Take a tour of this elegant South Delhi home by Deepti Bansal and Joaquim C Rodrigues of Purple Studio

MAR 30, 2021 | By Sanjukta Ghosh
View of the capacious, 1,450 sq ft living room; Photographs by Photographix
A black and white houndstooth carpet is placed in the family room; Photographs by Photographix
Black forest marble is used for the bar top; Photographs by Photographix
View of the distinctive grand piano alcove, one of four focal points in the living room; Photographs by Photographix
A delicate chandelier above the dining ensemble imparts an ethereal warmth; Photographs by Photographix
The formal living space is kept neutral; Photographs by Photographix
The lounge is packed with bookshelves that hold the family's favourite books, decor pieces et al; Photographs by Photographix
View of the informal family room; Photographs by Photographix
The lounge is adorned with black and white portraits of the family; Photographs by Photographix
Artworks by the homeonwer adorn the foyer; Photographs by Photographix
Near a broad corridor that leads to the main sections of the home is a large artwork by the homeowner; Photographs by Photographix
The main bedroom is highlighted by a blue velvet floor covering from The Carpet Cellar; Photographs by Photographix
Soft colours, rich wooden panels and mirror-finished gold detailing are seen in this guest room; Photographs by Photographix
Pastel hues, soft materials and graphic walls make the son's room an interactive and safe space; Photographs by Photographix
The master bath features his and her vanities; Photographs by Photographix

This lavish residence in South Delhi by Deepti Bansal and Joaquim C Rodrigues of Purple Studio is rife with themes of classic elegance and contemporary sophistication.

The 8,000 sq ft home is spread across two storeys. “It is a result of connecting two apartments on the same floor, giving us a canvas of four bedrooms,” share Bansal and Rodrigues.

It renders an unequivocal charm of modernity and balances fine materials and myriad textures into spatial proportions. The creative duo says, “One of the key design requirements for this private residence was to offer functionality, convenience and comfort of a modern apartment.”

The dining room is layered with practical and luxurious elements; Photographs by Photographix

The naturally lit foyer is decorated with an artwork by the homeowner. From this point, a corridor on the right leads to the voluminous living area, which is warm and inviting. It features four distinct focal points—the formal living zone, grand piano alcove, dining area and the bar. Grabbing attention is a large artwork by the homeowner that’s placed between the living and dining spaces.

The colloquially named ‘Walk of Fame’ corridor connects the foyer to the living room; Photographs by Photographix

Undoubtedly a show-stealer, the living room uses white oak panelling, velvety curtains, an ensemble of sofas with textured fabrics and brass accents—all of which stand out against the beige marble flooring. Bansal says, “The house is designed with a neutral colour palette to complement the client’s artworks. The base material palette of wood, rich fabrics and wallpapers is complemented by gold accents.”

A fabric panelled headboard with brushed gold strips envelops the master bed; Photographs by Photographix

Each space is done up with intriguing elements. The guest room, for example, boasts a botanical theme. Meanwhile, a large informal entertainment area is giving an edgy look with a black and white houndstooth carpet.

The powder room features backlit marble and patterned flooring; Photographs by Photographix

Adjacent to this family room is another guest room with a separate study. It is decorated with soft neutral colours, rich natural-finished wooden panelling and mirror-finished gold detailing.

A botanical theme is evident in one of the guest rooms; Photographs by Photographix

In the master suite, the bed and headboard are furnished with plush fabric panelling and accented with brushed gold strips. Poised neutral colours and natural-finished wooden panelling on the walls and ceiling give the space a distinct look of nuanced luxury. 

The master bath uses a combination of elegant statuario marble; Photographs by Photographix

Past a walk-in wardrobe in the homeowner’s room is the ensuite facility. It is donned in elegant statuario marble as well as fitted with black and gold vanities. “Our philosophy is to design solutions without compromising the integrity of materials. With this project too, we’ve met functional needs with playful experimentation,” the pair says.