Calm and ultra-chic can be used to describe De Maria, an upscale restaurant in New York City, which is a good thing — those adjectives are exactly what co-owners Camille Becerra and Grace Lee hoped to achieve when they set out to open this space. The pair knew that their location in the trendy Nolita neighborhood had to be stylish, so they partnered with Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky of the MP Shift to figure out a design that fit into the area but still felt distinctive. How did they land on a look? Well, they agreed on a natural color palette with just the right amount of primary colors, and made their own artistic mark by reinterpreting murals and modifying the lighting. Soft camel-colored leather booths complement light wood accents and white walls, and muted grays and arches add a soft dimension. The graphic artwork and colorful tiles get attention, sure, but their presence only heightens the scheme's soothing minimalism. While this would be the ideal place for drinks and dinner, it's also an approachable atmosphere to replicate back home.