The Ikat House by Aamir Hameeda Design Studio in Hyderabad is a curated mix of traditional Indian art and antiquities with contemporary Italian furniture. The client’s love for Ikat, deduced from her choice of clothing, has been integrated in the design theme from wallpapers to rugs and even bed linens. The existing villa was remodelled completely by dismantling the central staircase and shifting its position, changing the spatial design as well as integrating the balconies into the interior. Scroll down to read Aamir Sharma’s description of the space.
“An existing villa in a gated community was remodelled completely from inside by dismantling the central staircase and taking it towards the west side, the balconies were taken into the interior space and a lot of walls were shifted around. The client was a Chennai based industrialist and she loved to wear Ikat. We noticed that from the various meetings we had with her, and decided to use Ikat as feature in the house as well. The house is divided between three floors, with the bedrooms spread over all of them. We used Ikat as a theme everywhere, from wall papers to rugs to bed linens.”
True to their philosophy of delivering chic, refined interiors with luxurious finishes and occasional bursts of daring colour or modern geometrics, the husband-wife duo conceived this space by drawing from the smallest detail. Here, it was the fabric dyeing technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.