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Happy New Year

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We wish you a very happy 2022 For the past year, you have heard from us almost every Sunday. We hope you have enjoyed the company. This week, we would love to hear from you. As we turn another page in the book, we want to know how you've liked our weekly newsletters, what you liked and didn't like about us this past year, and of course, what you would like to see from us in the coming year.Click on the button below to hear share your thoughts with us. You can also simply leave a comment.  It's time to hear from you

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The Curse of the Victorian

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The Curse of the Victorian

We often hear our designs being referred to as ‘Victorian,’ ‘vintage’ or antique. Though they are mostly used as compliments or at least adjectives, none of them are accurate. Vintage refers to some styles of the recent past and antiques would have had to be made at least a hundred years ago. Our designs are neither. All of our pieces are made by us in the present day in our very own atelier.  One of the stickier labels is ‘Victorian.’ It is unsurprising that ‘Victorian’ has become a term of general nostalgic value in India. Queen Victoria was regent during...

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Sofas Don't Grow on Trees (and other perils of good wood)

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Sofas Don't Grow on Trees (and other perils of good wood)

At Parrot & Lily, we are proudly purist about our materials. We use solid teak wood for our furniture and even our drawers and shelves are made in pine wood. Over the years, whenever we have relented to either convenience or the requests of a client, we have always ended up saying, “never again.” We have even warned our clients that Parrot & Lily isn’t for everyone. Though it is easy to be allured by the charm of our designs, that is not enough reason to stay. Lest you be disappointed by the commitment to true wood furniture.  Good wood doesn’t come...

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Our Recent Feature in Good Homes

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Our Recent Feature in Good Homes

Recently,  one of our favourite  magazines, Good Homes India published their tenth anniversary edition. We were ecstatic to be chosen in their feature - 10 Game changers - The names that matter and what matters to them.  Although computer screen can never match its beautifully drafted paper edition, we still thought that for those of you who missed it, this would do.  You could of course go over their beautiful website here  REVIVING CLASSICAL DESIGN Tulika Bhatnagar of furniture brand Parrot and Lily sheds light on reviving classical decor style BY GOODHOMES ON JANUARY 15, 2019 Associated with royalty and a certain...

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Our home feature in Better Homes & Gardens

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Our home feature in Better Homes & Gardens

To say that this year has started on a good note is an understatement. Sometimes, things happen faster than you can pause to comprehend them. And when the day is done and gone, you smile.  I'm so happy that our home was featured in the January Edition of Better Homes & Gardens. We couldn't have been more ecstatic when they contacted us, while we were in Maldives. If I begin to tell you how we put our home together the very day after returning to India, you'd probably laugh.  Hope you enjoy reading this article as much as we did. ...

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