The Bloom Room offers the most unique combinations of flowers at its Sarat Bose Road store
Located at Sarat Bose Road, is a florist shop which adds beauty and grace to all the special occasions in people’s lives, all across the city. Launched in 2012 by Ravi Saini, The Bloom Room is now six years old, but its charm and fragrance it still fresh and alluring.
As soon as you open the door, a faint sweet smell catches you unawares- and you will be surprised to see so many bunches and bouquets, all together, under one roof. “When I came back after completing my education abroad, I started this as a start-up where the risk was not too high. It was also something, I was very passionate about. I liked going to a flower shop personally and picking the fresh ones, for my near and dear ones,” says Ravi Saini, proprietor, The Bloom Room
“Back then there was a dearth of good quality fresh flowers. When we started with fresh ones, we also realised that there was a need for good quality artificial flowers too,” he adds. Indeed, we find it difficult to point out, which ones are artificial and which ones are real.
Among the fresh ones, you will find roses, orchids, carnations, daisies, oriental and asiatic lilies and Birds of Paradise. They can be bought, as baskets of arrangement, with a basket-like container holding the flowers, priced at Rs2800 (+GST) or as fresh flower arrangement, wrapped into a bunch with a paper, at Rs 3800 (+GST).
An elegantly wrapped bunch of flowers, with white oriental lilies and red daisies, sitting on the left hand side corner of the store, seemed like the perfect token of gift, for weddings or engagements, priced at Rs 1936. There were some single bamboo shoots too in this section, along with an assortment called lucky bamboo- for those who like to decorate their house with Vastu or Feng Shui related objects.
But you would be surprised to know that the artificial flowers are more popular here. Whether it is the white orchids, peach blossoms or almost real-looking peonies and cherry flowers- you will find it difficult to guess that they are made of foam. “We keep changing our display every month. For Holi we are planning to bring, some multi-coloured decorative flowers,” says Ravi, who personally likes rustic coloured flowers with artificial leaves and prefers tulips and oriental lilies, over others, among the fresh flowers.
There are Dutch Roses too, from Bangalore, which come in a glass case and can last for quite some time. You will find ceramic, wooden and glass vases as well, which have been handpicked from countries like Italy and China. Interesting gifting options, like a three-tiered box of roses, with a tray of fresh flower on top, a tray of artificial pears in the second and chocolates in the bottom most tray, is also available for special occasions.
Very soon, they will be having an online presence too, with the outlook of delivering to customers, outside Kolkata. “We are planning to take the store on the ecommerce front. But I value the emotions and sentiments of people who order flowers for special occasions and I will take only those orders, which I can deliver in time,” adds Ravi.