa’s newest medley of cushions. An effortless refresh to your ambience, this capsule collection echoes the masterly strokes of artisanal embroideries reminiscent of a painter’s impasto. 

Embroidery is having a major renaissance movement this season. And this signature Sarita Handa cushions collection flows through with simple pick stitch, applique work, intricacies of French Knots and more, to handcraft tales of enchantment in a gamut of hues to gentle monochromes. Tranquil cotton with pretty layers of details draws inspiration from the magic of nature, geometrics, Indian paisley, ikats and suzani techniques to make delightful vignettes come alive. 

The eponymous brand rings in summer gardens with audacious use of florals, leaves and baby buds entrapped in bright and vivid tints on an ivory base to weave in luxury ciphered through untamed elegance. A floral abundance drenched in an exuberance of colours: shades of purple, lilac, blue, mustard, rust, red, yellow and green, with motifs drawing inferences from Indian as well as global influences, sumptuously bring the rhythm of nature in with their exuberance. The Kashmir paisley, a hibiscus bloom, a French connection, traditional motifs, and a bouquet of delicate florets, all speak a contemporary lexicon that can enchant a room with their dreamy magic. 

Abstract geometric patterns rich in cerulean blue, white and red threads imbue energy, interest and balance in a room. Strong wave lines, gentle reminders of the ocean and a quaint brick rendition, sketched with elevated embroidery techniques that range from hand-done French knots to applique work and more. A cover with a seemingly simple pick stitch that etches quintessential diamond shapes in red and blue threads, juxtaposed against subtle ivory velvet cotton can add a dramatic flair to any space.

The vintage suzani patterns get a fresh narrative with an eclectic mix of embroidery techniques, evoking a sense of subdued glamour that feels royal. The timeless Ikat is reimagined in a unique style and palette that chimes nostalgia radiating a sense of summer calm, perfect for an afternoon siesta. 

“Inspired by the rhythms of nature along with traditional patterns, we have given each design our signature twist. The rich heritage of our antique embroideries in a rainbow of colours on a demure ivory base has resulted in this eclectic edit,” says Sarita Handa Founder and Creative Director of Sarita Handa.