Ritu Nanda’s West Elm Edit aligns with her definition of good design


With a predisposition towards all things impeccable and detailed, interior designer Ritu Nanda defines good design as, “Comfortable, functional and sustainable.” She layers her explanation by adding, “Good design needs to be honest—needs to have a cultural reference, truly reflecting who you are.” The key attributes of design that Nanda considers sacrosanct are solutions that ought to be user-friendly, sustainable and accessible, “Good design is something that everyone deserves a part of and so it should be available to all,” says Nanda

In a conversation with ELLE Decor India, Nanda lists her favourite picks from West Elm India’s fine collection. From chic outdoor furniture to luxurious indoor decor pieces, Nanda’s picks amplify certain design elements that are essential to any contemporary home. She also describes how these aesthetics are relevant to our evolving lifestyle choices.

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DEC 18, 2021 | By Anushua Aich
Portside Outdoor Folding Bistro Chairs and Table

1. Portside Outdoor Folding Bistro Chairs and Table

WEST ELM – ₹34,000

Featuring moisture-resistant solid mahogany and eucalyptus wood frame with wire-brushed surface, this set of outdoor furniture is foldable and weather-resistant. These Bistro chairs and tabletops Nanda’s West Elm edit as she waited for such an exotic piece of furniture for a very long time.

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Harmony Sofa

2. Harmony Sofa

WEST ELM – ₹1,80,000

Shown in Light Taupe Distressed Velvet, Harmony Sofa appears to be the most comfortable sofa ever. Clinching on to its most attractive bits such as its deep seat, plush cushions and go-anywhere lumbar and throw pillows, Nanda saya that this sofa would make a perfect piece for either a living room or a bedroom.

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Silhouette Pedestal Drink Table

3. Silhouette Pedestal Drink Table

WEST ELM – ₹11,500

Featuring a white marble top and a stainless steel base in an antique brass finish, this drink table happens to be the one that instantly caught Nanda’s eye. She feels that such small cocktail tables make a great substitute for oversized coffee tables, rendering everyone the perfect space to have their drinks.

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WEST ELM – ₹27,500

4. WEST ELM – ₹27,500

WEST ELM – ₹27,500

Shown in Sapphire Blue Basket Slub, this dining chair is all stylish and unique. Nanda absolutely loves the fact that without really having any arm rest, the Orb chair offers enough room for your elbows to sink in comfortably and your backs to enjoy a relaxed position.

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