Scarlette Ateliers was born at B2/139, Safdarjung Enclave New Delhi, DL 110029, India, behind the white facade crossed by the bougainvillea roof-workshop of a bay window on terrazzo, close to an avalanche of cushions on the veranda, in the smell of Basanti's chocolate cake, between two conversations with an adventurer of the Moghul forts and an explorer of the Nehru Place fabric market.
Opened in 2016 to guests freshly disembarked from the airport or from one of the trains that cross the peninsula, Scarlette House in New Delhi has created a haven of softness with a Franco-Indian atmosphere. Whether you come to embrace Morpheus, drink a chai tea, have lunch alone or with someone else, or fill your suitcases with Indian souvenirs, unearthed from all over the country.
The first collection of bed linen is designed to wrap our guests. Soon, we are asked to leave with it, with the pillowcases nestling in the luggage. From one line are born the others, bed linen, then table linen, kimonos and pajamas - a whole outfit to make you feel at home as well as in India.
The designer and mother of Les Ateliers, Pauline Bijvoet, landed three years earlier in New Delhi, in the luggage of a Parisian fashion designer. At that time, it followed her everywhere, between weaving looms, suppliers' meetings, cotton markets, printers, tables under the mango trees and feet in the red earth. Having fallen in love with the city and its inhabitants, Pauline decided to stay. In her head and heart remain the voices of her numerous family, her grandfather's old-fashioned scented roses, grand dinners and beautiful table settings, Granny's recipes, her mother's bouquets, walks on the beach with her sister, the local market, Sunday lunches with aunts and uncles...
Her passion for unearthing treasures, choosing fabrics, rummaging between the stalls and the innuendoes of the merchants accompanies her as far as India, where she enriches the textile collections of Scarlette Ateliers with unusual objects, Indian at first glance, often unique pieces and always found with delight.
Scarlette Ateliers is a house of creation and publishing of household linen and nightwear. Designed in Paris, our cottons are woven, printed and embroidered by hand between the south of the Indian peninsula and Rajasthan. They have been thought and conceived with thelove and respect of the gestures, the families who take them out of the threads, and the ancestral traditions. A love story between croissant and paratha, pot-au-feu and butter chicken, Paris and New Delhi.