West Village Waterfront Living By Tina Ramchandani

Tina Ramchandani

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Editor’s Note: Interior designer Tina Ramchandani and her team at Tina Ramchandani Creative finished an amazing NYC West Village residence last year and have given Haute Design an exclusive look at the project.  

Tina Ramchandani West Village condo

Photo Credit: Jacob Snavely

Completed at the end of 2018, the clients of this vacation home in the West Village wanted muted, masculine interiors.

Photo Credit: Jacob Snavely

With this being their second home, and it being in New York City, they often have friends over so a space that was suitable and comfortable for entertaining was a must. We created an open kitchen with plenty of seating and an organic flow into the living area, so guests could move freely from one conversation to the next.

Photo Credit: Jacob Snavely

The color scheme was initially inspired by a cognac leather chair that the clients loved and showed me during our very first meeting. We agreed early on that the overall vision would include soft, neutral tones with injections of cognac throughout. Since we wanted the bedroom to feel connected to the rest of the space, we used a Ginger colored Scalamandre grass cloth to create a natural progression of color and carry the eye into the bedroom when sitting in the main living area.

Photo Credit: Jacob Snavely

One challenge we were faced with was concerning the lack of natural light. Despite the fact that there are windows on all sides of the space, it was still a fairly dark apartment. We needed to create more opportunities to install lighting, and, as in most Manhattan apartments, we weren’t able to drill into the ceiling, so we created a soffit in the bedroom to hang pendant lights and scones to the living room. As designers, we’re constantly solving problems, and I generally try to avoid floor lamps in New York City apartments as they take up valuable floor space.

Photo Credit: Jacob Snavely

For more on Tina Ramchandani Creative, visit www.tinaramchandani.com.

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