Displaying posts labeled "Loft"

Big space big personality

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

“For artist Cindy Sherman’s triplex penthouse in the West Village, we wanted to distill the architectural envelope by utilizing a limited palette of humble materials. The boldest of these gestures, reflecting the unconventional spirit of the artist herself, was our decision to cover the walls and ceilings in a highly textured popcorn plaster that is typically associated with 1970s Midwest motels. More nuanced than the predictable white walls of a standard gallery, the plaster treatment nevertheless provides a uniform backdrop for Sherman’s extensive art collection, which encompasses everything from works by blue-chip contemporary artists to eccentric thrift-store finds. Throughout the kitchen and bedrooms, maximalist application of plaster, stainless steel, and linen ultimately imbues these quotidian materials with a kind of unpretentious luxury.”

Amazing artist, amazing home by Billy Cotton.

Loft living

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

This Soho Loft by Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb of Brooklyn-based Jesse Parris-Lamb celebrates public spaces (alright party spaces) and cocoons the private. Think part party house part urban oasis with a marriage of art deco and industrial.

An industrial loft in Vancouver

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2022 by KiM

The building at 55 East Cordova, a former relic of sand-blasted brick and old-growth timber, was a 150,000 sf warehouse built in 1909 by architect Edward Evans Blackmore in downtown Vancouver, B.C. It housed hardware and building supplies for a large-scale importer and distributor and was conveniently located next to the CP Rail terminus station. Almost 100 years later in 2004, the expansive warehouse was converted into live-work loft spaces, with the brick and fir beam construction exposed keeping the character of the building intact.

A lover of musical genres from acoustical to electronic, our client wanted a space that could expand and contract for hosting other music enthusiasts. The floorplan worked really well so we focused our efforts on updating the finishes to reflect his preference for bold colour and pattern. A few tired areas were rebuilt and we curated an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and treasures. The client’s interest in music and art was the foundation on which we added layers of depth and authenticity.

Loving all the exposed industrial bits – every loft needs exposed brick, wooden beamed ceiling, pipes and large windows, and hardly any walls. This one is all that and a bag of chips. Designed by Falken Reynolds. Photos: Ema Peter.

A Brooklyn loft by Pappas Miron

Posted on Mon, 2 May 2022 by KiM

Absolutely in love with the attention to detail, textures and the beautiful moody tones in this Brooklyn loft designed by Pappas Miron. It’s incredible how much warmth can be created with some grasscloth wallpaper, thick curtains and dark colours. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson, Styling: Colin King)

A colourful London loft

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2022 by KiM

Beata Heuman wins me over once again with another colourful, family-friendly home that is all about having maximum fun whilst providing maximum functionality. I just love her to bits. (Photos: Simon Brown)