In the studio of Iqrup and Ritz—a classically English workspace in the countryside outskirts of Delhi
Having a home office or studio is significantly convenient. However, when the need to brainstorm design ideas for a project or collection arises, there’s nothing more comfortable than a studio situated in peaceful environs. Mother daughter duo Iqrup and Ritika Dhamijas’ studio combines both these ideals. Situated in their farmhouse in Delhi, it is the perfect spot for contemplating and ideating.
Surrounded by trees, dense shrubbery and flowers, the home studio is a cosy and classically English space that complements the rest of the abode. Its elegant interiors create a calm and productive environment to induce creative exploration. “Sitting in different areas of the room changes your perspective. For example, moving to a sofa rather than always sitting on a desk can put one in a different frame of mind,” says Ritika. Keeping that in mind, their workplace is artfully interspersed with comfortable seating areas. “We love to mix and match and, in true Iqrup + Ritz style, the furniture is an eclectic mix of antique English and colonial Indian furniture,” adds Iqrup.
French windows allow natural light in, providing a view of lush gardens and peacocks strutting their magnificent plumage. Stained glass in the internal wall gives a faceted, mystical view, and forms mesmeric shadows on surfaces. For the colour palette, the duo chose shades of blue that complement the wooden flooring and panelling. The space expresses the founders’ love for textiles in the use of an antique Sultanabad rug and an armchair encased in William Morris fabric. Additionally, the Verona rosa marble fireplace and Zoffany wallpaper complete the look.