The sitting room houses a Verona rose marble fireplace, an antique Sultanabad rug, and the Tate chair and Negroni trolley by Iqrup + Ritz

Left: The sitting room is a clasically english space complementing the rest of the abode; Right :The Portuguese colonial table, old plantation chair and French hunting scene lithograph above the fireplace lend a historic vibe

Left: An armchair upholstered in William Morris fabric is placed beside the bookshelf; Right: Iqrup's desk sitting next to the window with book shelves on the side

A mood board of swatches and sample materials

Crystals and stationery on Iqrup’s desk

Photography by Ankush Maria

In the studio of Iqrup and Ritz—a classically English workspace in the countryside outskirts of Delhi

by Aneesha Bhadri; Produced by Prateeksha Kackar Jul 01, 2019 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.

Photography by Ankush Maria