Ever since we have moved into our new house, I am constantly on the lookout for fresh and attractive home accessories. As you know we are building our lawn and also a small kitchen garden, garden accessories are always on my mind. While hunting for fun and quirky home accessories, I stumbled onto élan which literally like its name, has house decoration products which represent Panache and style but are also reasonably priced.
We are a frugal living family and don’t want to spend thousands on any house decoration item and as you might have gathered from our budget decorating ideas I believe in exploring options which are pretty yet not pricey. élan scores on both counts with its home accessories collection. Let us shine the spotlight on this happy and playful brand and check out its beautiful home and garden accessories.
What is élan and how did it start?
Founded by Vidushi Gupta, élan creates happy refreshing products that will appeal to any homemaker. Vidushi is a true blue delhite who migrated to study and work in the cultural capital of the world-Newyork. She pursued a BFA degree in communication designs from Parsons School of Design (WOW!!) and returned back to her motherland to introduce her dream baby i.e. élan to the world. She loves the color red and you will find its influence on many of her products.
élan product range
Think happy, think cheerful, think pops of pretty and bright colors. That is what élan products are all about. I think these home items will liven up even the dullest of room decor and give a kickass personality to any house. élan has everything you might need to organize, entertain, garden and gift.
They have buckets (oooh how I love them), organizers, boxes, caddies, gardening tools, blackboard markers, lanterns, stools, trays, birdhouses, napkin rings, votives, hangings, magnets, plates and lots more.
élan uses the highly underrated galvanized sheet metal (hooray, no plastics) to design and manufacture its collections. The material is versatile and allows basic geometrics, vivid color, pattern and raw textures. Every object that élan sells is handmade using different techniques and quality materials. The products start at a very reasonable base price of Rs 150/- and they also do customization if required.
Team élan’s favorite product
Vidushi has picked the large fabled accessory bucket as her favorite product because of its endless possible uses. She feels it can be used as ice buckets, a plant holder or a guest towel and soap holder. But the mom in me can see lots of uses for this product like a storage bucket for all the food and cutlery of a toy kitchen, art and craft material holder, it can be used outdoors catchall for kids and if filled with lots of goodies it can even be a great gift pack.
OUR TOP THREE PICKS FROM ELAN
I don’t think I have ever had so much trouble picking three items from any store the way I had with élan. Everything I saw, I coveted but since we pick only the best three, here are my picks.
élan bird house with a yellow bird on top
I can already visualize this whimsical bird house hanging in the front patio along with two orange rockstar birds also from élan. This handmade home for little birdies will make my outdoors come alive and will become the focal point of our front yard. The tiny bird atop the metal home adds to the quirky quotient. Price Rs 860/-
élan every THINGS organizer in deep ocean blue
You know how crazy I am about organizing stuff and this dashing organizer will bring order to chaos anywhere. It can be used in kitchens, office tables, kids’ room the options are endless. These will also make really cute gifts to any house.
Price Rs 615/-
Rectangular blackboard marker in olive green
We have just started seeing tiny buds from our vegetable garden but it is already difficult to tell one veggie apart from another. These rectangular markers with blackboard material will make it easy for us to segregate the plants. These can also be used as placeholders at a sit down dinner, for naming food items in a large gathering. Price Rs 199/-
How to shop for élan products?
You can buy élan products from shopo.in and also their website enterelan.com (psst they have free shipping right now)
Connect with élan
You can visit their webpage ENTERELAN and you can also get updates through their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/LivingWithElan