Start with a quintessential NY loft. Leave the shell neutral with an emphasis on soaring windows and loads of light. Add in classic furniture and bespoke pieces anchored by rugs. Keep accessories to a few standout pieces of art and warm everything with touches of wood and rich textures. What do you end up with? My perfect loft by Studio Giancarlo Valle.
Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson
What a gorgeous and unique loft this is! Located in the West Village, this is such a beautiful space with curved ceilings, lovely chevron floors and warm wood cabinetry and then the addition of really special pieces and lots of textures and earthy touches. Eclectic and personal is a winning combination. Designed by Aamir Khandwala. (Photos: Jacob Snavely)
Dream loft alert! Curved ceiling moldings, picture-frame moldings, chevron hardwood floors, panelled doors, brass kitchen counter/sink/backsplash (!!!), oak panelling, a bathroom of epic proportions thanks to book-matched Calacatta Paonazzo marble…. Designed by Meyer Davis.
This apartment in Taiwan is so bright and playful – perfect for a family! With a three-sided square, “ㄇ” shape layout, the general space of the home is split into two by the central iron staircase. We reconfigured the storage cabinets and room to create an extended vertical flush plane, using hidden door panels for a crisp and neater look. The foyer, extending all the way into the kitchen, is laid with kiln-fired bricks matching the shade of the hidden uniform door panels along the side, adding a touch of playfulness to the foyer’s narrow and long layout. The lounge area and adjacent balcony at the other end are a haven for privacy and relaxation…The open racks are ideal for the missus to keep her large collection of books on display. A gourmet paradise and a wellspring of inspiration, the kitchen island is the center stage where the missus channels her culinary passion and crafts her writing, its open-space design making it easy to check on the child. On the upper floor, fixed partitions were done away with in favor of flexible sliding doors between the kid’s bedroom and game room. Ample sunlight adds warmth to the minimalist Scandinavian palette and brings passion to the rustic Japanese esthetic. By HAO Design.
I started the week with a Hamptons beach shack getaway by Marie-Christine Design. I’m going to finish it with another of her designs. What’s as iconic as a Hamptons vacation home? why a Soho loft of course! Lots of light flooding in through tall windows, white painted exposed brick and that dining room. Swoon!