Interview 1: Interior designer Tina Ramchandani shares home decoration secrets

Excellent day friends.

Now we’re likely to have a conversation with New York based specialist interior designer Tina Ramchandani who runs designing firm Tina Ramchandani Creative. She provides her services in New York, Los Angeles and Hamptons.

Let us start the interview.

Q. Hi Tina, firstly we’d like to understand when did you understand inner designing is still a cup of tea to you?

Like most young men and women, I had no idea what path I wanted to take in college. I knew I needed to perform something which inspired me daily, and I knew I’d yet to find just what that was to a traditional path. I remember, so vividly, when I realized that design wasn’t only a fire but something I can make a career of out of.

We had been seeing an wonderful resort on a family vacation and I was completely taken back by how lovely and well designed the insides were.   I was aware that the way in which the space was designed prompted personal excitement and an immediate interest in being there, and physically occupying the area. That’s when I realized I wanted to create spaces which elicited similar emotions in others.

Q. What is the best thing in house decoration & interior designing you love to research?

That’s a really hard question to answer, mainly because I love nearly everything about it! I figure if I must sum this up, for me personally, it is the procedure itself. I genuinely enjoy working on the eyesight, laying out the distance, sourcing materials and seeing my customer’s reactions throughout the demonstration.

I enjoy seeing the workrooms and checking in on custom pieces in progress, seeing the sites and seeing things being built. I particularly love putting the final touches on a house for the big reveal, when your client sees their new area for the first time.

Q. As a professional decorator, what challenges do you face while decorating and designing? And how you overcome from those hurdles?

There are always issues. Matters come from broken, substances are no more in stock, and having the discussions with clients that things we have decided on may no longer be available could be the hardest part. I’ve learned to stay calm and gather all information possible prior to responding, realistically, there’s always a remedy.

The intriguing issue is that I’ve discovered my ability to stay flat headed in potentially stressful situations has translated in my personal life, so overall, it has become a positive matter.

Q. What is going to be your valuable ideas for the interior designing students and beginners to become master of this area?

Understand as much as you can! Proceed to each series, read each magazine and get as many internships as possible. School is invaluable, as you understand the basics, but you acquire more usable knowledge by getting from the world and exposing yourself to things which will ultimately contribute to your resourcefulness for a style specialist.

Q. You’ve finished so many projects, so which project you think was exciting or perhaps challenging to operate on? Why it was so exciting and hard?

My own home was the biggest challenge, I am a difficult client! When designing others I understand the significance of quick decision making and I always have a very clear vision, but since it was my own home, it was my very last priority on a daily basis. Owing to that, the process took much longer than normal which made it extremely challenging.

Even though it was trying at times, the struggle was invigorating, and in the end, I made the area to be bright, airy, and impartial, so I can work on any palette and layout concept here. Because my area it tailored to my needs, I really like coming home each day, and it is my belief that everybody should have that feeling.

Q. What kind of change in taste and style in designing you discover should you work with clients from New York, Los Angeles and also Hamptons?

My New York city clients use their homes as their lasting homes, so they’re all about company, concealed storage, and maximizing the distance they have. They need their distance to be sophisticated and smart, someplace where they can easily amuse guests yet cozy up when nobody’s about.

Hamptons clients are generally looking for a space where they can really feel like they have escaped town.   They desire relaxing, serene environments, often choosing cool tones with lots of blue and beige sunglasses. Los Angeles tends to be a combination of both Hamptons and New York — they’re definitely more comfortable compared to New Yorkers and desire a casual house using chic accents instead of timeless ones.

Most projects by any shore are intended to get a more casual vibe, so clients do not need anything fussy, and also their own homes ought to be lasting as folks are coming in from the beach or pool.

Q. You’re the master in decorating small and minimal spaces. Hence we’d like to understand inspiring thoughts from one to decorate small space as people feel too uneasy in decorating small area.

New York is famous for its small spaces. Even luxury New York flats are smaller than many homes. When decorating smaller distances, we make an effort to not use bulky pieces which will occupy too much space visually. We focus on multi use pieces and make a stream, so the spaces do not feel overcrowded.

We are strategic in how we use textures and do not go forward with large patterns which pull the eye in several directions. Lighting can be important, if a room is well lit it can feel a lot bigger than it really is.

Q. How do you handle professional and personal life? Interior designing isn’t a simple job.

Each week is a balancing act. Some days I feel as though I’ve mastered the act of conducting a business from home and disconnecting if needed, and a few days I catch my reflection in the filing cabinets at 1 AM, and understand I am completely failing when it comes to a work life balance.

I think that is a battle in several professions, so that people across all businesses face, therefore I consider it as it comes and do my best to maintain a life full of things other than work-like travel, family and down time.

Q. What house decoration ideas you’d like to share with Home Decor Buzz audience?

  • Constantly plan before you buy
  • Invest in artwork, even if it’s super affordable art that suits your area (beauty on the walls makes a big effect!)
  • Patience is key, that the Ideal piece may take more than you’d like to arrive, but enjoying and living with that bit forever will be worthwhile in the long run

Thanks Tina for being with people sharing such healthy ideas, ideas and inspiration regarding house decoration and interior designing.

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Interview taken by Aman Bansal