Decorating with restraint is not always easy. Cramming in a bunch of design pieces to make a space feel bold and dynamic is a cinch; but on the flip side, carefully choosing just a few standout, quality items is a far taller order. We turned to NYC interior designer Tina Ramchandani for a personal tutorial on how to maximize impact with only a handful of design elements.
Ramchandani's latest project, making over an East Village bachelor pad, provides plenty of eye candy — and food for thought. "The client was attracted to the space because of the large windows and city views. He wanted to let as much light in as possible," the designer explains. This meant no window treatments and an airy, open floor plan populated with subdued colors. Ramchandani shares with us how she managed to create a simple yet warm space that proves less can indeed be way more.