After years of renting in Brooklyn, a sophisticated couple decided to officially put down roots in their Boerum Hill neighborhood. This home, located in a new construction building, had a perfect location, modern amenities, and endless potential. They called on Tina Ramchandani Creative to transform the new construction space into a layered, bespoke space that would house their beloved art collection and highlight not only their love for each other, but the neighborhood around them.
“The women are smart, funny, engaging people who love to entertain and have a variety of interests,” Tina explains. “They wanted to create a home that felt comfortable for two, but also felt spacious, inviting, and interesting when hosting a larger group.” The designer relied on a rich-but-restrained color palette, including plenty of bold wallpapers, to complement their favorite art pieces.
The layout is interesting because the space was designed by the architect to be used inversely, with the dining area closer to the kitchen. “We wanted the living area to be the center of attention, as it’s used more frequently than the more formal dining area,” the designer says. “So, we flipped the areas, which also allowed for a larger dining table. This is great as our clients love entertaining and hosting!”
The primary bedroom and guest suite continue the thread of the elegant color palette. The primary space is timeless and wrapped in serenity, and in the guest space, Tina opted for a beautiful paper by The Vale London. It’s paired with wood tones, pops of green and rattan in the nightstand, and mature and classic art.
The designer reimagined the third bedroom into a modern, multi-purpose study. “It was created with a custom glass partition that turns the corner to help the space feel open,” she says. “The sliding doors allow the spaces to feel like one large space (with a great record player niche) when entertaining and can close when the study is being used as an office space.” To further maximize the function of the room, a custom millwork wall hides the printer and other essentials. For style, they used the sconce as art, a subdued S. Harris paper, and brought in a specific wood grain as texture.
Long lead times and shipping delays meant there was no grand reveal, but a well-designed space that unfolded over time. “They were excited to receive pieces as they arrived,” Tina smiles. “We began the project in October 2020 the last piece arrived in December 2021. They made beautiful choices, so it was fun to see their reactions.”