TRIBECA LOFT

2010

WHAT: Loft renovation with addition of powder room. Interior design services
including furniture, lighting and textiles.

CHALLENGE: Defining volumes and spaces in a large, deep, completely sheetrocked space
with windows only on one wall

STRATEGY: The living room remains as a white “box” while auxiliary spaces are painted
subtly darker in order to differentiate them. Clarity is added by large gestures of texture,
built-ins and a new lighting strategy

 

 

CONTRACTOR: HDR Remodeling & Co, Inc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

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2010

The window wall becomes a wall of curtains, softening both surface and light, while an angled wall is disguised by a series of book shelves which also add texture, focus and scale to the large living space.

The colors of the walls are muted and neutral, allowing the new furniture, pillows and rugs to become the focal points and create islands of color.

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2010

The kitchen and entry niches to other spaces are painted a muted green in order to differentiate them from the white cube of main living space.

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2010

The dining area is anchored by its adjacency to the kitchen peninsula (which doubles as a sideboard), as well as by the oversized light fixture above it.

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While the kitchen counters are made of Ceasarstone, the peninsula has a “warmer” butcherblock top because of the owner’s preference for sitting in that spot.

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The entry area is extended and defined by a custom piece of cabinetry that holds shoes, small items and a niche with a hidden outlet to recharge cell phones.

The small Noguchi lamp in the corner illuminates the
space beautifully and gives the area a sense of place.

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In order to keep within the budget, and so that a nice backsplash could create a beautiful focus, the kitchen cabinets and shelves are from Ikea.

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The new bathroom combines inexpensive penny tiles with custom cabinetry and a concrete countertop.

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2010

The book wall’s details, such as flush baseboards and recessed pulls add to the sense of tautness of the new wall.

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2010

Floor plans BEFORE (above)
and AFTER (below)