A fresh new colour palette has found its way into a furniture studio in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood in South Delhi. The 500 square-foot studio is located on the second floor of a building and overlooks two parks. Aradhana Anand, who owns the studio, has designed the space herself.
Aradhana’s brand, Limón, is an upcoming furniture label specialising in upholstered chairs and bespoke furniture. One look around her studio and you can tell that it’s a clever extension of her brand name, with tangy pops of lemon and citrus prevalent in the decor. The studio is decorated in a mix of styles – it is not too modern or classic, nor ornate. Aradhana likes to refer to it as a studio done in the modern-ethnic style.
The look was inspired by a mix of things, but mainly influenced by Aradhana’s space requirements. She was keen to maximise the natural light in the space, make it as user-friendly as possible, and ensure that there was room for a small pantry.
Bare Windows and an Open Plan
Given the abundant greenery that surrounds the studio, it made sense for Aradhana to choose a lovely, open plan design. She consciously left the windows bare to allow a sense of the outdoors to permeate the indoors, while creating freshness and a bright, airy feel.
The Colour Palette
While the style seemed to seamlessly come together in a unique modern-ethnic look, the colours were carefully chosen. Aradhana picked teal, grey, light wood and copper/brass. The colour palette came together beautifully, in a wonderful marriage of texture and shades, material and art.
The wall is painted in teal, and it is undoubtedly the attention-seeker in this room. Aradhana tells us that she had always wanted to use teal on her walls. While she is very happy with the final result, she mentions that the colour she had in mind was actually much darker than what we see on her studio walls now! She says she was misled by the wet paint - a common mistake - since this is always a few shades darker than the final, dried colour.
A Touch of India
Aradhana Anand’s designer chairs are upholstered with a combination of traditionally sourced saris and regular upholstery fabric. The hints of India brought into the design via brass accents and gorgeous paintings (including a stunning Gond painting) become the perfect decor accents for this space.
Get this look:
- Wall Paint - Still Aqua from Asian Paints
- Doors: Steel Grey from Asian Paints
- Wooden laminate flooring
Limón studio is a beautiful study in brand extension via decor. Aradhana’s signature furniture designs have no doubt been the inspiration behind this beautifully-appointed studio space, since her upholstered chairs look right at home, cocooned within the garden-fresh colour palette!