A week of grey skies and constant rain has left me craving light-filled spaces and I can’t think of a better place to be than the amazing loft home of Sally Breer, founder and lead designer of L.A.-based ETC.etera. Soaring windows, industrial posts and beams, killer furniture including a Desede Terrazza sofa. I’m in heaven. Now if the design gods would only scoop my up from my sodden surrounds and transport me to this L.A. loft all would be well with my world.
Photography by Laure Joilet
Becca Casey of Becca Interiors blends the reclaimed with refined and the ordinary with ornamental. Greenwich, Connecticut based interior designer has played with light and texture against a monochromatic palette in this small Dumbo loft space that makes up in style for what it lacks in square footage. Comfortable and chic like a well loved cashmere sweater. A perfect retreat from the hectic big city life.
Hello dear owners of this apartment by New York based architecture and interior design practice Space Exploration. I was wondering if you were interested in a house swap? I really, really, really love your home and I’m sure, given time, that you will grow accustomed to mine … I hope. I guess the next best thing would be for the designers could come visit me here in Australia and work their magic on my house. Nope! I just really, really, really want this loft. The light flooding in, the high ceilings,the play of crisp white against honey floors, the textures, the art work, the furniture. I’m packing my bags and boarding the next plane!
We bandy words about in an attempt to define a style. We grab at labels to contain the mood, the feeling, the spirit of a space. I can tell you in all honesty that for this Lincoln Park home created from an old charcoal factory by Chicago-based interior designer Michael Del Piero words and labels fail me. “Industrial chic” and “rough luxe” just seem so inadequate to explain how fabulous this home is. The steel and glass windows, the roughly rendered walls, the carefully curated pieces of furniture and art, the texture in the bedroom alone. It leaves me spinning. Amazing, simply amazing.
Many of you have likely seen this to-die-for SoHo loft already, when it was owned by actress Meg Ryan and featured in Architectural Digest, but I had to share and give you a second look because it is has a Parisian vibe I live for and is designed by one of the best – Monique Gibson. A prime example of how mostly black and white can work so sooooooo well. And why subway and hex tiles will always be at the top of my list.
Photos: William Abranowicz