The Minimalist versus The Maximalist, Sensual Surroundings

In the past, design trends tended to wash over the interior design profession, resulting in similar-looking homes that needed regular renovations to remain in vogue. Nowadays, though, the schools of minimalism and maximalism have become just more colors on designers’ palettes, and no one captures this better than interior designer Tara Benet. Her painter’s eye gives her an editorial style that elevates her creations above mere minimalism into a space where form meets function and nothing is wasted. Her work on living rooms in glass-box apartments in New York City is iconic for her use of neutral palettes that accentuate city views while pops of color keep the interior from disappearing entirely.