GDG handed the mic over to designer Tina Ramchandani to share some of her insight and inspiration regarding the recent unveiling of her 160 Leroy project. See her comments below!
“The building was inspired by a quote from Oscar Neimeyer, and has diamond faceted windows that were meant to reflect the water and the sky,” said Ramchandani. “It appears to undulate along with the river, and we designed the interior to mimic the curves of the building. We wanted to continue Ian Schrager’s original inspiration (curvaceous, sensual, free-flowing, seductive and sexy) throughout the home. We were intentional about the custom elements, rugs with brushstrokes, that remind us of water flowing, shaped to match the curves of the wall, a custom sofa (in Kravet fabric) that feels as though it mirrors the river edge, the Rosie Li chandelier that also flows. Everything was deliberate.”
“I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman. Curves make up the entire Universe.” –OSCAR NIEMEYER
(Above) Master bed fabric is Pollack’s “Royale” in Cloud and master drapery and Euro pillow fabric is Kravet’s “Highlands” fabric in Meadow.
“In the master, we wanted to bring in color, but we didn’t want to overwhelm. To me, the bedroom should be the most serene of spaces. We chose a sea-green, again to bring in the natural tones from the outside, and created an enveloping experience. The sea-green tone can be seen on the walls (Phillip Jeffries wallpaper), the custom bed and euro pillows, and the custom colored carpet, which again was shaped to the room.”
(Above) Master wallpaper is Phillip Jeffries “Heathered linens” in Seaglass.
(Above) Living room sofa fabric, 34030-16, by Kravet and the “Over Easy” brass painted maple wood side table is by Kravet. Also pictured: Donghia’s “Reticolo” Fabric and Style Library’s “Juniper Plains” fabric on pillows.
(Above) Living Room Coffee table is the “Stefan” cocktail table by Studio Van Den Akker and the chair fabric is Romo’s “Georgio” linen fabric.
(Above) Den chair fabric is Pollack’s “Tough” in steel and den pillow fabric is Pollack’s “Rodez”.